Why College Ultimate Teams Should Follow A Strength & Conditioning Plan

Club sports fairs, first tryouts, fresh-faced freshmen: the pillars of fall college ultimate have already started to get built for the 2019-2020 season.

Many teams are just beginning to think about teaching the basics of throwing a forehand or setting a vertical stack. But it’s also time to start thinking about your plan for strength and conditioning training for the season.

Letting everyone do their own thing often means that some people slack off and others train ineffectively. It can be hard to keep everyone on the same page and maximize the effectiveness of their time in the gym, at the track, or on the field.

Here are some reasons to get a team-wide strength and conditioning plan.

1. You have to build a foundation.

You can’t expect to lift for six weeks before Regionals and reap serious dividends in your game play. It takes time to build a strength base, and there’s really no better time to start than now.

Given the relatively relaxed nature of the fall season, you can set your team up for success in the late spring by getting into the weight room a couple days a week.

2. Training together means better camaraderie — and better gym sessions.

It helps a lot to be following a workout plan together. Players can share their experiences, and getting people to the gym together is a lot easier when you’ll be doing the same workouts.

Lock down that squat rack and cycle four people through. Be there to spot each other’s lifts. Push each other to do one more burpee.

And using Breakside Strength and Conditioning’s easy-to-use mobile app, you’ll be able to coordinate workouts between your entire team, chat with each other, and even rank yourself amongst your teammates on the leaderboards.

3. It’s best to leave the workout planning to experts.

There’s a lot to practice and learn with a college team. Spending time planning workouts shouldn’t be your focus. You’ll want to work on teaching throwing, strategy, and other ultimate-specific topics.

Letting experts, who will tailor workouts to your team and your season, take workout planning off of your hands. You just have to show up with your teammates and train hard.

4. You’ll play better — and stay healthier.

It’s hard to overstate how important a well-built strength and conditioning plan can be to your success as a team.

Consistent training leads to better expression of athleticism, more endurance, faster cutters, and more dynamic handlers, not to mention a much more injury-resistant group of players.

Staying healthy — “the best ability is availability” — is a crucial part of any team’s success, and nothing makes you better able to weather the demands of a long season and four game tournament days like a great training program.


If you’re interested in learning more about a Breakside Strength and Conditioning team plan, check out the team subscribe page and reach out to coaches@breaksidestrength.com for a free consultation! We will discuss your your team’s season and take you through your customized workout programming.

With team-wide leaderboards and chat built into the app, you’ll have fun while getting into great shape!

Right now, a season plan (normally 7 months) comes with an additional month free! You can start training today and have access to our training program, mobile app, and direct access to coaches for your entire team through College Nationals.

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