The field once known as “strength and conditioning” has grown exponentially and far beyond its football roots, when references to working to becoming bigger, faster, and stronger were most strongly identified with collision sports and male athletes.
Athletic development is a comprehensive and appropriate approach to developing the needs of all young people involved in sports today. Athletic development at Mercersburg is the process of evaluating and training all components of athleticism-the ability to perform athletic movements-and associated energy systems. Our approach is guided by an understanding of differences and needs in age, training experience, gender, physical limitations, and injury status.
Mercersburg partners with Volt Athletics to provide year-round athletic-development programming, with customized elements to meet our philosophy and goals. This investment means that each athlete, coach, and team can access training specific to their needs at a specific developmental stage.
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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173