As Big Blue readies itself for the fall season, it hopes to improve upon its record last season, during which the team took third in the Metropolitan Independent Football League.
Strength & Conditioning
Pingry is committed to meeting the strength and conditioning needs of students, offering a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that helps athletes achieve their physical potential in the safest manner possible. We focus on developing complete athletes at Pingry, emphasizing physical and mental strength, cardiovascular training, as well as educating students on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
- Greig Family Strength and Conditioning Center
- Strength and Conditioning Staff
- Fitness Education
- Concussion Awareness / Prevention
- Rehabilitative Training
- Healthy Living
Pingry's strength and conditioning center is located in the 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Miller A. Bugliari ‘52 Athletics Center, which opened in 2017. Some features of this fantastic facility include:
- 5,000 square foot fitness facility with cardiovascular and strength training equipment
- Large, multi-sport, indoor practice area spacious enough for several teams to train at the same time
- Space for training during the the off-season and summertime
GREIG FAMILY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CENTER USE POLICY
Upon entering the Miller A. Bugliari ’52 Athletics Center, all patrons are required to check in at the Front Desk and must either show valid Pingry School ID, or be issued a visitor badge upon presentation of identification and processing through the Schoolgate Guardian system.
Only Pingry School students, faculty, and staff are permitted to use the Greig Family Strength and Conditioning Center. Alumni may use the Greig Family Strength and Conditioning Center, with special permission from the School, only after signing Pingry’s Release & Waiver.
No other adults are permitted to use the Greig Center.
Mr. Douglas Scott
Mr. Michael Saraceno
All Form III (Grade 9) students are required to take Introduction to Physical Fitness, designed to develop students’ basic understanding of the importance of physical fitness. A sample of topics covered in Pingry’s Introduction to Fitness class include:
- Muscular strength/injury prevention (including safe use of fitness center equipment)
- Cardio-respiratory fitness
- Sleep and recovery
“For every one pound increase in neck strength, odds of concussion decreased by 5 %” —Dawn Comstrock, 2014 Youth Sports Saftey SummitPingry's Strength and Conditioning Staff prides itself on being innovators in preventative sports medicine. At the forefront of those efforts is developing exercises and programs to develop the muscles of the head, neck and upper back to better protect our student athletes from concussive forces associated with athletic competition. Athletes who participate in our neck strengthening program are less likely to sustain an injury.
“Strength training is important because the development of muscle strength and tendon strength is our best preventative measure against sports-related injuries.”
—Doug Scott, Director of Strength and Conditioning