Stanford's strength and conditioning program is designed to develop and train players that desire to persistently work towards achieving
their goals, and that believe by sincerely dedicating themselves to their preparation they will deserve to be confident and expect to be successful.
The staff, led by football strength and conditioning coordinator Shannon Turley, strives to achieve three primary goals in training: injury prevention,
athletic performance enhancement and mental discipline development.
The staff conducts individualized football-specific training designed to prepare ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones and joints to function synergistically to minimize
the potential risk and severity of sport-related injury. The program also emphasizes position to specific training designed to improve speed, acceleratio, power, agility,
strength, stamina, flexibility, balance adn body composition. Nutrition education to teach lifestyle management skills essential to fueling the mind and body to perform and
recover in the classroom and on the field is critical to each player's comprehensive development.
The staff also works closely with all players to teach mental discipline skills designed to direct attention to concentration on the task at hand while focusing on the
process of their performance. Stanford's student-athletes are also trained to relax, execute with confidence, respond to any outcome with a positive attitude and trust their
teammates and coaches while minimizing distractions that could be a deterrent to personal and team performance.
Cardinal football players train in a 10,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located in the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. The weight room has been equipped with an
impact absorent surface. In addition, the plyometric exercise area is composed of an impact absorbent composite flooring system that measures well over an inch in thickness and
is specially designed to reduce the impact imposed on the body during exercise.
Included in the football weight training facility are eight Powerlift Olympic Platiforms as well as 16 Powerlift self-contained weight lifting stations, approximately 12 tons of
free weight, three complete sets of dumbbells from 5 to 150 pounds, a complete line of Hammer Strength and selectorized machines, state-of-the-art video equipment, which includes a
vast array of cardio machinery.
The facility also has a fully-equipped nutrition and supplement station, complete with everything an athlete may need to assist with recovery and carbohydrate replacement beverages
along with dietary supplements.