MIT Sport Performance

The MIT Sport Performance program serves over 500 Varsity student-athletes yearly, and has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. The program currently has three certified staff members, who work with coaches to supervise workouts, design conditioning plans for teams and individuals, and promote higher performance through training safely and effectively.

The Rudovsky Varsity Weight Room is a facility reserved for training Varsity athletes, and was refurbished with a generous endowment gift three years ago, the result of which has been higher levels of conditioning and lifting performance.  The Varsity Weight Room is run by the Sport Performance staff, and serves 25 of the Institution's 33 Varsity programs, both at the Division I and Division III level. Twenty-one programs also currently use the Sport Performance staff to run optional off-season conditioning workouts for their team, including interval and circuit training, as well as pool prehab workouts for recovery and injury prevention.

Each member of the MIT Sport Performance staff are both Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), with training and certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The CSCS is the highest level of certification offered by the NSCA, and allows the staff to develop programs not just for performance, but for injury prevention, nutrition, and other goals presented by student-athletes.

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Sport Performance Staff

Rob Watts: Head Coach of Sport Performance,

Andy Byron: Assistant Coach of Sport Performance,

Derek Rousseau: Volunteer Coach