Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Franklin High School - Summer 2017 Strength and Conditioning

Building Better Athletes

The mission of the 2017 Summer Strength and Conditioning program is to create and develop a strong work ethic among our student athletes; through proper running mechanics, lifting form and technique athletes will maximize performance on the court, field and ice. Strength and Conditioning will instill and build upon self confidence not only in body but also in mind. Dedication to this program creates a culture of what it means to be a Panther.

High School Strength and Conditioning

Athletics are becoming increasingly competitive at all levels. Athletes who are stronger, run faster, move quicker and jump higher have the competitive advantage over others. The Franklin High School Strength and Conditioning Program will optimize your athletic ability, maximize performance, and reduce the potential risk for injury. The comprehensive summer training program will build self-confidence, increase muscular strength and endurance, enhance explosive power, and improve flexibility, speed and agility.

Every student enrolled in this program is guaranteed to get stronger, faster, & quicker!  All participants will learn proper running mechanics (arm action, first step quickness, foot speed and agility) and be engaged in level appropriate strength training (powerlifting & Olympic lifting).  Every session will include a dynamic warm-up, speed, quickness and agility drills, injury prevention exercises, core training, and flexibility. 

In addition to the general speed and conditioning workouts, athletes will learn how to apply their newfound movability into their sports. A portion of each session will teach the athletes how to apply these techniques on the court, field, or ice.

Middle School Strength and Conditioning (incoming grades 7&8)

Each training session will be devoted to an age appropriate workout that mirrors the High School Strength and Conditioning Program. All participants will learn proper running mechanics (arm action, first step quickness, foot speed and agility) and be engaged in age appropriate strength training & plyometric training.  Every session will include a dynamic warm-up, speed, quickness and agility drills, injury prevention exercises, core training, and flexibility. 

Middle School Fitness and Games (incoming grades 5-7)

The middle school fitness and games program will focus on overall fitness, speed and agility training. The first half of each session will be devoted to an age appropriate workout (a combination of body weight exercises, fitness, core work, flexibility and learning proper running mechanics). The second half of each session will involve team games that require a high level of physical activity that balance fitness and fun. 

Registration and Cost
The cost of all Strength and Conditioning sessions for the summer of 2017 is:
Early registration and payment fee (Registration and payment must be received before June 19th) $150
Late registration (Registration and/or payment received on or after June 19th) $165
*T-Shirt Option - If you would like to purchase a T-Shirt for 2017 Summer Strength and Conditioning be sure to check the box on FamilyID and include your size. The cost is an additional $15
Please complete the on-line registration before making payment. You can register on-line @
Payment can be made electronically via Unibank, or checks may be made payable to Town of Franklin.
Checks can be brought to Athletics office or mailed to:
Franklin High School
℅ Athletics Department
218 Oak St.
Franklin MA, 02038
early morning sunrise at FHS
early morning sunrise at FHS 

What To Bring
All participants will be expected to wear the proper athletic clothing (shorts and tee shirt) and the appropriate athletic footwear.
Participants must also bring a water bottle for refilling during the program. Keeping well hydrated is essential for staying healthy on hot days. There will be a water cooler for refilling bottles available at all program.
No concessions will be sold during program.
The program is not responsible for the valuables (wallets, cell phones) of participants.


All programs run Monday –Thursday from June 26th – August 17th (July 4th and 5th will be OFF)
All high school sessions are restricted to students attending Franklin Public Schools.
High School sessions are denoted with an *.
Each high school session is targeted at a specific sport.  Franklin High School students entering grades 10-12 can attend any of the first 3 workouts if there are scheduling conflicts. Incoming 9th grade boys are MUST attend the 11:00-12:30 session.

Early Bird *
Boys entering grades 10-12
Incoming 9th Grade Boys *
All Sports (except Freshman Football)
Sleep In *
All other Boys Sports grades 10-12 and Freshman Football (This is a change from 2016)
Middle School Strength and Conditioning for Boys
Boys entering grades 7&8
For The Girls *
All girls sports and Sports
Girls entering grades 9-12
Middle School Fitness and Games
Overall fitness and games
Boys and Girls entering grades 5-7
Middle School Strength and Conditioning for Girls
Girls entering grades 7&8

Below is the link for athletes to sign up:

Click here to sign up via Family ID Link

Director of Strength and Conditioning - Matthew McLaughlin M.S. Strength and Conditioning Bridgewater St. University; CSCS, USAW

Matt has 7 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at Wheaton College, Bridgewater State University, United States Olympic training center, Attack Athletics, and Athletic Based Training.  Matt has worked with athletes from the elementary, middle and high school level as well as DI-III colleges, and professionals. Matt has also spent 2 years prior to coming to FHS working under former director Liane Blyn.   

Matt was a 4 year college basketball player at Bridgewater State University, where he helped lead his team to their first ever trip to the DIII NCAA tournament "Sweet 16" round.  After graduating with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science he went back to BSU for his Masters in Strength & Conditioning, and began competing in Olympic weightlifting.  He competed in the collegiate nationals 2 years in a row (2011-2012) in Shreveport Louisiana.  He currently trains with Co-Director Mike Masto in hopes to compete once again!

Matt has put together programs tailored to each specific sport and level of ability for each athlete, allowing them to maximize their time at workouts. To prepare these workouts for 7 sessions and each individual sport, Matt will spend at least an additional 14 hours a week in prep. He will be responsible for modifications in program design due to injured athletes, or any limitations that may arise.  Matt will run the teaching component of our staff orientation training to ensure all coaches are using effective methods of instruction.  

Director of Administration - Michael Masto M.S. Physical Education, Teacher Education West Virginia University; M.S. Athletic Administration, Endicott College

Mr. Masto is entering his 8th year in Franklin Public Schools and has served in numerous roles related to this program's success. The most pertinent, is his role with the summer Strength and Conditioning program. Since the start of this program in 2013, Mike has served as an Assistant Coach to Liane Blyn since the program started,  and aided Liane as the program jumped from 150 participants in 2013, to 613 in 2016!. Mike has served as a Coach of numerous Sports here at Franklin High School including: Swimming and Diving, Football, Lacrosse and Basketball.

Mike has his masters in Athletic Administration and will be primarily responsible for the organization of the program. His focus is the athlete, and whatever it takes to help that athlete succeed. Should there be any questions regarding Strength and Conditioning you can reach Mike at,

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