Athlete Development Programme


Meet our Specialist

Mr. Pichardo

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Andrew holds an MS in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning and a BS in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology.

He also holds an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certification.

He has worked with strength and conditioning programmes at elite sporting high school IMG Academy, DII Midwestern State, DI University of Florida, DI Appalachian State, Milwaukee Brewers (Major League Baseball) and most recently with the sledding sports (bobsled, skeleton, and luge) at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Centre in New York. He also taught undergraduate biomechanics labs while pursuing his MS.

Andrew has been with us for two and a half years. During his time, he has been working towards his PhD in Youth Athlete Development where he is examining the effects of different resistance training programmes to give your son the best opportunity to reach his full potential.


Programme Delivery

Our Strength and Conditioning Programme is open to all students within the College and will guide them through a pathway of fundamental movement patterns and correct lifting technique that will enable your son to enhance his power and reduce the risk of injury in his given sport. It is scientifically proven that performing resistance training for a minimum of two sessions per week can enhance sporting performance and is recommended to students as young as year 9. 


Session Times

All sessions are held on-site in our SJC weights room.


AM (7:00-8:15am) PM (3:15 - 4:30pm)