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The Department of Wellness offers professional sports performance training to athletes age 7-15 to measurably improve in a variety of areas.

Youth Training Sessions

The Department of Wellness Strength and Conditioning program at OSU recognizes an opportunity to serve the students, university staff and Cowboy community. This program strives to instill in each participant improved athletic ability through hard work, comradery, practice, athletic training and competition.

Youth Sports Performance Sections

This summer's program will be split into two sections, U11 (7 - 11 years) and JV (12 - 15 years). JV will include all elements of U11 with some progressed modifications.

U11: Monday - Friday, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
JV: Monday - Friday, 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mitch Swensen

The Youth Sports Performance program is operated under the leadership of Mitch Swensen, Fitness Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning for the Department of Wellness at OSU. During his 10+ years in athletics, coach Mitch has created championship-winning programs for a wide range of athletes, including professional prize fighters, MLB/NFL players and NCAA and high school athletes. His most recent accomplishment is helping bring a state championship to Stillwater High School.
Mitch Swensen with trophy

Program ModulesThe goal of these modules is to provide professional sports performance training to measurably improve in the following areas.

Speed & Agility

Running mechanics, acceleration, linear/lateral movements

Explosive Power

Plyometric and jump training


Proper technique, core strength, functional strength


Competition read, sustained energy and power


Soft tissue regeneration, dynamic and static flexibility

Injury Reduction

ACL/injury prehab, correct muscular imbalances

Team Bonding

Function in unity and team bonding

Athlete Accountability

Individual workout sheets for each athlete


  • What is the MAC Gym?

    The MAC gym is a newly renovated strength and conditioning facility located within the Colvin Recreation Center at OSU. It contains 40 yards of NFL-grade turf, with over $200,000 worth of fitness equipment inside.

  • Where do I park?

    We suggest parking in the metered spots closest to the outdoor pool in lot 80. Note that the Department of Wellness is not responsible for any tickets received during sessions. Be sure to park in the appropriate place based on your parking permit color or lack of a parking permit. Permit and metered lots located near the Colvin, as well as all handicap, reserved, and loading zone spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Where do I go when I arrive for the program?

    The entrance for the program will ONLY be from the west side of the Colvin Recreation Center, just west of the outdoor pool. If entering from the pool side, follow the path west towards the Annex. Upon reaching the Annex building (indoor basketball courts), look north for the outdoor MAC Gym entrance. This is located northwest to the Colvin tennis courts. You should see two covered, bright orange doors. They will be open, and our staff will be there to greet you and take a roll. 

  • Who is my instructor?

    Our strength and conditioning staff will be introduced during the session. We are all professionally certified by the Red Cross, NSCA, USAW, NCSM and many other types of nationally recognized organizations.

  • What should my child wear?

    All clothing guidelines enforced at the Colvin Recreation Center will apply:

    • Sleeveless or normal T-shirts with no vulgar or inappropriate graphics.
    • Cross-trainer shoes advised. No cleats of ANY kind allowed. 
  • What should I bring with me for my session?

    Water properly stored in a sealable container is the only thing we recommend bringing. Sport drinks or any open beverage will not be allowed on turf.

  • Can I watch my child's training session?

    Only for the first session. Keep in mind, however, that no seating is currently available in the MAC gym. For this reason, we don't allow parents, coaches or others to sit in on further sessions. Parents/guardians may come in to watch the final 5 minutes of the session if desired.

  • I still have additional questions. What do I do?

    Feel free to contact us and we will answer all your questions!

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