Special Recognition

Strength of America Award

The Strength of America Award honors schools that exhibit the highest standards in the safety and success of young athletes.

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association is dedicated to ensuring the safety of young athletes through the education and promotion of best-practices when training on the field and in the weight room. We partner with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition to grant the Strength of America Award™, reaching out to all high school sports around the world to teach, implement, and encourage safe and effective strength and conditioning programs.

Be recognized as an elite school and submit your application by May 15. Recipients are announced at the NSCA’s National Conference. For more information, contact us.

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The Strength of America Award is presented by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in conjunction with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.   

2014 Recipients 

  • Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
  • Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN | Coach Robert Jemison
  • Castle High School | Newburgh, IN | Coach Joshua Wildeman, CSCS, RSCC
  • Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS, *D, RSCC
  • Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS
  • Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS, *D
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
  • Laguna Blanca School | Santa Barbara, CA | Coach Shane Lopes
  • Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI |Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS, *D
  • Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO |Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
  • Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
  • Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA
  • Niles North High School | Skokie, IL | Coach Mark Feldner, CSCS
  • Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
  • Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
  • Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
  • School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
  • Woodruff High School | Woodruff, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS

2013 Recipients

  • Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
  • Castle High School | Newburgh, IN | Coach Joshua Wildeman, CSCS, RSCC
  • Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS, *D, RSCC
  • Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS
  • Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS, *D
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
  • Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI |Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS, *D
  • Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO  |Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
  • Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
  • Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA
  • Niles North High School | Skokie, IL | Coach Mark Feldner, CSCS
  • Niles High School | Niles, MI | Coach Mike Michelakis, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
  • Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
  • Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
  • School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
  • Woodruff High School | Woodruff, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS 

2012 Recipients

  • Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
  • Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS
  • Fellowship Christian School | Roswell, GA | Coach Hunter Chadwick
  • Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS,*D
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC,*D
  • Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
  • Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
  • Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC,*E, FNSCA
  • Niles North High School | Skokie, IL | Coach Mark Feldner, CSCS
  • Niles High School | Niles, MI | Coach Mike Michelakis, CSCS, RSCC,*D
  • Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
  • School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
  • Widefield High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Bob Tim, MS, ATC, CSCS 

2011 Recipients

  • Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
  • Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D
  • Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, CSCS
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS
  • Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
  • Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC, FNSCA
  • School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, CSCS
  • Widefield High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Bob Tim, MA, ATC, CSCS
  • Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS 

2010 Recipients

  • Castle View High School | Castle View, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS
  • Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
  • Widefield High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Bob Tim, MA, ATC, CSCS 

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