Stronger Athletes

Strength & Athletic Developing (Non-Olympic Lift) Teams

The ONLY purpose for listing these teams is to reassure other coaches that safe, productive, and efficient training programs, such as the one we promote at, is not unheard of. We are not attempting to imply that these teams are better or have better athletes than other teams. Our point is simply this: There are several strength programs in traditional sports that do not use Olympic lifts. Discrepancies may occur at schools in which one particular team uses Olympic lifting and others do not use them. Such is the case at University of Maryland, for example, where the basketball teams do not use Olympic lifts but the football team does. These teams are currently using or have used a non-olympic approach. Please help to keep this list accurate. If you are aware of mistakes or changes at a particular school or team please let us know.

Professional Teams

NFL: Baltimore Ravens NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers NFL: Philadelphia Eagles NFL: Minnesota Vikings
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals NFL: NY Giants NFL: Indianapolis Colts NFL: San Francisco 49ers
NFL: Arizona Cardinals NFL: Detroit Lions NFL: Houston Texans NFL: Carolina Panthers
NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars NFL: Washington Redskins NFL: Denver Broncos MLB: Detroit Tigers
MLB: San Diego Padres NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins NBA: Boston Celtics

College & Universities

Michigan State Michigan Army Stanford
Penn State University of Illinois-Chicago University of Detroit-Mercy University of Maryland
Toledo Providence Western Kentucky Cincinnati
Missouri Southern State Princeton University of Maryland-Baltimore County Notre Dame
Villanova Ohio State Sienna College Memphis
Florida State Fairfield University Coastal Carolina University Bowling Green

We received a report that UMBC, is has moved to a program that includes the Olypic lifts. From what I can tell from there website that does seem to be the case.

High School Teams

Walt Whitman High School: Bethesda, MD Shakopee High School: Shakopee, MN Pembroke Hill School: Kansas City, MO
Blaine High School: Minneapolis, MN Anoka High School: Minneapolis, MN Oak Hills High School: Cinncinati, OH
Sykamore High School: Cinncinati, OH Chaska High School: Chaska, MN Richfield High School: Richfield, MN
Lewman Christy High School: Jackson, MI Jesuit High School: Tampa, FL Troy High School: Troy, OH
Buffalo High School: Buffalo, MN Coon Rapids High School: Coon Rapids, MN Prior Lake HS: Prior Lake, MN
Lake Forest Academy High School: Lake Forest, IL Fowlerville High School:Fowlerville, MI

Milaca High School: Milaca, MN

Lincoln College Prep: Kansas City, MO St. Theresa Academy: Kansas City, MO

Minnetonka High School: Minnetonka, MN

***No Liability is assumed for any information written on the website. No medical advice is given on exercise. This advice should be obtained from a licensed health-care practitioner. Before anyone begins any exercise program, always consult your doctor. The articles are written by coaches that are giving advice on a safe, productive, and efficient method of strength training.***

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