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 StrongerAthletes.com, 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.
|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|
|Penn State||University of Illinois-Chicago||University of Detroit-Mercy||University of Maryland|
|Missouri Southern State||Princeton|| ||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.
|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|
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