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A/PPS 08.01 - Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning

A/PPS No. 08.01 (1.1)
Issue No. 1
Effective Date: 1/02/2017
Next Review Date: 11/01/2017 (E3Y)
Sr. Reviewer: Athletics Director

  1. LOCATIONS

    1. Training facilities (weight rooms) used by the Athletics Department are located in Jowers, Strahan Coliseum, Bobcat Soccer Complex, End Zone Complex - South and End Zone Complex - North.
  2. FACILITY USE

    1. Department of Athletics training facilities are for the use of current student-athletes with supervision by certified strength and conditioning staff.

      Full-time athletics department staff members and families may use the training facilities as long as it does not conflict with sport access. Children of staff members that are under the age of 18 must complete a liability waiver prior to use. Former student-athletes may have supervised access to the training facilities on an occasional basis and must complete a liability waiver prior to use.

      Additional training facility access may be granted to the following groups (a) insured event participants; (b) visiting teams, including staff and coaches; (c ) interns and student worker with prior approval and waiver.

      Club sports are not allowed to use athletics training facilities.

      Students with a class in Jowers are allowed to use the weight facility only during the designated class time and all activity must be supervised by an instructor.

  3. WEIGHT ROOM RULES

    1. The following rules are applicable to all Athletics Department training facilities. Failure to comply with these rules will lead to restricted or eliminated use of the weight room. A strength coach must be present during workouts. Arrive on time. Wear TXST issued gear only. Closed-toe, flat shoes only in the weight room. No loose jewelry during workouts. No cell phones during workouts. No food, gum or tobacco in the weight room.

      Clean up area and weight room before you leave. If injury occurs in the weight room, see strength coach or athletic training staff member.

  4. NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    1. The Department of Athletics is committed to the education of student-athletes in nutrition for performance and overall health. Because the nutritional supplement industry is largely unregulated, is not required to ensure safety, efficacy, label accuracy or compliance of its products and because the student-athlete is accountable for a supplement’s effect on his or her drug screening regardless of his or her intention or actual knowledge, the institution adheres to the following policy and guidelines.

      All nutritional supplements that Texas State University provides for use by student-athletes must be purchased by the department and distributed by a full-time member of the institution’s Strength and Conditioning or Sports Medicine staff. Members of these staffs will evaluate nutritional supplements for safety, compliance with NCAA guidelines, potential for adverse drug test results, and efficacy.

      All student-athletes inquiring about personal nutritional supplement use must be referred to the institution’s Director of Sports Medicine or Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. All student-athletes who choose to individually purchase and use supplements are informed that supplements carry a risk of contamination and the potential for a positive drug test outcome which may result in the loss of eligibility.

      Annually, student-athletes are specifically advised by the Athletics Compliance Office, Sports Medicine Staff, and Strength and Conditioning personnel that any student-athlete obtaining free or complimentary nutritional supplements by an entity other than Texas State Athletics will be jeopardizing his/her NCAA eligibility and that all personally purchased nutritional supplements should be reviewed by the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

      During each semester, all previously approved nutritional supplements included on any approved lists or distributed by the Sports Medicine or Strength and Conditioning staffs will be re-evaluated to ensure continued compliance with University, Sun Belt Conference and NCAA rules.

  5. EMERGENCY PLANS

    1. Emergency action and facility plans are posted in each facility building and are specific to each facility.
  6. REVIEWERS OF THIS PPS

    1. Reviewers of this PPS include the following:

      Position Date
      Director, Athletics November 1 E3Y
  7. CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

    This PPS has been approved by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State Athletics policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

    Director, Athletics; senior reviewer of this PPS

    President