Bigger, Faster, Stronger (BFS) program designed to train all high school athletes

Summer athletes have been logging hours in the WHS Weight room/Fieldhouse since the beginning of June. The Bigger, Faster, Stronger (BFS) program physically develops a well-rounded athlete. In past years, this program was perceived as a football only program. BFS’s mission is to promote all athletes and help everyone to improve their movement more efficiently. The focus is to train the athlete and not just simply exercise or be a bodybuilder.

Three days a week, athletes focus on weight training and explosiveness with re-sistance. Adding resistance to functional body movements helps facilitate overall improvement in athleticism. The other two days athletes focus on speed, agility, and coordination. Research shows that training athletes to move in multiple directions is a significant element for athletic development. The com-bination prevents injuries and helps sustain overall health.

Although BFS staff encourage attendance five days a week, busy schedules and other obligations may limit athletes’ availability. As a staff, they are trying to eliminate the mindset of “If I miss one day, I am taking the rest of the week off.” It is a process and staff are pleased to see the change for improvement. Staff see two-day athletes turn into three-day athletes. Any amount of training is better than no training at all. It is never too late to join and better yourself before the fall season.

There are three sessions of BFS offered daily for athletes to utilize: High School Athletes, 6-7 a.m.; Middle School Athletes, 7-8 a.m.; High School/Middle School Athletes, 8-9 a.m.