Valpo Strength & Conditioning helps our student-athletes be in top shape as they hit the field for competition.

Valpo Strength & Conditioning Staff
Bob Brooks, Director of Sports Performance, - Swimming, Tennis, Bowling
Gabe Miller, Associate Director of Sports Performance, - Football, Women's Basketball 
Vijay Blackmon, Strength & Conditioning Coach, - Men's Basketball

Mission Statement

The Valparaiso University Strength and Conditioning program is fully committed to providing a competitive, sport-specific and comprehensive training regimen for each sport to enhance all aspects of sports performance in a safe and professional environment.

Training Philosophy

The Strength and Conditioning program at Valparaiso University utilizes techniques and methods to promote complete athletic development through year-long periodized programming that include:

  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Active Recovery
  • Nutrition/Sleep




   Perform Better offers functional training equipment.


   Excelev8 offers meals for delivery which fulfill all the nutritional needs required to fuel your body.


   The Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association provides strength & conditioning resources.


   The National Strength & Conditioning Association provides strength & conditioning resources.


   The Valpo Strength & Conditioning YouTube channel hosts videos showcasing exercises you can do anywhere.