Sterling Physical Therapy recently announced its first class of high school strength and conditioning students of the year. The new program encourages and rewards area high school students for participation and performance in their school’s strength and conditioning program.
This award program is geared toward all students at participating high schools and is open to both athletes and non-athletes. A male and female student is chosen at each participating school based on three criteria: leadership, passion, and performance in the strength and conditioning program.
Coaches and strength and conditioning staff selected a strong class of inaugural winners. Travis Sterling, owner of Sterling Physical Therapy, presented the awards at Pella High School, Pekin High School, and PCM High School. All winners received a personalized challenge coin, certificate, and their picture featured on Sterling’s website.
Pella High School
Pekin High School
Members of this year’s class of students of the year are:
- Matt Meyers and Kelsey Schippers – Pella High School
- Dalton Stone and Annie Jones – Pekin High School
- Joe Gilson and Taylor Van Roekel – PCM High School
Travis Sterling spoke to the importance of the program for local schools and the clinic’s patients:
“We want to be a one-stop-shop for coaches, parents, and athletes when it comes to sports and orthopaedic services. This awards program encourages students to live healthy lives, which needs to be a stronger priority in the community.”
Bill Van Horn, Pella High School’s athletic director said:
“It’s a great incentive for our kids to engage in physical activity. The concept is good because it’s inclusive – it’s for boys and girls, athletes and non-athletes. We’re incorporating it into our personal fitness classes in the physical education program as a motivational tool.”
Participating schools receive educational information from Sterling on nutrition, injury care, strength and conditioning, and general health that the school can use in its curriculum.
A new company, Sterling Centre of Sports Performance, provides students from participating schools with discounts on strength and conditioning-related products and services.
Would you like to see your school participate in Sterling’s Strength and Conditioning Awards program? Contact Travis at the clinic for more information about how to get your school involved.