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Fitness and Conditioning


This page is intended only to provide guidance and resources on return to activity considerations and strength and conditioning for high school athletes. Neither the New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association, nor the contributors or this project assume any duty owed to third parties by those reading, interpreting, or implementing this information. When rendering services to third parties, these recommendations cannot be adopted for use with all participants without exercising independent judgment and decision making. All readers using this information presented herein should use discretion and consult a licensed healthcare professional responsible for the health and safety of their program.



  • This slide show encompasses the following topics;

  • Nutrition and Hydration: Slides 4-8

  • Proper warm up: Slides 10-15

  • Core stabilization exercises: Slides 16-20

  • Running and Agility: Slides 21-24




Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program:

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines:

CSCCa and NSCA Joint Consensus Guidelines for Transition Periods: Safe Return to Training Following Inactivity: PDF

COVID-19 Return to Training:

Return to Training Considerations Post-COVID-19 (USOPC):


  • Sport-specific recommendations

Return to Organized Youth Sports - 8 Questions Families can Ask about COVID-19 Safety:

CDC: Considerations for Youth Sports:

AAP: COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports:

AAP: Preparticipation Physical Evaluation:

Pediatrics - Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnouts in Child Adolescent Athletes:

Pediatrics - Physical Activity Assessment and Counseling in Pediatric Clinical Settings:

World Health Organization - Physical Activity: