The Strength and Conditioning Program is run by Franklin High School's Physical Education Teachers Matthew McLaughlin and Michael Masto.
Director of Strength and Conditioning - Matthew McLaughlin M.S. Strength & Conditioning Bridgewater St. University; CSCS, USAW
Matt has 8 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at Wheaton College, Bridgewater State University, United States Olympic training center, Attack Athletics, Athletic Based Training and here at Franklin High School. Matt has worked with athletes from the elementary, middle and high school level as well as DI-III colleges, and professionals. Matt has also spent 2 years prior to coming to FHS working under former director Liane Blyn.
Matt was a 4 year college basketball player at Bridgewater State University, where he helped lead his team to their first ever trip to the DIII NCAA tournament “Sweet 16” round. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science he went back to BSU for his Masters in Strength & Conditioning, and began competing in Olympic weightlifting. He competed in the collegiate nationals 2 years in a row (2011-2012) in Shreveport Louisiana. He currently trains with Co-Director Mike Masto in hopes to compete once again!
Matt has put together programs tailored to each specific sport and level of ability for each athlete, allowing them to maximize their time at workouts. To prepare these workouts for 7 sessions and each individual sport, Matt will spend at least an additional 14 hours a week in prep. He will be responsible for modifications in program design due to injured athletes, or any limitations that may arise. Matt will run the teaching component of our staff orientation training to ensure all coaches are using effective methods of instruction.
Director of Administration - Michael Masto M.Ed. Physical Education, Teacher Education West Virginia University; M.S. Athletic Administration, Endicott College; USAW
Mr. Masto is entering his 9th year in Franklin Public Schools and has served in numerous roles related to this program's success. The most pertinent, is his role with the summer Strength and Conditioning program. Since the start of this program in 2013, Mike has served as an Assistant Coach to Liane Blyn since the program started, and aided Liane as the program jumped from 150 participants in 2013, to 613 in 2016!. Mike has served as a Coach of numerous Sports here at Franklin High School including: Swimming and Diving, Football, Lacrosse and Basketball and is the current Varsity Basketball Head Coach at Walpole High School.
Mike has his masters in Athletic Administration and will be primarily responsible for the organization of the program. His focus is the athlete, and whatever it takes to help that athlete succeed. Should there be any questions regarding Strength and Conditioning you can reach Mike at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each session runs for 1.5 hour Monday through Thursday. The sessions are designed to focus on an athlete's overall fitness, core strength and athletic mechanics. Workouts may be geared toward specific sports or simply focus on the overall conditioning of Franklin's athletes.
Workouts will begin on Wednesday June 27th, they will run Monday - Thursday ending on Thursday August 16th. July 4th, and 5th there will be no workouts. (7 Weeks)
You MUST complete the on-line registration before making payment. You can register on-line @familyid.com/programs/franklin-high-school-strength-and-conditioning-program-2018
The cost is $175 if you:
- pay by check on or before June 20th
- pay on line via Unibank on or before June 20th
- After June 20th the cost is 200.00 and checks will not be accepted
- Checks should be made payable to Town of Franklin. Checks may be mailed to 218 Oak St. Att: Athletic Department
Registration and Payment
All students who participate in this summer's program MUST be both Registered and Paid before he/she will be allowed to begin workouts. Students who are not registered and paid will not be allowed to start workouts until both steps have been completed.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you are ready to start workouts on June 27th.
1. Register by selecting your session below.
2. You are not registered until you receive confirmation from Family ID.
When registration has been completed, you will receive an email confirmation letter from FamilyID. In this email will be a link that will direct you to our UniBank payment portal for the online payment of fees.
3. Please print out your registration confirmation from Family ID and have it with you on your first day of the workouts.
4. To pay:
You can either wait for your confirmation email from Family ID to direct you to the online payment link, or you can click the link to the online payment through Unibank to pay your $175 fee.
If you would rather pay by check ($175 fee) , make your check payable to Town of Franklin. Please write your son/daughters first and last name on the check. Submit your check to the Athletic department, or send your check to the following address:
Attn. Athletic Department
Franklin High School
218 Oak Street
Franklin, MA 02038
NOTE: Cost is 200.00 after June 20th- no exceptions, checks will not be accepted
The mission of the 2018 Summer Strength and Conditioning program is to create and develop a strong work ethic among our student athletes; through proper running mechanics, lifting form and technique athletes will maximize performance on the court, field and ice. Strength and Conditioning will instill and build upon self confidence not only in body but also in mind. Dedication to this program creates a culture of what it means to be a Panther.
High School Strength and Conditioning
Athletics are becoming increasingly competitive at all levels. Athletes who are stronger, run faster, move quicker and jump higher have the competitive advantage over others. The Franklin High School Strength and Conditioning Program will optimize your athletic ability, maximize performance, and reduce the potential risk for injury. The comprehensive summer training program will build self-confidence, increase muscular strength and endurance, enhance explosive power, and improve flexibility, speed and agility.
Every student enrolled in this program is guaranteed to get stronger, faster, & quicker! All participants will learn proper running mechanics (arm action, first step quickness, foot speed and agility) and be engaged in level appropriate strength training (powerlifting & Olympic lifting). Every session will include a dynamic warm-up, speed, quickness and agility drills, injury prevention exercises, core training, and flexibility.
In addition to the general speed and conditioning workouts, athletes will learn how to apply their newfound movability into their sports. A portion of each session will teach the athletes how to apply these techniques on the court, field, or ice.
Middle School Strength and Conditioning (incoming grades 7&8)
Each training session will be devoted to an age appropriate workout that mirrors the High School Strength and Conditioning Program. All participants will learn proper running mechanics (arm action, first step quickness, foot speed and agility) and be engaged in age appropriate strength training & plyometric training. Every session will include a dynamic warm-up, speed, quickness and agility drills, injury prevention exercises, core training, and flexibility.
Middle School Fitness and Games (incoming grades 5-7)
The middle school fitness and games program will focus on overall fitness, speed and agility training. The first half of each session will be devoted to an age appropriate workout (a combination of body weight exercises, fitness, core work, flexibility and learning proper running mechanics). The second half of each session will involve team games that require a high level of physical activity that balance fitness and fun.
Early Bird - 6:30 - 8:00 AM
Football Grades 10-12, FHS Athletes grades 10-12
High School Boys- 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Boys Sports Entering Grades 10-12
Freshman Football (entering grade 9, intend to play football)
For the Girls - 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Girls entering Grades 7-12
For the Boys 11:00 - 12:30 PM
Boys entering Grades 7-9
Fitness and Games
Boys and Girls entering Grades 5-7
Questions? Contact Mike Masto - email@example.com