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Athletic Performance Department - Facility & Philosophy


UCLA's new Athletic Performance Sports Training Facility has doubled in size to 15,000 square feet.

UCLA’s Athletic Performance Training Facility consists of a 15,000 square foot facility, along with two satellite facilities located in Pauley Pavilion and Drake Stadium. Head Athletic Performance Coach and UCLA alumnus Mike Linn leads a staff of five assistant athletic performance coaches who train the athletes of all 20 varsity sports.

The development of an athlete’s performance and fitness requires a comprehensive plan that maximizes all physical and mental components of competition. UCLA’s Athletic Performance facilities and programs reflect the training philosophy of the Bruin Athletic Performance staff, which encompasses multi-planar ground based exercises and drills designed to encourage neuromuscular coordination through multi-segmental sequencing. Each workout is staffed appropriately to emphasize technique and safety through low coach to athlete ratios. Each program is designed based upon the department philosophy, demands of the sport, proficiency of the athletes, input from the sport coaches and trainers, and tools/space available. Such tools/space include: indoor and outdoor warm up/plyometric space and equipment, free weights, Power-lift and Keiser power racks, Keiser functional trainers, cardiovascular equipment, Bod Pod and metabolic assessment cart, and individual team refrigerators for nutrition and post workout recovery.

The Athletic Performance Department’s primary goal is for each athlete to stay healthy while improving their performance. This is done by incorporating functional mobility and stability drills, explosive exercises, proper energy system conditioning, and nutrition and recovery strategies in each workout. UCLA athletes take pride in training hard to see winning results.

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