Cardinal Stritch announces new athletic performance coach

Staff Writer

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy is welcoming back former Stritch baseball and basketball player Craig Heuring (‘04) as the strength and conditioning coach.
“I have wanted to become involved in the Stritch Athletic Program for years, but it was never the perfect time,” Heuring said. “A classmate contacted me in regards to the new athletic restructuring and the need for sports performance training of Stritch athletes, and I was all in.”
Working with youth is not new to Heuring, as he worked with high school athletes while studying for his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Georgia State University. He returned to the Buckeye State to earn a master’s degree in kinesiology from Bowling Green State University. His performance training and conditioning with youth continued at St. John Jesuit High School and Academy while he was also coaching football.
Heuring currently works with youths to improve strength, speed, movement quality and coordination. “No matter what sport they choose to compete in, this training will be a benefit to their success,” he said. “Not only is resistance training beneficial for athletic performance, but it can reduce the risk of injury as well. Consistent training throughout the year can better prepare athletes physically and mentally for competition.”
Lauren Cervetto, (’10), Cardinal Stritch cross country and track coach, began a “Stritch Lifts” program and Heuring
has been working with her to grow the program. “All athletes, whether in season or not, in grades 9-12, are encouraged to attend the program that is offered four times a week after school” he said.
Each student athlete will be able to work with coaches to customize a specific training program based on age, ability, and whether they are in season or not. Training will look different to those athletes preparing for their season versus those who are actively competing.
When asked about how he feels to be back at his alma mater Heuring said, “I am grateful to be able to enjoy the career I love and doing that at Cardinal Stritch is a win-win for me!”


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