Strength & Conditioning
Our strength & conditioning program aims to teach proper technique to becoming stronger, faster, and more powerful.
Training programs are designed to increase an athlete's overall strength, speed, agility, flexibility, conditioning, and competitive nature – all of which are important components in developing a highly-skilled high school athlete.
In order for all scholar-athletes to perform at a championship level, our coaches commit themselves to providing the time, expertise, competitive drive, and support to help athletes excel at the highest levels of competition.
A winning edge is the objective of the strength and conditioning program at The Haverford School and, with the positive attitude and collaboration of student-athletes and coaches, we believe championship performances can be attained through hard work and determination.
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Matt Rosko began his professional career as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Saint Joseph’s University for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. In his first year there, the men's team compiled a 27-0 record en route to a #1 seeding in the NCAA tournament, progressing to the Elite 8 round. Responsible for both teams' year-round workouts, Rosko helped plan, design, and implement all plyometric, agility, and sport-specific training.
Rosko left Saint Joseph's to train alongside Jim Schmitz, founder of USA Weightlifting and coach of the 1980, 1988, and 1992 Olympic weightlifting teams. Rosko was later hired as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College, then served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Villanova University.
Rosko earned a B.S. in biokinetics and a master's in education from Eastern University, where he also competed for four years on the varsity basketball team. Rosko is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and holds an AFPA Sports Nutrition Certification.
Matt RoskoStrength & Conditioning Coordinator