United States Judo Federation

National Coach Certification Program

John A. Balano, M.A.

M.A., Human Performance and Sport
            New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas NM
           
B.S., Sport Coaching
            United States Sports Academy, Daphne AL

Strength and Conditioning

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
City College of San Francisco:  San Francisco, CA
May 2001 – Present

  • Develop, implement, and manage Strength and Conditioning programs for Men’s and Women’s Intercollegiate Sports.
  • Collaborate with Sport Medicine Staff in identifying injury trends and immediately design, develop, and administer protocols addressing such injuries.
  • Design, develop, and administer baseline and ongoing testing protocols for the following Intercollegiate Sports:  Baseball, Women’s and Men’s Basketball, Football, Women’s and Men’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Volleyball.
  • Assess and evaluate individual and team measurement through statistical analysis to determine individual and team strength and conditioning progression(s).
  • Develop annual and bi-annual periodization plan for strength and conditioning and the following sports:  Baseball, Women’s and Men’s Basketball, Football, Women’s and Men’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Volleyball.
  • Design and develop specific strength and conditioning protocols for college’s Martial Arts clubs.
  • Develop consensus for team sport strength and conditioning through collegial and professional consultation.
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive working relationships with College’s Men’s and Women’s intercollegiate coaches.
  • Collaborate with all Intercollegiate Head Coaches in scheduling strength and conditioning to accommodate and maximize team academic schedules and practice time.           
  • Provide the leadership for the creation of daily and weekly semester long strength and conditioning scheduling matrix.
  • Ensure compliance with all conference and COA guidelines with respect to in-season and off-season programs.
  • Compare, contrast, synthesize nutritional information and provide dietary resource counsel to student/athletes.
  • Developed design, logistical layout, identify equipment needs, identify suppliers and procurement, and actively manage delivery and installation of new Health and Wellness Center Olympic Weight Room (student-athlete population).
  • Developed design, logistical layout, identify equipment needs, identify suppliers and procurement, and actively manage delivery and installation of new Health and Wellness Center PE Weight Room (general student population).
  • Developed academic curriculum with respect to strength development, conditioning development and Intercollegiate Athletics and successfully defended the following Course Outline of Record before the College’s Curriculum Committee:  PE 584 Intercollegiate Sport Development (3.0 units),
  • Collaborate with Intercollegiate coaching staffs in support of the recruiting process for Men’s and Women’s Athletics.
  • Adhere to and promote established Physical Education and Dance Department policy and procedure in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for assistant coaching duties for the sport of Intercollegiate Football including, technical and tactical player development, game planning, practice organization, and recruiting.
  • Collaborated with Intercollegiate Football coaching staff, as assistant coach, in achieving 2001, 2003, 2007 National Football Championships.
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