Around Bosco: Bosco’s Brand New Weightroom Fit For A Brave

by Ian Cook

St. John Bosco announces a new and improved strength and conditioning facility just as the 2021-2022 school year and athletic seasons kick off.

A brand new, state of the art Strength and Conditioning Center will open at St. John Bosco High School in just a few days. Although the Pandemic has put many obstacles in front of Bosco, this has not stopped the school from working toward the goal of helping boys become men in all facets of the academic and athletic experience.

The school received brand new dumbbells, bumper plates branded with the St. John Bosco Brave logo, squat racks, leveled out rubber flooring and more modern technology.

“We have a camera system coming in that will record every athlete’s reps, sets and also track their speed and velocity so that our guys will have something to shoot toward,” said Steven Lo, the football program’s offensive coordinator and the school’s Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.

Bosco decided to start this new project so that students can be prepared for what college athletic programs have in store for them in the future. Furthermore, the Strength and Conditioning Program has always focused on doing all they can to ensure students have the opportunities to reach their fullest potentials. 

“Facilities are one of the things that the school takes pride in. Anytime we can take advantage of building something that can match the school’s motto of students becoming the best version of themselves, we want to do that as much as possible,” Lo said. 

With this new Strength and Conditioning Center, Bosco hopes to continue to accomplish the goals they set out for their students, but also to progress and become the best school they can be. However, this wouldn’t have been possible without the contribution from the considerate donors who made this remodel possible. 

Most of the donors were St. John Bosco alumni and parents of current students. With the donations, Bosco worked with PLAE, a company that builds and remodels college and NFL weight rooms. PLAE has worked with many big institutions, such as The University of Maryland, Vanderbilt University, The University of Miami and Purdue University, to name a few. After seeing PLAE’s work, St. John Bosco decided to start this new project so that students can be prepared for what college has in store for them in the future. 

After the school announcement of the remodel of the new Strength and Conditioning Center, the Bosco community is excited to see what impact it will have on the our athletics and strength and conditioning programs. Although, the student-athletes themselves are more excited to specifically see how this new facility will improve their individual overall athletic performance. 

The football team has been looking forward to the day it opens, as they have already begun their 2021-2022 season with victories over Miami Central and Alemany High Schools. The program is glad that this remodel arrived when it may matter most.

“Like Coach Lo told us during our lift the other day, I am looking forward to the weight room because it’s come at the right time and will help make this year even more special then it already is,” said Malachi Finau, a senior defensive linemen.

With considerate donors as well as thoughtful coaches and administrators, St. John Bosco has continued to put a significant amount of effort into making our school the ultimate destination for male student-athletes. 

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