Melrose High School Strength and Conditioning Facility


In 2002 the Friends of Melrose Football (FMF) funded the construction, purchase of equipment, and provided the manpower necessary to build the 5000 square foot state of the art Melrose High School Strength and Conditioning Facility. The FMF continues to fund coach’s salaries for our Strength and Conditioning coaching staff allowing the facility to remain open to all student/athletes at Melrose High School and the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. FMF continues to purchase and upgrade the facility with state of the art Strength and Conditioning equipment. This year FMF purchased synthetic turf for the main facility, stretching area and Milligan Room.

Strength and Conditioning Coach Kevin Fessette, James Bleiler and Brendan Kent have implemented a year round strength and conditioning program focusing on the on strengthening the entire body while at the same time increasing speed and flexibility. The program unifies the conditioning programs for various sports teams and assists athletes to transition more easily from sport to sport, season to season.

“Our strength and conditioning program is the real key to the progress and development of our athletes. Two areas of importance, where strength and conditioning plays an important role in the success of our football program, are injury prevention and the development of our players” – MHS Head Football Coach Tim Morris.

The lifter of the month is determined by the athlete that has showed consistency and commitment to the strength and conditioning program throughout the off season.  It is based solely on attendance with the expectation that every athlete works at a very high level for preparation of this season.