Strength and Conditioning

Coaching Staff
Oliver Amiel
Tanya Scheck
Drew Langer
Shane Thompson

Offered on Fine Arts afternoons as a supplement to regular sports students may choose to participate in Strength & Conditioning. It is a program designed to help our student athletes reach their sporting potential and aide injury prevention. After undergoing a movement assessment, all athletes are prescribed specific exercises which aim to correct any movement inefficiencies that may have been discovered. Concurrently athletes follow a periodized training protocol which takes into account, specific physiological, anatomical and strength requirements specific to their sport, while planning around their seasons of play. Particular attention is paid to mobility and functional strength through full ranges of motion. The ultimate objective is to provide our student athletes with a valuable foundation of evidence based training programs that will serve as a launch pad toward further sporting excellence as they move forward in their personal athletic careers.

Girls' Weight Training

A student works with weights

Girls' Weight Training is offered in the second and third terms for athletes of all abilities. The athletes are taught concepts of strength training including such principles as muscular endurance, strength and power; anaerobic vs aerobic fitness and program design. Athletes are introduced to various training methods including weight machines, free weights, exercises, using body weight, core strength and anaerobic conditioning to give each athlete a balanced program. Particular attention is paid to mobility, flexibility and functional strength through full ranges of movement. A large emphasis of girls' weight training is teaching the athletes how to perform specific exercises with proper technique. This will help optimize performance and enable them to train and orientate themselves safely in any future gym.

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An athlete working with free weights
A staff member coaches a student in weight training

Oliver Amiel

B.Sc. (McGill) Whittall Assistant Houseparent, Chemistry, Rugby, Strength and Conditioning

"Where are you from?" is an interesting question for Mr. Amiel and not one easily answered. Born on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, his family moved to Vancouver, then to Calgary, New Zealand, and back to the Sunshine Coast, all in 13 years. With a healthy amount of time spent in England over that same time period, Mr. Amiel was accustomed to a nomadic lifestyle when he landed at Brentwood in grade 8. He developed a love of science during his 5 years at Brentwood and moved on to live in Montreal and attend McGill for six years, where he studied a wide range of sciences, but found his greatest passion to be Chemistry. He promptly left Canada after graduation, moving to South Korea, where he taught English for one year, and then moved to Melbourne, Australia. He acquired his Diploma of Education there and worked at three schools over seven years. During that time, Mr. Amiel fell in love with the Australian High Country and the pursuit of outdoor activities. He returned to Canada in early in 2011 and met the love of his life, Robyn, that spring, whom he married in the summer of 2013. They now both live and work at Brentwood... with their son Gavin and dog Mya.

Tanya Scheck

B.A. Kinesiology, Advisor, Volleyball Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ms. Scheck was raised in Northern BC where she developed a keen interest in playing a variety of summer and winter sports.  Her main interests were volleyball, softball, basketball and curling.  It did not take long for Ms. Scheck to realize that volleyball was going to be a sport she continued playing throught her life.  After high school, she went on to play for the College of New Caledonia leading the team to a qualifying spot at the provincial championships.  Ms. Scheck was named to the Inter-Collegiate All-Canadian team.  The University of Victoria was the next stop for Ms. Scheck where she continued her studies and her volleyball career.  She knew her interest in sports would be a stepping stone for her future interest in how the human body moves.  Ms. Scheck gradutated with a degree in Kinesiology from UVIC while playing on the women's varsity volleyball team.  Ms. Scheck was a middle blocker at UVIC training under her mentor, Ms. Jill Fougner.  After graduation from UVIC, Ms. Scheck went on to continue her mentorship as an assistant coach with Ms. Fougner.  Ms. Scheck holds her Level II National Coaching certification in volleyball and joined the Brentwood community in 2003.  Ms. Scheck currently coaches volleyball, girls weight training, the varsity strength and conditioning program as well as the rehabilitation program.  Ms. Scheck and her husband Matt have a daughter.‚Äč

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