Power Training

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Phone 323-5580
Building and Room number(s) Northern High School, Room L.103
E-mail Pschermerhorn@portageps.org 

Course Description:  
Power Training description: 

Power training will help the student/athlete maximize performance in their chosen sport(s). Activities are chosen to increase athletic performance an improve positive mental attitude, confidence, proper rest habits, nutrition habits, movement patterns, flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, speed, agility, quickness, strength, and power. These activities will also reduce the potential for injury. 

Mental focus and discipline:

This is the most important objective of the program. Students select their personal semester and long term goals, and then completely focus on reaching these goals each day. If they can do this in Power Training, they can learn to focus in any class and build a strong foundation to become successful in whatever they choose. Such a successful experience would help develop a positive mental attitude and self worth which they should possess for their entire lifetime.

Success of Power Training:

The student's enthusiasm and a desire to learn has been a driving force of the Power Training Program. This has been a positive influence in our students' lives. The program has instilled confidence, self-discipline, a positive self-esteem, and body awareness while contributing to our students' health and well being.

At what age can you start Power Training?

The National Strength and Conditioning Association notes that children are physically ready to train under a qualified and certified strength and conditioning coach at age 7 if they are mentally mature enough to follow the coach's rules and directions. The young athlete must start with body weight exercises and work on learning great form in all of the exercises and lifts to be performed. 6 to 15 reps should be used on all weight-training exercises with the young athlete. They should never go to failure on any set of any exercise with weights.

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At the end of the marking period, the teacher will calculate students’ grades from tests, daily quizzes, specific assignments, etc.  Letter grades will be assigned by the scale below.  

Student scores that result in .05 or higher should be rounded up.  The following percentage scale applies.
100 - 91.5  = A
91.4 - 89.5 = A-
89.4 - 87.5 = B+
87.4 - 81.5 = B
81.4 - 79.5 = B-
79.4 - 77.5 = C+
77.4 - 71.5 = C 
71.4 - 69.5 = C-
69.4 - 67.5 = D+
67.4 - 61.5 = D
61.4 - 59.5 = D-
59.4 - 0      = E
Grades will be rounded up only to the tenth place during this calculation.  Students will only earn a passing grade for a marking period if they achieve at or above 59.45%, which rounds to 59.5%.

The final semester grade is based on a composite of two nine-weeks’ grades and the final examination/culminating assessment/project.  Each nine weeks is worth approximately 40%, and the semester exam/project or District Culminating Activity assessment is worth approximately 20%.