When and Where
10 Week Onsite Program
Monday evenings, 6pm -- 7:15pm
June 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12
Andover High School Track
From route 133 in Andover, turn onto Shawsheen Road, which becomes Red Spring Road. The parking lot for the track is on your right. If you're using a GPS, your destination is 90 Red Spring Road, Andover.
If you have any questions or would like to express interest in the program before registering, please send us an email.
Merrimack Session Photos, 2012
Merrimack Session Photos, 2011
Merrimack Speed and Conditioning Staff, 2012
Fernando Braz -- GTD Head Coach; Peabody High indoor and outdoor coach
Annie Starrett - GTD Assistant Coach; North Andover High track agility/core coach
Mark Connolly - Merrimack College indoor and outdoor sprint coach
Becky Connolly - All-American track runner
Matt Pimentel - Merrimack College indoor and outdoor track coach
Colette Madore - Central Catholic girls cross-country Head Coach
Jon Healey - William & Mary graduate, 2:29 marathon PR, adidas Racing Team
Chris Healey - William & Mary graduate; 2:37 marathon PR, Merrimack College assistant coach
Tina Dowling - top Masters runner; adidas Racing Team
Pam Connolly - lacrosse and soccer coach in North Andover
Martha O'Brien - Boston Marathon qualifier
Theresa Connolly - Ran cross country and track at Central Catholic High school. Currently runs middle distance track at Bridgewater State University
Speed and Conditioning Program, 2013
This program is designed for young athletes of all ages through high school.
Athletes are grouped by age and guided each week by coaches through a variety of drills that focus on the program’s objectives. All drills are designed to maximize the ability and potential of each age group, from the youngest through a challenging program for high school athletes.
The Scholastic Program offers high school athletes the opportunity to develop speed, conditioning and core strength appropriate for all sports in the upcoming fall season.
Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers
Question -- Can someone miss time in the program and still participate?
Answer -- Yes. The program has the flexibility and ability to implement conditioning to those who aren't able to make the entire 10 weeks. When you expect to miss a session, please tell the coach so that your program can be adjusted if needed.
Question -- Who do I pay? If I miss time, is the program pro-rated? Are refunds available?
Answer -- You may pay online at this link, with a check made out to GTD, or in cash. The fee is $120.
The program is not pro-rated.
Refunds are not available.
The goal of the GTD Speed and Conditioning program is to develop and enhance the athlete's fitness and conditioning through sessions that improve speed, quickness, balance, agility, form, and sport specific technique.
Conditioning is attained by the appropriate level of work at pace and over distance.
Athletes will learn conditioning strategies for future training and continued development throughout their athletic sessions.
Sport specific technique
-- Head Coach, Going the Distance (a coaching service for runners)
-- Head Coach, Peabody High Boys Track Team
-- USA Women’s Ekiden Coach
-- Eastern Massachusetts Indoor Track Coach of the Year / 2011
-- Boston Globe, Salem News, Lynn Item, Eagle Tribune, and New England Runner Coach of the Year
-- Coached 4 high school All-Americans
-- Coached 7 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers
-- Two time Olympic Trial Marathon qualifier
-- All-American High School in Cross Country and Track
-- First Mass. High School Cross Country Runner to win back-to-back All State Titles
-- Peabody High School Hall of Fame
-- Boston College Hall of Fame