Have a great 2015-16 school and sports year
See you Summer, 2016



Merrimack Session Photos, 2014

June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7

July 14
July 21
August 4
August 11

Merrimack Session Photos, 2013

June 24
July 1
July 15
July 22

July 29
August 5
August 12

Merrimack Session Photos, 2012

July 2
July 16
July 23

July 30
August 13

Merrimack Session Photos, 2011

July 7
August 1

August 8

Merrimack Session Photos, 2010

June 21
July 26

August 9

Merrimack Session Photos, 2009

June 24
July 6

July 27
August 10

Merrimack Speed and Conditioning Staff

Program Director
Fernando Braz
Go to this page for information about Coach Braz.

Dave Smith -- GTD Director

Annie Starrett - GTD Assistant Coach; North Andover High track agility/core coach

Mark Connolly - Merrimack College indoor and outdoor sprint coach; USATF Level 1 Certifiied coach

Becky Connolly - All-American track runner

Colette Madore - Central Catholic girls cross-country Head Coach

Pat Mayo -- Peabody High Assistant track coach

Theresa Connolly - Ran cross country and track at Central Catholic High school. Currently runs middle distance track at Bridgewater State University

Nick Tambini - Bishop Fenwick Cross Country, Winter Track, and Spring Track Captain. Ran at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor National Championship. Currently attends University of Connecticut

Sarah May -- Peabody High School, Merrimack College, 400M hurdles, 4x800M runner

Taylor Anderson -- Bishop Fenwick, Merrimack College, 400M runner

Shane Braz

Victoria Holleran

Merrimack -- All Sports
Speed and Conditioning Program

The GTD All-Sports Conditioning Program prepares athletes for the fall competitive season.

For younger athletes, it provides a guided and safe physical workout that serves as an introduction to the athletic experience.

The program is designed for 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.

The sessions include, but are not limited to, circuits, core, plyometrics, and endurance training. 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.

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.


This is a progressive development program. The goal is to enhance the athlete’s fitness and conditioning for a successful fall season.

Through these sessions, athletes will improve their speed, quickness, balance, agility, form, endurance, sport-specific technique, and overall conditioning.

Conditioning is attained by the appropriate level of progressive work at pace and over distance.

Athletes will learn conditioning strategies for future training and continued development throughout their athletic sessions.







Sport specific technique

Program Director
Fernando Braz

Go to this page for information about Coach Braz.