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Strength & Conditioning

Charlotte Christian Strength and Conditioning is a year round, sport specific program that emphasizes developing the student-athlete as a whole person. The program emphasizes movement and technique development including proper mobility and function, max strength, power, hypertrophy, speed, agility, and injury prevention. The four-year athlete development model has proven successful at developing strong, powerful, resilient athletes who excel in high school and at the collegiate level.

Program highlights

  • Four-time recipient of the Strength of America Award by the NSCA
  • Sport specific injury prevention programs
  • Year round sport specific strength and conditioning
  • Two full-time certified strength and conditioning coaches on staff
  • More than 80 collegiate athletes in the past five years
  • Six All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes in the last two years

Strength & Conditioning Coaches

Kyle Jacksic
Director of Athletic Performance 

Coach Kyle Jacksic joined CCS in 2024. He has a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Lynchburg and a master’s degree in from Canisius University with a dual focus in strength and conditioning and cardiac rehabilitation. He was formerly the director of strength and conditioning at Ardrey Kell High School, and prior to that, he served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cannon School and Davidson College. He currently serves as the state director for the National High School Strength Coaches Association.


Morgan Carter
Weight Room Coach, Upper School Physical Education Teacher

Coach Morgan Carter joined CCS in 2023. She received her bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a degree in nursing from Shenandoah University. She is a registered nurse and is familiar with CCS having served as a long-term substitute teacher in 2019 for upper school P.E. and the weight room and also coached the middle school girls’ soccer team for the 2018-19 season. She has previously worked in a physical therapy office, multiple floors in a hospital setting and a hyper wellness clinic. Coach Carter has competed in soccer at both the collegiate and professional levels.

Internship program

The Charlotte Christian Strength and Conditioning Internship Program is designed for motivated exercise students who desire to gain hands-on experience in the strength and conditioning field at the high school level. The program is a 15-week program designed to help young strength and conditioning coaches develop proficiency and confidence in designing and implementing periodized strength and conditioning programs. The program includes taking educational concepts and practically implementing them into a real life strength and conditioning environment. In this program interns will be exposed to male and female student-athletes from 14-18 years old, with a variety of skills and experience.

Internship Requirements:

  • Graduating with a degree in Exercise Science or a similar field
  • Have a desire to be a strength and conditioning coach at the high school or collegiate level
  • Be organized, motivated, and hardworking
  • Have a desire to learn and grow as a strength and conditioning coach
  • Have a heart for working with and developing young men and women

Click here for the application.

Interning with Charlotte Christian Strength and Conditioning allowed me the opportunity to acquire more knowledge and practical experience in the strength and conditioning aspect of fitness. Working alongside the staff, I was able to demonstrate my understanding of Exercise Physiology, increase my confidence in creating periodized training programs, acquire the skills necessary to teach and correct exercise techniques, and gain experience in the communication and motivation of large teams of student-athletes. I am leaving this opportunity with an increased knowledge in this career path and a heightened amount of confidence in my abilities.”

T’era BrowN - Winter/Spring of 2019-20 Intern, UNCC