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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 that 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

Cam Lewis
Strength and Conditioning Director

Coach Lewis joined CCS in 2021. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in public health. Coach Lewis is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Performance Specialist through EXOS (XPS). Coach Lewis has trained athletes and teams at all levels in the private sector at Iron Tribe Fitness and EXOS. 


Kelsey Kaplan
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Upper School Physical Education Teacher

Coach Kaplan joined CCS in 2019. She is the first female strength and conditioning coach in the school’s history. Coach Kaplan was a collegiate lacrosse player all four years at Berry College. She graduated from Berry College with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and went on to receive a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Georgia. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). During her master’s program in Athens, Coach Kaplan worked with middle and high school athletes, both in the school setting (Athens Academy) and within the private sector (SPARC Athens). 




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 to 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