7th & 8th Grade Strength & Conditioning Camp

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The Health and Conditioning Center is used for the Strength and Conditioning CampGross Catholic is offering a strength and conditioning camp for all 7th & 8th graders in March. Our 9000 square foot Health and Conditioning Center, a space that rivals facilities on college campuses, is the site of the camp. The center is located on the south side of the Gross Catholic campus at 7700 S 43rd Street in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Strength & Conditioning Camp Schedule

Camp runs March 1st through March 31st, excluding the week of spring break, March 8-11.

Campers attend Monday-Thursday, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The cost of camp is $50 per athlete.

Safety First

Athletes are coached specifically to properly and safely lift weights. Consequently, this basic training will benefit them throughout their lives.  In addition, participants learn how to condition successfully. Our knowledgeable and qualified coaching staff also focuses on coordination of the athlete.

Eighth graders find that this strength and conditioning camp is a great way to prepare for the summer workouts that Gross Catholic’s incoming freshmen are encouraged to attend. Additionally, they will feel more comfortable and be able to progress further over the summer.

Workouts include, strength training, speed and agility drills, flexibility, and injury prevention.

Camp Director

Coach Ben Stanesick is the camp director. Coach Stanesick started at Gross in 2018 teaching Biology, Environmental science, and Earth Science. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor’s of Science in Education with an endorsement in Biology. Prior to teaching, Mr. Stanesick served six years in the United States Air Force Security Forces, namely as a Training Instructor. Additionally, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2013. Mr. Stanesick is married and has a son.


Please arrive in athletic attire (shorts/t-shirt) and athletic shoes with a mask on. Masks required for the duration of the workout. Likewise, social distancing standards enforced. Bring your own water bottle. A water bottle filler is available. Furthermore, cubbies are available for storage.

Sign up soon! Limited spaces are available for the camp.

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About Gross Catholic

Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school in Bellevue, NE, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.

To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.