Strength training to help reach your goals
Discovery Canyon's Strength & Conditioning Program has been a source of pride since the school's opening. The program is led by Coach Melendrez, a Registered Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction through the NSCA , who has been in this role since DCC High School opened its doors. Prior to coming to Discovery Canyon, Coach Melendrez's experiences in the field included interning at the United States Olympic Training Center, serving as an assistant at the United States Air Force Academy and a graduate assistant at the University of New Mexico. Coach Melendrez plays an active role in promoting HS strength and conditioning, serving on the NSCA's executive council for the High School Coaches Special Interest Group.
About Our Head Coach
Sam Melendrez, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, has been in the role of full-time strength and conditioning coach at Discovery Canyon since the high school’s opening 13 years ago. This program has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as one of excellence in receiving the “Strength of America Award” multiple times. Coach Melendrez plays an active role in the strength and conditioning community at both the local and national level, in serving on the NSCA’s High School executive council, speaking at professional conferences, and is the author of the chapter on plyometric training in the soon to be published NSCA manual for high school strength and conditioning coaches.
Coach Melendrez's main goal is to improve the overall experience for Discovery Canyon’s student-athletes by improving performance, reducing the risk of sport related injuries and most importantly developing healthy habits for lifelong health and wellness.