Sanford POWER, sports academies extend business alterations

The spread of COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. Because your health and safety is our highest priority, the Sanford POWER and POWER academies will remain closed for regular business until further notice.

Sanford Health physical therapy services in all locations will remain open including POWER Sports Physical Therapy.

Our leaders are continually reassessing the situation. We hope to return to regular business in the coming weeks, but because of the fluidity of this pandemic, we’re taking this situation day by day.

We value POWER Program athletes and look forward to resuming training in the future.

In the meantime, please access this web page for at-home workouts, sports nutrition information and mental tips for staying athletically ready.

Lineups set for 2020 POWER Strength and Conditioning Clinics

Sanford POWER is holding its annual strength and conditioning clinics to give professionals the chance to discover the latest research when it comes to sports performance.

The clinics are available in Fargo on April 17-18 and Sioux Falls on May 1-2.

Register here:


Sioux Falls

The clinics will feature national, regional and local professionals who are recognized in the area of sports performance. Attendees will learn about strength training, performance programming, age-appropriate drills and exercises, injury prevention, nutrition and mental performance coaching skills.

Sanford POWER has been developing athletes of all ages and abilities for more than 20 years. It has year-round training and programs at facilities in Fargo, Sioux Falls and Bismarck with additional programming in Aberdeen and Bemidji.

Guest speakers include:

Sioux Falls:

  • James Radcliffe, MS, CSCS
    • Head strength and conditioning coach
    • University of Oregon
  • Bill Foran, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E
    • Strength and conditioning coach
    • Miami Heat
  • Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC, LAT, CSCS
    • Director of sports medicine
    • Ortho Kansas/Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  • Robert Hackett, BS, CSCS
    • Brand Ambassador – BSN Sports
    • Former NBA strength coach (Dallas/Milwaukee)
    • MABASPORTS – Owner
  • Sanford POWER Team
      • Andy Gillham – Sports psychology
      • Lizzie Kasparek – Nutrition
      • Adam Moen – Physical therapy
      • Paul Lundgren – Strength and conditioning coach


  • Pat Davidson, Ph.D.
    • Author, lecturer
    • Strength and conditioning
  • Russ Flaten, EDD, CMPC-AASP
    • Certified mental performance
    • Consultant, Premier Sports
  • Dan John, MA, MRE, MRKC
    • Performance consultant, speaker, writer, author
    • Senior lecturer at St. Mary’s University – Twickenham, London
  • Boo Schexnayder
    • Strength and conditioning coach – track and field, cross country
    • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jason Miller, MS, CSCS
      • Director of Athletic Performance
      • Olympic Sports, North Dakota State University

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition. For information, visit or Sanford Health News.

POWER Partners: Fargo Youth Hockey thrives on centralized workout concept

The partnership between Sanford POWER and Fargo Youth Hockey has continued to grow. POWER has always been a huge sponsor for the club’s hockey tournaments, hockey nights and fundraisers within Fargo. Over time, the youth association has grown and expanded their plans with the help of POWER.

“We wanted to ramp it up for next season,” John Kosobud, Fargo Youth Hockey director, said. “We needed a centralized workout facility for everyone.”

Freeze, the youth hockey club that has officially merged with POWER, has had to manage five ice rinks in the past to accommodate each team. POWER can provide the amenities of one centralized rink as well as weight room facilities for every athlete.

“We wanted to develop more consistent in-season training,” said Kosobud. “This allows us to have quality and control with our teams.”

In the off-season, teams train with POWER two to four times weekly to help develop strength, speed and mobility. During the season, athletes come around one to two days a week for recovery and mobility purposes. Not only are weights provided, but nutritional support is involved in educating each kid. Overall, 270 hockey players, both boys and girls, are cycling through this facility for 14 weeks to enhance athleticism.

“Our main focus with POWER is core and leg strength,” said Kosobud. “It is critical for the sport of hockey.”

POWER is there to guide and improve techniques for each athlete. Several certified strength and conditioning coaches work with the Fargo teams to help develop stronger players. Through repetition and instruction, POWER and Fargo Youth Hockey hope to leave high school athletes with the knowledge and skills to train on their own, whether or not they see a future with hockey.

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