Get The Edge

"Getting the edge requires two things. First, you must out prepare your opponent both mentally & physically. Second, you must always give great effort. Effort is talent." - Stephen Boyd 

Our 2020 summer strength & conditioning camp features a Special Early Registration Discount and will include 2 unique programs! Each is designed specifically to maximize your success and allow you to build a solid athletic foundation while staying focused on your individual goals. Programs are conducted at Chaminade H.S. in Mineola, NY from July 6th to August 13th.

The High School Program 

(for male athletes entering grades 10-12)
Concentrates on improving all components of athleticism including flexibility, balance, coordination, strength, speed, power, endurance, durability, nutrition, mental toughness and self-confidence. (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:45pm)

The Middle School Program

(specially designed for male athletes entering grades 8-9)
This is a concentrated version of the High School Program. This unique program includes injury reduction exercises, movement & strength training fundamentals to give each athlete “the edge.” (Monday,Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:15pm)

The Coach

As a 3 time pro-bowl linebacker for the Detroit Lions, I had the awesome opportunity to play, train and learn from great athletes, coaches and trainers. One of them, the legendary Chris Spielman, told me in my rookie year, "In the NFL you need to out prepare the competition and “get the edge.” Either you get it or you give it to your opponent.” - Chris Spielman 1995

I never forgot those words and that is the inspiration that led me to create the Stephen Boyd Get the Edge Strength & Conditioning Program. An athletic enhancement program for male high school athletes ages 14 - 18 devoted to teaching young men how to prepare mentally and physically for their upcoming athletic season. I am so proud to offer my summer camp for the 8th consecutive year and look forward to helping you "Get the Edge".



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Our Philosophy

Our mission is to teach young men how to prepare both mentally and physically for their upcoming athletic season. We provide a safe, challenging training environment that helps athletes maximize their physical potential while minimizing athletic-related injuries. As coaches we believe it is our duty to be positive role models for our athletes. We will teach, motivate and hold students accountable to our training principles.

Today's young athletes and parents must understand that you do not beat your opponent by playing more; you beat your opponent by out preparing and training smarter. Every athlete must first build a solid foundation of relative body strength and fundamental movement skills. In working with athletes ranging from middle school to the professional level, it is evident that the athletes who possess these two characteristics, prior to mastering sport specific skills, are less injury prone and more successful.

Our program concentrates on enhancing the physical and mental qualities every athlete needs. This includes mobility, posture, coordination, strength, speed, power, endurance, mental toughness, self-confidence and leadership. By doing so we enhance injury resilience and instill a motivated mind set that will give each athlete "the edge" during and after their athletic careers.