Providence Day School Receives 2018 Strength of America Award
Posted 07/26/2018 12:25PM


Colorado Springs, CO - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition are proud to announce Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a 2018 Strength of America award recipient. This award recognizes Providence Day to have represented the gold standard in strength and conditioning programs.

Led by Coach Tom Caruso to improve his school’s curriculum, Providence Day was measured in four major categories: Supervision, Education, Program, and Facilities. Selected from hundreds of eligible schools, Providence Day will be recognized during the NSCA’s National Conference Awards Banquet, July 13, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.

The NSCA and the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition are working together to provide all high schools concise guidelines. “I am proud to have Providence Day be part of our ongoing mission to improve the education and programs for all our youth,” says Coach Scott Caulfield, the NSCA’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. According to Charger Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Caruso, “This national recognition shows our programs place us in an elite class of schools and organizations and also underscores Providence Day's dedication and commitment to the development of our students' education, health, and athleticism."

Congratulations to Coach Caruso.

For an updated list of Strength of America award winners, visit

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Letter to Coach Caruso:

May 31, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Providence Day School
C/O Coach Thomas Caruso
5800 Sardis Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270

 Dear Coach Caruso:

On behalf of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, we are excited to announce that Providence Day School has won the Strength of America Award™ for the three year period of 2018-2021. Congratulations!

Your high school strength and conditioning program has achieved the NSCA’s high standards for providing athletes with  the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance based upon level of supervision, program implementation and the condition of your facilities. By receiving the Strength of America Award™, your high school is recognized as having an elite high school strength and conditioning program.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is dedicated to ensuring the safety of young athletes through the education and promotion of best-practices when training on the field and in the weight room. We partner with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition to grant the Strength of America Award™, reaching out to all high school sports around the world to teach, implement, and encourage safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. The Strength of America Award honors schools that exhibit the highest standards in the safety and success of young athletes.

Thank you for participating in the Strength of America Award™ program. We appreciate you for having taken the time to go through this process and for helping to raise the standards of strength and conditioning in high schools.


Michael Massik                                                                                                                     Coach Tom Caruso

NSCA Executive Director