Strength & Conditioning

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  • Instructor: John Stamper
  • Grades 7-12
  • This is an all-inclusive, year- long course. 

Course Overview

Hi, I’m Coach John Stamper and I’d like to introduce you to a new course that’s the perfect follow-up to the (K-8) P.E. Courses—it’s called Strength & Conditioning! I coached varsity athletes for 13 years and I know that most students who are approaching high school are not prepared for the physical and technical demands of a well-rounded fitness program. If you’re a middle school or high school student who wants to get stronger, improve your fitness level, or just become more comfortable with working out—this course is ideal for you!  This course teaches you to train yourself for any sport or activity—focusing on strength training and physical conditioning.  To help you reach that goal, I’ll lead you through 36 weeks of lessons and workouts where we’ll discuss the different systems in the body and how they work together, along with common training methods.  You’ll have weekly workouts, which you’ll design yourself starting in week #6.  In addition, you will complete Review Activities as well as Coach’s Corner activities, where we’ll connect our lessons with biblical & spiritual truths.  Students—if you’re into sports, or working out, and want to be stronger, faster, and more competitive—this course will prepare you and give you the confidence and “know-how” to achieve those goals.  Parents—if your child is athletic or active—they’ll benefit from the structured approach to fitness in this course.  Please, try a free lesson and look over the course schedule.  If you’re interested, sign up for the course and we’ll get started!  Thanks everybody! 


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Meet the instructor

John Stamper

Hi, I'm John!

I’m a P.E. teacher and former homeschooler.  My parents raised my three older siblings and me in rural Indiana, surrounded by cornfields.  We didn’t have a formal P.E. curriculum when we homeschooled.  Instead, our “P.E. curriculum” consisted mostly of Little League and doing chores outside.  We loved being active and we loved sports, so we had to use our imaginations in order to create fun games at home. 

I began making online P.E. courses during the 2020 quarantine to help students keep their skills sharp and fitness levels high while at home.  As a veteran P.E. teacher and coach, I believe that skill-development is more important than the type of equipment you use.  It’s something I know from experience and it’s what I emphasize in my P.E. courses. 

I have a Master's in Leadership & Sport Management, a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Special Education, and P.E. & Health.  I've been teaching for thirteen years, both in the classroom and in the gym.  I was a coach for thirteen years in five different sports and have spent many years playing guitar on the Praise & Worship team in church.  I believe that my background in homeschooling, teaching, and coaching gives me a unique perspective on how to bring a well-rounded P.E. program into homeschooling.

My lovely wife, Jenna, and I live in Chicago.  She is an attorney and we have a puppy named Kirby.  We love to visit our families in Wisconsin and Indiana, travel, and try new restaurants around the city. 
Patrick Jones - Course author