The Gamecocks are focused on every means of improving on the court, and a strength and conditioning program is paramount to that goal. Under strength and conditioning coach Ryan Waterbury, the Gamecocks put in in-season and off-season workouts in the state-of-the-art facility at Carolina Baseball Stadium, the indoor turf at USC Field House and the sand volleyball courts at the Blatt Physical Education Center. Waterbury aims to keep the Gamecocks injury free and healthy enough to reach their goals on the courts through building strength, fitness and agility. Additionally, the Gamecocks participate in "Morning Madness"- a two-week stretch at the start of each semester that begins at 6 a.m. every day and includes hard conditioning to build mental toughness.
The University of South Carolina is dedicated to helping its student-athletes reach peak physical condition, allowing them to be at their best. Eight full-time strength and conditioning coaches are on staff at South Carolina and every athletic program is assigned one of those eight individuals. Strength coaches develop workout programs specific to each sport and provide guidance to assist student-athletes in reaching their full athletic potential.