Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Strength & Conditioning Summer 2021

Strength & Conditioning  

June 14 - August 19, 2021 - This program has been cancelled.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

For the protection of all participants, we anticipate there will be COVID-related health and safety guidelines in place when these camps begin. Our goal is to provide you as much information as we can in a timely manner. Because we expect that CDC, State, and University guidelines and recommendations could change between now and June, our initial health and safety plans will be released in mid- to late-May and will be updated as necessary throughout the summer.


Designed for athletes looking to improve their performance and fitness level, the Summer Strength & Conditioning Camp offers sport-specific, collegiate-level physical training to prepare athletes for the upcoming season.


  • Gold Group - Male & female athletes entering Grades 6-8 as of Fall 2021 - Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Black Group - Male & female athletes entering Grades 9-12 as of Fall 2021 - Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm


SDC Varsity Football Weight Room (located on the far side of the SDC Multipurpose Room)

What to Expect

Lead by the MTU Strength & Conditioning staff, athletes will learn and develop proper training techniques in order to improve overall fitness, increase performance potential, and decrease the risk of injury. Athletes will engage in a progressive training program that translates across a wide range of sports with the intent of improving agility, strength, flexibility, and speed. An emphasis will be placed on performance tracking throughout the camp, so athletes will be able to monitor their progress in detail throughout. Participants will also receive a free 3-month SDC membership for the duration of the ten-week program (outside of training time), which includes use of the fitness center (must be 16+ years of age), pool, and multipurpose room. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive elite-level training in a varsity collegiate setting, right here in the Keweenaw!


  • Weeks 1-2: Integration (initial assessment)
  • Weeks 3-6: Accumulation
  • Weeks 7-9: Intensification
  • Week 10: Peak (final assessment)

Class size is limited, meets (1) hour per day, (3) days per week. 

Special Requirements

Open to boys and girls, grades 6-12 as of Fall 2021. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once they are registered. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp. Comfortable athletic clothing (t-shirt, shorts, leggings, etc.) & appropriate athletic footwear (non-marking sole cross trainers and/or weight lifting shoes).


$300 per participant (includes 3-month SDC membership)

Deadline to register: June 7, 2021

Register online beginning May 1.

Payment in full is due at time of registration. Refunds are available until June 7. After June 7, refunds will be issued for medical reasons only.

About the Coaches

Tyler Shelast

Tyler Shelast is in his eighth full season as the Strength and Conditioning coach for Michigan Tech varsity athletics. The former Huskies forward played five years of professional hockey, most notably signing a two-year contract with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Shelast had a four-year career at Michigan Tech where he scored 51 career goals with 36 assists for 87 points in 151 career games. The Kelowna, British Columbia, native is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He trains a number of former Huskies who are current professional hockey players during the summer. Shelast, and his wife, Mandy, reside in Houghton.

Lexie Rowe  

Lexie Rowe enters her third season and summer working with Strength & Conditioning as an assistant, while just recently graduating with her Master’s in Business Administration from Michigan Tech. Lexie has worked across all varsity sports on campus and has been an important part of the success within the teams. A native of Calumet, Michigan, Lexie was a multi-sport athlete at Calumet High School and went on to be a collegiate athlete at Lake Superior State University.