STEVE SAUNDERS is in his third year with the Ravens. As head strength & conditioning coach, Saunders oversees the team's performance department and strength and conditioning programs. He originally joined the organization in 2016 as the Ravens' director of performance and recovery. He originally joined the organization last year as the Ravens' director of performance and recovery. Saunders guides all sports science, speed, strength training and recovery initiatives, working closely with the team's athletic training department. His focus includes player injury prevention, recovery and energy system training in an effort to maximize performance. In 2017, Saunders will implement a new strength program. In 2016, Ravens players saw a decrease in nuisance injuries and increased performance benefits from the newly-configured speed program. Saunders founded Power Train Sports Institute in 1999, and prior to joining the Ravens, grew Power Train from a single unit to a 200-employee operation in 28 locations nationwide. Best known for his work with Steelers LB James Harrison, who was the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Saunders has personally trained hundreds of NFL, NHL and MLB athletes. For over a decade, Saunders directed one of the nation's top NFL Combine training programs, while preparing first-round selections in football, baseball and hockey.
Steve Saunders' Goals After Taking Over Ravens Training Program
The Ravens have handed the reins of the team's fitness to Steve Saunders, who joined Baltimore a year ago. Saunders will now expand his duties to include a high-intensity weightlifting program that focuses on getting on-field results.