The strength and conditioning program used at Trinity College is a “Hybrid Training” model. This means we use an assortment of training styles that meet the requirement of being orthopedically safe and physiologically sound. The entire body must be trained in a comprehensive manner with no exercise overemphasized or underemphasized. The program revolves around the use of ground-based, multi-jointed movement patterns during the weight training portion of the program while concurrently addressing the specific metabolic demands of each sport.
After a break after the season, the guys get into the weight room 3 times a week with a full time lifting coach. They also go outside on the track with him once a week as well for conditioning.
We have a student population of about 2,500, which means you won't get stuck in any intro courses with hundreds of students taught by a teacher's assistant. We offer a wide range of majors and minors. We are one of two schools in the conference that offer engineering as a major! Additionally our players will decide to do junior spring in a foreign country through one of the many opportunities Trinity offers. For more information on our majors click here.
Trinity College’s curriculum prepares students for living and working in a globalizing world, leading socially meaningful and personally satisfying lives. The curriculum is premised fundamentally on close interaction between faculty and students, where collaborative learning in and out of the classroom thrives. In providing a 21st century liberal arts education, Trinity’s curriculum also draws on creative and critical pedagogies, experiential offerings, as well as technology and digital media to deepen student learning
The work you do here has the potential to reach from the classroom to the surrounding city to the world at large. A Trinity education combines intimate learning environments, broad perspectives, and bold exploration to help you develop into exactly what you want to be (yes, even if you’re a chemistry major with a passion for art, or an anthropologist who loves to sing a cappella).
Trinity offers many opportunities for students to engage in research, both on and off campus. There are experiences to suit a wide range of interests, from independent student designed research projects, to close collaborations with professors from all academic divisions, to research projects conducted in collaboration with a community partner in the greater Hartford region, to participation in clinical research projects at area medical centers.
Trinity College isn’t located in a small town. We’re in a thriving capital city. Though our close-knit campus is quintessentially collegiate, we’re unmistakably located in an urban environment. It’s where we work, where we intern, where we shop and eat, where we volunteer, and where we live. Hartford is in our bones. It makes us who we are.
Our city roots run so deep that we founded an innovative Center for Urban and Global Studies to study city life around the world. So while some students travel to the megacities of China and others stay right here in Hartford, every Trinity student is made stronger and more world ready by experiencing the city.
Real World Opportunities
Trinity College takes a global view of learning, so both international study abroad and domestic study away options are available and encouraged for interested students. Over 60 percent of Trinity students study away from campus at some point during their undergraduate career. We’ve selected and approved a broad range of programs so that every eligible Trinity student can take advantage of a summer or semester studying off campus while staying on track for major, minor and graduation requirements. There are program options to fit all needs and interests, even sciences and engineering, and the staff in the Office of Study Away will assist you in planning an experience to complement your studies in Hartford.
Career preparation begins long before the senior year. From the two-day intensive Bantam Sophomore Success program, to case interviewing workshops and alumni networking sessions, Career Services offers tools for all levels of Trinity students. Our experienced staff can help you identify your strengths, find internships and summer jobs, and prepare a job-ready résumé. Not only will you have access to TrinityRecruiting, our online job listing service, but we’ll help you build the skills you need to ace an interview and connect you with Trinity’s extensive alumni network.
Head Coach Mike Pilger
Coach Pilger is a 1982 graduate of Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, where he was an all-conference and an all-New England player throughout his career. He went on to play professionally and semi-professionally for six years.
Coach Pilger has also coached at Kenyon College (1988-1991), University of Rochester (1992-2001) and Case Western Reserve (2004). He also coached in the professional ranks with the Cleaveland Crunch of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
Coach Pilger has guided teams to undefeated seasons and has been named conference coach of the year on several different occasions. In 1990 he was named DIII National Coach of the year.
Contact Information: Michael.Pilger@trincoll.edu