Jackrabbit Softball Facilities
Softball Stadium

The Jackrabbit softball team began playing in a new, on-campus facility on April 20th, 2007, and finished their first season on the new field with a 5-6 record.

Dugouts were added in the spring of 2008.

Located on the north end of campus near Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, work on the new Jackrabbit Softball Stadium began in the fall of 2005.

Athletic Training

Five hundred Jackrabbit student-athletes, in 23 sports, attain sports medicine services from two facilities: HPER Athletic Training Room and Dykhouse Athletic Training Room.

The HPER ATR facility is the primary facility for all sports at South Dakota State University and the Dykhouse ATR serves as the primary facility for the football program.

Each Facility contains hydrotherapy areas, taping areas, specified and individualized rehab  and treatment space with state of the art equipment for both specific areas.

The Jackrabbit Sports Medicine Department boasts 3 Team Physicians, 5 full time ATC’s, 8 Graduate Assistant ATC’s, an Accredited Athletic Training Program(up to 40 students), Entry-level masters program, and multiple medical professionals within the community(massage therapist, chiropractor…etc).

SDSU Sports Medicine also boasts a strong relationship with the Sanford National Institute for Athletic Health and Performance with graduate research in the areas of: Youth Concussions, Concussion Injury and Depression, Motivational Rehab Techniques, Psychological Measures of Anxiety in Sports, and Student-Athlete Experience.

Jackrabbits Sports Medicine Staff is comprised of individuals from all geographical areas of the nation as well as many diverse settings; from H.S. to Hospital to Division I,III, and III athletics as well as the professional level.

The Sports Medicine Program is also excited to begin on a new primary athletic training room that will house cutting edge modalities, rehab equipment, and hydrotherapy facility attached to the Indoor Practice Facility.

Strength Training

South Dakota State University Strength and Conditioning strives to enhance the athletic development of more than 400 student-athletes, working to accomplish this goal through the integration of performance variables that meet the demands of each individual sport. Performance variables include mobility, strength, flexibility, power, linear and lateral speed; as well as developing the necessary energy systems to compete at the highest level. 

Through the enhancement of these performance variables the goal is to decrease the incident of injury and ensure the durability of Jackrabbit student-athletes.

The SDSU Strength and Conditioning staff accomplishes these goals through the use of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Weight Room and the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center Student-Athlete Weight Room. Both of these facilities include a variety of training equipment ranging from Olympic lifting platforms and power racks to stability balls and cable machines. The convenience that the two student-athlete weight rooms provide ensures all 21 varsity sports can be accommodated. In addition, the two student-athlete weight rooms, allow the staff to provide the best training environment for each individual sport and athlete.

Indoor Practice Facility

The overall project is estimated to cost $24 million to $28 million. Construction of the facility is planned to begin in the spring of 2013, subject to successfully raising the additional funds and final approval through the South Dakota Board of Regents' capital project process. The university received approval from the regents for preliminary planning of the facility in June 2011. 

The Sanford Health partnership provides the foundation for a facility that will serve more than 450 student-athletes and will be constructed north of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, adjacent to the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center. The facility will provide indoor practice space for intercollegiate athletic teams, state-of-the-art areas for sports medicine, and strength and conditioning facilities.

The planned facility would include an eight-lane, 300-meter track and 100 yards of synthetic turf, along with space for sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, observation rooms and office facilities.

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