The Notre Dame Fighting Irish implement the Theragun PRO massage gun, the PowerDot 2.0 Duo electric muscle stimulators, and the RecoveryAir PRO pneumatic compression boots in their warm-up and recovery routines.
“As a world-class athletic organization, we are committed to providing our student-athletes with the best devices and training methods – and Therabody completely embodies that philosophy,” former University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said about the partnership.
“I’m pleased that our entire student-athlete population and training staff will be able to train, recover, and learn how to optimize performance with Therabody.” The devices will be available on the sidelines at football games and in the Athletic Department’s facilities around campus.
For Los Angeles-based Therabody, the partnership with Notre Dame Athletics is their first venture into college sports. One of their athlete ambassadors is Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool, who used to play for the University of Notre Dame before he got drafted into the NFL.
“The resources that Notre Dame gave us in terms of recovery products really helped my transition into the league,” Claypool recalls about his time as a Fighting Irish. “They set me up for success and I’m so thankful I have this knowledge of recovery as a young professional player.”
Dr. Jason Wersland also shared his thoughts on the deal. “Notre Dame has one of the strongest athletic programs in the country, and it’s clear the department’s commitment to prioritizing performance and recovery technology for its student-athletes contributes to that success.”
“Making this partnership with the Fighting Irish our first venture into collegiate sports is particularly exciting because we get to make our mark on these student-athletes’ whole-body wellness routines early in their life and careers,” the Therabody founder continued.
“We’re excited to share the knowledge Therabody can provide to help make their futures bright.”
About Notre Dame Athletics
Notre Dame Athletics, also known as the Norte Dame Fighting Irish, consists of a total of 23 teams currently representing the University of Notre Dame in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Notre Dame is one of only 16 universities with a Division I football and ice hockey team.
First fielded in 1887, the football team has claimed eleven national championships and racked up more than 800 wins total, making it one of the most storied programs in college sports. It is the only football team in the US with every home game being broadcasted on national television.