Athletics

High Performance

Physical and Mental Health

Our High Performance program combines science, education, and intentional dryland programming using periodization and the progressive overload principle.  Fun and challenging activities inspire teamwork and commitment to ensure CVA athletes reach their highest athletic potential.
CVA is a Gold Certified club as awarded by United States Ski and Snowboard Assocation.  Gold-certification is for clubs that are Best in the World. These clubs serve as a model both organizationally and athletically, and are resources to the sport as a whole in the U.S.  Read more about our certification here

Tending to all aspects of health

Our belief: For a person to realize maximum athletic potential, all aspects of wellness, physical and mental health, must be considered and tended to on a regular basis.  

Wellness
:  “A lifelong process of actively seeking to become aware of healthy choices and to take actions towards a healthy and fulfilling life; a conscious, self-directed, and evolving process of achieving full potential through attitude, followed by action.”  - The National Wellness Institute

Health
:  “A state of complete mental, social, and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  - World Health Organization, 1946

Physical Health:  A combination of fitness components (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & endurance, flexibility and body composition) and skill components (agility, balance, coordination, power, speed, and reaction time)

Teach and guide

The goals of CVA's High Performance (HP) program are:

1.) Teach athletes the importance of balancing all aspects of health and wellness. The HP director works with parents, students, coaches, athletic trainers, nurses, teachers, chefs, and administrators to attain this goal.  

2.) Guide athletes in attaining their highest athletic potential based on their current maturity, growth and development through dryland training and education. Attaining these goals will lead to student-athletes who will excel, not only in sports, but in any of life’s arenas.  

Although dryland goals are different for varying stages of athletes (beginner - elite), in order to attain their personal best, dryland training is a key component for athletes at any level. The base established in early dryland efforts provides the foundation needed to progress to the highest levels of competition.  

Our program is designed to ensure that this progression happens.  
Throughout the year dryland programming will focus on different aspects of physical health:
  • Summer - Cardiovascular & Muscular Endurance
  • Late Summer through Fall - Strength, Power and Skill Components 
  • Winter  - Maintenance and Recovery
  • Spring - Assessment, reevaluation, and education
Each year specific educational topics/projects will be chosen as a focus. Generally these topics will include:
  • Nutrition
  • Daily Wellness Questions
  • Managing Controllable Factors
  • Training Log Commitment