Human Performance Team

Our Human Performance Staff is held to the highest industry standards of coaching. The Strength and Conditioning coaches hold a minimum of a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification — the gold standard in the industry through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). The SSCV Strength and Conditioning Manager works directly with program-specific coaches that are assigned to administer workouts that are specific to the needs of each discipline (alpine, nordic, moguls, snowboarding and freeski) in order to maintain continuity and oversight across the annual cycle of our sport(s). These coaches leverage our relationship with US Ski and Snowboard to periodically attend continuing education workshops to ensure all programs remain on the cutting-edge of human performance and athletic development. In addition, some coaches are certified EXOS Performance Specialists (XPS), and certified in Functional Movement Screening, TRX, and USA Weightlifting as well as individual areas of expertise.

Our athletes make use of annual group and personalized plans specific to their development and sport needs. The integrated training system not only focuses on development of proper movement skills through strength and conditioning, but also places a major emphasis on performance testing, injury reduction modalities as well as outsourced sport psychology available on a fee basis.

SSCV full-time athletes are expected to achieve and maintain certain physical standards based on age and snowsport and will undergo physical testing to help assure these standards are met and maintained at several points in the year. To reduce the chance of injuries, athletes are screened to identify areas of weaknesses and given corrective and rehabilitation strategies as well as recovery and regeneration tactics to improve. Training also includes basic education in nutrition strategies aimed at educating youth athletes on how to make the best decisions on what they are putting in their body for fuel and recovery to improve their overall performance.

The Steadman Clinic and The Steadman Philippon Research Institute are the official medical partners of SSCV and provide the SSCV Human Performance staff and on-hill staff with industry-leading resources for the health and welfare of our athletes.  With full-time Co-Medical Directors and an on-site ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer), our athletes can get injury assessment and treatment options on short notice at the Nation’s leading orthopedic clinic right in downtown Vail.