At Colorado Academy, we believe Athletics and Physical Education are critical components of the overall education of our students.
The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Kinesiology aims to provide students in all grades an opportunity to experience learning through movement, participation, and competition. At CA, we ensure that competition and movement enhance a student’s school experiences, relations with peers, and connections with our community. We challenge students to go beyond what is familiar and dive into new offerings. Instruction and activities are designed to prepare students for competition at the highest levels of high school athletics and to emphasize the importance and understanding of healthy physical activity.
CA’s Upper School athletic teams and athletes have been recognized for their success at the national, state, and league level. Many of our students go on to successful careers playing Division I, II, and III sports in college. Our success is reflected in the character of our athletes as well as the championships we win. An intense work ethic, a “team first” attitude, grit, and accountability are cornerstones of Colorado Academy athletics.
Bill Hall, Director of Athletics
Colorado Academy supports some of the finest coaches, most accomplished athletes, and most competitive interscholastic teams in Colorado. Athletics partners with other departments and provides balance along with excellence. CA's Athletic Department emphasizes preparation and process along with participation, integrity, good sportsmanship, and respect for fellow team members, officials, and opponents.
Mustang Vision is a new live stream of basketball and volleyball games played in CA's Main Gym. Because spectators are not allowed during COVID, parents and fans can now watch the games streamed by our partner, NFHS Network. Get the details here.
As of April 2021, we are allowing two spectators per student-athlete to attend a contest in which the student-athlete is competing. Spectators will be required to complete a form through a QR code using their smartphone at all games.
Outdoors, all athletes and coaches are required to wear face coverings except when engaging in strenuous exercise during interscholastic competition. Medical exceptions and alternatives to face covering will be made on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the Colorado Academy athletic director. Athletes will attempt to maintain at least a 6-foot distance when not wearing masks. This would include, but is not limited to, when masks are removed for mask breaks or for activities such as drinking.
Indoors, all athletes and coaches are required to wear face coverings at all times during practices and competition. Medical exceptions and alternatives to face covering will be made on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the Colorado Academy athletic director. Athletes will attempt to maintain at least a 6-foot distance when not wearing masks. This would include, but is not limited to, when masks are removed for mask breaks or for activities such as drinking. Updated 4/13/21.
Locker rooms are closed for general use throughout the day. The locker rooms may be used with limited capacity and social distancing to change prior to and after practices. The use of individual lockers and showers are not allowed at this time. Nothing can be kept in a locker or the locker rooms overnight at this time.
If your child participates on a competitive team, CA typically provides transportation to and from all away games. With current COVID-19 guidelines recommending a limited number of school bus passengers, parents may be asked to provide their child with transportation to an after-school competition. Head coaches will provide parents with transportation information throughout the season.
Official team selections will be done during the timeframe allowed by CHSAA. Ample opportunity will be available for the student athlete to be placed on the team where they will have the most success. A student athlete may be moved between teams after teams have been announced if a coach and the athlete agree that this is what is best for team dynamics and athlete success.
No. CA will not require participation for athletic credit during the 2020-2021 school year. This also means that students do not need to apply for Independent Athletic Credit if participating in a sport/program away from CA. We still highly encourage students to participate in any of the athletic offerings at CA.