Athletics

Athletics at CA

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. 

Contact Bill Hall:
bill.hall@coloradoacademy.org
303-914-2529

2020-2021 CA Athletics FAQ

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the modified season dates for CHSAA sports?

    Note: CHSAA updated the season dates on December 7, 2020 in response to the rise in COVID cases in Colorado.
    • Season A : August 10-October 17 (Dates vary slightly for each sport) Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, and Cross Country
    • Season B: January 18-March 20 (Dates vary slightly for each sport) Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Ice Hockey, and Girls Swimming
    • Season C: March 15-May 8 (Dates vary slightly for each sport) Field hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball
    • Season D: April 26-June 26 (Dates vary slightly for each sport) Baseball, Girls Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Tennis, and Girls Soccer
  • What is Mustang Vision?

    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.
  • What’s the current protocol for spectators during home competitions?

    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.
  • What are your current protocols for masks and COVID-19 prevention?

    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.
  • What are the protocols for locker room use?  Where will my child change if they need to change for an athletic practice?

    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.
  • What are the protocols for storing sports equipment if the locker rooms are not available?

    Students may drop off equipment between 7:45 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. at the Athletic Center for storage in a locked space. Students should take all personal items/equipment home following practice.
  • Will CA provide transportation for away games this year?

    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. 
  • The CHSAA schedule has only a couple of days between when formal practices are allowed and the first competition. Will tryouts/team selections be completed within those few days or will there be an additional, earlier tryout period?

    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. 
  • Is there still an Upper School athletic requirement this year?

    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.

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