Sports Performance

The Sports Performance program is designed to support the overall athletic program in the pursuit of competitive excellence through enhancing athletic performance using a systematic and progressive approach to the total conditioning process. The program is based on sound principles, sport science and experience based practice. Development of the training program is a team effort involving input from the sport coaches, athletic trainer and athletes. Each training program takes into account individual athletes’ needs in the pursuit of personal, team and season goals. With an emphasis on quality coaching and planning, we strive to maximize athletic potential, reduce injuries and develop confident, adaptable athletes prepared for success in athletics and in life.

Athletic Training

The Collegiate Athletic Training Program exists as part of a comprehensive health and safety program for our students. We are committed to providing evidence-based quality healthcare for our students through education, injury prevention, emergency care, injury evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and return to sport assessments. Our Athletic Trainers are Board Certified and Licensed Health Care Providers in the state of Virginia. We work closely with our school nurses, strength coaches, local doctors and physical therapists to help manage a wide range of injuries. Our Athletic Trainers are available at all home games and practices for our Cub, JV and Varsity teams; we also provide coverage for all Cougar Sports Zone activities and Summer Quest sports camps.

Chris Peoples
Sports Performance Head Coach

Justin Brown
Sports Performance Assistant Coach
"Our role as Athletic Trainers is different from any other healthcare professional, in that we care for student-athletes prior to injury all the way through full return to sport. It is important to us that our student-athletes return to sport from an injury with a better understanding of prevention and how to care for themselves through lifelong physical activity."
Shannon Winston,
Head Athletic Trainer 804.754.1588

Tara Tate
Associate Athletic Trainer