Ronnie Berlack Center
Ronnie Berlack Center (RBC)
The Ronnie Berlack Center (RBC) is Burke Mountain Academy’s newest building and state-of-the-art indoor training facility. It was recently named a U.S. Ski Team High Performance Center.
In keeping with BMA’s deep emphasis on athletic preparation, the facility features more than 6,000 square feet of turf field as well as 4,700 square feet of training area with rubberized floor to allow for adolescent-specific training in strength, conditioning and physical literacy.
The space is equipped with cutting-edge training material to ensure BMA student-athletes have the world’s best environment to maximize their athletic potential.
To optimize students’ off snow training in the facility, BMA established the new strategic partnership with the USSA to create high performance programming in strength & conditioning, sports psychology, sports medicine, nutrition, athletic movement, injury rehabilitation, coaching development, wellness, as well as research in and dissemination of the latest work in sport science.
Thanks to its expansive space, the facility also allows the entire student body to work out together, helping to grow school spirit and increase training time efficiency.
The building was named in honor of Ronnie Berlack, an accomplished student-athlete who graduated from BMA in 2012. Ronnie was named to the U.S. Ski Team development squad in the spring of 2013 and was renamed in the spring of 2014. An avalanche took Ronnie’s life in Soelden, Austria, on January 5, 2015.
The building’s construction is made possible thanks to gifts from generous donors totaling more than $2.8M.
A new fundraising campaign has been launched to support a $6M endowment for the establishment of high performance programs that will leverage the RBC’s infrastructure. More information will come in the near future.
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