Following seven months of intensive training and competition, the spring is a period of rest, and recovery for SBA student-athletes. As an interlude between the winter competition season and concentrated summer conditioning sessions, spring sports provide students with opportunities for rejuvenation. SBA offers the following spring sports and activities for interested student-athletes:
Truckee Lacrosse Teams
The Truckee Lacrosse Program provides SBA student-athletes with the opportunity to play alongside local students in an organized team sport. Both the Truckee boys and girls teams compete in the High Sierra Lacrosse League and play several games throughout the spring in the Lake Tahoe basin and Northern Nevada.
SBA's mountain top location provides easy access to numerous exciting, challenging, and scenic rides for both mountain bikers and road cyclists. The nearby "Hole in the Ground" mountain bike trail is one of the more challenging mountain bike loops in the area. Road bikers can leave school heading either east or west for enjoyable rides. Just remember, it's always uphill getting back home!
Competitive cyclists are invited to participate in the Reno Wheelmen Twilight Mountain and Road Race Series. Sponsored by the Reno Wheelman, the Twilight Race Series occur between April and September of each year and consist of road and mountain bike events at several different venues in the Reno-Sparks vicinity. The series is open to anyone that has a desire to race bicycles and participants are divided into one of three competitive groups according to skill and fitness.
Considered the gem of North Tahoe climbing, Donner Summit offers hundreds of traditional, sport, bouldering, and multi-pitch climbing routes – all within a short walk from SBA's campus. Several members of the SBA coaching staff are avid climbers, and they are always willing to expose students to the world of rock climbing.
The 3000+ mile Pacific Crest Trail which begins at the Mexican border and ends at the Canadian border runs right through the SBA parking lot and offers hikers a number of enjoyable side trails. The four mile Judah Loop trail heads south from school and takes you around the backside of Sugar Bowl's ski area. To the north, hikers can access Castle Peak (one of the tallest peaks in the northern Sierra at 9,109 ft) and the Peter Grubb Hut for overnight stays.
Students can swim, fish, water ski, wake board, and paddleboard just 3 miles east of school in Donner Lake. The public piers are a great place to read a book and work on your pre-summer tan. For whitewater kayakers, the Truckee and South Yuba Rivers, both within a short trip from campus provide great class III-IV+ river running in the spring.