The Ronnie Berlack Center (RBC) stands as Burke Mountain Academy's state-of-the-art indoor training facility, earning recognition as a U.S. Ski Team High Performance Center in 2019.
Aligned with BMA's profound commitment to athletic preparation, the facility boasts over 6,000 square feet of turf field and 4,700 square feet of rubberized training area, facilitating specialized training in strength, conditioning, and physical literacy tailored for adolescents.
Equipped with cutting-edge training materials, the space ensures that BMA student-athletes have access to the finest environment to maximize their athletic potential.
In a strategic partnership with the USSA, BMA has established high-performance programming in strength & conditioning, sports psychology, sports medicine, nutrition, athletic movement, injury rehabilitation, coaching development, wellness, and research, encompassing the latest advancements in sport science, to optimize off-snow training in the facility.
The facility's expansive space allows the entire student body to work out collectively, fostering school spirit and enhancing training time efficiency.
The building is named in honor of Ronnie Berlack, an accomplished student-athlete who graduated from BMA in 2012. Ronnie earned a spot on the U.S. Ski Team development squad in the spring of 2013 and was officially named to the team in the spring of 2014. Tragically, Ronnie lost his life in an avalanche in Soelden, Austria, on January 5, 2015.
BMA has unique protected rights to our training hill, Warren's Way, on Burke Mountain. Equipped with a dedicated high-speed T-Bar and the ability to consistently provide a world-class surface, our venue is well known as the best in the East and one of the top places to train in the country.