James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing
students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and
To be the leading comprehensive
Our student-centered community values
excellence, integrity and mutual respect.
We guide and support the James Madison University Student-Athletes in their
quest for excellence – academically, athletically and socially.
Above all else, we exist to prepare our Student-Athletes for productive and
Integrity – At all times and in all our affairs,
we conduct ourselves in a respectful manner. We know that the right thing
to do is the only thing to do.
Positive Attitude – We have a positive attitude and high levels of
energy. We look for the good.
Task-Focus – We prioritize and complete the most important task. We pay
attention to the details. We get the job done.
Responsibility – We are responsible for our actions and accountable for
our behavior. We are an important part of a great team.
Continuous Improvement – We use proven systems and methods, yet we are
always looking for a better way to get things done. We can learn from
JMU Strength & Conditioning
The Strength & Conditioning program supports
the missions of both the University and Athletic Department. In addition, it
is the mission of the Strength & Conditioning program to:
We teach the values
of hard, intelligent, consistent work, while empowering the student-athlete to
significantly increase their performance capability, decrease injury potential and develop all components
of their athleticism.
"We help the Dukes be their best."
The NCAA's core ideology consists of two notions: core purpose
- the organization's reason for being - and core values - essential and enduring
principles that guide an organization.
Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe,
equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics
into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete
The Association - through its member institutions, conferences
and national office staff - shares a belief in and commitment to:
- The collegiate model of athletics in which students
participate as an avocation, balancing their academic, social and athletics
- The highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship.
- The pursuit of excellence in both academics and
- The supporting role that intercollegiate athletics plays
in the higher education mission and in enhancing the sense of community and
strengthening the identity of member institutions.
- An inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation
for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators
from diverse backgrounds.
- Respect for institutional autonomy and philosophical
- Presidential leadership of intercollegiate athletics at
the campus, conference and national levels.
Colonial Athletic Association Mission
The Colonial Athletic Association is a product of its
member institutions, which as a group, strive to enhance the individual
efforts and interests of its member institutions.
In return, as an equal partner, each institution is
obligated to make the requisite commitment to achieve the common goal.
The Conference will stress the role of intercollegiate
athletics within the educational framework of the institution. In this
regard, academic considerations will receive top priority in conference
Student-athletes have the right to regularly prepare for
and attend classes and final examinations without significant interruption
from athletic participation. Each conference member will adopt and adhere to
policies, which respect the academic priority of its student-athletes.
The Conference will support a quality broad-based
championship program that accommodates the diverse interests and abilities
of our student bodies. Toward this end, the Conference recognizes the full
participation by all eligible institutions and student-athletes as a top
The determination of a champion(s) in each Conference
sport is a historic and valuable function of the Conference. The Conference
championship represents the culmination of each season’s competitive efforts
for the vast majority of CAA student-athletes. The student-athletes’
participation in the determination of the Conference champion shall reflect
the high value the Conference places on these events.
CAA Student-Athlete Mission Statement
- Our mission is to embrace traditions of pride, dedication, and integrity
that provide student-athletes with the life skills to overcome the
challenges of today and prepare the leader of tomorrow. [Adopted: June 5,