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Strength and Conditioning

The mission of the  Casti Strength and Conditioning program is in alliance with our Castilleja Mission and grounded in our Athletics Core Values.  We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.  Our competitive athletes are provided with the means to develop both on and off the field. Student-athletes will improve performance, decrease the likelihood of injuries, and develop mental and physical toughness to help lead them to a successful career. Each program is tailored specifically to each individual athlete to meet the demands of her sport and position, with a goal of maximizing her athletic potential. Methods include strength, speed, flexibility, aerobic, anaerobic, agility, and plyometric exercises, as well as the tools necessary to maintain proper nutritional habits and rest patterns.

Meet our Staff

Jessie Surface, MA, ATC, CSCS, USAW1
Director of Sports Performance, Head Athletic Trainer, and Director of Health Services 
Previously Jessie Surface was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Menlo College. She has worked as an Athletic Trainer at various levels, including the collegiate levels NCAA division II and III, NAIA, junior college, and high school. Jessie is also a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Level 1 USA Weight Lifting Sport Performance Coach, American Safety and Health Institute Basic Life Support Instructor, Medic First Aid Instructor, and Approved Clinical Instructor in Athletic Training.

Briana Barnes, BS, ATC
Graduate Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer
Briana Barnes is the Graduate Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer. She is currently attending San Jose State University for her M.A. in Athletic Training. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Athletic Training. During her undergraduate years, she worked with NCAA division I athletics including baseball at San Jose State and Santa Clara University. Along with that she has worked high school athletics at Archbiship Mitty and The Kings Academy. Briana has also worked for various events such as high school camps and community college tournaments.

Dr. Sally Harris, MD
Team Physician 
Dr. Harris specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine in the Department of Sports Medicine at PAMF in Palo Alto. She precepts medical students and pediatric residents at Stanford in her sports medicine clinic on a weekly basis. Her memberships include being a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine. She is the founder and former chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and former team physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, USA Women’s Basketball, and Stanford teams. 


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