"Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation."
Winter Sports-  Current Fan Policies 

The Great Hearts Middle School League will allow 2 family members per athlete to attend our MS Soccer games. Please help us adhere to this policy, wear masks, and distance from others at games so that we can continue to at least have two family members present. 

The AIA (HS Events) will now allow 2 PARENTS/GUARDIANS of each athlete to attend HOME GAMES. For away games, our parents and fans will not be allowed in. With us not providing transportation for contests in the valley, we understand the stress this puts on our families. We thank you in advance for carpooling, sacrificing, and helping our kids have a season! 

We are hoping to stream most or all of our HS events, and hopefully many other schools will as well. Those links will be provided via our athletics website ( and social media (@areteprepchargers) as they are given to us. 

These policy is fluid, and can change based on county and local metrics. Please stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your patience.

Questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

Winter Sports- GH Arizona Statement

Dear Winter Sport Families,
I hope that this holiday season afforded you some well-deserved rest and that your second semester is off to a good start. I am reaching out to update you on the status of the winter sports season.

We have received word that the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), the High School Athletics Association that Great Hearts competes in, has decided to cancel all winter sports due to the current status of COVID-19. We are deeply saddened by this news as athletics is a key part of each student's scholastic experience. While we recognize that the competitive season is no longer viable, we believe that it is still vital to provide a safe environment for our student athletes to continue practicing and competing. We remain committed to providing an athletic experience for our students while maintaining the same safety measures that we have been following all school year. This means that all Great Hearts middle school and high school sports teams will continue to be in operation.

For our Great Hearts Middle School League, all sports will continue to function as is with all safety and social distancing practices in place. If you need more information regarding practice or game schedules, please contact your athletic director or reach out to your student's coach directly.

For our high school athletes, our athletics team is hard at work putting together a plan to create a league for this season so that our students can keep practicing and compete against other athletes from across the Great Hearts network and the Phoenix Metro area. As these details are finalized, your Athletic Director will be updating you.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through this school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Jonathan Rickey
Director of Athletics
Great Hearts Arizona

HS Games Livestreamed- Subscribe now! 

We will be livestreaming our home high school basketball and soccer action this winter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel now to make sure you don't miss any of the action- Arete Prep Athletics 

Fall Uniform Return 

If you are still in possession of your fall Arete sports uniform, please return it to your coach or the athletic office ASAP. Any uniforms not returned by 1/18 will be billed for accordingly. 

 Sideline Store Remains Open 24/7/365!

Our BSN Sideline Store remains open, and offers a wide variety of gear including t-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, hats, and much more! There are many options for customization as well. 

*Only black 1/4 zips are school/uniform approved*

Advertise With Arete Prep Athletics! 

The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2020-21 Athletic Advertising Opportunities to you! This unique opportunity includes high visibility to your company through both our junior high and high school athletics and fine arts events, creating outstanding exposure for our sponsors. In addition to our regularly scheduled events, schools and clubs from all over the valley and state visit our location for athletic and nonathletic events. Click the following link to learn more about our sponsorship program and to view the application.

We are also revamping our field scoreboard banner and have a few spaces available for local business advertising. Please reach out to Coach Conklin or our Academy Giving Manager Jessica Vaughan for more information. 

Thank you for your support and Go Chargers! 

CarLife Charger of the Week:
Caleb Richards- Senior- Varsity Soccer

Caleb has led our soccer team through a rocky start to our winter '20-21 season. With the season pushed  back, stopped, and then started again, Caleb has been instrumental in organizing and leading practices, including 2 a days and futsal. As one of two seniors, and a captain, he sets an example with outstanding work ethic, leading with both words and actions. The team's leading scorer last season, Caleb will look to get off to a hot start Thursday in the season opener @ North Phoenix Prep. 

Congratulations Caleb! 


Wednesday, January 20th
6:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Tempe Prep 

Thursday, January 21st
3:00pm- Girls MS A and B Soccer @ SPA @ Eldorado Park 
(Early Release: 1:30pm)
6:00pm- Boys Varsity Soccer @ North Phx Prep 

Friday, January 22nd
4:00pm- JV Boys Basketball @ St John Paul (Early Release 2pm)
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball @ St. John Paul
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball @ St. John Paul 

Saturday, January 23rd
9:00am- Boys MS B Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep 
10:30am- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep 

Last Weeks Results: 

Thursday, January 14th
3:45pm- Boys MS A Soccer @ Lincoln Prep (L 3-1)
4:00pm- Girls MS B Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (L 1-0)
5:30pm- Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (L 8-0)

Saturday, January 16th
9:00am- Advanced Archery virtual shoot @ Arete 
*Results still being confirmed*
9:00am- MS B Boys Soccer @ Lincoln Prep (L 2-0) 

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

 Please keep in touch with your Coach and team app/communication as well. Continue to follow these practice schedules and more information will be communicated as decisions are made. 

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page.( under the "MORE" tab. Always keep in touch with your coach for the latest schedules. 
Visit East Valley Sports to Order Your Varsity Jacket!
You may now visit East Valley Sports (6306 East Main Street, Mesa, 85205) to inquire about ordering an Arete Prep Varsity Jacket. We have redesigned the Varsity Letter that was distributed at Fall Sports Awards. Please keep in mind that jackets take 7-8 weeks for production. We are very excited to see school pride represented in Varsity Jackets around campus! Jackets are dress code approved but may only be worn by the owner. 

***East Valley Sports is in the process of going out of business***
We are searching for a new Varsity Jacket partner, but feel free to contact them in the meantime. 

Follow the Arete Prep Chargers on Social Media!
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As always, visit our athletics website:
for information, updates, schedules, rosters, scores, and more! Content will continue to be added throughout the year! 


1. Complete the Athletic Online Enrollment. (Must be completed by a parent/guardian.) 

2. Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months and must be resubmitted annually. 

3. Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $260. All high school sports are $300. Select Online Payment to pay by debit/credit card online, or you may submit cash, check, or money to the front office. 

4. (HS ONLY) If not previously completed, every high school athlete must complete the Brainbook Concussion Course. The AIA will notify Arete electronically once the student has successfully completed the course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only once during their high school career. 

All items must be completed and turned in before your student may participate in their sport.
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell