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 Register Now for 2019 Spring Sports at Arete Prep! 

Registration and payment are open for spring sports! Most spring '19 sports begin next week. Beginning Archery is the exception and will start after spring break. Tryout and practice schedules are still being finalized and are somewhat dependant on winter postseason play. Keep checking our athletics website 
Arete Prep Athletics Website  for up to date athletics information. General registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (tconklin@areteprepacademy.org.) Sport specific questions can be directed to the spring coaching staff (see below.) 
Be proactive! Please make sure your physical is good through the end of the sesaon to begin and maintain participation! 

Spring Sports Offered:
High School: Beach Volleyball (girls), Track and Field (Coed), Baseball, Golf
Middle School: Basketball (boys and girls), Track and Field (coed), Swimming (coed) 

Registration Reminders:


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 $250. All high school sports are $290. 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.
Boys and Girls Basketball Headed to 1A East Region Tournament!
Both Charger Varsity Basketball teams were rewarded for successful regular seasons by earning bids to the 1A East Region Tournament in Fort Thomas on 1/29. The full bracket can be viewed here:
All games will be played at Fort Thomas High School (15502 US-70, Pima, AZ 85543)
A youthful Chargers girls team has put together one of the highest win totals in recent history, and finished the region slate with a 4-3 record. A tiebreaker puts them at the #4 seed, and they will have to go up against #1 and host, Fort Thomas in a 2:30pm semi.
The #3 seeded boys get a rematch with #2 Ray, who came into "The Marley" last Friday and walked out with a 50-32 win. A poor shooting night let the Chargers down, as they played without key post players Shawn Baker and Brennan Weir. The Chargers hope to return to full strength as they take on the Bearcats at 4:oopm Tuesday.
There will be an admission charge at Fort Thomas. Semifinal winners will return to Fort Thomas Thursday, for the east region tournament championship,
Arete Prep Athletics Online Squadlocker- Update! 
Charger Community,
Good news! A warmer, school approved fleece is now available through Anton Uniforms! Please contact Anton if interested in a fleece for students to wear during the school day. 
Please continue to use our "Squadlocker" to order other gear, and show off your Charger pride and spirit! 
Items are shipped directly to the address of your choice. General orders have an expected delivery time of 1-2 weeks from date of purchase. Custom orders can be expected in 2-3 weeks. *Items ordered after 12/9 are not guaranteed to be delivered in time for Christmas. 
DISCLAIMER--Customized items cannot be returned or exchanged. 
DISCLAIMER- Some of the 1/4 zips are lighter in material than the fleece purchased in years past/at Anton. Please use your discretion when purchasing for seasonal wear. 

Returns/Exchanges: Can only be made if the wrong size was delivered, or the product is defective. If I product does not fit correctly, there is no guarantee it can be returned or exchanged. All customer service inquiries must be made to Squadlocker, not the Arete Prep front or athletic offices.

Squadlocker Customer Service:

HOW TO REACH US

You can give us a call at 1-888-885-6253
8:30am to 5:30pm EST, Monday-Friday.
You can also send us an email us at support@squadlocker.com

LIVE CHAT

Use the chat button on the bottom right corner to chat with us live.
8:30am to 10pm EST, Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm EST, Saturday-Sunday
Go Chargers! 
CarLife Charger of the Week (1/21-1/27) 
Brandon Small-Soccer 
Brandon has captained a Charger Varsity Soccer team that has dealt with a lot of adversity and lack of results this season. Has has played multiple positions and unselfishly does whatever the team and coaches require or ask of him. Brandon displays a strong work ethic in practice is is not afraid to step in as a leader to make tough decisions or pick the team up. In a stretch of three tough games vs. very good compeitition last week, Brandon displayed all of these qualities, setting a positive example for younger players in our program. Congratulations Brandon! 
Previous Winners:
1/14-1/20- Alissa Kassebaum- Basketball 
1/7-1/12 Erik Baker- Basketball 
12/10-12/16 Helen Letizia- Soccer
12/3-12/8  Shawn Baker- Basketball 
11/26-12/1 Tania Davidson- Soccer 
11/19-11/25 Joey Patrick- Basketball 
11/5-11/10  Adam Whitehead- Cross Country 
10/29-11/3  Amanda Zajdzinski- Swimming
10/15-10/22 Amanda Zajdzinski, Luke Nicholas- Swimming 
10/1-10/14 Titan Palmer, Pierce Garver, Jack Spano- Football 
9/24-9/29   Brennan Weir - Senior- Football 
9/17-9/22   Adam Whitehead- Junior- Cross Country
9/10-9/15   Risa Fish- Senior- Volleyball
9/3-9/8       Remington Wallace- Freshman- Swimming
8/27-9/1     Ben White- Senior- Football

UPCOMING GAMES AND EVENTS: 
Monday, January 28
4:00pm- Boys Varsity Soccer @ AZ Lutheran (Early Release 2:00pm)

Tuesday, January 29
2:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Fort Thomas 1A EAST REGION TOURNEY 
4:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Ray 1A EAST REGION TOURNEY
Early Release for both- 11:00am 
5:00pm- Girls Varsity Soccer @ Paradise Honors (Early Release 2:30pm)
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Soccer @ Paradise Honors 

GHMSL Playoffs for soccer and baseball TBD

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars can and will continue to change over the season.  Always stay in contact with your coach for up-to-date team information. Please occasionally check in with the athletics website calendars for the most updated 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. IF YOU ARE ORDERING A JACKET, please contact Coach Conklin to receive the new letter. 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. 


Charger Athletes- Meet With National Prospect ID's James Holcombe This Thursday at 12:45pm
NPID's James Holcombe will be on the Arete campus this Thursday to meet with Charger High School Athletes. James will be discussing the upcoming athletic combine that will be available to all Great Hearts student athletes. He will also provide information for athletes thinking about playing sports at the NCAA level, and will introduce how National Prospect ID helps athletes and families with this part of the college process. 

When: Thursday 1/31 12:45pm (2nd lunch)
Where: Arete Prep Room 102

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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! 



REGISTRATION FOR A SPORT


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 $250. All high school sports are $290. 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.
Spring 2019 Coaches:

Varsity Boys Baseball: Coach Cord Smith,  csmith1@areteprepacademy.org

Varsity Coed Track and Field: Coach Mike Caviness,  micaviness@yahoo.com

Varsity Beach Volleyball: Coach Colton Loving,  cloving @areteprepacademy.org

Varsity Golf: Coach Ben Weir,  bengolf1@gmail.com

MS "A" Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,  jwh480@gmail.com

MS "B" Girls Basketball: Coach Michael Naaktgeboren,  mnaaktgeboren@archwayarete.org

MS "A" Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,  jason.bellomy@gmail.com

MS "B" Boys Basketball: Nathan McAnally

MS Swimming: Rachel Laveen, rlaveen@archwayarete.org
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell

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