"Perform at your best, when your best is required."
Spring Sports are Underway!

Arete will continue to follow all AIA and GHMSL Covid sport modifications as well as CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment for our athletes, coaches, and spectators. AIA Spring modifications can be found here:

Sport specific calendars are being developed and can be found on our athletics website ( under the "MORE" tab. Sport specific questions can be directed to our coaching staff, using the following directory:

General athletics and registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

Payment for athletics will be due before the first date of competition for each sport.

Arete Archery Update
Our Arete Prep Advanced Archers competed in NASP state competition last weekend here at Arete. We are awaiting official results, but expect many of our archers and teams to qualify for NASP nationals, which will take place on April, 24th. That will give the Chargers the opportunity to qualify for World competition.
Tax Credit Tuesdays Continue! 
By the April 15th deadline, contribute your Arizona State Tax Credit to directly impact Arete athletics and clubs. Your tax credit, and each "+1" from family and friends gives your student a chance at a weekly drawing for Chargers swag, snacks, gift cards, and more!

Last week's winners were:
Joe Connelley and
Kara Sistak
Athletic Training Update- Spring 2021
ATI physical therapy continues to help protect Arete Prep athletes and our community. ATI has many valley locations, including a few just miles from our campus. Our head Athletic Trainer Greg Keuter (MS, ATC, PES) will be on campus for diagnosis, evaluation, and clinical hours Mondays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. 

*Our athletic training room does not have most modalities needed for proper treatment and rehab of injuries. Many athletes will be referred to an ATI clinic when applicable. On campus hours are generally for initial evaluation, guidance, and basic treatments. On campus hours are covered by Arete, but appointments at clinics are not. 

Check out the article below, about how physical therapy can help high school athletes and prevent sports injuries!

CarLife Charger of the Week
Sheppard Small - Freshman- Varsity Baseball
Week of 3/16-3/19

"Shep" was dominant as a pitcher last week, striking out 17 batters in six innings of work. He has been working on his craft for months and executed each of his four pitches effectively. At the plate, Shep served as an effective lead off batter, scoring five times in the three games. He also racked up three hits, two of which were doubles, and four RBIs. 

Clay Oetjen- Freshman- Varsity Baseball
Week of 3/22-3/27

Clay's nomination is more of a continuation from the first week of the season. In our first four games, Clay is 8 for 12, with six RBIs. Two of his hits were triples. He is currently leading the team in hits, batting average, RBIs, and on base percentage, and slugging percentage. Great start to the season Clay!

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 30th
4:00pm- Varsity Golf @ Cicero @ Silverado (early release 2pm)
5:00pm- Varsity Baseball @ Chandler Prep @ Snedigar Park
3:30pm- Varsity Track @ PHX Christian Invite (early release 1:30pm)

Wednesday, March 31st
5:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Chandler Prep @ Snedigar Park
3:30pm- MS C Boys Basketball vs. SPA
4:00pm- MS B Girls Basketball @ SPA (early release 2:30pm)
4:30pm- MS B Boys Basketball vs. SPA
5:00pm- MS A Girls Basketball @ SPA
5:30pm- MS A Boys Basketball vs. SPA
Last Week's Results

Friday, March 26th
3:30pm- Varsity Track @ QC True Grit Invite
Results available at: MileSplit AZ
6:30pm- Varsity Baseball @ Horizon Honors (L 9-2)

Saturday, March 27th
8:00am- MS Track @ GHMSL Meet #1 @ Ben Franklin
Team Calendars

 Please keep in touch with your Coach and team app/communication as well.

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page.( under the "MORE" tab. 
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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! 
Charger Varsity Jackets
Our former vendor, East Valley Sports has gone out of business. We are working with BSN on the design of a Varsity Jacket. If interested in learning more, please contact Coach Conklin.
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Arete Prep Academy

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.
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