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Summer Camps 2021- Registration Is Live!

Arete Prep Athletics summer camp registration is now live! Enrollment will be capped for most camps, so don't hesitate to register. There are two parts to registration:

  1. Register your child in our athletics database. This will ensure we have all contact and emergency information.
***Filter 2021-22 for summer camp registration***

*A sports physical is not required for summer camps. But, if you intend to play sports at Arete next year, it may be a good idea to get it done for the year, now. A sports physical is good for one year from the date of completion.

2. Payment for camps: It is preferred camps are paid for using the Configio Arete Prep payment portal:

Payment can also be made via cash or check, just please contact Coach Conklin to complete payment in that way. A camp T-Shirt is included with registration (1 per camper, not per camp)
A full listing of camps can be found here:

MS Track and Field- Championship Results

Stay tuned for our next Stampede where we will highlight MS and HS Track and Field accomplishments. The HS State Meet takes place Thursday and Friday and Perry HS.

Spring Football Begins 5/12

Arete Prep Spring Football is coming up! The Chargers will be working out at the Arete field starting Wednesday, May 12th through Friday, May 21st. 
Players will need to wear shorts, a shirt, and cleats. These are non-contact workouts. There is no cost for spring football. Come on out and invite your friends and classmates.

A calendar for spring and summer football workouts will be provided in the near future. Please contact Coach Smith with any spring football questions.

Arete Prep Middle School Flag Football’s 1st Annual “Green and White” combine and game.

When: Thursday 5/20 3:45-5:45pm
Where: Arete Prep Field
Who:  students (coed) entering grades 5/6 for the ’21-22 school year

Sign up: Sign up Here! (Please RSVP so we can plan)

Cost: Free! ($5 donation for pizza and Gatorade per person at the end)

Come out and meet our MS Flag Football coaches and fellow parents at our 1st annual spring game. Players will take part in a few combine style drills and finish with a scrimmage game. Our MS A team were Great Hearts Middle School Champions this past fall! As we look to continue to grow our program, players of all experience levels are welcome to come see what our flag football program is all about. Please sign up using the link above so we know how many players to plan for. Parents are welcome to come watch, and join us for Pizza and community building at the end. Questions can be directed to AD Todd Conklin (

Join the Charger Athletics Family- Coaching Opportunities for '20-21

Arete Prep is currently accepting interest in the following Coaching positions for the '21-22 fall season:

*Varsity Volleyball
*Middle School Volleyball
*Middle School Flag Football

To express interest, please contact Coach Conklin (
Volunteer With Mikey's League- Unified Flag Football

Mikey's League Unified Flag Football continues on Saturdays from 9-Noon at the Arete field.

Arete Prep Athletics are proud to announce a partnership with Mikey’s League, a local unified sports community organization. A little bit about Mikey’s League…

 Mission: Mikey’s League was founded with a powerful objective: to challenge the limits placed on children with disabilities and allow them to inspire and teach us. We believe in the power of sport, and its moments of triumph, to unify, heal, and provide the confidence needed to be successful in life, regardless of challenges.

Vision: To allow all kids to play, regardless of ability. Through adapted, unified sport create an opportunity to experience triumph and success in a way that they will remember forever.
Use the following links and videos to learn more about Mikey’s League!

We are excited to announce Mikey’s League will be running an 8-week season of flag football, Saturday mornings, starting April 3rd from 9am-noon. We will be playing at Arete Preparatory Academy in Gilbert (Greenfield and Baseline). Come enjoy the outdoors with us and our friends before it gets too hot for the summer. We will be focusing on developing fundamental football skills and what it means to be a part of a team.
We will be running two divisions, one for kids around ages 10-14, and one for ages 15+.

How can the Arete Community get involved:
We are seeking volunteers to help play with, coach, and support Mikey’s League athletes. Use the following link to sign up to volunteer on one or more of our league dates. Help build community, relationships, and earn volunteer hours with us. No football experience is necessary, and we will accept volunteers of all ages. You can sign up for one week, two, all eight, or whatever works for you!

CarLife Charger of the Week:
After an outstanding week for Arete Athletics, we have an unprecedented 3 Chargers of the Week!

Michael Harambasic- 8th- Track and Field
Michael earned two GHMSL championships Saturday, winning both the 100 and 200 sprint events. He finished the prelims ranked first in each event and carried that momentum to the top of podium in both races. His 100 finals time was 12.1 (12.24 prelim) and his 200 finals time was 24.97 (24.87 prelim). Michael also brought home a bronze as part of the 4x400 relay team.

Chloe Stoops- Senior- Track and Field
Chloe threw a school record 89-5 in the javelin and placed 8th at the AIA State Championships. She had to throw a school record just to make the finals and broke it again in the finals to place 8th.

Matthew McClelland- Junior- Varsity Golf
Matthew scored a 41 in his 12th and final golf match of the season vs ACP & Phx Country Day. This score earned him a spot in the TOP 15 HS individual golfers in AZ. This clutch round qualifies him to play in the AIA State Championships at Tucson National GC May 10th-11th. Matthew continued the streak of four years in a row where the Arete Prep golf team or one individual qualified for state

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 10th
4:00pm- Girls MS B Basketball @ Glendale Prep (Early release 2:15)
5:00pm- Boys MS B Basketball @ Glendale Prep

Tuesday, May 11th
4:00pm- Boys MS C Basketball @ Chandler Prep

Thursday, May 13th
TBD Varsity Track @ AIA Championships @ Perry

Friday, May 14th
TBD- Varsity Track @ AIA Championships @ Perry
Last Week's Results
Monday, May 3rd
3:00pm- Varsity Golf @ Elephant Rock (9am Depart)
4:00pm- Boys MS C Basketball vs. CPA (L 22-17)

Tuesday, May 4th
3:30pm- Varsity Track @ Last Chance Qualifier @ Perry

Wednesday, May 5th
3:30pm- Girls MS B Basketball vs. Veritas
4:00pm- Boys MS C Basketball @ Veritas (L 26-19)
4:30pm- Girls MS A Basketball vs. Veritas
5:00pm Boys MS A Basketball @ Veritas (Cancelled)
5:30pm- Boys MS B Basketball vs. Lincoln (W 37-31)

Thursday, May 6th
3:30pm- Varsity Golf @ ACP @ San Marcos

Friday, May 7th
4:00pm- Boys MS A Basketball @ Basis PHX (L)
6:00pm- Girls MS A Basketball @ Trivium Prep (L 20-18)

Saturday, May 8th
8:00am- MS Track GHMSL Championships @ Apollo
8:00am- Advanced Archery - Nationals Re-Shoot on campus
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. 
 Sideline Store Remains Open 24/7/365!
You can stop Charger gear 24/7/365 at our BSN Sideline Store! Shop all kinds of Charger fan gear and brands including Nike, Under Armor and North Face. 

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.
Follow the Arete Prep Chargers on Social Media!
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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Gilbert, AZ 85234
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