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Arete Prep Athletics Fall 2019 
Welcome Back... Register Now! 

Welcome to the fall 2019 athletics season at Arete Prep! 
We hope you will join us for...

  Fall Sports Info Night on Thursday, 8/8 at 7:15pm. 
Meet in the Marley gymnasium for an introduction to Charger Athletics, a chance to meet our coaching staff, and an opportunity to meet others in our community. 

Registration information can be found at the following link:
Athletics Registration Information

Payment for fall sports can be made via cash, check, or using the Configio payment portal here:
Pay for Athletics Here!

Sports offered for the fall include:
Middle School (Start date 8/19): Volleyball, flag football, cross country, advanced archery (9/23 start) 
High school (Start date 8/12): Volleyball, football, cross country, swim and dive, advanced archery (9/23 start)

All registration requirements must be met before an athlete can participate. Please be proactive! 

Advanced Archery Competes at Worlds!

After a successful trip to Nationals in Salt Lake City in April, our middle school Advanced Archery team competed in the NASP World competition, which was held in Nashville, TN from 7/25-7/27. The Chargers finished ranked #38 in the world! Congratulations goes out to Coach George Portillo and all of our Archers! A new Advanced Archery season will begin on 9/23. 
New for 2019! 5th graders eligible to compete in Charger middle school athletics! 

Based on high participation numbers, safety, and logistics, some sports will remain open only to grades 6-8. 5th graders may now register for the following MS fall 2019 sports:

Cross Country (Coed)
Flag Football (Coed)

'19-20 Winter and spring sports that 5th graders will be eligible for include:

Boys Soccer (Potentially girls as well)
Track and Field
Beginning Archery

We look forward to welcoming some of our 5th grade families into Arete Prep Athletics! 
CarLife Charger of the Week:

As competition begins in late August, we will once again be announcing our "Charger of the Week." Thank you to our community partner and neighbor CarLife, and Jeff Breid, for sponsoring our programs and supporting our scholar athletes. This award is performance based, with a strong emphasis on leadership and service!


Stay Tuned! 

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars are being developed 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. 

Others to be added, and updates to these coming, so please stay in touch! 
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. 

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 $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.
Fall 2019 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Football: Coach Cord Smith,
JV  Volleyball:  Coach Bre Ward,
Varsity Volleyball: Coach Catrina Warren,
Varsity Swimming:  Coach Andrea Cook,
Varsity X-Country:  Coach Jon Spano,
Advanced Archery:  Coach George Portillo,
MS Flag Football:  Coach Jason Bellomy,
MS Cross Country:  Darry Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball:  Coach Nicholas Kaprielian,
MS C1 Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,
MS C2 Volleyball:  Coach Clara Carnahan,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell