Athletics

Athletics at PRCA

Athletics is an essential facet of our school culture, extending our mission of teaching students to become like Christ on the courts and on the playing fields.

We strive to pursue excellence for God’s honor and glory and to practice the art of honoring others through competition. Athletics are seen as a vehicle to disciple students, bringing all who experience our programs into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Since the first high school class of 2001, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy has earned over 30 team AIA (Arizona Interscholastic Association) State Championships and much recognition at the regional level. PRCA offers 17 competitive high school varsity and JV programs. State championship appearances have been achieved in football, girls & boys basketball, girls & boys swim, girls & boys cross country, baseball, girls & boys soccer, girls & boys track, softball, and girls & boys tennis. Our boys soccer team is the 2024 3A State Champion!

Many student-athletes have chosen to pursue a collegiate athletic experience at various levels and are prepared for the rigors of college academics and an athletic commitment due to their time as a PRCA Lion. Ten of our 2023 graduates signed Letters of Intent to continue their careers at the college level!

Middle School student-athletes (grades 6-8) have the opportunity to participate in 14 competitive and developmental-level co-curricular sports opportunities throughout the year. MS programs include football, girls volleyball, coed tennis, coed cross country, coed soccer, girls softball, girls and boys basketball, and boys and girls track & field. 
 
Summer Athletic Opportunities
*If you are an incoming freshman you may (and should!) participate in HS athletic programs! If you are a middle schooler, scroll to find camps for you.  

HS Girls Basketball:
Contact: Coach Ken Urdahl: ken.urdahl@yahoo.com
Practice from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM on May 28-29. 
May 30- June 2: Pinetop/Snowflake Tournament (varsity only). The games will be on Monday and Wednesday.
June 14-16: Hardwood Hoops Tourney at Sporting Chance. I am hoping to get both teams into that.
June 20-24: San Diego USD Team Camp (varsity only)
Practice for everyone in June: Monday & Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. No practice on Fridays.
Cost for summer basketball: Varsity: $400 per player, JV: $150 per player. Please give checks to Jacob Beach or Amy Garnand in the athletic office by May 15.
 
HS Boys Basketball
Contact: Coach Steve Solita: stevesolita@comcast.net
May 6, 13, & 20, 22: practice from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
May 29 to June 30: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday practice from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
May 30: Pima Summer Tournament (varsity only)
May 31 to June 28: Amphi Summer League (JV only)
June 6-8: Best in Basketball in Gilbert (varsity only)
June 14-16: Old Pueblo Round-Up at Sporting Chance (varsity only)
June 21-13: Southwest Showdown at Sporting Chance (varsity only)
June 27-30: University of California San Diego Team Camp (varsity only)

HS Girls Soccer/ Boys Soccer
Girls soccer contact: Jessica Rushton at jculv11@gmail.com or 520-730-3798
Boys soccer contact: Geoff Neale at coachgneale@gmail.com or 520-370-8604
Monday/Wednesday starting June 3 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM; tennis shoes only, meet in the gym

HS Volleyball
Contact: Coach Jamie Ricksecker at jricksecker@fca.org
July 22-25 Volleyball Camp: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM for incoming 6th -9th graders. Register for camp online. 9th graders are welcome to stay for the open gym. 
Open Gym Starts July 22: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday the first week, and then M/W/F. 

HS Football
Contact: Head Varsity Coach Kent Middleton at kent.middleton@sierratucson.com or 520-307-4862
Contact: Head JV Coach David Shoaff @dbshoaff@gmail.com or 702-297-3901
Practice: Tuesday, May 27-June 25: M, T, W, TH
  •  Varsity: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
  •  JV players (returners and all incoming): 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
June 5-6 Varsity 7 v & Tournament: Kino South Sports Complex, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
No practice from June 28-July 14 (great time for a family vacation!)
Summer Football continues on July 15
July 18-21: San Diego Camp (varsity only)  
July 24: First official day of practice 
 
HS Cross Country
Head Coach: Jeremiah York @ jeremiahyork@gmail.com or 520-310-0100
Practice: M/W/F @ 6:00 AM (location to be determined)

HS Baseball
Contact: Ricky Scruggs @rickyscruggs5@gmail.com

HS Cheer
Contact: Coach Christine Sola @csola1016@gmail.com
There are HS opportunities available.


Camps & Middle School Opportunities

Girls Volleyball Camp

July 22-25 for incoming 6th-9th graders (9th grade invited to stay for open gym). 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, $150
Contact: Jamie Ricksecker at jricksecker@fca.org

Basketball Camp
July 8-10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, incoming 3rd-5th graders, boys & girls, $150
July 10-12 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM for incoming 6th-9th graders, boys & girls $150
Info & Registration Contact: mattgipson7@gmail.com

MS Cross Country
Same summer schedule as the high school team above. Contact Coach Scott Floyd @scott.floyd@prcak12.org.
Join Remind by texting 81010 with the message @ prcross to join our 2023 Middle School CC Remind thread to obtain the latest details. We would like at least 1 parent and the student-athlete on the thread.
The mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is to teach our students to become like Christ through a classical, Christian education within a covenantal community.

Grammar Campus (grades DK-5)

6450 N Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Upper Campus (grades 6-12)

9500 N Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM

South Campus (grades K-2)

5951 S 12th Ave, Tucson AZ 85706
Phone: 520.413.7945
School office hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM