Athletics at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy


As part of a well-rounded Christian education, PRCA offers various athletic opportunities for students in grades 6-12. 

Our 17 high school sports teams compete in the 3A South Region of the AIA (Arizona Interscholastic Association) and most teams have represented PRCA in Region and State competition. State championship appearances have been achieved in football, girls & boys basketball, girls and boys swim, girls and boys cross country, baseball, girls and boys soccer, girls & boys track, softball and girls and boys tennis. 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 as a result of their time as a PRCA Lion. Nine 2021 graduates signed Letters of Intent to play at the college level, in football, indoor & beach volleyball, soccer, baseball, and swimming. 

Middle School student-athletes (grades 6-8) have the opportunity to participate in 14 sports throughout the year. At the Grammar School, league teams are often formed and coached by parent volunteers.

At the heart of these programs is the principle of Discipleship Coaching. Coaches are expected to not only be passionate about their specific sport, but also want to lead young men & women to a closer relationship with Christ. All teams have regular devotions and coaches strive to lead by example in confidence, yet with humility.

Our Athletic Program has implemented 3-Dimensional Coaching, a certification course that all of our middle and high school coaches have completed. 3D coaches are fundamentally sound, skilled at coaching the mind and focused on capturing the heart to influence PRCA student-athletes to live for Christ.

3D Parenting: The video presentation in this link will empower parents to more effectively steward the growth of their children in all three dimensions as it relates to their participation in sports. click to view video


 

All home athletic events - at every level of play - will be live streamed on the NFHS Network.

You may purchase a yearly annual pass to view every game live or on-demand on one device at a time for $70, or $11 per month. This will allow you to view all contests (High School & Middle School) held on our stadium field and gymnasium.
Click the NFHS graphic below to purchase live streaming.
PRCA Summer Athletics Opportunities
  • If you are an incoming freshman you may (and should!) participate in HS athletic programs!
  • To participate In Any Summer HS Athletics Program Please Register on Register My Athlete

HS Girls Basketball  
  • Summer practice on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and practice on Monday, May 30 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and then this schedule will be followed through June.:
    • Mondays: JV & Varsity Games @ Flowing Wells 
    • Tuesdays: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (weight lifting), 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (practice)  
    • Wednesdays: JV & Varsity Games @ Flowing Wells
    • Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (weight lifting), 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (practice)  
    • Fridays: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (practice), & 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (weight lifting) 
  • Flowing Wells Summer League Both our JV and Varsity team will be participating in the Flowing Wells League. 
    • Click for summer league schedule 
    • Games begin on Wednesday, June 1
    • The fee per player is $50, either cash or a check out to Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. If you are paying with a check, please put Girls Summer Basketball in the memo line. We need to receive the payment before June 1. Turn in to Jacob Beach or Coach Tvrdy in the Athletic Office. 
  • Contact: Coach Lonnie Tvrdy, lonnie.tvrdy@prcak12.org or 520-405-4731
HS Boys Basketball
  • Practices start June 1 and will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
    • Monday practices will be 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
    • Wednesday practices will be 12:00 to 1:30 PM 
    • Friday Open Gyms will be 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Contact: Coach Erik Michaud, ejmichaud99@gmail.com or 603-568-7328
HS Girls Soccer/ Boys Soccer: Starting June 7
  • Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM 1 hr in the weight room, 1 hr playing indoor
  • Youth Camp (K-8): June 20-23 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM For Camp sign-up and info, contact Amy Garelick 
  • Girls soccer contact: Amy Garelick, amy.garelick@prcak12.org or 602-790-8647
  • Boys soccer contact: Geoff Neale, coachgneale@gmail.com or 520-370-8604
    HS Volleyball
    • Open Gym Dates
      • June 13 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      • June 15 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      • June 20 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      • June 30 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      • July 16 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • July 30 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Practices Start July 11 and will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday through the rest of July.
    • Round Robin scrimmages against other schools every Wednesday starting July 13. 
    • July 11-14: Girls Volleyball 6th-9th grade, 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM in PRCA gym
    • July 18-21: FCA Volleyball Camp @ Desert Christian HS, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
    • Contact: Coach Jamie Ricksecker, jricksecker@fca.org or 520-250-0622
    HS Football:  Starts May 31
    • Summer football workouts from May 31 to June 24 for incoming and JV players 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Thursday 
    • Family Vacation Time: no practice from June 24-July 10
    • Summer Football continues July 11-20
    • San Diego Camp (Varsity Only) - July 21-24
    • First official day of practice - July 25
    • Contact: Coach Kent Middleton, kent.middleton@sierratucson.com or 520-307-4862
    HS Cross Country: June 13-July 29
    • Monday - 6:30 AM, Rillito Regional Park
    • Tuesday - 6:30 AM, PRCA Track/Weight Room
    • Thursday - 6:30a AM, Rillito Regional Park
    • Friday – Time & location varies each week
    • Rillito location: 4570 N 1st Ave, 85718; meet by the playground, & enter from 1st Ave
    • Contact: Coach Daniel Kenneston, daniel.kenneston@prcak12.org or (520) 729-0019

    HS Boys Baseball: May 30 to August 3
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Cost: $475 ( 2 hat, 2 dry fit jerseys, 1 tank top, 1 pair of shorts included)
    • 2 Tournaments: 
      • June 20-23 - 16u Perfect Game in Irvine, CA
      • July 12-17 - 15u NCS Orange County World Series in Huntington Beach/Lake Forest, CA
    • Practices will consist of speed and power, weight training and baseball activities.
    • We will compete in 16u tournaments with 12 spots available for each tournament. Athletes will compete to earn a spot on the tournament team
    • June 27-30: USA Baseball Camp, ages 7-15.
    • Chad Chop Camp July-25-28, ages 6-14. 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. $150
    • Contact: Coach Chad Chop, hitman44@hotmail.com or 925-785-1736
    HS Girls Softball
    • Venom Softball Club Practices
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting May 17 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Contact: Coach Laura Schoenborn, lschoenborn5@gmail.com or 520-954-0678
    HS Swim: Starting June 8 
    • Weight lifting: Wednesday and Friday - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Contact: Coach Jason Cann, jason.cann@prcak12.org or 520-850-9254
    HS Tennis
    HS Golf
    HS Cheer:  Starting in July; more info to come.

    Youth Summer Camps (Kindergarten through 9th Grade) 
    • May 31 - June 3 & June 6- 9: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, grades 2-5 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and grades 6-12 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM in PRCA gym. $130/session. Contact: Larry Summerfield at summerfieldfamilyselfdefense@gmail.com.
    • June 11: Advanced Jiu Jitsu from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM in PRCA gym. $30. Contact: Larry Summerfield at summerfieldfamilyselfdefense@gmail.com.
    • June 20-23: Incoming K-8 Soccer Camp, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, $125, amy.garelick@prcak12.org
    • July 4-7: Basketball 3rd grade-5th grade Co-Ed, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, $125, mattgipson7@gmail.com
    • June 25-28 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) 7th-12th Sports Camps at Northern Arizona University. All sports offered. Sign up at www.azfca.org
    • June 27-30: USA Baseball Camp, ages 7-15.
    • July-25-28:  Chad Chop Youth Baseball Camp: 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. $150, age 6-14. Coach Chop at hitman44@hotmail.com or 925-785-1736
    • July 11-14: Middle School (6th-9th grade)  Co-Ed Basketball Camp, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, $125, mattgipson7@gmail.com
    • July 11-14: Girls Volleyball 6th-9th grade, $125. 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Coach Ricksecker at jricksecker@fca.org  
    • July 18-21: FCA Volleyball Camp @ Desert Christian HS, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Coach Ricksecker at jricksecker@fca.org
    • MS Football 7th-8th: July 12-28. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on PRCA Baseball Field. Contact: David Shoaff at dbshoaff@gmail.com
    • 5th/6th Flag Football: Starts June14. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM on the baseball field. Contact: Andy Fetsis at coachfetsis@gmail.com

    HS Athletics

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    • Photo of Lonnie Tvrdy

      Mr. Lonnie Tvrdy 

      Asst. Principal, Athletic Dir.
      UofA - Post graduate

    MS Athletic Director

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      Mrs. Amy Garnand 

      Teacher: PE; MS Athletic Director
      520-797-0107
      University of Arizona - Post graduate
      University of Arizona - MA Latin American Studies
    Grammar School (grades DK-5)
    6450 N. Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
    Phone: 520.529.7080
    School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    Upper School (grades 6-12)
    9500 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
    Phone: 520.797.0107
    School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM
    PRCA South (grades K-1)
    5951 S. 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
    Phone: 520.433.0285
    *Coming Fall 2022!

    "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."

    “All for Christ and His Kingdom”