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 competitions. 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 and 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 2022 graduates have 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 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 intentionally lead our young men and 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.
 

High School Summer Athletics

  • 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 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
  • 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 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
    • 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
    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
    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:  
    • Contact: Coach Karen Olson, prcacheer@gmail.com, 520-250-1998
    • Summer Cheer Sessions will be Tuesdays & Thursdays and open to all PRCA high school girls who want to try something new & fun! No experience necessary. Come for one or come for all. Sessions will be held at CDO Baptist, next to PRCA. Please fill out the registration form by clicking the link below and RSVP for the sessions you plan to attend: https://forms.gle/mPRYZ6p4BhpyUCUR7
    Week 1:
    July 5: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM: All About Stunting 
    July 7: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Get Up & Dance
    Week 2:
    July 12: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Dance & Basic Tumbling 
    July 14: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Stunting & Sideline Skills
    Week 3
    July 19:  8:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Stunting & Sideline Skills 
    July 21: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Dance & Basic Tumbling 
     
    Cheer tryouts will be July 25 & 26.

    2022 Summer Camps

    Youth Camps (Kindergarten through 9th Grade) 
    • July 4-7: Basketball 3rd grade-5th grade Co-Ed, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, $125, mattgipson7@gmail.com
    • 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
    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.

    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”