Athletics 2018-05-22T13:36:58+00:00

Athletics

Heritage Academy Gateway Athletics

Our #1 goal and focus is to build great athletes! Part of being a great athlete includes knowing what makes a good team and how to have a fun while developing character in youth through both academics and athletics. What makes us different and stand-above the rest when it comes to the Athletic experience? We are passionate about creating multi-sport athletes at our campus. By building great multi-sport athletes, we create great youth who have an inner-drive to become the best all-around person that they can be. Heritage Academy has a unique environment where ANY scholar who wants to participate and compete in a sport can. We make every possible effort to keep a NO CUT policy and there is a team for your athlete whether they are an all-star or a rookie! Heritage Academy employs the best coaches & faculty in the Valley. We invite you to come watch one of our games and meet our coaches and athletes to see what makes us stand above the rest.

Important Read before you register your athlete!: Athletic Changes for 18-19 School Year

Spots for Summer Sports Camps are going fast. Register today here to reserve your spot.

Exciting new sport offerings starting the 2018-2019 school year: High School Flag Football, High School Boys Soccer & Boys Volleyball (both High School & Jr High). Watch for the chance to register for these sports soon once registration opens up for next year.

Mark your Calendars! Schedule of Mandatory Parent-Athlete Meetings for the 2018-2019 School Year. Your scholar athlete will not be cleared to participate without attending these meetings. You only need to attend with your athlete during the sports season in which they are participating in a sport. All Meetings will be held here at campus from 5:30-6:30pm.

Fall Sports Season: Wednesday, July 25th

Winter Sports Season: Wednesday, October 17th

Spring Sports Season: Wednesday, January 23rd

IN THE NEWS!

A campus of champions. No other CAA school during the 16-17 school year won more State Championships than Heritage-Gateway! Check out our Article in the Queen Creek Independent Newspaper. Congratulations to Jewelana Anderson for being the State Champion in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:12:177!

Now looking for coaches:

Interested in Coaching a sport at our campus? Now accepting resumes for all Coaching positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Please send resumes to Coach Godfrey at: mgodfrey@heritageacademyaz.com

Advertising Opportunities: 

Want to advertise on our campus? We are accepting businesses to get a banner hung on our fences. Please reach out directly to Coach Godfrey at: mgodfrey@heritageacademyaz.com if interested.

4 Required Items for ALL athletes: 

There are 4 required items to become eligible to compete as an Athlete at our campus for all athletic contests:

1-Heritage Academy has an academic eligibility requirement in order to compete. Here is the wording from our handbook: “Academic Eligibility to Compete: Scholar Athlete grades are checked on Mondays before 4th hour (or the first day of the school week) during the sports season. Players must be passing with 70% or above in each of their individual classes to participate in the athletic contest, or to practice after school, for that week. Eligibility, therefore, is determined on a week-to-week basis and is checked on Mondays but is valid for Tuesday through the following Monday.”

2-Athletic Packet 2018-2019  This packet includes a current sports physical by a medical professional. Sports physicals are good (per our league bylaws) for twelve calendar months. The sports physical cannot expire during the season they are participating in. Our recommendation is to get a physical during the summer and then it will be good for the entire upcoming school year. Once every part of the Athletic Packet is completed, please scan or take a picture of it (please no printed copies of the packet) and email it directly to: mgodfrey@heritageacademyaz.com

3-CAA Concussion Course Student Guide. Must be completed by every athlete prior to any participation per our league bylaws on an annual basis. Please watch the training video and answer all questions (aprox 30 minutes). Please scan or take a picture of the certificate once it has been completed to Coach Godfrey at: mgodfrey@heritageacademyaz.com. Junior High athletes will only have to take it once during junior high (either 7th or 8th grade year). High School athletes will only have to take it once during their 9-12th grade years.

4-Sports Participation Fee Paid

Traveling to ASU Poly Prep to watch your scholar athlete compete? Click this link: ASU Parking for some important and helpful information.

Sportsmanship Matters (click below to learn more):

Sportsmanship for Athletes

Sportsmanship for Parents and Fans

Heritage Academy is excited about our baseball program, which will be going into its’ 3rd season this year.

Currently, we offer a junior high baseball team which is becoming more competitive, and we offer opportunities for players who might need some skill development.  The main requirement is a strong commitment to building excellence and team loyalty.

Meet the Coach:

Kinsey (KC) Caruth, has been coaching youth baseball since 2010. He recently assisted coaching the Heroes 2017 JH Flag Football A-team to the playoffs and as Head Coach, the B team won first place in their division. He hopes to have the same success with the 2018 JH baseball team and looks forward to winning multiple titles at Heritage Gateway.

Heritage has a number of boys and girls basketball teams for junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels.  Heritage competes in the Charter Athletic Association (CAA). Come join the program!

Boys Basketball Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: June 11-14, 2018

Times: 10:00am-Noon

Location: Inspire Courts-Gilbert

Cost: $70

Girls Basketball Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: June 18-21, 25-28 2018

Times: 1-5pm June 18-21

1-3pm June 25-28

Location: TBA

Cost: $70

You can register and pay for all camps here

Click on your Athlete’s team below to access their webpage on the CAA league website with schedules and roster:

HS Boys Varsity BBall

HS Boys JV Team #1 BBall

HS Boys JV Team #2 BBall

HS Girls JV BBall

JH Boys Team #1 BBall

JH Boys Team #2 BBall

JH Boys Team #3 BBall

JH Boys Team #4 BBall

17-18Basketball Announcements: 

If your athlete needs to complete the required paperwork still for this season, please visit our Athletics Homepage for the details.

Jr High BBall Team #3 warming up before a home game during the 16-17 season

Meet the Basketball Coaches:

Girls High School JV-Coach Beth Cowles

Athletics have always played a huge role in her life, from being a player, spectator, coach, referee/ official and even as an occupation.  She began her coaching career as a teenager, coaching softball and basketball.  She has experience in coaching at the High School Varsity and Junior Varsity levels as well as at the Junior High School.  Cowles coaches: volleyball, basketball, softball, swimming, track and field, soccer and even football.  Her coaching career has spanned several decades and what really motivates her, is seeing improvement in players as well as their developing a passion for the sport.  Her philosophy has always been dedication and hard work creates success not only on an athletic field but also in life.

A few great accomplishments include, Boys Jr. High Basketball State Champions “B” Division – Canyon Athletic Association.  Heritage Academy.   A Championship teams in Florence Unified District:  Jr. High Girls Basketball, Softball and Soccer.  Girls Jr High Basketball Division Champions and State runners –up EDUPRIZE school.

JH Boys Basketball Team #1-Coach Cyndie Ribelin

Bachelor of Science in Education Northern Arizona University

Physical Education degree K-12 AZ certification
Played basketball at NAU, softball, volleyball, United States Tennis Association team member.
25 years coaching experience (boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball, softball, girls volleyball, track and field) including Varsity coaching in the Arizona Interscholastic Association, Canyon Athletic Association.
Physical Education teacher/coach Northland Preparatory Academy. Flagstaff, AZ
Physical Education teacher/coach Heritage Academy Gateway. Queen Creek, AZ
CAA State Basketball Champions, “Coach of the Year”

We have a competitive cross country program which is quickly making a name for itself in the CAA. Come be a part of a championship experience!

Congratulations to the Junior High Boys 2017 Cross Country Team for winning the CAA State Championship back-to-back years and to our High School Cross Country Boys for taking 2nd at State and the High School Girls for taking 4th! Great season for all of of our runners.

Boys XC Team are State Champs!

Visit this page to access a copy of this season’s Meet Schedule and Meet Results: CAA Cross Country Webpage

All-Around Pre-Season Conditioning and Training Camp:

This camp is strongly recommended for ALL athletes who will be participating in a sport during the 18-19 school year as part of their pre-season conditioning and training.

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: July 9-19, 2018 (Mon-Thurs)

Times: 5:30-7:30am

Location: Discovery Park-Gilbert

Cost: $70

You can register and pay for all camps here

Scholar Athletes are allowed to participate in Cross Country as a 2nd sport during the same sports season. They should make every effort to attend and participate in at least half of the after-school practices. The athletic participation fee as a 2nd sport for the school year will apply in this case.

Meet the Coaches:

High School Head Coach: David Leavitt

Junior High Head Coach: Christie Higgins

Coaching Philosophy: I strongly believe that hard work and dedication can triumph over natural

physical ability. Any athlete who commits to a goal and pursues it wholeheartedly can achieve

tremendous personal success. Similarly, teammates who commit to each other and hold themselves

accountable produce team victories. I am a firm believer in a positive learning environment, where

teammates encourage and support one another to achieve both athletic and academic success.

Coaching Experience: I worked as an assistant cross country coach at a previous school that won state

championships for both the boys and girls teams. In the first season at Heritage Academy, the boys’

team won the state championship.

Running Career: I have run distance races for over 15 years. I participated in 3 marathons, 22 half

marathons, 3 Ragnar Relays, and many adventure/obstacle races.

Summer Football Camp:
Please see the flyer below for more details:
A history and tradition of success:
2014-State Runner-Up
2015-Playoff Participants
2016-State Champions! Perfect 16-0 season
2017-Quarterfinals in the playoffs

Flag Football State Championship Team 2016

Click on your Flag Football team below to access Team Roster, Game Schedule, Team Stats, Standings, etc:

Flag Football Team #1

Flag Football Team #2

Flag Football Team #3

Congratulations to Lincoln Washburn and Harrison Pond for their great football season with the Mesa campus. Their team made it all the way to the State Semi-finals.

Looking ahead now to the Fall 2018 Football season, anyone will be in high school in the 18-19 school year and interested in playing either tackle or flag football please email Coach Godfrey directly to be added to the “interest list”: at mgodfrey@heritageacademyaz.com

Congrats to the following Heritage Kenpo students for earning their Black Belt: Daniel Gallacher, Kevin Rowse, Lisa Fischer, and Vince Santos!  Well done!


Since 1995, Kenpo classes have been taught by Jon Duke.  Mr. Duke was the first certified Advanced American Kenpo Concepts instructor in the State of Arizona.

Mr. Duke’s martial art certifications include:

  1. 1995 – International Martial Arts Instructor License issued by the Matsusokan Karate Association
  2. 2002 – Teaching Credential Advanced American Kenpo issued by Martial Science University
  3. 2002 – 4th Degree Black Belt – Advanced American Kenpo issued by Martial Science University
  4. 2003 – 5th Degree Black Belt – Hakutsuru Master Level issued by Sandoval Karate Kobudo Federation

Heritage has an outstanding co-ed soccer program for junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels.  Come out and play!

For Jr High Soccer players only: Placement tryouts to determine which team your soccer athlete will be held the week of February 5th.

A Heritage of Success!

  • 2016 – Junior High Soccer Team #1, State Runner-up,  Charter Athletic Association (CAA)
  • 2017 – Junior High Soccer Team #1, 2nd Round of the Playoffs

Summer Soccer Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: Choose from one of two weeks (or do both if you want!):

June 11-14

June 18-21

Times: 7-9pm

Location: Heritage Gateway Soccer Field

Cost: $70 per week

You can register and pay for all camps here

Varsity Head Coach for High School Coed Varsity Team:

Head Coach, Jon Thomas

High School & Jr High Girls interested in playing softball during this 2017-2018 school year, please contact Coach Godfrey @ mgodfrey@heritageacademyaz.com to be added to the interest list.

You can register and pay for all camps here

All-Around Pre-Season Conditioning and Training Camp:

This camp is strongly recommended for ALL athletes who will be participating in a sport during the 18-19 school year as part of their pre-season conditioning and training.

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: July 9-19, 2018 (Mon-Thurs)

Times: 5:30-7:30am

Location: Discovery Park-Gilbert

Cost: $70

Boys Basketball Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: June 11-14, 2018

Times: 10:00am-Noon

Location: Inspire Courts-Gilbert

Cost: $70

Girls Basketball Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: June 18-21, 25-28 2018

Times: 1-5pm June 18-21

1-3pm June 25-28

Location: TBA

Cost: $70

Basketball Shooting Camp:

SHOOTING CAMP:
 
This camp is available to both Jr. High and High school basketball players.  One aspect of the game that always can be approved on – shooting!  The goal of this camp is to perfect technique so that in game situations you are relying on muscle memory and it happens flawlessly.  There will be lots of repitition and competitions.
DATES:  Monday and Wednesday – 6/25 & 6/27
TIME:  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Cost: $70
Summer Football Camp:
Please see the flyer below for more details:

Summer Swim Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: July 16-19, 2018

Times: 10am-Noon each day

Location: EVO Swim School-South Gilbert.

Cost: $70

Girls Volleyball Camps:

High School:

heritage summer poster 2018

Junior High:

VOLLEYBALL –

For both junior high boys and girls
M thru TH 6/18 – 6/21
M thru TH  6/25 – 6/28
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. @ The Barn
Cost: $70
Jr High Volleyball coach Cowles will lead drills, skills and tournament games to prepare for the upcoming fall season.  We will be working on position specific skills to take our game to the next level!

Summer Soccer Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: Choose from one of two weeks (or do both if you want!):

June 11-14

June 18-21

Times: 7-9pm

Location: Heritage Gateway Soccer Field

Cost: $70 per week

Come join a fun class while getting great exercise! This is one of our fastest growing programs and is a lot of fun. According to Health Fitness Revolution, Swimming is in the top 10 of healthiest sports, “Swimming is an absolutely awesome sport for your heart. It also is a low-stress activity. It keeps you at a healthy body weight, improves lung capacity, and builds muscles, all in addition to burning calories.”

Get a copy of this season’s Swim Meet Schedule, Meet Sheets and Meet Results here: CAA Swimming Webpage

Building a tradition of excellence in the pool:

2016 Junior High Boys-State Runner-Up

2017 High School Boys-State Runner-Up

2017 High School Girls-State Runner-Up

Summer Swim Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: July 16-19, 2018

Times: 10am-Noon each day

Location: EVO Swim School-South Gilbert.

Cost: $70

You can register and pay for all camps here

See you in the pool!

We do our swim practices at EVO Swim School-South Gilbert

We have 3 options for our scholar swimmers:

1-Swim Class Only-This option is for those who are wanting to get some practice and instruction in before they decide to compete with the swim team.

2-Swim Team Only-This option is for those who are actively on a local competitive swim team during the Fall swim season and don’t have room on their class schedule to fit the swim class into their schedule. Current or prior experience on a swim team is required.

3-Swim Class and Swim Team-This is the preferred and recommended option. This will give the swimmer an opportunity to work out with the other swim team members and is the best value for your money.

4 High School Swimmers at the 1st Swim Meet of the Season. From left to right: Zak Cowsert, Korbin Hall, Jace Michaelson, Logan Thomas.

A few of the State Swim Meet athletes from Gateway campus

Meet the Coach

Gateway Head Coach: Matt Godfrey

Coach Godfrey has grown up participating on Swim Teams and still swims for exercise and as part of his training and participation in Triathlons. He has worked as a Swim Instructor and a Swim Team Coach. He is passionate about the sport of Swimming and enjoys helping others to be the best swimmer that they can be.

Heritage Academy Gateway has 1 State Champion in Track and Field and our athletes are getting faster and better every year.

Congratulations to Jewelana Anderson for being the State Champion in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:12:177!

All-Around Pre-Season Conditioning and Training Camp:

This camp is strongly recommended for ALL athletes who will be participating in a sport during the 18-19 school year as part of their pre-season conditioning and training.

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: July 9-19, 2018 (Mon-Thurs)

Times: 5:30-7:30am

Location: Discovery Park-Gilbert

Cost: $70

You can register and pay for all camps here

Scholar Athletes are allowed to participate in Track and Field as a 2nd sport during the same sports season. They should make every effort to attend and participate in at least half of the after-school practices. If this is their 3rd or 4th sport for the school year, then there is no additional fee.

Heritage competes in the Charter Athletic Association for junior high, junior varsity and varsity girls volleyball.  Can you jump, set or spike?  Come out and play!

Girls Volleyball Camps:

High School:

heritage summer poster 2018

Discount for Heritage Volleyball players for ACE Summer Program  (see flyer above for more details)

Junior High:

VOLLEYBALL –

For both junior high boys and girls
M thru TH 6/18 – 6/21
M thru TH  6/25 – 6/28
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. @ The Barn
Cost: $70
You can register and pay for all camps here
Jr High Volleyball coach Cowles will lead drills, skills and tournament games to prepare for the upcoming fall season.  We will be working on position specific skills to take our game to the next level!
Click on your team below to access Team Roster, Game Schedule, Team Stats, Standings, Etc: 
2018 Volleyball Summer Camp: 

2018 Girls Volleyball Camp:

Who: 7th-12th graders for the 18-19 school year

Dates: July 10, 12, 17, 19 2018

Times: 5-6:30pm

Location: Redeemer Bible Church

Cost: $50 Early Bird Discount thru the end of February. The price increases to $60 beginning March 1st.

This class offers students an opportunity to improve their strength and basic athletic conditioning. We strongly recommend all of our High School athletes to do a minimum of 1 semester of weights each school year on B Days.

Must be at least 14 years old. They must be this age before the semester begins. They cannot be 13 at the start of the semester of weights class and then turn 14 during the semester.
At least in 8th grade (for the most part). Doesn’t necessarily have to be in 8th grade, but they must be 14 by the start of that semester i.e. if someone skipped a grade and is a 7th grader but is 14.
All weights scholars will be required to have a physical starting this year to clear them for participating in weights.

Students and teacher will work together to fit the individual’s needs and meet their goals. Classes are held at Desert Fitness Gym

We are excited that we will have a Weight Room in the new gymnasium building.

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