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Athletics

The athletic program at Pine Strawberry School is designed to allow students to be part of a team while teaching them the sportsmanship associated with the game. We believe that athletics are an important part of adolescent development, and encourage all students to participate in one of our many sports offered. 

Eligibility Guidelines for Sports

Arizona Interscholastic Association, Inc.; Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) / Concussion Statement and Acknowledgement Form

 

Athletic Director
Megan Ward
(928) 476-3283

Archery
The Archery program introduces students to archery, develops their physical and mental discipline, and promotes a sense of focus and concentration. The program emphasizes safety and accuracy. Students learn to improve their aim, strength, and coordination through regular practice and training. Students have the opportunity to participate in local and regional archery tournaments. This program provides students with a unique physical activity and teaches them patience, perseverance, and the importance of setting and achieving goals. Additionally, the archery program encourages teamwork and respect for others, as students often work together in small groups or pairs to support and motivate each other in their archery journey.

Cross Country 
Our Cross County program promotes endurance, healthy habits, and a love for running among students. This program aims to improve fitness and build mental resilience in participants. Cross country involves running long distances over various terrains, physically and mentally challenging students. The nature of the cross country program is both individual and team-oriented. While students compete individually to achieve personal bests and meet their goals, they also work together as a team, supporting and encouraging one another. This program helps students develop their running skills and teaches them the importance of perseverance, goal setting, and being part of a supportive community.

Volleyball 
The Volleyball program introduces students to the sport, enhances their skills, and fosters a love for the game. This program aims to improve participants' hand-eye coordination, teamwork, and communication skills. Volleyball involves fast-paced movement, strategic thinking, and quick decision-making. The nature of the volleyball program is both individual and team-oriented. While students work on improving their skills, such as serving, passing, and setting, they also learn to work collaboratively with their teammates to achieve common goals. This program helps students develop their volleyball abilities and teaches them essential life skills such as sportsmanship, resilience, and the value of teamwork.

Basketball 
Our basketball program introduces students to the sport, develops their skills, and encourages a lifelong love for basketball. This program focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of the game, including dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense. Additionally, it aims to improve their coordination, agility, and endurance. Basketball is a dynamic sport that requires teamwork and adaptability. The nature of the basketball program is both individual and team-oriented. Students work on improving their individual skills while learning to communicate effectively with teammates and develop a sense of camaraderie. This program hones basketball skills and instills important values such as perseverance and sportsmanship.

Soccer
The nature of our soccer program is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in organized soccer competitions. The purpose of our soccer team is to promote physical activity, teamwork, sportsmanship, and skill development among the students. It also serves as a platform for students to learn important life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and time management. Additionally, our soccer program focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of the game, including passing, ball control, positioning, and communication.