Athletics 2019-04-16T09:08:50-07:00


2019-2020 Heritage Academy Athletics

Welcome to our athletics page! Heritage Academy employs the best coaches & faculty in the Valley. Part of being the best includes knowing what makes a good team and how to have a fun while developing character in youth through academics and athletics. We invite you to come take a tour, meet our staff, come watch a game, and see how our awesome scholars are excelling on the court/field and off the court/field.

Some good reads recommended by our athletic staff:

1. “Coaching from the Sidelines”

2. Heritage Academy strongly encourages and recommends that all of our Athletes be Multi-Sport Athletes

Below are the forms that both scholars and parents need to review and fill out before participating in sports.

>>2018 – 2019 Athletic Packet <<

As a reminder, Heritage Academy has an academic eligibility requirement in order to compete. From our handbook: “Academic Eligibility to Compete: Scholar Athlete grades are checked at or before lunchtime every Monday during the sports season. Players must be passing with 70% or above in each of their individual classes to participate in the game/meet, or to practice after school, for that week. Eligibility, therefore, is determined on a week-to-week basis.”

Mandatory material for all sport participants:

  • Concussion in Sports<<(click there). Must be watched prior to any participation. Please watch videos and answer all questions (aprox 30 minutes). Then either download the certificate to your computer and email to our AD at, or print the certificate and give to your coach. 


Heritage Academy is excited about our baseball program, which is in a building phase this next year or two.

The team 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.

We have a Varsity team, and everyone is looking forward to a great year.

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!

Click on “Calendar” above and sort on a team to view upcoming games.

A Heritage of Success

  • 2010 – Jr. High Girls Eastern Division Champions, CAA
  • 2009 – Varsity Boys, 3rd place, Class A, CAA
  • 2008 – Varsity Girls, 2nd place, CAA Christmas Classic Tournament
  • 2006 – Varsity Girls, 3rd place, CAA
  • 2007 – Jr High Girls Eastern Conference Champions and State Champions, CAA
  • 2004 – Varsity Boys CAA Champions
  • 2004 – Jr High Boys Eastern Division Champions
  • 2003 – Jr High Boys Eastern Division Champions

Interested in bowling?  Come improve your skills by taking a class in bowling as one of your physical education classes!

Over the past several years, few football programs in the state of Arizona have enjoyed as much success as Heritage Academy. The Heroes have played in 7 State Championships in a row, and have won 5. Heritage competes in the Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) 8-man tackle football program. With a solid program, and Head Coach Pete Roberts and Coach Jose Portilla (former Atlanta Falcon) at the helm, even more success is expected. Experience the wide open style of this brand of tackle football!

A Heritage of Success

  • 2015 – 2A State Champions
  • 2014 – 3A State Champions
  • 2013 – 2A State Runners Up
  • 2012 – 3A State Champions
  • 2011 – 3A State Champions
  • 2010 – 2A Undefeated State Champions
  • 2009 – 1A State Runners Up, Division 1A
  • 2009, 2010, 2012 – Division Champions
  • 2015 – Casey Jarman – State Championship Game MVP
  • 2015 – Colton Kemp – Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2011 – Garrett Denman – State Championship Game MVP
  • 2010 – Jose Jimenez – State Championship Game MVP
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – Coach of the Year, Spencer Bowers
  • 2005 – State Champions, High School flag football program

Click here for Spirit Shirt Order Forms

Interested in golf?  Learn the game and improve your skills by taking a golf class for one of your physical education credits!  We play at local 9-hole courses in Mesa, AZ.

Heritage has an outstanding co-ed soccer program for junior high and junior varsity. We plan on adding varsity as the upper grades are added in the coming years.

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Softball team for an outstanding 2010 year!

  • 2014 Champions of the CAA Eastern Conference, Class A
  • 2010 Champions of the CAA Eastern Conference, Class A
  • 2010 State Runner-up, CAA


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!

This class offers students an opportunity to improve their strength and basic athletic conditioning. Students and teacher will work together to fit the individual’s needs. Classes are held in our own fitness center.