Welcome to our athletics page! Heritage Academy employs the best coaches & faculty in Arizona. 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.
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 the video and answer all questions (aprox 30 minutes). Then either download the certificate to your computer and email to our Athletic Director: ___________________, or print the certificate and give to your coach.
Football Camp Registration >> Instructions for this summers camp: Please get paperwork from coach & fill out and return all required forms. Then make payment for camp HERE for Mesa athletes and HERE for Gateway athletes.
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.
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, 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
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.