Northland Prep Athletics Department

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Current state

Rankings

Below please check out the current state rankings of high school team sports and activities as of 10/17/22:

Northland Prep

SPorts

Northland Prep Softball Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Softball Program Details & Sign-up

Softball (HS Girls)   Useful Links 2022 Game Schedule Current Ranking StatewideSection #3SpringDivision IV, Section IV   Head Coach: Betty Dean, Cell: (928) 773-6500 I was born into a military family and moved all over the world as a young girl. Change was a part...

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Northland Prep Tennis Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Tennis Program Details & Sign-up

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Northland Prep Golf Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Golf Program Details & Sign-up

Golf (HS Coed) Division III – Section V Spring Coach: Beth LaCourCoach: Matt Bailey cell: 928.607.2603 Useful Links 2019 Match ScheduleCurrent Ranking5th Statewide (4.21.2019)1st Section V (4.21.2019)Learn more about, your best fit for college prep, Flagstaff's...

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Northland Prep Baseball Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Baseball Program Details & Sign-up

Baseball (HS) Division IV, Section IV, SpringHead Coach: Dylan Brown   Interested in Cell: (815) 343-0822 Email: DBrown@northlandprep.org     Useful Links 2023 Varsity Schedule   Current Ranking Statewide (4.21.2019 Section IV (4.21.2019) Assistant...

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Northland Prep Wrestling Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Wrestling Program Details & Sign-up

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Northland Prep Basketball Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Basketball Program Details & Sign-up

  Varsity Head Coach: Brent Hanson Assistant Coach: Dan Andersen Assistant Coach: Dylan Brown   JV Head Coach: Mike Gordan Freshman Coach: Ned Tognacci           Useful Links  2022-2023 Boys Basketball Schedule       Interested in playing...

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Northland Prep Volleyball Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Volleyball Program Details & Sign-up

Volleyball (HS) Fall, 2A Central, Volleyball Varsity Head Varsity Coach: Corie MurphyAssistant Coach: Ladys Julieth Montaño-Caicedo Cell: 505-205-4885 email   Useful Links 2021 Match Schedule (Varsity) 2021 Match Schedule (JV)MS Volleyball Division III – Section...

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Northland Prep Mountain Biking Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Mountain Biking Program Details & Sign-up

Mountain Bike Club (HS) Fall Coach: Jim KuhnCoach: Wendy Kuhn cell:cell: (928) 821-6945   Useful Links http://www.arizonamtb.org/races-results/Learn more about, your best fit for college prep, Flagstaff's Northland Preparatory Academy, including student Stories of...

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Northland Prep Swim & Dive Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Swim & Dive Program Details & Sign-up

Swim and Dive (HS Girls and Boys) Fall, Division IIIVarsity Boys, Varsity Girls Head Coach: Sonja London-Hall   Useful Links    Learn more about, your best fit for college prep, Flagstaff's Northland Preparatory Academy, including student Stories of...

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Northland Prep Cross Country Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Cross Country Program Details & Sign-up

Cross Country (HS) Division IVSection III   Useful Links 2021 Meet Schedule Varsity BoysVarsity Girls Head Coach: Carl Perry Asst. Coach: Jill Ulm MS Cross Country Coach: Karen Knappenberger Email: kknappenberger@northlandprep.org *Sign up for notifications here:...

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Northland Prep Soccer Program Details & Sign-up

Northland Prep Soccer Program Details & Sign-up

Soccer (HS Girls) Division IV, Section II Fall Co-Head Coach: Keith Hovis, Cell: 928.856.1782 email Co-Head Coach: Michael Blair, Cell: 480.290.8860 email JV Head & Goal Keeping: Sarah Hanson, Cell: 602.541.1172 email   Championships 2018 2A Conference AIA...

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Mission

Statement

The mission of the Northland Preparatory Academy’s Athletic Department, partnered with academics, is to ensure and enhance the quality of life for students at NPA, by providing competitive activities. These activities will help to produce young men and women able to enter the community and become constructive, contributing members of society, with valuable life-long skills.

Our

Philosophy

The Athletic Department is an integral part of the total educational process of Northland Preparatory Academy. Being involved in athletics provides the student with opportunities to develop skills, positive sportsmanship, develop leadership skills, learn and practice the ideals of fair play and ethical behavior.

These opportunities are necessary for competition and cooperation in our society. Although the charter of NPA is that of an academic school, a holistic education aims at developing the overall student – brain, body, and heart. Therefore athletics is the perfect complement to academics in developing the well-rounded student. It also provides our students with unique opportunities for self-discipline, self-sacrifice, and loyalty to the community, the school, and the team. NPA encourages all students to participate in athletics by offering a well-rounded program of interscholastic athletics for young men and women. In addition, athletic participation is a privilege granted to all students who voluntarily accept the rules and regulations outlined in our Athletic Handbook.

Questions If you have any questions about our Athletics programs, please contact:

Mr. Michael Elder, Athletic Director School

Phone: 928-214-8776

Cell 928-380-6287

E-mail: melder@northlandprep.org

Supporting

NPA Athletics

NPA Play & Fitness Stations Campaign 2022
Seeking to Enhance Outdoor Experiences for NPA Students

Per the letter emailed to parents in March, NPA is seeking support from the community for a project which will provide better outdoor options and equipment for NPA students during lunchtime. We appreciate any donation you might be able to make and hope to see as many families as possible participate, no matter the level of contribution.

Your donations are eligible under the AZ Tax Credit Program up to the $200/400 limits. The receipt generated by the portal below is valid for your tax purposes.

Meet our

Director of Athletics

Michael Elder is a nationally accredited athletic administrator (NFHS / CAA) who has been working in education for 29 years and has been a part of Northland Preparatory faculty and administration for 18 years.

Prior to taking the Athletic Director’s position in 2009, Mike taught Social Studies at the high school level and coached the cross country and track and field teams at NPA. From 1991-2003, Elder taught at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC, where he first began teaching high school history and coaching boys & girls tennis.

Three years later, Elder began coaching the cross country and track teams, guiding the boys and girls, winning numerous state championship teams.

Mike’s first teaching job was in Fairbanks, Alaska, when he again taught history and coached the high school hockey team for three years.

Mike graduated from Arizona State University in 1979 with a BS in History and was part of the 1977 Sun Devil National Championship Track & Field team. He also attended Northern Arizona University, earning a Master’s in Administration in 2006.

Today Mr. Elder enjoys mountain biking in and around the San Francisco Peaks.

How To

How to Participate

In order to participate in sports at NPA,
the following items must be completed before beginning practice:

  1. “Register My Athlete” packet
  2. Pay the appropriate fees:
    • High School: $90.00 for each sport
    • Middle School: $75.00 for each sport
    • Home Schooled Student Athletes: $120.00 for each sport
  3. Review the Athletics Handbook 2019-20
  4. Maintain Academic Eligibility

In order to be academically eligible, high school students cannot have two D’s or an F at any time during their quarter grades. Grades are checked every two weeks, and once a student-athlete is determined to be ineligible, then they must not practice or play until the next grade check (two weeks). This would include attending practices or accompanying the team to games.

 

*Middle School and Mountain Bike teams
are not required to complete the Brain Book

NPA

Teams

High School Athletic Teams

  • For any sport other than “Varsity,” having a team will depend on the number of students who try out. Many seasons NPA will only have a “Varsity” team that plays in a specific sport.
  • Fall official season begins approximately the second week of August.
  • Winter official season begins October 29.
  • Spring official season begins the first week of February.
  • For more team details please visit the sports pages.

Middle School Athletic Teams

  • FALL Season begins …
  • WINTER Season begins …
  • SPRING Season begins …

Letter

Jackets

NPA Letter Jackets

Wool Jacket Sizing Chart

Size        Chest         Sleeve
XS           30-32         34.00”
S             34-36         34.62”
M            38-40         35.62”
L             42-44         36.38”
XL           46-48        36.75”
2XL         50-52         37.25”
3XL         54-56         38.38”

The NPA letter jacket comes with a wool body, vinyl sleeves, and a nylon lining. The NPA chenille letter your child has earned will be stitched onto the left-hand side of the jacket, your child’s name will be embroidered onto the front right and an NPA Spartan will be embroidered on the backside of the jacket. See the sizing chart for specific sizing.

The deadline to order jackets is:

Fall 2022 Order Deadline- October 7th, 2022

Spring 2023 Order Deadline- January 30th, 2023

If you are interested in ordering a letter jacket, please fill out the order form below. Include a check made out to NPA for $210, and put these items with your child’s chenille NPA letter in a Ziplock bag. The bottom portion of the order form, the check, and the chenille letter will need to be turned in to Mrs. Kasprzyk. If you have any questions, please email Kari Kasprzyk at kkasprzyk@northlandprep.org

Thank you!

If you are interested in patches for the sleeves to represent your child’s sport and/or activity, NPA is in the process of posting the NPA patch designs on the NPA webpage where you will be able to pick the patch you would like to order. Application of these patches can be made through Nuido Embroidery, 928-714-9785.

Neffco Patches

Be sure and order the appropriate patch from the Neffco website.