Phoenix Union Interscholastic Athletics
Phoenix Union High School District has a long tradition of excellence in interscholastic athletics. We believe that athletic participation can play a significant role in the District’s mission of preparing every student for success in college, career and life. Athletics and extracurricular activities develop the whole student, providing learning opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom. These activities often reveal and strengthen new skills, while improving grades, attendance, motivation, graduation and post-secondary attendance. Athletic competition demands discipline, leadership, teamwork and responsibility while enhancing self-esteem and healthy habits that can last a lifetime. It is Phoenix Union’s goal to encourage and support maximum student participation with affordable athletics, quality coaches and outstanding facilities.
Eleven comprehensive high schools - Alhambra, Betty Fairfax, Camelback, Carl Hayden, Cesar Chavez, Central, Maryvale, Metro Tech, North, South Mountain and Trevor Browne - compete in up to 13 Arizona Interscholastic Athletics (AIA) sports divided into three seasons-Fall, Winter and Spring. There are 11 sports for girls and 10 sports for boys, including seven sports that have both girls and boys teams. Many of the sports offer Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.