Student athletes grow in physical skills, in fitness and health, in virtues, and in thanks to God for their bodily abilities. The discipline of working hard under difficult conditions affirms the values of courage, effort, sacrifice and hope, as athletes learn lessons from failure and success. John Paul II Lions will earn a reputation for good sportsmanship and teamwork. Positive competition can foster the virtues of humility, patience and concern for others, the strongest possible foundation for winning teams.
"In sport, in fact, virtue is victorious."
St. John Paul II to the National Soccer teams
Canyon Athletic Association
Students will be able to participate in sports that they are passionate about. We will participate in Canyon Athletic Association in the opening years of the school. This will allow the students to compete in varsity-level athletics. As the student body grows, St. John Paul II will transition to the Arizona Interscholastic Association.
- Fall Sports
Football (11-man)--yes, 11-man!
Track and Field
Interested in Coaching?
All coaches will be required to complete training in the following areas:
Safe Environment Training through the Diocese
Fingerprint Clearance (IVP)
Be PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) or NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) certified
Fundamentals of Coaching (NFHS course)
First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches (NFHS course)
Must have current CPR certification
Complete concussion protocol training
Heat and illness prevention (NFHS course)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest training (NFHS course)