In the CGUHSD athletic program, the health and welfare of the student-athlete is the most important concern. We know athletic participation enhances the learning environment of the campus. Every effort is made to assure a healthy environment and safe training conditions for student-athletes. Our athletics include Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman teams. 

 Fall Athletics    Winter Athletics    Spring Athletics
 Cross Country    Basketball (Boys)    Baseball
 Football    Basketball (Girls)    Softball
 Golf (Boys)    Soccer (Boys)    Tennis (Girls)
 Spiritline    Soccer (Girls)    Track & Field
 Volleyball     Wrestling    


If a student becomes 19 years of age on or before September 1st, the student is not eligible. The student-athlete’s attitude, conduct, and general school spirit, in and out of contests, must be of acceptable quality in order for the student-athlete to have the privilege of representing the school. To participate in an athletic activity, the student must:

  • attend their homeschool in accordance with the AIA guidelines, 
  • have a current Annual Physical Exam Form on file in the Athletic Office,
  • have a Certified Birth Certificate on file in the Athletic Office,
  • have a signed Insurance Form on file in the Athletic Office,
  • have all outstanding balances at the Bookstore paid in full,
  • be passing all courses,
  • attend all scheduled classes on the school day preceding the activity, if the activity falls on a non-school day,
  • provide medical documentation to the Attendance Office on the day of the activity, if the student-athlete was absent from any class on the day of the activity,
  • be on track to graduate (less than 2 credits behind) meeting the scheduled weekly progress in Edgenuity for AOI students, and
  • pass the academic check completed every Thursday at 3:30 PM.

NCAA Eligibility

Students who desire to participate in the collegiate athletics at Division I or II schools must register with the NCAA clearinghouse to be eligible to play. Students should register at the end of their junior year or beginning of their senior year. Due to continual updating of courses, approved courses are posted at

College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide
Division I Manual
Division II Manual
Division III Manual
Initial-Eligibility Brochure

No Pass No Play

The following groups are affected by the “No Pass No Play” school policy: Athletics, Spiritline, Speech/Debate, and musical groups when in competition with or against other high schools.

Coaches and activity sponsors will provide the Athletic Office with a list of participants. This list will be updated and made available to teachers via e-mail on a weekly basis.

Teachers are to post grades weekly. It will be the responsibility of the teacher to place the student-athlete with a grade of “F” (below 60%) on the ineligibility list. This will be coordinated through the Athletic Department.

Any student placed on the “No Pass No Play” list will not be permitted to compete in any school sponsored competition until the student-athlete has rectified the failing grades. The student will be ineligible for competition until a clearance slip has been issued by the Athletic Department.

Teachers that have marked student-athletes ineligible in their class will email the Athletic Director’s Administrative Assistant by Thursday at 3:00 PM. If the grade is not rectified by the following Monday at 3:00 PM, the student-athlete is ineligible for competition for the entire week. Students may continue to practice during the period of time that they are ineligible.

The Athletic Office will notify coaches and sponsors of students who are not eligible for competition and only the Athletic Office can officially clear a student for competition. Once a student is able to play, coaches will receive a clearance slip from the Athletic Office.

Student-Athletes failing a class at the end of the semester or at the end of the school year will be ineligible until the following weekly grade check. Student-Athletes failing for three (3) consecutive weeks will be taken off the roster for the sport and will not be able to play due to ineligibility.

Participation Guidelines

Please discuss participation in multiple athletics/activities with the sponsors/coaches and the school principal, if necessary, in advance. If multiple athletic and/or activity participation exists, the following criteria will be followed:
  • State, Division, Conference, or Playoff events take precedence over regular practice or competition. Example: A student involved in State Chorus takes precedence over a basketball game.
  • Competition always supersedes practice. Example: A student basketball game takes precedence over choir practice.
  • Tryouts supersede practice. Example: A tryout for the school play supersedes basketball practice.
  • If  two competitions are of equal status, the student makes the choice. Example: No penalty is assessed due to a student choice between a basketball game the same night as a choir contest.


Robert Pierce
Pierce, Robert
Athletics & Activities Director
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4107
Karen Smothers
Smothers, Karen
Athletics & Activities Secretary
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4104

Athletic Trainer

Kiana Peck
Peck, Kiana
PE/Health Teacher
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4914
-Athletic Training

Equipment Manager

Joe Hawkins
Hawkins, Joe
Athletics Equipment Manager
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4920


Digital Tickets

VGHS Athletics YouTube Channel

Activity Bus

An activity bus is available for students who participate in after-school activities and tutoring. Students must have a bus pass from their supervising teacher, coach, or sponsor AND their Student ID to board the bus. Click HERE for more information.

Arizona Interscholastic Association

National Collegiate Athletic Assoc.


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Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, o [email protected]

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