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Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory offers a competitive athletics program for boys and girls in middle school and upper school. The PVCP Panthers compete in the Cactus Christian Schools League at the Middle School level and the Canyon Athletic Association at the Upper School level. In addition to training students to compete to the best of their ability and how to function as a member of a winning team, the athletic program at PVCP seeks to develop students spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. The goals of Panther Athletics are to:

  • Realize the value of participation
  • Develop and improve Christian citizenship traits among the program’s participants
  • Strive to win fairly and with Christian integrity
  • Learn to lose with grace and humility
  • Build school-wide spirit

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Casey Thorpe

B.A. Biblical Studies, M.Ed.

From the time he was young, Casey knew he was called to work in faith based vocations where he could serve others. Once he got into college, the opportunity to use athletics as a platform to share the Gospel captivated him. Casey played D2 Baseball as well as one summer playing for an outreach ministry, Athletes in Action’s International team. It was during that formative summer in the Dominican Republic that Casey felt The Lord was calling him to step out in faith and pursue full time ministry and coaching. For the next decade, Casey would do just that.

Prior to moving to Phoenix in 2020 with his wife, Sydney, Casey was very involved with the local community that he grew up in. He was a youth pastor, Young Life leader, HS baseball and football coach, and was also a HS English teacher in the WA State Public School System. Casey has a heart and passion for people with the desire to use the platform of administrative leadership, faith based vocational ministries, and coaching, as vessels to share the Gospel and grow in his own walk as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Most recently, Casey taught 8th grade Bible at a local Christian school and coached baseball at Arizona Christian University. Casey is excited to lead the athletic programs at PVCP in this new season. He prays that every coach will recognize the opportunity they have to impact their players for the Kingdom of God, both on and off the field. He believes the ultimate goal for every player, coach, and fan at PVCP is to learn to live and compete for an audience of One, which is Christ alone. Casey believes the core biblical values of integrity (Proverbs 11:3), service (John 13:1-17), and teamwork (Philippians 2:1-4), will lead to successful programs for the PVCP student athletes to be proud of when they graduate and leave their legacy behind.

League Championships

Middle School

Swim - 2022, 2021, 2020

Boys Baseball - 2020,  2007

Girls Volleyball - 2021, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2004

Boys Basketball - 2009, 2006, 2005

Coed Soccer - 2009

Girls Softball - 2008, 2024


State Championships

Upper School

Girls Basketball - 2020, 2013

Ultimate Frisbee - 2019

Coed Soccer - 2015, 2014

Boys Volleyball - 2015

Boys Soccer - 2014



Athletic Calendar

Fall Sports

Fall Sports Participation Packet

All students taking part in PVCP athletics must complete this packet before participating in any event, including a practice.

Winter Sports

Middle School

Panther Prep

Through the Panther Prep program, 4th grade students can begin conditioning for middle school sports by participating in team practices.

Winter Sports Participation Sign Up

All students taking part in PVCP athletics must complete this sign-up form before participating in any event, including a practice.

Spring Sports

Middle School

Track and Field

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Coed Golf

Upper School

Track and Field

Girls Sand Volleyball

7 on 7 Passing Football

Coed Golf

Spring Sports Participation Sign Up

All students taking part in PVCP athletics must complete this packet before participating in any event, including a practice.

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