Interscholastic activities play an integral part of a student's overall educational experience. These activities teach our students values such as commitment, discipline, hard work, leadership, teamwork, and physical fitness; all of which are a foundation for academic success. Participation in athletic activities contributes to the physical, emotional, and social health of our students.
Today's literature on youth sports stresses the positive effects of participation in learning the important life skills of goal setting and time management combined with enjoyment; the development of a strong sense of morality; and the development of an appreciation of diversity.
State of the Art Facilities
The Marana district provides state-of-the-art athletic facilities including resurfaced tennis courts and track fields, new baseball/softball areas and windscreens, gym floor renovations, new bleachers and scoreboards, and so much more. Each high school stadium also offers athletes a state-of-the-art safe, durable, and aesthetically pleasing synthetic turf field provided by the number one synthetic turf company in America, FieldTurf. Replacing grass fields with synthetic turf provides year-round functionality for the entire community to use and enjoy with minimal maintenance costs. Synthetic turf eliminates regular up-keep costs including the need to water, re-seed and fertilize, as well as weekly field painting and mowing. Savings also includes the elimination of re-crowning fields at a combined cost of $900,000 every seven years. The FieldTurf product consists of fiber, backing, and infill. Turf fibers are responsible for the comfort and safety of the player, durability, a natural, grass-like look with the soft and pleasing feel and resilience. The fibers should reduce skin friction, abrasion and offer superior durability, high resilience and temperature stability. The infill system is the single most important aspect of all synthetic turf fields. It is the basis for the safety of the turf system by providing the appropriate cushioning to absorb impact as well as being the foundation to a field’s performance level by offering traction for players to cut, plant and release just like they would on natural grass.