Nationally ranked athletic programs

Whether you’re a student athlete looking to grow and compete or a serious sports fan, you’ll find a team that suits you at Maricopa Community Colleges.
A group of student athletes standing in a gym, representing their sports, dressed in team uniforms, and holding their sports equipment

A winning team

The athletics departments at each of our 10 colleges make academics the top priority, so you can keep up your grades and meet your career goals while you play sports. The benefits of playing college sports are clear:

• Be a better student. Athletes are more likely to earn their degree.

• Get hired. Develop skills that translate to the business world, like leadership, time management, and teamwork.

• Make friends. Build strong bonds with your teammates that can last a lifetime.

• Stay fit. Regular exercise and a competitive spirit are a recipe for lasting fitness.

A sport for everyone

All of the Maricopa Community Colleges participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) by hosting men’s and women’s programs in a wide variety of sports. Game on!
A student baseball player throws a pitch from the mound


With Phoenix as the home base for MLB’s Cactus League, baseball is a big draw at our colleges.

Student basketball players on the court


Six of our 10 colleges have men’s and women’s NJCAA basketball teams. Many go on to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges.

Student cross country team members run outside

Cross country

The cross country teams are our colleges go the distance to help students discover and apply proven training methods to continue to reach and surpass their goals.

A student golf player looks at the results of her swing on the course


Our golf teams provide male and female athletes the opportunity to improve their game and strive for success on the local, regional, and national level.

A student soccer player goes for the ball in play


Our colleges are serious about soccer, with both young and well-established programs for men and women at eight of our 10 colleges.

Student softball players view the happenings of the game from the dugout


Our competitive women’s softball teams attract top talent from around the Valley and beyond.

A student tennis player is ready for the next shot on the court


The Valley of the Sun was made for tennis, and our growing teams feature players who are as serious about their schoolwork as their stats.

A track and field student throws a discus

Track and field

Our colleges diverse program features both indoor and outdoor seasons and is home to local, regional, and national track and field champions.

A student volleyball player jumps to spike a ball over the net


Our volleyball players and coaches have been recognized at the local and national level. Find out more about joining a team or where to catch them in action.

Become an athlete

Work with coaches and staff who are dedicated to supporting you and encouraging excellence on and off the field. Come grow with a team and as an individual – all while working toward your academic goals. Choose your campus below to learn more.

Community College

2626 E. Pecos Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225


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Estrella Mountain
Community College

3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85323


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Community College

108 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034


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Community College

6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302


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Community College

1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202


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Paradise Valley
Community College

18401 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032


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Phoenix College

1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013


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Community College

9000 E. Chaparral Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256


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South Mountain
Community College

7050 S. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85042


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