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High School Athletics

NCHSAA Mandatory Requirements

Per state requirements, in order for students to participate in any athletic workouts, tryouts, practices or contests during the current academic year, an UPDATED PHYSICAL and COMPLETED ATHLETIC PACKET must be on file. Please make sure all appropriate paperwork is up to date and submitted through the Athletic Clearance website.     Direct any questions about this process to your child's coach, Cameron Carpenter (Athletic Trainer) or Justin Frashier (Athletic Director).

Max Preps

Scores, roster, and schedules can be located in Max Preps.

Volunteer Hour Requirements for Athletics

All high school students must meet the minimum number of non-profit volunteer hours for their grade level in order to participate on any athletic team.


Visit the High School Student Community Service Requirements webpage for details.

Announcements from the Athletic Department

Please visit the following website to complete the student athletes' required participation forms and signatures.

2024-2025 Athletic Clearance

Jack C. Gaster, Jr. Excellence in Athletics


Union Academy has been awarded the 2023-24 Jack C. Gaster, Jr. Excellence in Athletics award for the Yadkin Valley 1A/2A Conference. Athletic Director, Justin Frashier, was presented with the trophy at the conference Athletic Director’s meeting. 

This award is in honor of longtime Albemarle High School football coach, Jack C. Gaster, Jr. for his commitment to high school athletics.

The award is presented each year to a conference member school for outstanding performances during each of the three seasons. Points are awarded for all sports on the basis of each team's final rank within the conference and in state playoffs.



General Information

Union Academy High School Athletics are governed by the rules and regulations of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Union Academy is a member of the Yadkin Valley 1A/2A Conference and offers a wide variety of male, female, and coed teams during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

For team participation, annual membership in the Cardinal Athletic Club, an annual physical, and an approved Athletic Clearance are required.

Each coach receives annual training and can acquire levels of certification through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).  This training includes but is not limited to CPR/AED certification, Teaching & Modeling Behavior, Sportsmanship and Concussion Awareness. Union Academy received a national recognition for certification of football coaches in the "Heads Up" program, which focuses on safe practices and guidelines to prevent concussions. In 2020-21, Union Academy Charter School was nationally recognized as a Level 1 Honor School by the NFHS for having over 90% of the coaching staff earn certification in additional courses offered through the program.

Please visit each team's webpage to view specific sport information, including coach's contact information and game and practice schedules.



2023-2024 High School Athletics