Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.
– Ray Lewis
Welcome to the Diamondback Athletic Department at Diamond Ranch Academy – Home of the Diamondbacks! DRA is totally unique with regard to competitive, sanctioned athletics. No other treatment center compares to what we offer in our athletic program. Our students play football underneath the Friday night lights. They play basketball, soccer, golf, baseball and wrestle during the week.
Our coaches instruct students who have never played together and, in some cases, have little or no experience in a particular sport. We mold these young athletes into competitive, well-respected, and in the case of the 2015 football team, UNDEFEATED STATE CHAMPIONS!
Our teams have offered a competitive presence in the community since 2011, when DRA was officially sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA). Diamond Ranch Academy provides an opportunity for student-athletes from all over the country to increase their chances for athletic scholarships. While at DRA, normal everyday distractions are reduced and student-athletes can dramatically improve their academic scores, refine their abilities on the field or court and focus on achieving their goals. Every year, many of our students earn athletic scholarships to attend colleges and universities and compete at the next level.
Diamond Ranch Academy is also dedicated to providing all our students, regardless of age, gender, skill level or past experience, opportunities to participate in city league sports in a fun and safe environment. Our program accommodates a wide range of both team and individual activities aimed at maximizing student participation.
Athletics play a valuable part in the journey of personal improvement. It isn’t all about winning, though we like to do that too! It is about building character. Student-athletes at DRA are consistently complimented on their excellent sportsmanship by opposing coaches, fans, and officials. The opportunity to participate in sports will someday fade away, but the lessons learned will remain forever.