Our Purpose and Goal

The purpose of Summit Classical Academy’s athletic program is to provide opportunities for our students to compete with excellence while demonstrating humility in victory and grace in defeat all for the glory of God.

Through gifts and purpose given by God, athletics challenge students within a safe learning environment to encourage others and to reach their own personal summits.  A continuous desire to learn, along with respectful sportsmanship, create a growth mindset that can be carried beyond the walls of the gym.

Athletics allow our warriors to practice mental toughness, conflict management, competitive mindset, goal setting, team building, integrity, and accountability. Games and seasons also allow multiple opportunities to overcome challenges, develop resilience, and build strong relationships among the student body. 

We are Bellatores Dei!!!

Meet our Coaches


Derek Cooper

Physical Education Teacher

Coming soon.


Kayla Trousdale

Volleyball Coach

Kayla Trousdale has had a passion for volleyball since her first time on the court in the 5th grade. She was a four year varsity letter winner. After multiple shoulder surgeries the Lord opened up the door for coaching.  

Kayla began coaching club volleyball in 2007 during college in southern California for the 15U age level.  After moving to Arizona she began coaching varsity volleyball at a Christian high school and took her team to state every year she coached.  Throughout the years she has coached youth leagues, junior varsity, varsity and multiple club levels, and is excited to be the head coach for Summit Classical Academy’s inaugural Middle School volleyball season.


Linsdey Burgh

Girls Volleyball Coach

Lindsey grew up as a competitive gymnast but found her love for volleyball in 9th grade. In high school she was an All-State player in Florida as a setter. Lindsey played college volleyball at Clemson University. She began as a walk-on player and through hard work and overcoming obstacles, earned a scholarship her junior and senior year as the team’s starting libero. After college, Lindsey continued to play beach volleyball and participate in indoor adult competitive leagues.

Her coaching career started as the assistant varsity coach, and strength coach, at Bishop Kenny high school, a three-time state semifinalist during her time there. She then moved to California and coached club teams for 18U and 17U, as well as launching a 12U developmental youth program. 

Current Programs

Girls Volleyball

Boys Basketball

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:30-31