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  • Spring 2022 Athletic Information

    Corby Lucas
    Parents and Athletes:

    Please find information below for the Spring Athletic Season at Harding Academy.  Questions on any aspects of the programs should be directed to the Head Coach of each sport. 


    Track and Field

    Start date: Practices will begin on Tuesday, February 22 for those not involved in the winter all school musical.  Members of the cast and crew of the musical will begin practices on Monday, Feb. 28.   

    Practice time: 3:30-5:00 M-F. Pickup will be in the depot at Harding at 5:10pm, though parents may pick up athletes at the track on Hwy 70 before the bus leaves.

    Uniform: Athletic gear and running shoes/spikes. Please be sure to dress appropriately the first several weeks of practice...sweatpants/running pants, long sleeve tops/sweatshirts, and beanie will most likely be necessary at least through spring break. Please wear practice gear to school as we have been doing all year for athletics.  

    Also, individual water bottles are required for each athlete.


    Parent Meeting: Information on the parent meeting will be sent separately to the parent distribution list. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Robbie Cochrum (cochrumr@gmail.com).


    Girls Lacrosse

    Start date: Practices will begin on Tuesday, February 22 for those not involved in the all-school musical. Members of the cast and crew of the musical will begin practices on Monday, Feb. 28.

    Tryouts will be held February 28 (at Kever) and March 1 (at Highway 70). The Varsity/JV team rosters will be posted on CompassNet at some point after the completion of tryouts. Practices will run from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. daily—and girls will be expected to be at practice promptly after school lets out. Pick-up is at the depot between 5:05-5:10 pm daily or up at Hwy 70 at 5:00pm when practice takes place there. We will alternate practice weeks at Hwy 70 and Kever with the boys team. 

    Girls will be required to have face masks, sticks, cleats, and a fitted mouthguard in order to participate. Please make sure that they dress appropriately for the inconsistent weather this time of year—gloves (with sticky/grip on the fingers), hats and scarves are essential, as well as light rain gear. The girls will also need to bring running shoes to every practice. Please wear practice gear to school as we have been doing all year for athletics.

    Parent Meeting: The parent meeting will be held following practice (5:15pm) in the middle school art room across from the theater on Wednesday, March 2nd. 
    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Head Coach Anna Vogt (vogta@hardingacademy.org).

    Boys Lacrosse

    Start date: Practices will begin on Tuesday, February 22 for those not involved in the all-school musical. Members of the cast and crew of the musical will begin practices on Monday, Feb. 28. Tryouts will be held on Monday, Feb. 28 (Hwy 70) and Tuesday, March 1 (Kever Park). 
     
    Practices will run from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. daily—and boys will be expected to be at practice promptly at dismissal. Pick-up is at the depot between 5:05-5:10 pm daily, or up at Hwy 70 at 5:00m when practice takes place there. We will alternate practice weeks at Hwy 70 and Kever with the girls lacrosse team. 

    Players should bring sweatpants/sweatshirts, or other acceptable cold weather gear, until it warms up. Players should also have both cleats and running shoes daily in case of bad weather and indoor practice. Please wear practice gear to school as we have been doing all year for athletics.

    Parent meeting: Tuesday, March 1 in the gym at 5:15pm.  
     
    Equipment Requirements: Harding provides a helmet, but all other equipment is the responsibility of the player: shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, cup, mouthpiece (would be smart to keep extras in gym bag), cleats, lacrosse stick- *if your son plans on buying a new stick, please get a mesh pocket.
     
    Approved Goalie Chest Protector and Field Player Shoulder Pads Mandatory for the 2022 Season 
    Other Options: 
    Shoulder Pads: Warrior Evo, Maverik M5 EKG, Nike Vapor, Maverik Max EKG, STX Cell V, STX Shadow Pro, True Temper Zerolyte, Maverik M5 EKG Speed,
    Liners: Maverick Max EKG Speed, STX Cell V, Nike Vapor Elite, True Temper Zerolyte
    This link also has some good information on the reason for the new shoulder pad requirements.  http://www.usalaxmagazine.com/fuel/industry/why-you-shouldnt-wait-for-the-2022-nd200-mandate
     
    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Head Coach Gene Flathmann (gflathmann@comcast.net). 


    Baseball

    Start date: Practices will begin on Tuesday, February 22 for those not involved in the all-school musical. Members of the cast and crew of the musical will begin practices on Monday, Feb. 28.
     
    Baseball will practice at the HWY 70 baseball field from 3:30pm-5:15pm daily.  You may pick up your son at HWY 70 at 5:15 pm or back in the depot at 5:25pm, whichever is more convenient for you.   

    Equipment:  Harding will issue baseball hats and 2 sets of uniforms for home and away games. All players need to supply a glove, white baseball pants (for practice), navy blue baseball socks, baseball spikes (black, white, gray or navy), and navy blue sleeves under the uniform jersey for cold weather games and practices.  All baseball bats must be BBCOR, players may not use BESR bats anymore. 

    The early part of the season is cold and breezy at the baseball field. Please come prepared with long sleeves and sweatshirts for practice. 


    Parent Meeting: Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30pm in Mr. Madden’s room in the middle school. The room is located on the first floor, first classroom on the right. 

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Matt Burns (mattburns20@gmail.com).   


    Varsity/JV Golf

    The golf programs at Harding are open to middle school boys and girls who are interested in learning to play golf at the junior varsity level or who have attained a high enough skill level to play at the varsity level.  Both levels of golf have practice days, some golf clinics (JV), and a schedule of playing matches against other HVAC schools. 

    Tryouts for varsity golf will be held the week of February 28-March 4 at Percy Warner. Due to daylight constraints, we will get in as many holes as possible each day until we have hit 18 holes. Tryouts will include a double par maximum per hole. We encourage all players that have a passion for the game to try out for Varsity! Varsity players will practice Monday-Friday and will have 1-2 matches per week from early March through the end of April. 

    Varsity Golf Parent Meeting:  Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30pm in Mr. Madden’s room in the middle school. The room is located on the first floor, first classroom on the right. 

    Any questions about varsity golf can be directed to Head Coach, Aaron Burnett (atburnett11@gmail.com). 

    There are no tryouts for Junior Varsity; everyone will play. The JV golfers will have practices, clinics and some matches at Harpeth Valley Golf Center off of Old Harding Pike in Bellevue. 

    JV golf parent meeting: Wednesday, March 9 at 6:00pm 
    Google Meet joining info
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 442-600-5213‬ PIN: ‪885 220 990‬#

    Any questions about JV golf can be directed to Coach Carol Macpherson(macphersonc@hardingacademy.org).
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  • 2021-22 Winter Athletic Information

    Corby Lucas
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  • 2021-22 Harding Basketball Information

    Corby Lucas
    We wanted to be in touch with some important information about basketball season at Harding Academy. An adaptation we made to Covid last year was to create a developmental team on the boys side, which proved to be a huge success for the growth of those less experienced players. We played a series of intra-squad "blue vs. white" games where officials were assigned and they played games against each other in our gym. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and so we have decided to keep that model moving forward. This year, we would like to replicate that model on the girls side as well. 
     
    Our boys participation numbers are traditionally in the mid 40's and our girls in the mid 20's so that consideration has to be taken into account. The numbers may be such that we only have a varsity girls team and a developmental team. We feel a situation where our girls can learn and develop while playing against each other is much better than playing opponents who cut players and have JV teams that may be as talented as some varsity teams in the league. 
     
    Please reach out to Coach Jason Embry for any questions on the boys program or Coach Luke Countryman for any questions on the girls program. We are confident this is the best model for development in our basketball program. 
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  • 2021 Late Fall Sports Information

    Corby Lucas
    2021 Late Fall Athletic Information


    Parents and Athletes:

    Please find information below for the Late Fall Athletic Season at Harding Academy. Questions on any aspects of the programs should be directed to the Head Coach of each sport. Also, please make every effort to be in attendance at the parent meetings as important information along with season expectations will be addressed by the coaches. 

    Girls Soccer
     
    Soccer season is just around the corner!  The season will get underway with try-outs on Friday, October 1 (3:30-5:00 PM) at Sohr Track & Field and Saturday, October 2 (10:00-11:30 AM) at Kever Park. Practice will alternate weekly between Kever Park and Sohr Family Track and Field and will begin on Monday, October 4 for those not involved in the school play. Those involved in the play production will begin practic on Monday, Oct. 11. Wherever practice occurs, students will be back at school by 5:05 - 5:10 PM to be picked up at the depot. Practice attire includes: shirt and shorts per HA standards, full socks, shin guards, soccer cleats, and sweats and/or rain gear as weather dictates.
     
    The Virtual Parent’s Meeting for JV and Varsity will be held on October 6th @ 6pm via Google Meet. The Meeting link is:
     
    Many thanks and please contact Coach Anthony Petrucciani with any questions at (petrucciania@hardingacademy.us).


    Boys Soccer
     
    Welcome to the 2021 Harding Academy Boys Soccer season! The season will get underway with try-outs on Friday, October 1 (3:30-5:00 P.M.) at Kever Park and Saturday, October 2 (10:00-11:30 AM) at Sohr Track and Field. Practice will alternate between Kever Park and Sohr Family Track and Field and will begin on Monday, October 4 for those not involved in the school play.  Wherever practice occurs, students will be back at school by 5:05 - 5:10 PM to be picked up at the depot. Practice attire includes: shirt and shorts per HA standards, full socks, shin guards, soccer cleats, and sweats and/or rain gear as weather dictates.
     
    The Parent’s Meeting for JV and Varsity will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 5:15 p.m. in the Gym Lobby. Masks are required at the meeting.
     
    No prior soccer experience necessary. Please contact Coach Phil Stankiewicz at philip.stankiewicz@mnps.org with any questions. 


    Developmental Swimming (Late Fall)

    The late fall swim team is open to middle school students, with fewer than 2 years of competitive swimming experience. The late fall season is designed to be focused on exposure to the competitive sport and instruction of stroke technique.  The winter season is wholly focused on competition.  Team workouts will begin the week of October 4.  Our daily practices will consist of some dry-land workouts and in-water work.  Practices will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 3:15pm to 4:00pm.  Students will take the bus to the Ensworth Natatorium, and will be back at Harding by approximately 4:15pm for an optional 30 minute study hall. Pickup will be in the depot at 4:45pm on practice days.

    Please e-mail Head Coach Jake Madden (maddenj@hardingacademy.us) with any questions. 

    We will be having our competition swim team informational meeting for parents and swimmers on Tuesday, October 19th, at 6:00pm, in Mr. Madden’s Classroom in the middle school building.  At this meeting we will be discussing meets we will be attending, we will have a team suit fitting and team gear orders.  I strongly encourage all (swimmers and parents) to attend who are thinking about swimming in the winter season, so please put it on your calendar!  


    Wrestling

    The wrestling season will get underway officially on Monday, October 4. Practice will be from 3:30-5:00 PM daily. Wrestlers are responsible for providing their own wrestling shoes, headgear, knee pads, etc. Practice attire will include shorts and t-shirts and headgear will be worn at all times during practice. No experience required. 

    The Wrestling parent meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 PM. The meeting link is: meet.google.com/nbo-ibcc-xqv

    Please contact Coach Lucas with any questions at lucasc@hardingacademy.org or by phone 615-339-7064.
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