2021 Spring Sports 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. All of our spring sports are only being offered to students in grades sixth through eighth.


Track and Field

Start date: Practices will begin on Monday, February 22. 

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 at 5:00pm.

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 will NOT be using changing spaces at Hwy 70 this year due to COVID-19 protocols. 

Also, individual water bottles are required for each athlete.

COVID-19 Protocols: Assigned seating on buses (masks on while on bus at all times), masks required when not participating in on field drills, frequent disinfecting of track implements (batons, jump pits, discus and shot puts, etc.)

Parent Meeting: Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 PM

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


Girls Lacrosse

Start date: Practices will begin on Monday, February 22.

Practice Times: Tryouts will be held February 22 (at Kever) and February 23 (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. 

Equipment Requirements: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.

COVID-19 Protocols: Assigned seating on buses (masks on while on bus at all times), masks required when not participating in on field drills, frequent disinfecting of lacrosse balls. Please wear practice gear to school as we will NOT be using changing spaces at Hwy 70 this year due to COVID-19 protocols. 

Parent Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 6:30pm 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Anthony Petrucciani (petrucciania@hardingacademy.org).


Boys Lacrosse

Start date: Practices will begin on Monday, February 22.
 
Practice Times: 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 park 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.  

Parent meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 PM
Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/aft-qoib-pzs
 
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.

COVID-19 Protocols: Assigned seating on buses (masks on while on bus at all times), masks required when not participating in on field drills, frequent disinfecting of lacrosse balls. Please wear practice gear to school as we will NOT be using changing spaces at Hwy 70 this year due to COVID-19 protocols. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Head Coach Gene Flathmann (gflathmann@comcast.net). 


Baseball

Start date: Practices will begin on Monday, February 22.
Baseball will practice at the HWY 70 baseball field from 3:30pm-5:00pm daily.  You may pick up your son at HWY 70 at 5:00 pm or back in the depot at 5:15pm, 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, 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. 

COVID-19 Protocols: Assigned seating on buses (masks on while on bus at all times), masks required when not participating in on field drills, frequent disinfecting of baseballs and bats, spreading athletes out in the dugout areas.

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 PM
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