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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