2021-22 Winter Athletic Information

Corby Lucas
2021-2022 Winter Athletic Information


Parents and Athletes:

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

Boys Varsity/JV Basketball

Boys varsity basketball practice will officially begin on Monday, November 22. We will practice from 3:30-5:00 that day. Players should have blue or gray Harding athletic shorts and a reversible jersey for practice (will be handed out the first day), along with basketball shoes. Please stay connected to CompassNet for the latest game and practice information. Practice will take place in the Harding gym after school from 3:30-5:00pm or 5:05-6:35pm. We will alternate weeks with the varsity girls' team this year in regards to early or late practice. There will be a study hall provided for the boys prior to late practice weeks. 

The Basketball Parent Meeting will be held in-person on Monday, November 22 at 5:15PM in the middle school art room.

Questions can be directed to Head Coach Jason Embry (embryj@hardingacademy.org). 


Boys Developmental Basketball

Boys Developmental basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 29. The boys will need shorts, t-shirts and basketball shoes. Please also make sure the boys bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice when the weather turns. Practice will alternate weekly with the girls developmental team between the Harding gym in the evening and the JCC after school (3 days per week). We have scheduled a series of intrasquad Blue vs. White games in January/February. These games will be played as full middle school games with officials in the Roberts Gymnasium. 

The Developmental Boys Parent Meeting will be Monday, Nov. 22 at 6:00pm via Google Meet. You can join the meeting at the following link: https://meet.google.com/yag-ntzq-jqv

Any questions should be directed to Coach Josh Horn (joshuahorn23@gmail.com). 

Girls Varsity Basketball

Girls varsity basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 22. Players should have blue or gray Harding athletic shorts and a Harding t-shirt to wear under their reversible practice jerseys for practice (will be handed out the first day), along with basketball shoes. Please stay connected to CompassNet for the latest game and practice information. Practice will take place in the Harding gym after school from 3:30-5:00pm or 5:05-6:35pm. We will alternate weeks with the varsity boys team this year in regards to early or late practice. There will be a study hall provided for the girls prior to late practice weeks. 

The Girls Varsity Basketball Parent Meeting will be held in-person on Monday, Nov. 29 at 5:15PM in the middle school art room.

Any questions can be directed to Head Coach Luke Countryman (countrymanl@hardingacademy.org)


Girls Developmental Basketball

The developmental girls team will begin practice on Monday, November 29.  Practice will alternate weekly with the boys developmental team between the Harding gym in the evening and the JCC after school (3 days per week).For practice, the girls will need shorts, basketball shoes, and a Harding T-shirt. Ideally, each girl should bring her own ball (with her name on it) to practices so we can maximize ball handling drills. Please also make sure they bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice once the weather turns. There will be a series of intrasquad Blue vs. White games beginning in January. These games will be played as full middle school games with officials in the Roberts Gymnasium.

The Developmental Girls Team Parents' Meeting will be held in-person on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:15PM in the middle school art room.

Please contact Coach Ken Folger with any questions (folgerk@hardingacademy.us).


Swimming- Competitive Season

The competitive swim team is open to all middle school students, regardless of swimming ability.  Practices will begin on Monday, November 29 and will run from 3:15pm to 4:00pm. We are still working out days of the week for practices. Students will take a bus to Ensworth Natatorium for workouts and will be back at Harding by approximately 4:15pm.  

The season has a required swim meet on February 5th for the HVAC Championships.  Please make sure that you are available for this event.

Note:  Middle School students participating in other sports or activities can still join the team; I am happy to work out the details with the other coaches/activity leaders.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Coach Jake Madden (maddenj@hardingacademy.org).

Basketball Cheerleading

Basketball cheerleading is open to all students grades 6-8. WWe cheer for all boys and girls varsity basketball home games. The only games we will travel for will be the HVAC tournament in February. The first practice of the season will be Monday, November 29 from 3:20-4:45. More information, season schedule, and uniform information will be given at the parent meeting on Monday, November 29 at 7:00pm via Google Meet. Google Meet link:meet.google.com/uej-eexd-wfd
 
Cheerleaders should bring workout clothes and a water bottle to the first practice. We will meet in the gym lobby at dismissal time. Pick-up is at the depot.
 
If this is your child’s first season of cheer and you have not notified Coach Cunningham previously, please email cunninghama@hardingacademy.us as soon as possible so your child can be added to the cheer email list.
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