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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