2018-19 Winter Sports Information

Corby Lucas
2018-2019 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 Basketball

Boys varsity basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 19. Players should have blue or gray Harding athletic shorts and a reversible jersey for practice (will be handed out the first day), along with the basketball shoes we order for them. Please stay connected to CompassNet for the latest game and practice information. Practice will take place in the Harding gym after school from 3:15-4:45pm or 4:45-6:15pm. We will alternate weeks with the varsity girl’s 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 on Monday, November 26 at 6:15PM in the middle school.


JV Boys Basketball

Boys JV basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 26th. The boys will need shorts, t-shirts and basketball shoes (a team shoe has already been ordered). Please also make sure the boys bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice when the weather turns. Practices will take place after school from 3:00-4:30pm at either Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Gordon Jewish Community Center. Pickup will be back at the Harding depot by 4:45 or 5:00pm (5:00pm on days where the team practices at Westminster due to traffic on West End).

The JV boys Parents' Meeting will be Monday, November 26th at 5:00PM in the middle school in Jake Madden’s classroom (first floor, first classroom on the right).

Any questions should be directed to Coach Luke Countryman (countrymanl@hardingacademy.us).


6th Grade Boys “A” Basketball

The boys will wear shorts, t-shirts, and basketball shoes (a team shoe will be ordered). Please also make sure the boys bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice. Practices will take place daily after school from 3:00-4:30pm at either Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Gordon Jewish Community Center. Pickup will be back at the Harding depot bt 4:45 or 5:00pm (5:00pm on days where the team practices at Westminster due to traffic on West End).

The parent meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:00pm in the middle school (Wylie Stemple’s classroom, room 204, located on the second floor).

Any questions should be directed to Coach Wylie Stemple (stemplew@hardingacademy.org).



6th Grade Boys “B” Basketball

The boys will need shorts, t-shirts, and basketball shoes (a team shoe will be ordered). Please also make sure the boys bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice. Practices will take place after school from 3:00-4:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) at either Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Gordon Jewish Community Center. Pickup will be back at the Harding depot bt 4:45 or 5:00pm (5:00pm on days where the team practices at Westminster due to traffic on West End).  


The parent meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:00pm in the middle school (Wylie Stemple’s classroom, room 204, located on the second floor).



Girls Varsity Basketball

Girls varsity basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 19. 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 the basketball shoes we order for them. Please stay connected to CompassNet for the latest game and practice information. Practice will take place in the Harding gym after school from 3:15-4:45pm or 4:45-6:15pm. 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 Basketball Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, November 26 at 4:45PM in the gym lobby.

Any questions can be directed to Coach Chris Holleman (chris.b.holleman@gmail.com).


Girls JV Basketball

The JV girls will begin practice on Monday, November 26. Practice location will alternate between the JCC and Westminster Presbyterian with occasional practices in the Harding gym. For practice, the girls will need shorts, basketball shoes (a team shoe will be ordered), 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.

The JV girls Parents' Meeting will be Wednesday, November 28 at 5:00 in the middle school art room.

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

Swimming

The swim team is open to all middle school students, regardless of swimming ability.  Practices will continue on Monday, November 26th and will run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. There are no practices on Wednesdays.  Students will take a bus to Ensworth HS for workouts and will be back at Harding by approximately 4:30pm.

The season has a required meet on February 2nd 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. Basketball cheerleading practices Monday - Friday 2:45-4:00. We will hold practice in the front gym lobby. We cheer for all boys and girls varsity basketball home games. The only games we will travel for will be the TIAA tournament in February. The first practice of the season will be Monday, November 26th. We will not practice the week of exams through winter break. If you plan on cheering please email me ahead of time to begin ordering your shoes, poms and bodysuit (new).

The Parent Meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 3 directly following practice at 4:00 PM in the front gym lobby.
 
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