2019 Spring Sports Information

Corby Lucas
2019 Spring Athletic Information

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: We will begin practices the week of February 11 for anyone not involved with the all school musical.  There will be no practice on Thursday, February 14 or Friday, Feb. 15. Those in the play will join the team for practices beginning on Tuesday,  Feb 19.

Practice time: 3:00-4:30 M-F. Pickup will be in the depot at Harding at 4:45pm, 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.

Parent Meeting: Tuesday, February 19 in the gym (5:00pm) 

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


Girls Lacrosse

Practices for Girls Lacrosse will begin February 11 for all girls in grades 5-8 not involved with the all school musical. There will be no practice on Thursday, February 14 or Friday, February 15.

Tryouts will be held February 19 (at Kever) and February 20  (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 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. daily—and girls will be expected to be at practice promptly after school lets out. Pick up is at the depot at 4:45 p.m.

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.

Parent Meeting: Thursday, February 21 in the gym (5:00 PM).

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Leslie Embry (leslie@blowoutco.com)


Boys Lacrosse

Boys lacrosse will begin practices the week of February 11 for all boys in grades 5-8 not involved with the all school musical.  There will be no practice on Thursday, February 14 or Friday, February 15. Formal practice will start Tuesday, Feb. 19 and tryouts for varsity will take place Feb. 19 and 20. Players need to be dressed and ready to go at 2:50 PM and practice will end at 4:30 PM. Boys can be picked up in the depot at 4:45 PM, or 4:30 at Highway 70, whenever we are practicing there. 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: Thursday, Feb. 21 in the theater (5:00pm). 

Equipment Requirements: helmet (Harding provides), 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

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Head Coach Nicco Springer (nicco.springer@gmail.com).


Baseball

Practice Info:  Baseball will practice at the HWY 70 baseball field from 3pm-4:45pm daily.  You may pick up your son at HWY 70 at 4:45pm or he will need to be picked up by 5:00pm in the Depot.  Practice will begin the week of February 11 for anyone not involved with the all school musical.  There will be no practice on Thursday, February 14 or Friday, February 15. Those in the play will join the team for practices beginning on Tuesday, February 19. 

Equipment:  All players need a glove, white baseball pants (for practice), navy blue baseball socks, baseball spikes (black, white, gray or navy), navy blue sleeves for cold weather games and practices.  All baseball bats must be BBCOR, players may not use BESR bats anymore.  Please contact the Coach Sandwith if you have questions about equipment.

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the gym (5:00 PM)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Denney Sandwith (denneysandwith7@gmail.com).
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