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Athletics

When we moved from TX to IL, my first priority was to find a volleyball program for my daughters. The athletic program at Harvest is one of the best in Chicagoland. ~Mrs. Melissa Murray, HCA parent

We believe in using athletics for the purpose of discipling our student athletes in and for Jesus Christ

Harvest Christian Academy has over 36 interscholastic teams competing for our middle and upper school.

The upper school is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and competes in Class 1A or 2A for Bass Fishing, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling, and Volleyball. The middle is a member of the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) for cross country, as well as track and field.

Led by our Athletic Director and our team of coaches, the staff is committed to integrating biblical principles in developing skills and talent within each student. This includes developing character, dealing with victories and defeats, while building rapport among teammates.

Visit each school lower school athletics, middle school athletics and upper school athletics for details on our winning programs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where can I find team schedules?

Current schedules are listed on 8to18.com. Schedules can also be seen and downloaded on the Harvest Christian Academy app.

What is the application process by the school to apply for each sport?

  • Each student must register online every year for HCA Athletics (link available on the HCA app)
  • Each student and one parent must attend Athletics 101 in the Fall every year
  • Tryouts are the first day of practice and may last several days based on each coach’s discretion.

What are the fees or costs associated with each program?

There is an annual fee for students participating in team sports. This fee covers all sports an athlete wishes to participate in over the course of the school year and allows HCA to have a certified trainer at all upper school home games who will assist with prep, injuries and rehabilitation.  Other benefits include a free sports physical (offered on HCA’s Health Day,) and concussion screening and case management.

What summer camps and league programs are available for students?

 

Booster Club Membership

Our Booster Club members, led by our Booster Club Board and Athletic Director, are dedicated to promoting, developing, and supporting the Harvest Christian Academy Athletic Department. The success of our programs is credited to the Lord’s blessing and the efforts of committed parents who continually take their children to practices and games, volunteer whenever asked and support the program with a positive attitude.

Objectives of the Booster Club

  • Promote school spirit and encourage attendance at Harvest athletic events
  • Encourage and support all HCA athletes and coaches
  • Aid the HCA athletic staff in organizing and staging home athletic events and related activities
  • Demonstrate and encourage sportsmanship which reflects our commitment as followers of Christ
  • Provide supplemental financial support for the HCA Athletic Program
  • Sign up to join our Booster Club as a friend of HCA!

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Harvest Christian Academy admits students of any race, color,national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.