Unless otherwise noted, dates and times provided are for first meeting/practice for all interested candidates, including freshman.
GIRLS SWIMMING: Info meeting and Ice Cream Social for interested swimmers, 6 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 144 Strawberry St., Lisbon CT. First Practice, Friday, August 25, Windham HS Pool, (bus leaves NFA at 4:45 p.m.). Contact Head Coach Cory Tubbs if you are planning to try out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRLS SOCCER: 10 a.m., Thursday, August 24, NFA Turf Field. Contact Head Coach Kyle Baron at email@example.com.
BOYS SOCCER: 3 p.m., Thursday, August 24, Fontaine Field. Bring running shoes. Contact Head Coach Robert Briones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOTBALL: Summer Conditioning starts 7:30 a.m., Monday, June 19, Boys Locker Room (requires participation permission form). All interested Football Players must submit Athletic Participation Packet by August 14. Preseason starts 2:30 p.m., August 14, Boys Locker Room. Players must wear white t-shirt, gray shorts and rubber cleated shoes. Contact Head Coach Jason Bakoulis at email@example.com.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: 6 p.m., Thursday, August 24, Mohegan Park Center. Contact Head Coach Chad Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: 8 a.m., Thursday, August 24, NFA Track. Contact Head Coach Kara Kochanski can be at email@example.com.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Practice/Tryouts are 9 a.m., Thursday, August 24, Norton Gym. Contact Head Coach Bill Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL CHEERLEADING: 4 p.m., Thursday, August 24, NFA Turf Field. Contact Head Coach Melissa Gil at email@example.com.
FIELD HOCKEY: Practice/Tryouts are 8 a.m., Thursday, August 24, NFA Turf Field. Contact Head Coach Kara Gabordi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All athletes will need proof of a physical on file with the school nurse and a SIGNED Parent Permission Form available at www.nfaschool.org/athletics/). For further information, contact Director of Athletics, Eric Swallow, at email@example.com 425-5512, or contact the NFA Medical Center at 425-5552.
Coaches will not accept physical forms. The forms must be given to the school nurse prior to the start of practice. Physicals are good for thirteen months. The Medical Center will be open 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., August 9-11 for all student-athletes trying out for fall sports to submit medical information and signed Parent Permission Forms.
NFA Wildcats turn passion into accomplishment. Tradition pushes us forward, and commitment to excellence makes the NFA difference.
NFA Wildcats are part of a long line of academic and athletic excellence.
Consistently striving, NFA scholar athletes exceed expectations and achieve amazing new heights. NFA athletes are students first, and they pursue excellence both in the classroom and on the court and field.
With over 60 teams to choose from, over half the student body actively participates in athletics. From intramural opportunities to competitive varsity teams, all students at NFA are encouraged to participate.
NFA offers a wide variety of athletic opportunities and provides all participants with an enjoyable, challenging, educational, growth experience.
Wildcats set themselves apart. Many NFA athletes play well beyond their time at the Academy, and many play in semi-professional and professional sports.
Each year new Wildcats join the ranks of those who have competed before them, and each year new Wildcats are honored by induction into Norwich Free Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame.