Athletics at Harley
Every student is seen as an athlete, artist, and scholar
Welcome to HAC Athletics!
Each and every year, students at The Harley School participate in HAC Athletics, and their success continues to be impressive, both as students and athletes. Our athletic program is an integral part of Harley, teaching student-athletes invaluable lessons about teamwork, time management, persistence, and competition. Our program allows them to develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally as they represent their school on and off the field. They grow, mature, and work hard to be the best teammate they can, while creating lifelong memories with teammates who often remain friends for life.
Helping our athletes to reach their potential are some of HAC’s best assets: our coaches. More often than not, they are drawn from the ranks of our faculty and have a deep understanding of the personalities and abilities of the student-athletes on their teams.
We strive to find the right balance of academics, exercise, and personal growth for everyone. By offering a variety of sports at many different levels, all student-athletes find a sport they can be successful in. It is with great pride and pleasure that my team and I work to enrich the athletic lives of all our HAC student-athletes. Go Wolves!
Mike Taillie, Athletic Director
We all participate.
At Harley, we believe extracurricular activities are an extension of the classroom. For that reason, all students participate in a team sport. Student involvement in sports begins in middle school with our modified team offerings for Grades 7 and 8, and in Grades 9 and 10, students are required to participate in a team sport of their choice.
We encourage teamwork.
We help create a community where students value each other’s interests and talents. Everyone is challenged to do something outside their comfort zone.
No one gets cut.
We want all of our students to feel free to try new activities and to experience what it means to struggle, improve, and succeed. Our no-cut policy means that students have the opportunity to play on a team, even if they are still developing as an athlete.
We promote balance.
We create a safe place for students to try, fail, and try again, both in the classroom and on the field, with a goal of teaching our students to live balanced, healthy lives.
The Harley School and Allendale Columbia School maintain a joint athletic program, known as HAC Athletics, to offer the best possible athletic options for students. By combining resources, student bodies, facilities, as well as faculty for coaching purposes, both schools offer dynamic sports programs that fully support the physical, mental, and social development of each student athlete.
The HAC Teams are affiliated with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Section V and the Finger Lakes Athletic Association, and they compete in:
- Cross country
- Track and field
We are champions both on and off the field.
HAC teams have won 64 overall Section V Championships in 11 different sports, including at least one Section V Championship for the past 23 straight years.
Every sports team has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete Team each season for the past seven years. A Scholar Athlete team is a team whose GPA (from at least 75% of the roster) is greater than or equal to 90.00%.
Harley has also been recognized as one of only four schools in New York State to have seven consecutive years as a NYSPHSAA School of Distinction, given to schools where all of their sports teams are recognized as Scholar Athlete Teams.
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