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Athletics

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Baseball

1984    1988    2000   2016

Basketball (Girls)

2011    2013

Cross-Country (Boys)

1997    2000    2001    2002     2003    2005

Football

1991

Golf (Girls)

2005    2010     2012    2013

Soccer (Girls)

2002    2004    2005    2007

Track (Boys)

1998    2001    2002    2003

Wrestling

2005

FRA Athletics Info

PHILOSOPHY
Athletics at Franklin Road Academy exist to support the mission of the school. We believe athletics are fundamental to the educational experience. FRA Athletics supports a Christ-centered philosophy that develops the total person. It is the responsibility of each team and coach to promote self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, accountability, and physical development in the student-athlete with the intent of preparing the student for the challenges they will face in college and in life.

Franklin Road Academy holds a strong athletic tradition, one that includes many titles and honors for our teams, as well as individual awards,at all levels of district, regional, and state competition. Development of our student-athletes emphasizes more than just winning; we teach the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, competitiveness and fair play, and how to act with respect and dignity, both in victory and defeat.

The total number of team sports offered at the varsity, junior varsity and middle school levels is over 55 each year. In the Upper School, FRA fields a team in every sport sanctioned by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), as well as cheerleading, hockey and swimming. Additionally, the Middle School fields a team in most sports. Football and trackare offered in 5th and 6th grades, and student-athletes also have opportunities to participate in community league sports programs. Seventh and eighth graders have Physical Education and Wellness every other day and are encouraged to pursue their sports interests by participating in Middle School competition through the Harpeth Valley Athletic Conference (HVAC).

FRA's varsity teams routinely excel in TSSAA competition, and many of our standout student-athletes go on to compete in college. 21% of all Class of 2013 students are playing sports at the college level in six different sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, and tennis) across nine collegiate athletic conferences (NCAA and NAIA). Athletics are an important part of our educational culture, fostering pride in our collective accomplishments, teaching important life lessons through competition, and instilling exciting school spirit throughout our school community.

Athletic Administration

Kris Palmerton
Kris Palmerton
Athletic Director
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Lebron Ferguson
Lebron Ferguson
Associate Athletic Director/ Middle School Athletics
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Steven Reese
Steven Reese
Assistant Athletic Director
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