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Overview

Immaculate Heart Academy truly excels athletically, winning numerous league, county, state sectional, and state championships in a variety of sports. Each year, teams continue to dominate play and are recognized at the local, state, and national level. The athletic department is proud to recognize many “Coaches of the Year,” “Players of the Year,” and "Teams of the Year."

Mission Statement

The goal of the Immaculate Heart Academy Athletic Department is to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to excel in the competitive environment of high school athletics with the help of encouraging teammates and great coaches.

IHA Athletic Health forms

IHA athletes, please find important athletics forms and information below.
 
Fall athletes are asked to have their physicals done and to hand in completed Physical Exam Packets to the Main Office BEFORE August 3, 2020. 

  • If not handed in by one of the appropriate dates, the fall athlete must bring a copy of the completed form to the Athletic Director or trainer on the day the team first meets.

  • Please DO NOT give the original completed form to the coach, trainer, or athletic director. Students without a copy of their completed physical exam may not try out, practice, or compete. Students should hand in the original form to their homeroom teacher on the first day of school. Students attending summer sports camps at the IHA location or camps sponsored by IHA coaches should not give the original to that coach. Provide the coach at the camp with a copy of the completed form.

FALL 2020 Sports TRYOUT INFORMATION

FALL ATHLETES, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE NJSIAA.

 

All fall athletes should have their medical paperwork, including the completed Physical Exam Packet, turned in to the IHA Main Office by Monday, August 3, 2020. Registration for Fall Sports on FamilyID and the NJSIAA COVID-19 Questionnaire found on FamilyID will also close on August 3. The $450 sports fee for cross country, dance, soccer, tennis, and volleyball is now due September 14, 2020. Please note, all medical paperwork and the NJSIAA COVID-19 Questionnaire on FamilyID must be completed and turned in for a student to participate in any summer recess practices. All sports fees must be turned in prior to tryouts. Your check will be returned or refunded if you do not make the team.

The following bulleted items are required in order to try out for a Fall Sport:

 

2020 Fall Sports

Please see the information below regarding summer recess practices and official practices start dates. *Due to the NJSIAA COVID-19 guidelines, summer recess practices must be done in pods assigned by the head coach. Please reach out to the head coach to get your specific time and day.*

Cross Country
Head Coach: John Downey
jdowney@ihanj.com
Please meet at 2:40 p.m. outside the gym lobby.

Soccer
Head Coach: Eric Pfeifer
epfeifer@ihanj.com

Tennis
Head Coach: Danielle Just
djust@ihanj.com

Sports/Tryouts that have been moved to another season:

Dance
Head Coach: Jessica Mariconda
jmariconda@ihanj.com
Practices/Tryouts: TBD - Official practices will be moved to Season 2 as per NJSIAA Return to Play Plan.

Volleyball
Head Coach: Maria Nolan
mnolan@ihanj.com
Practices/Tryouts: February 16, 2021 - moved to Season 3 as per NJSIAA Return to Play Plan.

NJSIAA COVID-19 Guidelines/Policies

The first goal of our summer recess practices is to implement the new NJSIAA COVID-19 guidelines and policies so that our teams practice in the safest possible environment. The initial NJSIAA Phase 1 summer recess practices will be limited in numbers and practice times, and proper PPE will be followed as directed. As summer recess practices progress, we will move into Phase 2. The following documents should help address some concerns and questions:

Winter Sports TRYOUT INFORMATION

 

The following bulleted items are required in order to try out for a Winter Sport:


All sports fees must be turned in prior to tryouts. Your check will be returned or refunded if you do not make the team.

 

2020-21 Winter Sports

Basketball
Head Coach: Steve Silver - ssilver@ihanj.com

Bowling
Head Coach: Paul McGinnis - pmcginnis@ihanj.com

Ice Hockey
Head Coach: Doug Brown - dbrown@ihanj.com


Ski Racing

Head Coach: Carl Boyhan - carlboyhan@hotmail.com


Swim Team

Head Coach: Lia Kunnapas - lkunnapas@ihanj.com


Winter Track

Head Coach: Matt Joyce - mjoyce@ihanj.com

Spring 2021 Sports TRYOUT INFORMATION

 

The following bulleted items are required in order to try out for a Spring Sport:

All sports fees must be turned in prior to tryouts. Your check will be returned or refunded if you do not make the team.
 

2021 Spring Sports
Golf
Head Coach: Lauren Rhein - lrhein@ihanj.com

 

Lacrosse
Head Coach: Sue Montegari - smontegari@ihanj.com

 

Softball
Head Coach: Diana Fasano - dfasano@ihanj.com

 

Spring Track and Field
Head Coach: Matt Joyce - mjoyce@ihanj.com