The sports programs available at Greenleaf Friends Academy help balance out the academic focus. Building a foundation together as a team is a valuable life skill as well as creating strong and healthy young people. Students interested are welcome and encouraged to be in the sports programs.
GFA’s sports programs have won many awards and provide a great experience for our athletes.
A complete list of programs available to students is noted below.
GFA is a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) and participates in the Western Idaho Conference (WIC) Division 1AD1.
Larry Taylor – Athletic Director
Idaho State Athletic Director of the Year Award – 2014
HIGH SCHOOL COACHES
Varsity Football – program is tentatively set to resume in the fall of 2017
Varsity Cross Country – Joe Carson
Varsity Volleyball – Larry Taylor /Loma Bittick
JV Volleyball – Larry Taylor
Varsity Girls Basketball –Terry Logan
Varsity Boy’s Basketball – John Ihli
JV Boy’s Basketball – John Ehrlich
Varsity Girl’s Basketball –Terry Logan
Softball – Larry Taylor
Track – Joe Carson / Wendy Heckathorn
Sports available at the High School Level
Sports available at the Middle School Level
It is required that all students complete a History and Physical Examination prior to his/her first 9th and 11th grade practice in the interscholastic (9th-12th) athletic program in the State of Idaho. This examination is to be done by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. Interim History forms are required during the 10th and 12th grade years and must be submitted to the Athletic Director prior to the first practice.
IHSAA Idaho Health Examination & Consent Form for grades 9 and 11.
Interim Health Questionnaire for grades 10 and 12.
Senior Athlete of the Year
Those interested in being considered for the Senior Athlete of the Year Award must participate in at least two Varsity sports. Make plans accordingly if interested in being considered for this award.
Gymnasium Sponsorship Signs
Gymnasium Sponsorship signs are available for purchase for $100, $75 renewal per year. If you are interested in purchasing a sign, contact Larry Taylor.
College admission requirements for an NCAA student athlete may be different than for regular applicants. If you are interested in playing college sports at the NCAA Division I or II level, check with your coach, athletic director, and the college of your choice to determine exact criteria. You can also check with the NCAA Clearinghouse Online and look for student athlete links to academic eligibility and application.
Season passes for all home GFA games (excluding play-off games) are for sale through the Athletic Department. Cost is $140 for a family pass and $100 for an individual pass.
Every student in grades K-12 may participate in an accident insurance plan. This plan covers accidents occurring in the school during the school day, while attending or participating in school sponsored activities (except interscholastic tackle football), on school grounds or not, traveling directly to or from home for regular classes (travel not to exceed an hour before and after school), or traveling in school provided vehicles at any time.
Special football coverage is also available through the school. All high school students involved in interscholastic athletics must either carry school insurance or a plan provided by the parents.