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Cross Country

Cross Country 

The Ben Franklin Academy Cross Country Running season begins in August and ends in December. Practices, team meets, and team gatherings are crucial for a successful season. The season has been designed to give the student runner a complete team running experience that includes competitive and social events that build team and leadership skills.
 

The practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:15-6:00 PM. Practices, meets and team gatherings are required. Excused absences must be approved ahead of time by the coach.

Try Outs?

There are no try outs for the BFA Cross Country team. Ben Franklin Academy has a no-cut policy. Students begin the program at their current fitness level and work through personal and team goals as the season progresses.

Team Meet Schedule

The Ben Franklin Academy Cross Country Team participates in a season of approved Georgia High School Association meets, tournaments, Region and State Championships.

Edward Ellis

Assistant Dean of Student Life, Academic Advisor, Assistant Coach of Cross Country and Ultimate Disc, Club Sponsor, English and Humanities Teacher
Hilary Druckman

Hilary Druckman

Humanities and Mathematics Teacher, Assistant Cross Country Coach

Ultimate Disc

Ultimate Disc Season

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Andrew Bogle

Ultimate Frisbee Coach

Monica Bledsoe

Academic Advisor, XC Assistant Coach, Ultimate Frisbee Assistant Coach, Science and Math Teacher, Club Sponsor

Edward Ellis

Assistant Dean of Student Life, Academic Advisor, Assistant Coach of Cross Country and Ultimate Disc, Club Sponsor, English and Humanities Teacher

Golf

BFA Golf Program

The Ben Franklin Academy Golf Program is designed to cater to the needs of students of all abilities, from complete beginners to scratch golfers.
 
The Ben Franklin Academy also fields a competitve Varsity Golf Team.  We compete in Class 1A, Region 3, of the Georgia Independant School Association and offer opportunities for both male and female student athletes.  The competitive season is in the Spring Semester and concludes with the Region 3 tournament in late April and the GISA 1A State Championships in May.

 

The golf team plays and practices at area public courses including Charlie Yates GC and Candler park Golf Course. For more information about playing golf at BFA, contact coach Riley Baxter.

Varsity Golf

BFA offers regular coaching and course outings for more advanced players. Coaching includes regular range practices, on-course instruction, video and computer based swing analysis, and playing opportunities at various courses in the Atlanta area.  Head Coach Riley Baxter played NCAA Division 1 College Golf while at Savannah State.  He has also competed in numerous GSGA championships.  Prior to coming to BFA Coach Riley worked in the golf industry for six years passing the PGA Playing Ability Test, which certified him to teach golf professionally.

Riley Baxter

History and Government Teacher, Golf Coach

Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Students at BFA can choose the wonderful practice of Yoga as an offering for PE credit. 

Hatha Yoga is the physical practice of Yoga.  Students work on alignment and learn relaxation techniques while building strength and flexibility.

Yoga Instructor Corey Sperry started practicing Hatha Yoga and Tai-Chi at a very young age. Her first and best teacher is her mother Amy Ng who is a well-respected Yoga instructor in Hong Kong.  Corey has studied various Yoga disciplines such as Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga and Bikram Yoga with various wonderful teachers.  She is certified by The Society for Hong Kong Yoga Instructors.  Corey has taught Yoga at the recreation center of Cathay Pacific Airline, Austin Peay State University, L.A. Fitness, Corebody Decatur and Body Vision Yoga Studio.

Nameste!

Corey Sperry

Director of Chinese Student Affairs, Academic Advisor, Science Teacher

Transportation

Ben Franklin Academy does not provide student transportation to and from golf classes, matches, practices and other team gatherings. Parents will need to shuttle their student athletes back and forth from home or school to golf activities.  Student athletes and parents may carpool with other students and parents.
Cross country team; Alex and Annabelle top runners

Runners Alex Warren and Annabelle Magee finished 2nd overall in their age group! 

Pictures of XC runners and coaches

Congratulations to all of our runners who ran at the Wingfoot XC Classic on Saturday, September 23!