group at expo

We were delighted to welcome local-area students in grades 6-10 and their families to our Athletics Expo at New Jersey City University’s John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center — home of the Franklin Tigers!  

Students ran through basketball, volleyball, and soccer drills with coaches, swam, and enjoyed playing in the state-of-the-art facility, where Franklin student-athletes practice and host home games. The Expo marked our second athletics event, after the success of our June Athletics Expo and Open House

"In addition to student-athletes having the opportunity to play with one another, families were able to tour our athletic facilities, ask questions, and meet our team," said Eric Harrield, Director of Co-Curricular Programs and Athletic Advisor. "We were able to show them our vision for Franklin’s athletic programs and a preview of life as a Franklin Tiger!"

will at expo

Students were able to participate in as many sports stations as they wanted. At the basketball station, they worked with coaches primarily on pivoting and ball-handling drills. 

jason basketball drill

Our soccer participants began by running through volleying drills with both feet, even holding a competition for the most consecutive volleys! They finished off by playing three vs. three and four vs. four games.

students playing soccer

At our volleyball station, students were guided through pass and set drills with our coach.

girls coach volleyball

In the athletic center’s 25-yard pool, swimmers practiced their individual strokes, dives, and flip turns. 

ruhie swimming

Our Franklin faculty, staff, and coaches were all impressed with the level of skill displayed in participating student-athletes!

brad jeff

"This fall, we were able to successfully launch our boys soccer and girls volleyball programs," reported Brad Greenman, Franklin’s Director of Athletics. "There’s so much in store for our current and future students. This Expo was a great opportunity to meet our potential next cohort of Franklin athletes."

For a tour of our athletic facilities with Mr. Greenman, watch below:

This winter, we look forward to kicking off our swimming and basketball programs and seeing all that our student-athletes achieve both on and off the court. Go Tigers! 

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alex coach with students
students group basketball
students group soccer
chris family
volleyball expo