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more people would do it."
JWB Athletics is thrilled to be kicking off the 2018-2019 cycle after taking our programs to record heights last year. Tryouts are complete, rosters have been announced, and every Wolf Pack team has their opening match THIS FRIDAY (9/21).
MS and JV volleyball start at HOME against Cedars International with matches at 5:30 and 6:30pm respectively. The MS flag football will be AWAY at KIPP for a 5pm kickoff. The school’s first ever cheer squad will be in full force at all home matches this year. They need your help to pack the house and get loud in support of our teams on Friday.
Big howl out to the 100+ students who tried out for the various fall sports teams. With 28 members of the volleyball team, 17 football players and team managers, over 20 cheerleaders + literally hundreds of students anticipated in the crowd - more JWB students than ever will have an enriched experience because of our programs.
This is thanks in large part to the following selfless coaches, who do so much to make athletics a reality. Please be sure to thank these awesome leaders when you see them around campus.
Please remember that cross country time trials (i.e. tryouts) are Tuesday through Thursday THIS WEEK from 3:30-5:00pm on the upper campus. We are hopeful that all student athletes meeting the general requirements will have a spot on the team. Athletes are absolutely encouraged to participate in multiple sports assuming they work hard to remain academically eligible and are granted approval by their primary coach.
We can’t wait to see all these teams build on the success of our 2017-2018 women’s basketball and soccer programs. Each produced undefeated regular seasons and advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in our school’s history. Likewise, our cross country team made the state finals and saw several runners place.
Finally, huge kudos to the Jackson family and all the parents who volunteered to help with pictures and uniform distribution last night. Teams look sharp in their sweet gear and we can’t wait to see the epic photos Suzy and Anthony captured.
Thanks and Go Wolves!
PS - If you have a child participating in fall athletics, please don’t forget to check your volunteer assignments in TeamSnap. We are hoping for 100% adherence so as to avoid charging families a volunteer opt-out fee.
Students interested in cross country should attend time trials next Tuesday through Thursday on the upper campus. Coach Rodriguez will be leading the program this year. We are hopeful any student meeting the basic academic and fitness requirements will make the team, as every runner can make a major impact at meets.
We are thrilled to be offering cheer for the first time ever at JWB. Students in 6th-9th grade (4th-5th with coach permission) interested in cheer are required to attend tryouts next week. Coaches Soluiman and Ragaisis will be leading the program, which will support all home volleyball and basketball matches. Students are required to have a sports physical from within the last 12 months on record with the athletics department prior to participation.
It's football time again!!! Students in 6th-9th grade (4th-5th with coach permission) interested in playing football are required to attend tryouts next week. Coaches Tang and Rodriguez will be forming 1 team (MS-A) following 2 days of observation. Students are required to have a sports physical from within the last 12 months on record with the athletics department prior to participation.
Students in 6th-9th grade (4th-5th with coach permission) interested in playing volleyball is required to attend tryouts next week. Coaches Guthrie, Ragaisis, Heim and Maio will be forming 2 teams (JV and MS-A) following 2 days of observation. Students are required to have a sports physical from within the last 12 months on record with the athletics department prior to participation.
Please note that we will be hosting our final soccer bootcamp for the girls this afternoon (FRI 3/2) at 3:30pm on the turf. These weekly sessions have been a great way to prepare interested students for tryouts.
In this same spirit, we will are excited to host a MORNING BOOTCAMP for the boys starting next next week (details attached). These sessions will help the boys get ready for tryouts, which will also be held next week.
As shown in the flyer attached, tryouts for both the boys and girls teams will be FRIDAY (3/9) FROM 3:30-5:00PM on the field. Practices will begin after student-athletes return from Spring Break with games scheduled to kickoff shortly thereafter. Anyone making the school team will receive their uniform, TeamSnap invitation, and official game schedule at a parent meeting after the vacation.
I'll be leading the girls team this season and am pleased to announce that Aaron Yancy will be coaching the boys. The two of us are staff coaches at WBSA and LSC respectively and are both USSF "C" license candidates. We are excited that several licensed peers and a certified goalkeeper instructor will be assisting us throughout the season as well.
We look forward to our best soccer season ever and welcome any questions.
Puerto Rico National Basketball Team & United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Proudly Partner with Jubilee Austin
It was pretty crazy watching the Puerto Rico national team nearly pull off the late comeback against Team USA on ESPN last night. This was just days after the team was here in Austin training in the Jubilee Austin gymnasium thanks to our partnership with the Austin Defenders.
We are very grateful to Coach Eddie Casiano and many highly recognizable national team players for putting on a remarkable clinic right here on campus as their way of thanking the Jubilee family. The kids had a blast and we are excited to host these guys again as they prepare for future FIBA events.
In the same vein as the Puerto Rico visit, Jubilee Sports ATX is excited to share another athletics collaboration finalized over the weekend, which will further establish Jubilee Austin as a thought leader in the youth sports community.
This Wednesday (2/28) we will host several “A” License instructors from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) – FIFA’s governing body in our country. USSF staff coaches will lead a clinic for volunteers from top youth sports clubs in the Central Texas region. Any parents at Jubilee that are active soccer coaches are encouraged to register if interested.
The coolest part is that the Wells Branch 2010-2011 Boys Academy program has been asked to participate as the practice players for coaches trying to earn a USSF license.
It gives me great pleasure to note that 12 of 18 players in the above-mentioned program - LITERALLY some of the top players in the state at this age group - are current students at the WBLA campus with Mrs. Randels.
We are excited to remind everyone that Jubilee Sports ATX will be hosting the Puerto Rico men's national basketball team starting TOMORROW, thanks in large part to our continued partnership with the Austin Defenders. Here is the team's agenda while in Austin...
We hope to see many of you Sunday and appreciate your help in spreading the word. I've attached the flyer below for your reference.
Thanks everyone and Go Wolves!!!
Please join me in congratulating your 2018 SUB-REGIONAL CHAMPION Lady Wolves basketball team.
We need your help sending the ladies off in style. They travel to San Marcos tomorrow morning to take on BASIS San Antonio. The two teams will battle to determine the Central Texas Regional Championship with an invitation to the State Playoffs on the line. We meet BASIS halfway at San Marcos Academy. If anyone was seeking a nice little day trip, the girls would love your support.
Our ladies continued their dominance this week at the sub-regional tournament. After receiving a bye to the semis, they dominated Harmony Poli Sci by a score of 36-9 and then blew out IDEA Allan 34-8 in the title match...
Mariah Houston and Carrie Weston relentlessly locked down opposing point guards, leading to easy buckets all night. Kathy Carcamo and Hannah Darby left everything on the court like they always do, and provided key contributions. Gabby Edo and Trinity Alexander’s mind-blowing transformation into monster players continued and Alissea Huff was a beast on the boards.
With the consistent play of Nya Mackey, Nijya Willis, Nia Littles and the rest of the crew, our ladies have a great chance this weekend. They’ll need to bring their “A” game though since BASIS has crushed everyone they’ve faced. They don’t know what’s waiting for them though.
We also couldn’t be more proud of our men’s basketball team. After a come from behind victory in the quarterfinals last week, we lost a 38-46 heart-breaker to (eventual champion) Harmony Poli Sci. The boys stretched their lead to 7 points in the closing seconds of the 3rd quarter using magnificent defense and fury of offense...
Jonathan Kurian locked down the league MVP, leaving Harmony’s star rattled and exhausted. Elijah Smith and A’marie Haywood stuffed the stat sheet with key buckets and offensive rebounds all night. Willie Miller overcame early foul trouble to provide a big spark and Jacob Bell looked like Steph Curry from deep, launching daggers that stretched our lead. Joel Iraola and Dylan Nguyen provided a lift with strong play off the bench that left Harmony reeling.
Had the boys been able to convert a few more contested layups early or Harmony didn’t get a little help form the basketball gods with three straight 3-pointers (including a bank) to open the 4th quarter, the boys would be headed to San Marcos this weekend as well. Regardless, they had a dynamite season and have an incredibly bright future considering all the key contributions from the youngens on our 2 boys teams. I can’t wait to see what we do in the 2018-2019 season!
Congrats again everyone. Let’s lock it down this weekend ladies!!! Go Wolves!!!
Hats off to our boys basketball program for advancing to the sub-regional semifinals on Wednesday (details below).
Our young men battled back tonight from an early 2-7 deficit. Their “refuse to lose” mindset propelled them to a 22-15 victory, as they ended with a 9-2 run to finish the game.
The boys earned a spot alongside our Lady Wolves, as each will now represent Jubilee in the next round. Both teams have MASSIVE upcoming matches that will be all about revenge.
Ironically, Harmony Political Science stands between BOTH our teams and a coveted spot in the sub-regional finals. The ladies will be trying to beat a squad that handed our JV girls not one, but TWO losses this season.
Likewise, the boys will be trying to avenge a heart-breaking 37-54 loss during the holidays, when several players (and even Coach Rice) were either ill or injured. Well-rested and hungry Jubilee teams should give HSPS all they can handle!
Both games are sure to be epic showdowns, which is why WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
We are hoping the Jubilee community will rally at the following games to support our student-athletes. We want KIPP to feel like a home game for our teams.
Wednesday, January 31st
4:30pm (Girls) & 5:30pm (Boys)
Sub-regional finals immediately following
KIPP Austin - 8004 Cameron Rd - 78754
As noted, our teams play in the semis AND finals on Wednesday night if we “survive and advance”. Winning the sub-regionals would then us to San Antonio for a crack at a regional championship (and a trip to our first state finals tourney).