"it takes time to create excellence.
if it could be done quickly,
more people would do it."
if it could be done quickly,
more people would do it."
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).
Our 2017 Fall Sports Banquet was a smashing success thanks in large part to amazing volunteers such as Keocha Anders, Chanelle Smith, Karen Kopetic, and Suzy Jackson. Student-athletes looked great in their formal attire and fun activities like the baby picture slideshow made for a great evening.
We were especially proud to recognize the following award winners from each of our programs. Coaches distributed trophies to their Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, and "4S" Leadership Award Winner. Coach Shamika Singleton was also recognized by the administrative team as the "Most Outstanding Coach" for the fall season.
We are already counting down to the spring banquet and wish all our teams much continued success in the mean time.
Coach Mika's girls continued their magical run with strong showings at both the Founder's Classic Meet and the Regional Championships. Audrey Harris has now medaled at every event, as both she and Vicky Torres finished in the Top 10 at Regionals. This propelled the team to a 2nd place finish overall, earning the entire crew a trip to the State Finals this weekend.
Coaches Walker and Tang officially closed out a perfect regular season with wins over Renaissance Academy (41-14) and Harmony Excellence (44-12) last week. Willie Miller took home Athlete of the Week honors after racking up 6 total TDs in those games. The boys are hoping to get ready for the sub-regional tournament with a scrimmage against the Headwaters high school team next week.
Coaches Heim, Friesen and Jefferson finished regular season play with a combined 16-2 record across the Varsity, JV, and C teams. Varsity wrapped up a #2 seed in their division with a 6-2 overall record after beating Harmony Political Science (25-15, 25-6) and then KIPP twice (including 25-2, 25-12 last night). The girls celebrated with a trip to the UT match over the weekend (see image below).
JV finished a perfect 8-0 and wrapped up the #1 seed for their division with victories over Magnolia Montessori (25-3, 25-13), Harmony Political Science (25-15, 25-14) and Cedars International (25-6, 25-15). And let's not forget our C team, which finished undefeated as well after beating Cedars last night as well.
Here's to hoping our JV and Varsity teams meet up in the finals of sub-regionals for the chance to battle San Antonio in the regional finals.
Our coaches are grateful to the Booster Club for providing breakfast tacos this morning. We've loved the little gifts throughout the week from parents of student-athletes and are excited for Spirit Night tomorrow. That action-packed evening will benefit our sports programs and is open to the entire school.
Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being our first ever "4S" jacket recipients (4 volleyball, 2 football, 1 cross country). These young leaders averaged a 4.8 (out of 5) on recent character reports submitted by teachers. They embody our athletic department's focus on Service, Skill, Sportsmanship, and Strength and will be tasked with serving as role models on campus throughout the year.
Jackets were distributed in front of the entire middle school student population at our weekly Wolf Gathering. We look forward to seeing who will be the next leader to emerge on campus to earn this prestigious recognition.
Congratulations Nya Mackey, Jazlyn Figueroa, Jay'Nia Littles, Madelyne Nassi, Cayman Didier, Kasey Kopetic, and Maryssa Burlison. A few of the words your teachers used to describe you include: "excellent student leader in class", "model student", "respectful", "hard working", and "naturally positive".
Willie Miller stuffed the stat sheet last week in a 41-14 victory over Renaissance Academy. He had 4 total touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 rushing, 1 defensive) in addition to 2 interceptions and a critical 2 point conversion rush. He tacked on 2 more TDs against Harmony Excellence on Thursday.
Victoria Torres dropped a head-turning 3 minutes at the Founder's Classic meet on October 7th. She followed that up by winning a medal at the Regional Meet for placing in the Top 10 overall. Her performance helped lift the team to a 2nd place overall finish, earning the girls a trip to the State Championships this weekend.
Lizzie Jackson has demonstrated an exemplary attitude all season and has gone above and beyond to improve her game. She regularly attends additional training offered by our volleyball coaches and is a positive influence on her teammates. Lizzie's leadership by example helped carry the varsity girls to a 2nd place finish in district.
Monday (10/16): Chick-Fil-A Night
This is the only night all season when C, JV, and Varsity volleyball all play consecutive home matches, starting at 5pm. Jubilee families can visit Chick-Fil-A between 4:30pm and 7:30pm to help the program raise money. A portion of all proceeds will benefit our teams.
Tuesday (10/17): Coaches Breakfast / Taco Tuesday
We are seeking volunteers to either cook or purchase a bag of breakfast tacos for our coaches and athletes. We'd love for parents to help us distribute this treat in the morning.
Wednesday (10/18): Spirit Night
Our athletics department will be hosting a jam-packed night of events open to ALL Jubilee families (see schedule below). Activities will begin immediately following the JV v C team volleyball match and will include a movie, players v coaches challenge, and Ms. Nesseth's advanced music ensembles.
Thursday (10/19): Coaches Lunch
Similar to Tuesday, we are seeking donations to provide lunch for our coaching staff, key faculty supporters, and all student athletes that have earned a "4S" jacket. Parents providing food are more than welcome to celebrate over lunch with us.
Friday (10/20): Cards for Coaches
We'll end the week by encouraging student-athletes (and really every student) to bring a card or hand-written letter to their favorite AC coaches.