Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Academy at Nolan Soccer; June 11-14 (Rising 2nd-8th Graders)

THE Academy Presented by Nolan Soccer
Dates: June 11-14, 2018      
Location: Nolan Catholic High School (Doskocil Stadium)
Ages: Rising 2nd Graders through rising 8th graders (Boys and Girls)
Time: 8:00am-11:00am       
What to Bring: Ball, Water, Cleats, Running Shoes/Flats, Shinguards & Soccer Journal
Cost: $125


Why THE Academy Presented by Nolan Soccer?
* See what it is like to play at one of the most dynamic high school soccer programs in the country….

* Through our innovative, progressive curriculum, the Athletes will receive the necessary resources and tools to IMPACT the game...

* THE Academy is one of the most DYNAMIC and PASSIONATE environments these Athletes will ever experience...

* Very unique and specialized as well as cutting edge in its own manner.  We bring to Fort Worth the desire and willingness to be the top-notch leader in player development across the United States...

* Technique/Tactics/Speed/Agility/Physical Training/Motivation/Confidence for Superior Performance…

For more information contact Jay Fitzgerald at 817-917-1491 or jay@jatoathletics.com

Everything you need to know to prepare for your Academy Experience... June 11th-14th, 2018

Opening Day please arrive at Doskocil Stadium at Nolan Catholic High School to check-in between 7:15am-7:50am as we start camp promptly at 8:00am. *All players MUST be picked up from Doskocil Stadium. No player can be picked up from the parking lot.

See what it is like to be a part of one of the most dynamic high school soccer programs in the country.  Your experience will not only be unique but incredibly dynamic and exciting. The new innovative professional curriculum will be challenging and cutting edge where learning and teaching take center stage. The goal of the Program is to develop individual techniques of players as well as a love for the game of soccer. Topics are tailored to the developmental age and skill of the players and are geared toward the success of the player. It is a fantastic way for young players to get acquainted with the skills of soccer while having a great time. We will focus not only on technique and an overall understanding but giving you the confidence necessary to be future superstar in the sport. We anticipate that you will walk away with the most fun and rewarding soccer experience that you have ever been a part of.

What to Bring
Light colored training gear, Ball, Shin guards, Cleats, Indoor Shoes, Running Shoes, Towels, Sunscreen, Snack/Fruit and Water Bottle/Jug

Facility Information
Nolan Catholic High School 4501 Bridge Street
Fort Worth, TX 76103
*Doskocil Stadium (Turf) and Nolan Catholic Old Gym (Gym Floor) @ NOLAN CATHOLIC

Daily Schedule – Schedule Subject to Change
See example of schedule below.
**All players will be picked up at the STADIUM at the completion of each day.

Day 1 - June 11TH
Check-In/Registration @ Stadium                                    7:15am-7:50am
Welcome                                                                   8:00am-8:10am
SoccerSize (Running Shoes/Flats) in Gym                       8:15am-9:00am                    
Break                                                                          9:00am-9:15am
Going for Goal                                                          9:20am-10:00am
Break                                                                          10:00am-10:05am
Small Sided Matches                                              10:10am-10:55am
Closing                                                                       10:55am-11:00am
Camp Ends                                                                11:00am

Day 2 - June 12TH
Meet at Stadium                                                      8:00am
SoccerSize (Running Shoes/Flats)                                    8:05am-8:45am
Break                                                                          8:45am-9:00am
Technique/Speed Ladder Relays                          9:00am-9:30am
Break                                                                          9:30am-9:35am
Going for Goal                                                          9:40am-10:10am
Flying Changes                                                         10:15am-10:55am
Closing                                                                       10:55am-11:00am
Camp Ends                                                                11:00am

Day 3 - June 13TH
Meet at Stadium                                                      8:00am
SoccerSize (Running Shoes/Flats)                                    8:05am-8:45am
Break                                                                          8:45am-9:00am
SAQ/Going for Goal                                                 9:00am-9:30am
Break                                                                          9:30am-9:35am
Tactics                                                                        9:40am-10:10am
Flying Changes/Soccer Olympics Closing            10:15am-10:55am
Camp Ends                                                                11:00am

Day 4 - June 14TH

Meet at Stadium                                                      8:00am
SoccerSize (Running Shoes/Flats) in Gym           8:05am-8:45am
Break                                                                          8:45am-9:00am
30 Min Freestyle                                                      9:00am-9:30am
Small-Sided Games                                                            9:35am-10:50am
Closing Remarks                                                      10:50am-11:00am
Camp Ends                                                                11:00am



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@nolanLVS                www.ladyvikingssoccer.com

Sessions will be filmed and interviews will be coordinated with select Academy participants. Academy still photographs will also be taken and be available on Twitter at @jatoathletics and @nolansoccer.  JATO/Nolan Catholic retains the right to use for promotional purposes any pictures/videos taken.

Water will be available at all times throughout the day. Water Stations will be located at the stadium and gym. It is very important that THE Academy week participants properly hydrate themselves on a regular basis during their Academy experience. It is important the week prior to THE Academy to start acclimating yourself to the heat/humidity by drinking plenty of water. During your time at THE Academy you need to drink 16/32 oz. before, during, and after each training session. Your body will lose fluid at an increased rate and you need to replace those fluids more often. No caffeine and no carbonation!

THE Academy presented by Nolan Soccer is a soccer experience that is second to none. Our staff comes from all over the area consisting of area club and high school players and coaches along with some US Soccer staff and is carefully selected to teach and paint perfect pictures for these up and coming young footballers.

Players are expected to behave in a manner befitting a serious soccer athlete. Every player is expected to act in a way that shows respect for themselves, the campus of Nolan Catholic High School and its facilities, THE Academy staff and other players. THE Academy is designed to allow everyone to grow in the game on and off the field while achieving their individual goals. Our staff will work hard to provide the absolute best experience to each and every participant. And we expect each and every player to give everything they have while training, to play for the enjoyment and love for the game of soccer, and to respect the game and all those around them.
Athletic Trainer/s

A certified Athletic Trainer will be available at ALL times throughout the day at the fields and in the gym.

More Information
JATO Director – Jay Fitzgerald        817.917.1491 jay@jatoathletics.com
JATO Administrator - Helen Gray 817.460.JATO (5286)

The Academy participants will be supervised all day with our full time staff. Parents may come to the training sessions to observe the training but cannot be on the field.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Future Vikings Night: What is it like to be an LVSer

Nolan Catholic High School Women’s Soccer is excited to offer a development clinic for future female soccer athletes next Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Women’s Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald and current athletes will take these future Lady Vikings through pre-game warm-up, walk-out and player introductions along with a typical training session.  Come out and experience what it is like to be a part of one of the most dynamic programs in the country.  The event will be broadcast LIVE.

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program has over 600 wins since 1983, 4 State Championships, 33 Final Four Appearances & Regional Championships and 15 State Runner-Ups and consistently gains local, regional, and national respect. The LVS Experience is like no other. The expectations of the student-athletes at Nolan Catholic are extremely high, not because the standards are high, but because the individuals have a true competitive spirit.

History, tradition, success, consistency on and off the field along with selfless community service has put the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team on the national map. Strength of schedule is second to none, hosting the nations #1 showcase, the National Elite Prep Showcase in its 17th year. With their annual trip to California to play the best of the west, the Lady Vikings are always up for a challenge. A healthy mix of their own district private school teams and the top UIL powerhouse public schools are always on tap each season.

We help identify player key qualities through an individual development plan for each player to help steer our LVSers down the appropriate development pathway.  We are about progress and growth. We want to get better every day and in the end our players become better people on and off the field.

We take great pride in our program and the overall experience it provides for young ladies. 

CLICK HERE to see our video board introduction video for this past season.

CLICK HERE for an example of the LVS Experience.

For more information Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram @nolansoccer and also on Snapchat @nolanLVS or contact Jay Fitzgerald at 817-917-1491 or email jay@jatoathletics.com.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

VSPYS around the corner; Saturday, April 28th

Join us on Saturday Night, April 28th at 6:45pm for the Blue Carpet Athlete Arrival of the second annual VSPY Awards presented by the Nolan Catholic Athletic Department.  Athletes, teams, and coaches will walk the blue carpet, take pictures, and get interviewed in anticipation of the start of the show at 7:30pm in the Hartnett Arena.  CLICK HERE for 2018 VSPYS PROMO.

The VSPYS are Nolan Catholic’s version of the ESPYS presented by ESPN where student-athletes & supporters are recognized for their superior performance both on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

For more than 50 years, Nolan Catholic has honored outstanding achievements by athletes, teams, coaches, administrators, and supporters.  Our sports legacy runs deep.

The most anticipated night in athletics see today’s standouts grab a piece of our school’s rich sports history and share it with yesterday’s stars.

The Viking Sports Performances of the Year Awards.

The event is a Blue Carpet, FORMAL dress, stage production honoring the greats of Nolan Catholic athletics.

Hosted in the Harnett Arena at Nolan Catholic High School, this will be one of the best nights of the year for athletes, fans, partners, and community supporters.

It is time to celebrate & honor our rich, winning tradition.  ALL teams (freshman thru varsity), managers, fans, and parents are expected to attend this second annual event.  You will NOT be disappointed.

Athletes and Coaches arrive to walk the Blue Carpet where they will be interviewed and photographed kicking off this spectacular evening.  It is the only night when athletes put away their uniforms and dazzle us with their dresses and tailored suits.  This unique, end of the year celebration has it all.

Be there as the Nolan Catholic community recaps the year's most memorable moments in sports with our amazing community who made them happen. 

Naturally, the biggest plays, most unexpected upsets and record-breakin performances are celebrated. 

The VSPYS don't just celebrate sports achievements it honors the competitive spirit as well as instances of strength and determination they go beyond sports, the fans that make the place shake, the volunteers that work behind the scenes, and let's not forget the moments in the community that represent us all with the utmost character and pride.

Don’t miss this unforgettable show.

RSVP NOW through your team representative.
*Nominated athletes, teams, and coaches will receive invitations.

Follow Us @VSPYS on Twitter

Friday, March 23, 2018

LVS18 Banquet TONIGHT #ALLin18

It is time once again to celebrate another 20 win season, 2 tournament wins, an area championship, and a 15 match unbeaten streak.  The 2018 Lady Vikings Soccer team set out this season to win a state championship and though they didn't accomplish that goal, they rattled off many goals throughout the season from  traveling to California and winning the So Cal High School Classic presented by NIKE to a 19 round shootout championship, to hosting the nations top showcase where they played to a 1-1 draw to the number 6 team in the country.

Joe T Garcias will again be the site for the end of the year banquet for the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program.  The iconic establishment in Fort Worth has hosted the Lady Vikings for 10 years and how fitting that Fort Worth's team is able to celebrate their success at such an amazing venue and stable in the community.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LVSers crowned TAPPS Area Champs; Regional Championship at 1:30pm on Friday

The Lady Vikings traveled down south to take on Awty International on Tuesday afternoon for a 1:30pm Kick-Off at Dragon Stadium in Southlake.  On top of 4 goals from Abby Geiser and a goal a piece from Megan Bettinger and Mikaela Gamboa, the Lady Vikings were crowned TAPPS Area Champs.

More to come....

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

JV Team #4 Seed in JV Championships; Varsity Resumes match at Ursuline (Future Viking Night Postponed)

The JV team has battled to a 4-5-1 record since returning from break and have earned themselves a #4 seed in the TAPPS JV Championships starting tomorrow morning.

The Lady Vikings will take on Ursuline at 9:00am at Doskocil Stadium.  The second semi-final will follow with Bishop Lynch taking on John Paul at 11:00am.

Winners advance to the Championship match at 2:30pm.  All matches are at Nolan Catholic.

The Lady Vikings have advanced to the post-season championship 2 of the last 3 years and looking to make it 3 of 4 after tomorrow morning.

The varsity team traveled to Ursuline tonight only to have to return tomorrow afternoon as the match was halted after 60 minutes of play with the Lady Vikings down 5-2.  The Bears jumped to an early 3-0 lead but before you know it the Lady Vikings fought back to get within one.

"I think we know what we are capable of coming out of the first half.  We have to be disciplined from back to front and there is now way around that," said LVS head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

As it stands in the Lady Vikings final regular season match of the season they live to play another day.   "When I saw the first lightning strike, it couldn't have been a better sign, " continued Fitzgerald.

The resumption of the match will take place tomorrow at 4:30pm at Ursuline from the 62nd minute with the Lady Vikings trailing by 3.

Due to the Lady Vikings having to travel to play tomorrow the Future Vikings Night planned for 5pm will move to another night.  Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram for future information @nolansoccer