New Varsity Football Coach for 2018-19

The varsity NOAH football team experienced a wonderful season under first year head coach Daryl Johnson. The team finished 7-7 for the year playing a very tough schedule and took second place at the homeschool national championships (even though everyone knows we won that game if it weren’t for the zebras taking our points off the board). More important than the on field success was the Godly character that Coach Johnson instilled in the boys by honoring God through the game of football. As you can imagine, after such success in year 1, NOAH Football families were deeply disappointed to hear that Coach Johnson is stepping down as head coach as his son Trevor has decided to graduate a year early and start his journey in the full-time ministry. However, when the Lord calls one godly leader away, He is faithful to provide another in his stead. Coach Fred Sabatini has agreed to step up and become the varsity head coach of the NOAH Football program for the 2018 season!

Fred Sabatini – Better known as “Coach Sab”
Coach Sab’s sweetheart of 27 years is Michelle, whom he met his freshman year in college. The Sab’s have been homeschooling for the past 17 years, almost since “day-one”. Their five children have grown up in the NOAH program; Joe – 24, played NOAH Football and Baseball, went on to play college baseball at Baylor University and The Citadel. Jessica – 22, played Tennis and was a loyal Football Trainer, now married to Ben Beaver, NOAH Football and Baseball standout. Andrew – 20, played NOAH Baseball and Football, currently a Sophomore at OSU – Stillwater. Alanna – 17, plays NOAH Tennis and plans on attending ORU this summer. Christian – 15, plays NOAH Football and Baseball and desires to play at the next level after high school.
Prior to coming to Oklahoma Coach Sab…
  • Played HS Football at Craigmont HS, Memphis, TN
  • Played College Football at Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
  • Coached High School Football at Boiling Springs HS in Spartanburg, SC and Heritage Christian School in Denver, CO
  • Coached Youth Football in the Aurora Youth League, CO
Since moving to Oklahoma, Coach Sab has……
  • Coached NOAH High School, Junior High and Elementary football for the past 10 years.
  • Served on the NOAH Board for five years, four of which he was the Board President.
Interesting Fact: Coach Sab’s father-in-law is retired College Hall of Fame coach Fisher DeBerry, 23 year Head Coach at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO

 

NOAH Graduation 2017-18

Who: Parents of 2018 Graduates
What: Graduation Planning Meeting
When: Thursday, November 2nd @ 7:00pm
Where: WBO Sports Center ~ 6217 South Mingo Road ~ Tulsa, OK ~ 74133

The goal of this meeting is to find out how many graduates we have this year and to choose a date and venue for our 2018 Graduation. If you have a suggestion for the venue, please bring cost and availability information to the meeting.

Question? Contact Roxanne Blom – gro.s1513421419gajha1513421419on@no1513421419itaud1513421419arg1513421419

2017 JAGUAR BASEBALL CLINIC

High School Fundraiser

Donation – $20.00
Clinic Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:00 pm
**Player Sign In will begin at 9:30 am**

The 2017 Clinic will be geared for ages 5 to 13 for this upcoming season.
Make check payable to: NOAH Baseball

Clinic Notes:
  • Elementary players and those moving into the JH program should plan on attending.
  • Players will receive fundamental instruction in fielding, hitting, base-running, throwing and pitching from veteran coaches and the Jaguar high school players.
  • Players should wear baseball pants, t-shirt, cleats and a baseball cap.
  • Players should bring their glove, bat and batting helmet(if they have one).
  • Water will be provided, but everyone is free to bring their own drinks.
  • Lunch provided: hot dog, chips and water/Gatorade
  • A Jaguar Baseball T-shirt will be provided for those who pre-register by Thur 8/31
  • To register for the clinic, please send player’s name, age, shirt size to *protected email* by 8/31.

NOTE: Any donations greater than $20 will receive a charitable donation receipt.
Looking forward to working with the next generation of Jag baseball players!

Coach Rep

Steven C Gastelum “Coach G” 

Dear NOAH Family:

Last fall the NOAH Board of Directors was informed that Steve Gastulem had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  On the evening of July 24th after putting up a very hard fight against this cancer – Steve passed on from this world.  Steve and his family have been involved with the NOAH organization for many years.  Steve was a father of eight and thru the years he had served in our organization in many different capacities.  Whether it be in the role as Football Coach or the Soccer AD or as a member of the Board of Directors – Steve made our NOAH organization a very important part of the Gastulem family and he will be missed by many.

Over the course of the last two days the NOAH Board of Directors has heard from many former football players about the positive impact that Steve had on their lives and how they will never forget the influence that he had on them.

Please keep the Gastulem family in your prayers as they navigate thru this difficult time.  For any of our NOAH families that would like to be a blessing to the Gastulem family….there is a site that has been set up where donations can be made to help cover funeral expenses. This web site is https://www.youcaring.com/gastelumfamily-886133

On behalf of the NOAH Board of Directors….”Thank You”

Very truly yours,

Rod Merrill

President, NOAH Board of Directors

 

 

We will provide updated information as we get them.

The memorial service for Steven C Gastelum “Coach G” will be held on Friday at First Baptist Church in Owasso @ 4pm.
This is an open invitation to any who may wish to attend and help our family celebrate the life of this amazing man.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON EVIE L. SANDERS

Grade?

12th

Parents Names/siblings?

Dan and Tami/ Dacie

Do you have a nickname?

No

What is your position?

Right Midfield

Sports you play and played?

Mainly soccer, but I have participated in basketball and swimming also.

How many years have you played soccer?

I have played soccer for 9 years.

What got you started playing soccer?

It was my father’s favorite sport and I liked the snacks.

Favorite part about soccer?

Working and playing together as a team.

Do you know any of your stats?

Not really other than I’ve had fun, met some great people, and made some nice friends.

Do you want to play soccer in college?

Yes.  That would be fun.

Do you play club Soccer (outside of NOAH):

No.

How do you set your goals?

Dream big.  Compare your dreams to your past actions.  Work harder than yesterday’s hardest.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports?

Playing hard enough to be targeted.

What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?

Pray and persevere.

What would be your ultimate achievement?

Score and assist the most in a game.

What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Moving quickly for a long period of time.  Drink lots of water and never give up.

Do you have any “before game rituals?”

Pray that God will help me do my best and that my game will bring Him glory.

What is your game day diet like?

Pretty normal, but before a game I drink lots of water and a gatorade.

Do you have any recommended resources to  share (books, seminars, websites, coaches)?

Family is the greatest support. Ask your coaches for  pointers.

Have you experienced a breakthrough, and if so, what led to it?

Making a point to work harder with a desire to do better.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

Do what you love. Never give up. Work hard.

Do you have a saying/Bible verse or motto that you live your life by?

Matt. 19:16 with god all things are possible.

People who influenced me the most/Why?

My family because they know me at my best and worst. They know how to tell me what I need to hear.

What does the team talk about before games?

We talk about how we can do this. Give 110%.

What is the team Chemistry like in the locker room?

We all care about each other and keep up on each other’s daily lives.

What do you think is the key to team success?

Everyone gives their best and wants everyone else to succeed.

What does being part of the team mean to you?

Having a support system that pushes you to better yourself.

Has playing sports helped you in school?

Yes. It has taught me to push myself.

How has soccer affected your life?

It has shown me that I am the only one who can set limits on myself.

What’s on your warm up playlist?

Final countdown.

How do you deal with a loss?

Talk through my frustration.

How do you celebrate a win?

Dinner of my choice with my family.

Sports drink of choice?

Blue Gatorade.

Favorite movie?

One Night with the King

Favorite TV show?

Survivor

Favorite type music?

Instrumental versions of modern songs.

Favorite food?

Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Favorite Bible Verse?

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tested me I will come forth as gold.

Post high-school plans?

Work as staff at Shepherd’s Fold Ranch during summers.  Finish gen eds at TCC next Fall.  Complete a Hospital Admin degree at OSU.

My pet peeve?

Probably smacking and passive aggressiveness in texting.

Favorite school subject?

Writing.

What you’ll miss least (or most) about high school?

Least = not being in control of my schedule.  Most = Having the same people and teachers.

Spring 2018 High School and Junior High Baseball Tryouts – Dates Announced

 

 

 

NOAH Baseball will hold tryouts for the Spring 2018 high school and junior high baseball teams.  Players must be homeschool per the NOAH eligibility guidelines.  For more information regarding eligibility, please click on handbook ->  NOAH Handbook

Junior High Team will be for those players in the 6th-8th grade for school year 2017/2018.

High School Team will be for those players in the 9th-12th grade for school year 2017/2018.

The tryout will be based on pro-style format:  timed 60 yd dash, position players will throw from IF and/or OF, pitchers and catchers will throw bullpen and finish up with batting practice.  Players must wear baseball attire, provide their own baseball gear and bring a water bottle.

All returning players must participate in tryouts.

Location:  Grace Church Baseball Field located at 96th & Garnett

Junior High Tryout Date:  Monday July 10th @ 6:30 p.m.

High School Tryout Date: Tuesday July 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

Be at the field for registration and warm-ups at 6:00 p.m.

​There will not be any make-up dates unless it’s postponed due to weather.  Make every effort to attend the tryout.

2017 HWSA All Americans

Congratulations to Seniors Nano Moss, Ben Replogle and Matt Merrill on being selected by their teammates to the HWSA All American Team.

Also would like to congratulate all six seniors and coaches on having a successful year.

2017 HWSA Seniors and Coaches