Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lady Generals PLAYERS, Vote For Our Homecoming Nominee

Lady Generals Players,


TNHS fall homecoming will take place on Friday, October 13th during halftime our home football. Each organization will nominate one SENIOR LEADER to represent their organization for homecoming. This student nominee should ultimately embody and live our LEADER values and they should be someone who represents our organization well, on and off the field.

Please click on the following link to vote for a homecoming nominee to represent the girls soccer team. This nominee will then be placed on the initial ballot for the whole school to vote. I need ALL PLAYERS to vote by 3:00PM today, September 14, 2017. The voting window will close at that time.

Thanks,


Alex Martin

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Taylor Martin Memorial Game Updates


Updates:
  1. Due to several recent injuries on Nelson County Lady Cards side, we will NOT play a JV game tomorrow. 
  2. Therefore, the pre-game ceremony set to honor Taylor's life will now start at 6:30PM. The varsity game will start immediately after the ceremony.
  3. The tailgate and social will start at 5:00PM as planned, and we host all activities described in the previous blog post.
CLICK HERE to see how you can support the event.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Taylor Martin Memorial Soccer Game


Nearly two years ago, our community lost a dear friend, teammate, and Original General as Taylor Martin was taken from us on September 10th, 2015. Taylor embodied the notion of LEADERship through peacemaking, care, and friendship. To honor and celebrate her life, we will host the Nelson County Lady Cards in our annual Taylor Martin Memorial Game. Led by Legacy Core and student leadership team, this event was established to bring all members of the community together to connect and celebrate, much like Taylor was able to do in her own life. Entry into the Memorial Game and its aligned activities will be donation-based, and all proceeds from the game will go directly to the Taylor Martin Memorial Scholarship Foundation (see below for details regarding the scholarship foundation).

The Game
The evening will feature a varsity soccer match between the Lady Cardinals and the Lady Generals.
A short pre-game ceremony honoring Taylor's life is set to start at 6:30PM. A varsity match between the two teams is set to start afterwards. NO JV GAME.

Food and Social
We will host an "Ignite the Memory" social to create a space for all members of the community to gather and connect before the game and throughout the evening. The social is planned to take place in the space beyond the far bleachers (closest to the football practice field) and is set to begin at 5:00PM. This area will also serve as our main hub to get food and beverages, as we will NOT host typical concessions. All food served at the game will be available to public and will be sold on a donation-basis.

Games and activities, including a face-painting booth, will also be set up in the tailgate area.

T-Shirts
We will also sell t-shirts that commemorate the Memorial Game and celebrate Taylor's life. The shirts will sell for $10.00, and profits from the sales will go to the scholarship foundation. See the image below for a rough sketch of the shirts. The shirts will be white with purple font, and the lettering on the back came from a doodle drawn in Coach Martin's notebook, by Taylor herself during her senior season.



Taylor Martin Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Finally, we have established a scholarship foundation to honor Taylor's life. The Taylor Martin Memorial Scholarship Foundation seeks to raise $10,000 contributing to an annual $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior female that represents peacemaking, CARE, and LEADERship. 2017 scholarship recipients were Laken Culver and Michaela Johnson.

How Can You Help Support?
All products to support the events described above have been ordered and purchased. Therefore, the main supports we need from our community are people to work the booths and stations described above. We will need approximately 16-20 adult community members to support. Please reference our sign-up document (CLICK HERE) to review the supporting roles and to sign-up to work an event.

Next Steps: 
  1. CLICK HERE and share this information through a Facebook Post to help spread the word about the Taylor Martin Memorial Game. Encourage others to attend as well. All proceeds from the game go to the Taylor Martin Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
  2. Provide your support during the game and sign up to work an event.
  3. If you choose to write a check for your donation, please make checks out to "Taylor Martin Memorial Scholarship Foundation".
  4. Please reach to Coach Martin if you additional comments or questions.
Thank you for your support.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Upcoming Weekend Events

Reference the details below concerning Family Fun Events that are taking place this weekend. After reviewing the details, ALL PLAYERS should text Coach Martin before this Saturday at 9:00AM with the following information:

  1. Are you attending the Louisville City FC Match on Saturday? If so, how many will be in your party?
  2. Are you attending the Kickoff Celebration on Sunday? If so, how many will be in your party?
Louisville City FC Match
The Lady Generals are planning to travel to the Louisville City Soccer game on August 12. We plan to meet at Thomas Nelson at 4:15PM and eat at Hometown around 4:30. Parents and family members are more than welcome to attend. Players/Parents need to anticipate on bringing enough money for your meal, $13 per ticket, and extra money for any other expenses. We will also need some parents who are willing to drive players to Louisville from Hometown and back to meet at the school. If you plan on attending or have any other questions contact Coach Alex Martin at (502) 507-2143. Don’t forget to wear purple! Hope to see you there.

Kickoff Celebration
The Lady Generals Soccer Community will gather on Sunday, August 13 from 5:00-6:30PM at TNHS Cafeteria to celebrate the kickoff of our upcoming season. We plan to eat, celebrate new program members, and discuss particulars regarding our season and program. For each player, at least one parent representative is expected to attend, and additional family members are welcome.

The soccer program will purchase Subway sandwiches for all to eat, but we request that players and parents please bring AT LEAST one of the following, large bag of chips, large drinks (gallon of tea, lemonade, 2-liters, water, etc), sandwich condiments (Miracle Whip, mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce, tomato, etc), or a batch of cookies. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional ideas to support this event.

Note: We will also hold mandatory practice from 3:00-4:30PM to prepare for Monday's games.

Friday, July 28, 2017

TNHS Field Clean-Up

Lady Generals Soccer Community,


Good afternoon. The fall soccer season has officially begun and practices are in full swing. This morning marked only our third July practice, but I'm very proud of the girls for their positive attitudes and hard work ethics thus far. Following practice, I toured our athletic campus, and a simple walk around campus helped remind me how fortunate we are to be able to use such nice facilities. We are very blessed! With scrimmages and games quickly approaching, we need to do our part to ensure our soccer facilities remain in world-class condition. Our first home scrimmage takes place on Wednesday, August 2 vs. South Oldham. So, in partnership with the boys soccer team, we will host TNHS Soccer Field-Clean Up on Saturday, July 29th from 9:00-11:00AM.

During this time, volunteer parents and players will work together to clean the concession stand and press box, power-wash the home and away bleachers and sidewalk areas, and line and paint our game field with necessary soccer lines. We need to locate at least 5 parents/players to assist with the cleaning process and at least 2 parents/players to assist with lining the field. In addition, we need a few materials to help make this process successful. These materials include several water hoses, extension cord, shop vac, cleaning materials for concession areas, rags, power-washer, etc. If you could assist this event by volunteering your time or help by bringing some of the materials listed above, please contact Coach Whitfield at 270.872.8721 and let them know how you can support.

Kris Cecil and I will be at TNHS on Friday, July 28th at 10:00AM to begin lining the soccer field (it's roughly a 3-4 hour process). If you would like to assist with this process please contact Coach Whitfield at the number listed above.

Thank you for doing your part of Take Care of This Place.


Alex Martin


Friday, July 21, 2017

Bluegrass Games 2017 - Important Information

Schedule
Saturday, July 22
Thomas Nelson (H) vs. Western Hills (A) at 12:30PM on Field 10
East Jessamine (H) vs. Thomas Nelson (A) at 6:30PM on Field 1

Sunday, July 23
Thomas Nelson (H) vs. Scott County (A) at 12:30PM on Field 10

CLICK HERE FOR AN OFFICIAL BLUEGRASS GAMES SCHEDULE

Location
Lexington Christian Academy
450 W Reynolds Rd
Lexington, KY 40503

Keys to Remember

  • We will NOT be taking a bus, parents are responsible for getting their kids to the game. Please contact Coach Martin at 502.507.2143 if you need transportation support.
  • Players should arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the game.
  • Stay hydrated with lots of water. Temperatures should get fairly warm.
  • Go LADY GENERALS!


Map of Complex


Thursday, July 6, 2017

TRYOUTS FOR LADY GENERALS SOCCER WILL BEGIN JULY 17th FROM 8:00-10:00AM.