Athletics Information

Central Academy of Technology & Arts Athletics

If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director:  Jay Niessner at 704-296-3088 ext. 7158.
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Incoming & Returning Athletes - Summer Information - New Student Summer Info
Fall Schedules (Updated - 6/13/2017)
2017 Women's Golf Schedule - TBA 
Please see each sports page for summer workout information. 
Athletic Eligibility Paperwork:
Mandatory Paperwork for ALL PROSPECTIVE ATHLETES: (UPDATED 5/22/2017)
ALL paperwork besides the physical must be dated after July 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 School Year.
Physicals are good for 395 Days.
The following Athletic Forms MUST be on file with the school Athletic Department prior to tryouts and participation with any athletic team at any time during the academic year.
1. Physical Form - Complete the first page and the top line on page two and take both pages to your doctor when you go for your physical. NCHSAA 2017-18 Physical Form
2. The Student Insurance Waiver form is required for PRE-tryout activities. A new insurance waiver must be on file with the athletic office dated after July 1, 2017 for all athletes for the 2017-18 school year. UCPS Insurance Waiver
      If you need accident insurance for your child please visit this insurance website to purchase insurance.
5. 2017-18 NCHSAA Gfeller-Waller Student/Parent Statement - Student - Parent GW Form
6. 2017-18 NCHSAA Consent For Participation - NCHSAA Authorization Form


7. 2017-18 UCPS Emergency Info/Medical Release to Treat/ Photo, Video and News Release - UCPS Release Form


8. 2017-18 NCHSAA Sportsmanship Pledge - Sportsmanship Pledge
 If you have any questions about any forms for athletics please contact Athletic Director - Jay Niessner
 Coach Jay Niessner

Phone: 704-296-3088 ext. 7158


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Catawba College MA - James Madison University

Coach Jay Niessner

Coach Niessner has served as the CATA Athletic Director since the fall of 2013.  He is also the head men's & women's soccer coach.  Coach Niessner came to CATA in the fall of 2008 and has coached Football, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's & Women's Swimming, and Men's & Women's Soccer for the Cougars.  In addition to leading the CATA Athletic Department Coach Niessner teaches social studies at CATA.  

Prior to coming to CATA Coach Niessner spent five years teaching and coaching at St. Michaels Middle/High in St. Michaels, MD.  While at St. Michaels he taught social studies and coached Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball and Softball.