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OGYLA Lacrosse Academy

The Goal of the OGYLA Lacrosse Academy is to promote player development through the

enhancement of individual skills for the betterment of team play in a fun and competitive

environment. Players will learn to master the fundamentals as instructors break down skill

development to an individual level, and teach decision-making through competition . With

attendees becoming students of the game, they will build self-confidence, improve lacrosse IQ

and learn to set high standards for sportsmanship and fair play. This is a player centric program

designed to build a well balanced, fundamentally sound, lacrosse player.

The Academy will be staffed with the best coaches who are not only students of the game

themselves but ones that are positive role models, display excellent sportsmanship, know how to

break down skills, give positive feedback, and share the same passion for the game itself.

We believe that when players and coaches work hard together, and stay engaged, they have fun.

We will be creative in our curriculum to create a competitive and joyous environment for all. We

are enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with and develop youth lacrosse players in and

around the Portland area. Come join the OGYLA Lacrosse Academy, learn from the best, watch

the best, play with the best!!

 

 

Tryouts: 3/19 Wilsonville HS, 6800 SW Wilsonville Rd Wilsonville, OR 97070

                 9:45am Check-in 7th/8th grade, 10am-12pm

                12:45pm Check-in 5th/6th grade, 1-3pm

Tryout cost-$10, Academy cost-$150 balance due after tryouts

                          Register here: https://www.oasyssports.com/TenacityProject/login.cfm

 

 

Academy Session locations, dates, and times:

4/9 West Linn HS, 5464 W. A St., West Linn, OR 97068

   10am-12pm 7th/8th grade

   12-2pm 5th/6th grade

4/23 Lincoln HS, 1600 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205

   1-3pm 7th/8th grade

   3-5pm 5th/6th grade

4/30 West Linn HS, 5464 W. A St., West Linn, OR 97068

   10am-12pm 7th/8th grade

   12-2pm 5th/6th grade

5/7 Lincoln HS, 1600 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205

   1pm-3pm 7th/8th grade

   3-5pm 5th/6th grade

5/14 West Linn HS, 5464 W. A St., West Linn, OR 97068

   10am-12pm 7th/8th grade

   12-2pm 5th/6th grade

5/21 Lincoln HS, 1600 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205

   1-3pm 7th/8th grade

   3-5pm 5th/6th grade

5/28 No Activity

6/5 - Practice, Lincoln, time TBD

6/10 - Games at Tenacity Playday, Linfield College, time TBD

 

OGYLA Lacrosse Academy Staff:

Rob Bray-Syracuse, NY/Potsdam College 1991- 26 years of lacrosse coaching experience,

current head coach of Churchill HS, player development coordinator for PDX tenacity Project,

13 years as associate head/assistant coach at the University of Oregon, 4 years as head coach of

women’s lacrosse and field hockey at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Theresa Sherry-Baltimore, MD/Princeton 2004- 14 years of lacrosse coaching

experience, CEO of the Tenacity Project, former head coach of University of California Berkeley

women’s lacrosse. Won two National Championships and 4 Ivy League Titles while at Princeton,

Team USA U19 player and gold medal winner. Inducted into the Northern California Lacrosse

Hall of Fame.

Natalie Harrington-Oregon City OR/California State University, Fresno, 2011- 6

years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level. Current head coach of

George Fox University women’s lacrosse and director of tenacity Portland.

Ruth Bonner-Wolfeboro NH/University of New England 2005- 11 years of lacrosse

coaching, 2 years at Marlborough College, England, 9 years NCAA Division III at UNE, Messiah,

Smith, Elms, Bowdoin, US Coast Guard Academy

Lindsay Kibler - Lexington, KY / University of Kentucky, 2012 - 6 years of lacrosse

coaching at the high school and collegiate level. Current Assistant and Goalie coach of Whitman

College women’s lacrosse and Tenacity Project Program Coordinator and Tenacity Project 2021

coach.

Sean Hansen-Bend, OR/University of Redlands, 2010/Lagrange College, 2015- 7

years of lacrosse coaching, current head coach at Linfield College and Tenacity Project 2021

coach.

Lauren Blumhardt-Parker, Colorado/St. Francis University/ Gonzaga University

2015- 3 years of lacrosse coaching experience, current assistant coach at Jesuit HS.

Vanessa Swalwell-San Diego, CA/California State University, Fresno, 2013- current

coach for Tenacity Project 2020 team and 2022 team.

We highly encourage youth coaches to attend the Lacrosse Academy sessions-prior

to the start of each practice we will have a coaches meeting to discuss the skill

development for that day. Please reach out as well if you would like us to guest

coach at one of your practices or help set up a practice plan.

For more information please contact:

Rob Bray robbray@tenacityproject.org 541.517.2729