The Goal of the OGYLA Lacrosse Academy is to promote player & coach development.
Players will learn to master the fundamentals as instructors break down skill
development at an individual and team 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 program is designed to build
a well balanced, fundamentally sound, lacrosse player.
We highly encourage youth coaches to attend the Lacrosse Academy sessions as well. A major
component of the Academy this year will be to instruct coaches how to run more efficient and
engaging practice sessions for their teams.
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!!
Academy cost $150 by Feb 18, $175 after
Register here (Open to current 5th - 8th grades): https://www.oasyssports.com/TenacityProject/login.cfm
Where: Rosemont Middle School in West Linn (subject to change).
* 3:00 - 5:00 pm (check in at 2:45)
March 11, March 18, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 20
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.
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
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.
Annie Longtain - West Linn, OR / University of Oregon, 2017
Graduate of West Linn High School earned first team all-state selection, first team all-league selection
and US Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention while leading her team to a state championship in 2013.
Played 4 years of Div I lacrosse at the University of Oregon, selected for MPSF all-academic.
Currently the assistant lacrosse coach at Willamette University.
Megan Longtain - West Linn, OR / Fort Lewis College, 2017
Graduate of West Linn High School earned US Lacrosse Academic All-American, US Lacrosse All-American
honorable mention, First Team All-State, and First Team All-League while leading her team to a state championship in 2013.
Megan was a 4 year starter at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where she earned ALL RMAC First Team and All RMAC
Academic First Team honors. Megan was voted team MVP her senior year at Fort Lewis and won the Jan Wilson-Hetzler
Outstanding Female Senior Athlete Award. Megan currently helps coach the middle school team in West Linn and works
at Emanuel Hospital.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 541.517.2729