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Saturday Practice - 11/30
by posted 11/29/2019

Teams,

Due to the good rainstorm last night, we've decided it's best to cancel Friday night practices for Boys 12 & 14U.

Coaches want to practice on Saturday, November 30th.  We'll keep you posted on email, website, and social media on the status of Saturday practices.

Currently, Saturday practices are still ON!

Enjoy you Friday of watching sports, shopping, and picking up a stick and getting some reps in!

Happy Holidays!


 
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Happy T-Day - RSVP for L4L
by posted 11/27/2019

Happy Thanksgiving Girls OVLC Parents & Players!

Let's give thanks to being able to be with family, friends, and food tomorrow then....

Please RSVP on the website, smart phone app, or reply to this email to let me know you will be playing in the Lax-4-Life tournament!

Lax-4-Life

Tempe Sports Complex

December 13th (Girls HS ONLY)

December 14th (Girls 14U and HS)

See you at practice on Saturday!

Coach Doug

623-523-7849


 
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Fields still too wet - 11/21 Practice Cancelled
by posted 11/21/2019

OVLC,

Oro Valley Parks & Rec determine if the fields are open and closed.  The best way to get an idea of practices are affected is to check out their facebook page, but please expect an official communication from OVLC for cancelled practices.

Practices for Thursday, November 21, 2019 are cancelled due to OV Parks closure.

We know you're itching to get your lax fix.  Check out our online swag store for gifts that will be delivered before Christmas.

https://ovlax.onlineweb.shop/

We hope to see all teams on the field on Friday or Saturday!

Go Oro Valley Lacrosse!


 
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GREAT First Two Weeks
by posted 11/09/2019

Girls & Parents of the Lady Wolverines,

It's been an amazingly fast and good first two weeks of fall ball at Oro Valley Lacrosse Club.  I am so proud of all the girls, but want to give a SHOUT OUT to:

Gianna, Alyssa, Jade, Hannah Etters, & Hailey

These five girls have not only started lacrosse with OVLC for the first time, but have been to every practice and quickly spun up in "how we do things here"!  Amazing minds and athleticsm in lacrosse IQ and I'm very impressed.  Congrats you five, amazing work.

Some News for you all on what we've done and where we're headed!

  • Rosters, Practices, Tournaments
  • Coach Gary
  • Practice Focus

 

Rosters, Practices, and Tournaments - Need Consistentcy

We've got 11 registered for fall ball and that's amazing.  Really appreciate the turnout for our fall season and look forward to getting some that are new to OVLC "hooked on lacrosse".  We need to get those who've visited us once or twice registered on our website.  We have 2-3 girls that have not registered, but wanted to try out lax before and getting them registered gets them on the "in" crowd and puts us ready for tournaments.  High School Girls Lacrosse is played with 12 girls and that means to be successful in the fall season, we need 18, at least.  Encourage those that have not registered to sign up, so we can account for them.

Practice is important.  I understand that every girl might not make every practice in the fall.  It would be nice for girls to communicate their absence before practice time and it's tough to track each and every girl's verbal communication.  Therefore, we've used in the past a simple text message to coach.  Please text me when you know you won't be at practice.  

Coach Doug Charters

623-523-7849

We've had three goals for the fall season and want to communicate it to our parents.  1)HAVE FUN! 2)CONDITION FOR THE SPRING SEASON and 3)PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENT PLAY.  While we've been doing a good job on the first two (just ask your daughter if they want to throw the longest ball anymore), we would like to concentrate on the tournament logisitics.

Lax-4-Life Arizona - Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, AZ (approx 1+20 hours away)

December 13-15

http://www.azlax4life.com

We need RSVPs for this event and preferably on the website event.  There are multiple ways to do this, with the simplest being either on our website, www.orovalleylacrosse.org, and sign in and go to GHS schedule and click attending OR using the "SI Play" smart phone app and logging in (using the website credentials) and going on the schedule and clicking on your name. I will show the girls at practice.

We will most likely join forces (numbers) with the Salpointe GHS team to play a good game.  Getting 24 girls on a roster would be best for good play.  Joining with the Salpointe GHS team helps us do that and promotes a great way to grow lacrosse for Tucson.

Coach Gary

We've added a new coach for the fall and I'm super excited to announce that dad to Karoline, Gary has certified this morning as a USL coach.  Coach Gary will be accompanying me this fall to facilitate practices.

Practice Focus

I've worked with the girls on speed-coaching the fundamentals of lacrosse and we've gone from passing/catching through defense checks, dodging, shooting, to a good amount of communication.

From here, we'll revisit all the items in a routine that will instill confidence, build proficiency, and get us ready for our third goal.

Next Practice is Wednesday, 7pm, Naranja Park.  We will continue on Thursday at the same time, but take next Saturday OFF.  No practice on Saturday the 16th of November.

 

Stay tuned to some great club-wide communication about our smart phone app and getting your calendar synced with the website and thanks again for being a Lady Wolverine!

 

Coach Doug Charters

623-523-7849


 
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RSVP for tournaments & Wednesday practices
by posted 11/01/2019

Girls Wolverine Parents,

Just a friendly follow up to RSVP to me about our tournaments for the fall season.

For November 16&17th in Phoenix, I'd like to get an interest count (and those that came out to try lax out to sign up) so that I can coordinate with the other team of players from Salpointe to submit for a team.

I talked to the players on our first practice that we do not have enough players on our own to play as a team, we would need at least 16.  BUT, our other Tucson Girls HS team at Salpointe would be interested in banding together to put a unified Tucson team into the tournament.

I'm sorry this important thing has come up with just one practice under our belt, but I need to register for the tournament soon.

 

We have time for December, but please RSVP when you can.

 

Practices on Wednesday instead of Tuesday in November

Please bear with us as we have shifted our regular Tuesday practice schedule for the first three weeks in November to Wednesday.  The website will be updated shortly.

We had to do this because our normal field at Naranja Park is being used by another sports team on Tuesday nights (Nov 5th, 12th, and 19th) and there was no other alternative we could handle.  Field space is at a premium in Oro Valley and we have a very good relationship with the parks department.

Practices on November 5th, 12th, and 19th are now on November 6th, 13th, and 20th.  Same times.

We will pick our Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday schedule back up on November 26th.

 

Couple reminders for new players (& parents) on the team

  • Almost all of the email communication I or my team manager sends out gets posted on our "team news" page on the website.  The website is the best and most accurate location for schedule and communication.  I find that checking out the website (www.orovalleylacrosse.org, teams - find your team) is the best place to stay up to date
  • I really like the RSVP function of the website/smart phone app for games and tournaments.  All you do is click your athlete will attend and I can have a roster view of whether they will attend or not

 

Please feel free to find me after practices if you have any question and feel free to email, call or text.


 
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Fall Ball Season Info
by posted 10/29/2019

Oro Valley Wolverine Girls Lax Players,

 

  • Practices

  • What to bring each time

  • Coaches

  • Goals/Tournaments/Conditioning

  • Sign up for the Spring Season

 

Our practices for the first week are a little crazy, we are sorry.  We will settle down in the month of November at Naranja Park, which is our home field.

 

First practice is Tuesday, October 29th,7pm-830pm @ James D Kreigh Park

 

We will NOT have practice on Thursday (Halloween)

 

Second practice is Saturday, November 2nd, 11am-1pm @ Naranja Park

 

Our normal FALL BALL practice schedule is on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

 

Our website will always have the correct time and place of each scheduled practice and game

 

WHAT TO BRING EACH TIME

 

Our club can provide loaner equipment needed to play lacrosse. 

 

For first practice, bring:

    -Water

    -A GREAT attitude

 

For this season, please have:

    -Molded Mouthguard

    -Plastic Molded Cleats

    -Lax Stick

    -Goggles

    -Water

    -and of course a GREAT attitude

 

$10 Lacrosse Cleats from boombah.com.  So the popular sports equipment company, Boombah has got some good cleats for a very awesome deal of just $10+shipping.  ANY molded cleat will be just fine.  I bought my daughter a pair and they are very well made.  If your daughter is dead-set on getting some “lacrosse cleats”, these are what you want.

 

https://www.boombah.com/us/product.html?class=2217&item=165834

 

COACHES

 

We’ve benefited from some off-season recruiting of coaches.  Besides our current coaching staff of Coach Hannah, Stacie, and I, we are proud to announce some new coaches and guest coaches.

 

Coach Stacy & David - our team managers and awesome parents of Amani & Morgan will help us this year in some coaching as well

 

Coach Wanda - another amazing parent of Taylor will round out the parent coaching help for us

 

Coach Auburn - a true lacrosse leader on our Wolverine HS team, she will partner up with Hannah

 

Coach Kamryn - a graduating senior from the U of A, she helped guest coach our fall clinic and has amazing enthusiasm and lax know-how

 

We will also see other guest coaches this fall to help us specialize in certain lacrosse positions.  We are working out the final details with goalie coaches and draw/Middie coaches.  In the spring, we hope to continue our relationship with Coach Annie, Payson, Sara and Evelyn.

 

We have an upcoming USL-led coaches clinics on November 9th and we want to invite any parent to sign up for the clinic.  Having a great relationship with your player is very important to me and getting a little lax-know-how at this US Lacrosse lead event is one way.

 

GOALS

 

Our fall season goal is to prepare our minds and bodies to have a great spring regular season!  In crushing our goal, we want to do two things we’ve never done before.  

 

1)Go to two tournaments in Phoenix

2)Run a conditioning program to be ready for the full field

 

TOURNAMENTS

 

First Tournament

 

Southwest Classic - Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ (approx 1+30 hours away)

November 16th & 17th

https://southwestclassic.leagueapps.com

 

We will participate in the HS - Open Division.  We most likely need to join forces with Salpointe to put together a full team and we will talk at the first practice what that means.

 

We need to know if your athlete will participate in this tournament.  Please let us know as soon as you can (first practice would be great)

 

Second Tournament

 

Lax-4-Life - Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, AZ (approx 1+20 hours away)

December 13th-14th

http://www.azlax4life.com

 

We will participate in the GHS Division, which is dependent on number of teams that sign up on what format we play

 

It would be great to know if your athlete will participate in this tournament, but we have time...a little bit of time

 

CONDITIONING

 

We’ve benefited from our relationship with Coach Sara (a certified Strength & Conditioning Coach) and she created a great program for our girls this fall to help us address stick skills & conditioning.

 

In the effort to provide realistic conditioning, we will slowly introduce our girls to this program on days chosen by the coaches.

 

If there are concerns about your girls conditioning, please see Coach Doug

 

 

Finally, SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING SEASON!

 

We program a separate fall season and spring season.  This benefits our program in allowing girls just starting out in lacrosse to enjoy the fall season, at an introductory rate.

 

For the spring, we offer a early bird discount through the 1st of December and the spring season goes from Jan 2nd to the end of April.  If you are already “hooked”, please sign up for the spring season.  This does two things for our program.

 

1)Girls that sign up for the spring season within the next couple weeks, we will be able to order their game jersey and shorts with the first batch of orders

 

2)We can accurately program for both teams, Girls 14U (6th through 8th grade) and Girls 11U (3rd through 5th grade) on coaches, fields, and game play through out the spring season

 

More details to help us all out.  I’m a big communicator!!!  I hope this gets us started this fall and feel free to reach out to me via phone or email if not.

 

Please respond with whether your athlete will be able to attend the Nov and Dec tournaments

 

Coach Doug

VP of Girls Operations

Cell 623-523-7849


 
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