TRYOUTS for SUMMER 2012 OP TEAMS – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th – 6-8pm!

23 02 2012

Ohio Premier has partnered with Force Indoor Sports for the Summer of 2012 to provide you with the best possible lacrosse resources from coaches to fields, facilities, performance aides (conditioning, nutrition & sports psychology), recruiting tools and more!

Tryouts for Summer OP Teams:

High school – Current Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

When: Sunday, February 26th from 6-8pm

Where: Northfield Force

4505 Northfield Rd.
Warrensville Hts, OH 44128
216-464-7122

Tryout Fee: $20 (unless you are already signed up for SUnday night stick skills – in which case your fee is covered!)

To register for tryouts click on the link Summer 2012 OP Tryouts to the right!

Please call or email:
Kim Russell 216-409-6962 kdmrussell@gmail.com
or
Terry Saylor 216-513-1607, tasaylor@aol.com

with any questions!





WOW! It’s almost time…what can YOU do to get ready for your lax season?

29 01 2012

1. Play indoor lax

2. Stick skills…stick skills…stick skills…DID I SAY STICK SKILLS???

* Find a wall, or a friend!

* GET YOUR STICK AWAY FROM YOUR BODY!

* Throw & catch from every possible position – right, left, reverse, side arm, low to high, high to low, one handed…

* Practice all of those fun stick tricks! (Watch You Tube if you need some new ones!)

3. Condition..and condition some more… and I don’t just mean going for a 2-3 mile jog!

* Play basketball
* Take a Zumba Class
* Play on the playground & make your own obstacle course!
* Take a spinning class
* Play tag
* Take a TRX Class
* Bounce on a trampoline!
* Take a Yoga Class
* Clean your house
* GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE & WORK YOUR BODY…laterally, vertically, core, upper body, lower body, fast twitch, slow twitch, strength, flexibility, anaerobic, aerobic…DO IT – NO EXCUSES…CHALLENGE YOURSELF!

4. Watch high level lax…find it where you can… college level women’s and men’s games! You Tube is a good place to start! LEARN SOMETHING NEW!





Want to Play Lax this Winter? There are MANY opportunities! Current & Former OP players – avoid tryouts for 2012 by registering for Summer 2012 OP by 12/31/11!

8 12 2011

DECEMBER 2011:

REGISTER FOR OP SUMMER 2012 by 12/31/11 to avoid tryouts (current & former OP players ONLY)! See registration link at the right!

Westlake MS & Youth “Feed Those in Need” Clinic
Saturday, December 18th, 10am-noon – MS & Youth FREE Clinic
Bring a bag of groceries & attend this clinic for FREE!
Ages: 4th-8th grade
Location: Westlake Rec Center
Coaches: area Lax coaches, College and HS lax players
Note: Sticks will be provided for those girls who don’t have one!

3rd Annual OP Dog Days of Winter Clinic & 7v7 Tournament:
December 26-28 HS, MS & Youth Clinic
December 29th – 7v7 – HS only
3 Days (Mon-Wed, 9am-3pm – HS, 9am-noon – MS & Youth) of intense stick skills, strategies & small field play taught by OP coaches & current & former colllege players capped off on Thursday with clinics put on by current college coaches (Keeley McDonald – Brown, CHristy Finch – OSU) for coaches & players & a 7v7 tournament.
Location: Metroplex – Miles Rd, Warrensville Hts, OH
Fee: 3 day Clinic & 7v7: $175/player, $200 -after 12/16/11
Fee: 3 day Clinic (MS & Youth players) $75/player, $100 after 12/16/11
Fee: 7v7 ONLY: $65/player, $80 after 12/16/11
registration: Click on Dog Days of Winter Clinic under Camps & Clinics or Registrations/Fees on right

January/February 2012

OP Advanced Stick Skills & Strategies
Jan 8th – Feb 26th:8 wks – Sundays from 6-8pm
Location: Force, Northfield Location
Fee: $125/player
Coaches: Terry Saylor & Melissa Logan
Registration: http://www.forceindoorsports.com
For those players planning to try out for the 2012 Great Lakes Team that will travel to the National Tournament Memorial Day Weekend 2012 + any 2012 players who want to improve/hone their skills. This is ONLY for players who are serious about playing hard & being the best they can be.

Beginner & Intermediate Lax Stick Skills 5th-12 grade
(see “stick skills” link at right to register)
Tuesdays 4-5pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 14th, 7wk session
Fee: $140
Coach: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney & advanced players
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

Intermediate & Advance Stick Skills 9th-12th grade
(see “stick skills” link at right to register)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm, Jan 4th -Feb 15th – 7 wk session
Fee: $140
Coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

High School 5v5:
(see “Winter Indoor Leagues” link at right to register)
Wednesdays 5-6pm, Jan 4 – Feb 15th – 7 wks
Fee: $140/player
Coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

5v5 -High School Beginners, Middle School & Youth:
(see “Winter Indoor Leagues” link at right to register)
Tuesdays 5-6pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 14th – 7 wks
Fee: $140/player
Coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

Wildcat 5v5 (+ goalie)- Sunday, January 22nd
Location: Northwestern U – Evanston, Il – 1 day event
You can go with your high school team or sign up to go with an OP Team to this event..
If you are interested in playing on an OP team with Kim at this event, please email/text:
kdmrussell@gmail.com – 216-409-6962
Fee to play with OP: $150/player + travel
Parents: There is NO spectator area at this event & parents aren’t allowed into the field house.

Duke 7v7 – Saturday, February 4th
Duke Univ, Durham, NC
1 day tournament at Duke Univ. followed by practice at area fields Sunday morning & South of the Border Pre-Season Tournament.
If you are interested in playing on an OP team at this event, please email/text me:
kdmrussell@gmail.com – 216-409-6962
Fee to play w OP: $175/player + travel

OTHER WINTER OPPORTUNITIES:
Please look at the links under camps & clinics & tournaments. ALl information that we receive on area events & some that aren’t in our area we will post here. This gives you an opportunity to get a group of girls together to play in these events. They are events that OP may be going to as a team, or instead, girls go with a group from their high school team, or as individuals (clinics). These are great opportunities for you to work on your skills and game play.





Winter 2011-2012 Lax Opportunities – with OP & beyond…

13 09 2011

Lacrosse opportunities with Ohio Premier and beyond for the Winter of 2011/2012 & Summer of 2012! All of Winter opportunities are “A La Carte” and need to be registered/paid for on an individual basis. Summer 2012 OP fees are inclusive of all summer practices and tournament fees; travel & uniform costs are additional.

November/December 2011

Beginner & Intermediate Lax Stick Skills 5th-12 grade
(see “stick skills” link at right to register)
Mondays 4-5pm, November 21th – December 19th, 5wk session
Fee: $100
Coach: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney & advanced players
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

Intermediate & Advance Stick Skills 9th-12th grade
(see “stick skills” link at right to register)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm, Nov 30-Dec 21st – 4 wk session
Fee: $80
Coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

5v5 – High School
(see “Winter Indoor Leagues” link at right to register)
Wednesdays 5-6pm, Nov 2nd – Dec 21st – 7 wks – SOLD OUT
Fee: $140/player
sign up as a team or an individual & we will put you on a house team.
House coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney

location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

5v5 -High School Beginners, Middle School & Youth:
(see “Winter Indoor Leagues” link at right to register)
Mondays 5-6pm, Nov 21st – Dec 19th – 5 wks
Fee: $100/player
sign up as a team or individual & we will put you on a house team.
House coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney

location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

Westlake MS & Youth “Feed Those in Need” Clinic
Saturday, December 18th, 10am-noon – MS & Youth FREE Clinic
Bring a bag of groceries & attend this clinic for FREE!
Ages: 4th-8th grade
Location: Westlake Rec Center
Coaches: area Lax coaches, College and HS lax players
Note: Sticks will be provided for those girls who don’t have one!

3rd Annual OP Dog Days of Winter Clinic & 7v7 Tournament:
December 26-28 (HS, MS & Youth Clinic),
December 29th – 7v7 – HS only
3 Days (Mon-Wed, 9am-3pm – HS, 9am-noon – MS & Youth) of intense stick skills, strategies & small field play taught by OP coaches & current & former colllege players capped off on Thursday with clinics put on by Current college coaches (Keeley McDonald – Brown, CHristy Finch – OSU) for coaches & players & a 7v7 tournament.
Location: Metroplex – Miles Rd, Warrensville Hts, OH
Fee: 3 day cLinic & 7v7: $175/player, $200 day of event
Fee: 3 day Clinic (MS & Youth players) $75/player, $100 day of event
Fee: 7v7 ONLY: $65/player, $80 day of event
registration: Click on Dog Days of Winter Clinic under Camps & Clinics or Registrations/Fees on right

January/February 2012

OP Advanced Stick Skills & Strategies
Jan 8th – Feb 26th:8 wks – Sundays from 6-8pm
Location: Force, Northfield Location
Fee: $125/player
Coaches: Terry Saylor & Melissa Logan
Registration: http://www.forceindoorsports.com
For those players planning to try out for the 2012 Great Lakes Team that will travel to the National Tournament Memorial Day Weekend 2012 + any 2012 players who want to improve/hone their skills. This is ONLY for players who are serious about playing hard & being the best they can be.

Beginner & Intermediate Lax Stick Skills 5th-12 grade
(see “stick skills” link at right to register)
Tuesdays 4-5pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 21st, 8wk session
Fee: $160
Coach: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney & advanced players
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

Intermediate & Advance Stick Skills 9th-12th grade
(see “stick skills” link at right to register)
Wednesdays, 4-5pm, Jan 4th -Feb 15th – 7 wk session
Fee: $140
Coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney
location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

High School 5v5:
(see “Winter Indoor Leagues” link at right to register)
Wednesdays 5-6pm, Jan 4 – Feb 15th – 7 wks
Fee: $140/player
sign up as a team or an individual & we will put you on a house team.
House coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney

location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

5v5 -High School Beginners, Middle School & Youth:
(see “Winter Indoor Leagues” link at right to register)
Tuesdays 5-6pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 22nd – 8 wks
Fee: $160/player
sign up as a team or individual & we will put you on a house team.
House coaches: Kim Russell & Jane Mooney

location: Force Indoor Sports, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

Wildcat 5v5 (+ goalie)- Sunday, January 22nd
Location: Northwestern U – Evanston, Il – 1 day event
You can go with your high school team or sign up to go with an OP Team to this event..
If you are interested in playing on an OP team with Kim at this event, please email/text me:
kdmrussell@gmail.com – 216-409-6962
Fee to play with OP: $150/player + travel
Parents: There is NO spectator area at this event & parents aren’t allowed into the field house. I will drive players to this event.

Duke 7v7 – Saturday, February 4th
Duke Univ, Durham, NC
1 day tournament at Duke Univ. followed by practice at area fields Sunday morning & South of the Border Pre-Season Tournament.
If you are interested in playing on an OP team at this event, please email/text me:
kdmrussell@gmail.com – 216-409-6962
Fee to play w OP: $175/player + travel

OTHER WINTER OPPORTUNITIES:
Please look at the links under camps & clinics & tournaments. ALl information that we receive on area events & some that aren’t in our area we will post here. This gives you an opportunity to get a group of girls together to play in these events. They are events that OP may be going to as a team, or instead, girls go with a group from their high school team, or as individuals (clinics). These are great opportunities for you to work on your skills and game play.

SUMMER 2012:
registration for OP Summer 2012 Teams will be online by December 1st, 2011.





Summer is almost over!

18 07 2011

Congrats to all of our SUMMER 2011 OP Teams!

Just a reminder, Middle school ONLY has their LAST practice:
WEDNESDAY, July 20th at Tri City Park from 6-8pm.

The Ohio Premier Middle School Playday is this Saturday, July 23rd beginning at noon at Tri City Park!

    Club National Championships July 15-17th, Boyds, MD

Ohio Premier 2013 Team

W 8-5 v. FSLAX Silver 2013/14 from Frederick, MD … stellar defense & double teams won this game!
W 13-3 v. Cardinal 2013/14 White from Northern VA …
L 5-7 v. Shorefire 2013 from Salisbury, MD ….great defense… too many turnovers & not enough shots on goal!

Play of the game:
Lindsey Wirtz (WRA) went for an interception at midfield, tipped the ball with the head of her stick…
Shannon Fung (Chagrin Falls) picked up the ground ball in our defensive end…
2-3 passes later… Annie Brockett (Hathaway Brown) made the shot for a beautiful goal!

We made it to the Sweet 16 seeded 7th!

Playoff Game:
L 5-12 v. Relentless Hustle 2013 from upstate New York… ouch! This one hurt! We definitely know what we need to work on!

Ohio Premier 2014/15 Team

    L 6-14 v Relentless Hustle 2014 Black from Upstate New York it took the OP girls a little while to wake up…but after this game they sat together, got to know each other & ran through plays before their next game…strategy worked!
    W 11-8 v Anchor Lax from Catonsville, MD
    W 12-6 v Jackals 2014 from Bethesda, MD A slow start put the Jackals up by 3 before OP decided to wakeup & play! Team work, defense & some nice shots brought OP back into the game!

    We made it to the Sweet 16 seeded 11th!
    L 3-17 v NEMS…tough one…but a good chance to play against one of the consistently best clubs in the country!

    IWLCA Champions Cup – June 10th-12th

      Ohio Premier 2012 TeamWON their division Championships at the IWLCA Champions Cup & outscored EVERY team in attendance! WOW!!!
      Congrats to:

      Stephanie Davis – Rocky River
      Julia Ferguson – Western Reserve Academy
      Ellie Austin – Cleveland Heights
      Marissa McHugh – Medina
      Juliana Lydon – Rocky River
      Becky Scanlon – Hathaway Brown
      Morgan Miller – Walsh Jesuit
      Katherine Doraty – Medina
      Meg Lentz – Cleveland Heights
      Morgan Wallace – Kent Roosevelt
      Kim Wright – Walsh Jesuit
      Annie Brockett – Hathaway Brown
      Maddie Russell – Rocky River
      Amanda Getto – Medina





Summer 2011 SCHEDULE

3 06 2011

PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Until further notice, ALL PRACTICES (HS & MS) will be at the following locations:

SUNDAYS – Canterbury Elementary School, Clvd Hts 5-8pm
WEDNESDAYS – Tri City Park, Rocky River 6-8pm

Congrats to OP 2012 Team! They WON their division at the IWLCA Champion’s Cup last weekend, went undefeated AND OUTSCORED EVERY TEAM IN ATTENDANCE!

Congratulations to all players who attended the February tryouts & Sunday, June 5th practice & tryout. All of you are invited to join OP!

Our next practice is:

SUNDAY, JUNE 26th, 5-8pm:

Canterbury Elementary
Cleveland Hts, OH

Wednesday, June 29, 6-8pm
Tri City Park
Rocky River/Westlake/Fairview Park OH

Recommendation:
Enter the park off of Westwood Rd (Between Clague & Spencer) — directions to this entrance are MUCH EASIER than the “main” Rocky River entrance!

Directions from Clague Rd:
Go East on Westwood. Drive approx 1/2 mile. Entrance to Tri City Park will be on your Left (North Side).

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL AGES/CLASSES IS NOW WORKING!!! Please click on:

2011 SUMMER REGISTRATION

on the right!

Ohio Premier is a local elite lacrosse team that focuses on expanding knowledge, improving skills and concepts, and launching area players to the next level of the game.

Interested in Joining Ohio Premier Lacrosse?

Players who were unable to attend tryouts or who weren’t otherwise invited to play on a team (or those with questions) must notify:

Terry Saylor at tasaylor@aol.com or Kim Russell at kdmrussell@gmail.com

an alternate tryout at an upcoming practice shall be made available.

You must be a US Lacrosse Member to try out – for more information please go to http://www.uslacrosse.org

    Tournament Info:

Class of 2016-2017 (Middle School)
competition vs regional teams at one-day area events (Columbus, Pittsburgh, Michigan) – no overnight stays!

July 9th – Columbus
July 23 – @ Tri City Park v Columbus

Class of 2015 (Rising Freshmen)
Club National Championship, July 14-17, Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, MD

http://www.clubchampionship.net/

Class of 2014 (Rising Sophomores)
Club National Championship, July 14-17, Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, MD

http://www.clubchampionship.net/

Class of 2013 (Rising Juniors)
Club National Championship, July 14-17, Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, MD

http://www.clubchampionship.net/

Class of 2012 (Rising Seniors)
Champions Cup, June 10-12, Downingtown, PA

http://unitedsports.net/tournaments/iwlca-champions-cup/

Summer Fee Schedule:

    Class of 2016-2017 (Rising Middle School) Fee: $150
    Class of 2012-2015 (Rising High School) Fee: $450
    (Note: fees include all practice time and tournament participation)
    Players are responsible for their own transportation to/from tournaments & accomodations while at the tournaments.

    Summer Practice Schedule:

MIddle School (2016-2017):

ALL MS players will practice at the same times & places as the high school teams. We do NOT have enough players at this time to field teams that would have their own practices in Clvd Hts, Hudson & Rocky River.

If we get enough players: Wednesday Middle School practices will occur regionally – east side players at Cleveland Heights, west side at Rocky River, and south at Hudson. Note that a minimum roster size of 16 for each area is required to conduct Regional MS Teams.
Sunday practices will be @ Canterbury Elementary in Clvd Hts.

Class of 2012-2015:

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 – Beginning June 15th, ALL wednesday practices will be at Tri City Park in Rocky River
June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13

Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 – practices will be at Canterbury Elementary School in Cleveland Hts
June 12, 19, 26; July 10

Hotel info for Club National Championship – July 14-17th, 2011:

1. Bethesda Marriott: 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

Room Rates:
King: $99.00 + taxes per night
Double: $119.00 + taxes per night

** Parking is included in your room rate ($12.00 per night savings)

2. Bethesda Marriott Suites: 6711 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817

Room Rates:
Suite: $119.00 + taxes per night (King bed with pull out sofa)

**Parking is included in your room rate ($12.00 per night savings)

Please contact Marriott directly 800.228.9290 for either or 301.891.5600 for Bethesda Suites and 301.897.9400 Marriott – Bethesda. Make sure you are in the New World Girls Lacrosse November 19-21 block to receive discounted guaranteed rate as well as free parking!





Tryout Registration

1 06 2011

I want to apologize to everyone who has been trying to register for tryouts this Sunday, June 5th. I have taken over the admin duties & have had some issues with some of the forms on this website.
PLEASE EMAIL ME THE FOLLLOWING:
YOUR NAME
GRADUATION YEAR
SCHOOL
POSITION
Thank You! I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kim Russell
kdmrussell@gmail.com








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