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New Oregon Summer Lax Tournament

July 25-27, Big Sky Park, Bend

Building upon the success of the Saratoga Springs Shootout event last summer which hosted over 80 teams in Saratoga Springs, New York, Rhino Lacrosse and Lake Placid Lacrosse will be teaming up again for a world class event here in Oregon.

Teams will compete for a Championship Title like any other Tourney, but this tournament plans to be a lacrosse festival.  Players and parents will have the opportunity to experience The Powell Hour demonstration featuring the Powell brothers, as well as pro player clinics, coaching clinics, opening night ceremonies and festivities, a players only lounge, 3v3 mini lax competitions, food trucks, and a vendor village. 

Leading up to the event there will be a four day Rhino academy in Bend. On Friday the 25th Brian Dougherty will also hold a full day goalie school that includes video analysis with each goalie. 
Oregon Classic

As noted on the Oregon Lacrosse Classic FAQ page, this boys only tournament will be open to U-11, U-13, U-15, High School, and High School Elite level teams.  For more information visit the Oregon Lacrosse Classic Tournament site.

The tournament is filling up fast with over 60 teams from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Canada already signed up.  If your team wants to participate, better sign-up quickly. 

Rhino Lacrosse is an OHSLA sponsor


Providence Heart & Vascular Institute Play Smart

Young people with undiagnosed heart defects, especially athletes, are susceptible to sudden cardiac arrest.  Often there are no advance signs or symptoms and most routine physical exams will not pick up the defects.  An electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) is usually necessary to uncover signs of heart irregularities, which is something normally not done in "well-child" checks or even some sports physicals.  PlaySmart logo

In an effort to protect the hearts (and lives) of area middle and high school students, the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute is sponsoring the Play Smart program to provide free painless, non-invasive heart/health checks to youth aged 12-18.  For more information check out our Play Smart details page.

SALI 2014 Tournament

Friday May 16 - Sunday May 18th, Sisters High School

With the addition of Girl's brackets, the SALI tournament will be bigger and better than ever before in 2014.  This year there will be boys brackets from 1st grade thru High School and girl's brackets for middle school as well high school varsity teams.

Check the SALI Home page for details on brackets, registration, rules, and accommodations.  Registration for SALI 2014 is now closed.  If you want your team added to the wait list, please call Keiko at Sisters Park and Recreation, (541)549-2091.

SALI Outlaw Player

Second Annual Fritz Hayes Classic

April 11th, West Linn High School

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Fritz Hayes
Frederick "Fritz" Hayes, a lacrosse parent who later became an official, was a tireless champion for the growth of the game in Oregon through his service on the board of the Oregon Lacrosse Officials Association and support of officials training for the Oregon Youth Lacrosse Association.

In Fritz's honor, the OHSLA created the Fritz Hayes Classic (FHC) consisting of games between the previous year's semi-final teams.  The second annual FHC will be held at West Linn High School and features West Linn vs Jesuit at 6pm and Lakeridge vs Beaverton at 8pm.

While the FHC provides the opportunity to watch great lacrosse, the event is also a fund raiser for the Oregon Youth Officials program.  As with last year, all fund raising activities for the FHC will be coordinated by the Oregon Lacrosse Officials Association (OLOA).  All proceeds from the event will go to supporting youth lacrosse and the growth of the sport in Oregon.  The OLOA will be asking for donation of $5 per adult, $3 for students, while children 5 years and under are free.

Please come and watch some great lacrosse and help raise funds for a very good cause.

2014 Scorekeeper Clinics

For the first time in the history of the OHSLA, score keeping clinics are being held in each area of the state (Portland Metro/Salem/Eugene/High Desert).  By rules of the game, the score keeping crew is part of the "Officiating Team" during the game, so the training will be conducted by officials from the Oregon Lacrosse Officials Association (OLOA)

This year the OHSLA will provide a new Lacrosse Score Book for each clinic attendee (meaning every program has a chance for a free Score Book), but the only way to secure one is to attend the clinic in your area.  We hope score keepers will find the training informative and fun.  As always the OHSLA thanks all the parents who volunteer to be score keepers for their teams, without them games would not be possible. 

For later reference, our master Scorekeeper trainer, Owen Davis, was kind enough to make copies of the training documents available on the site.

Below is the list of times and locations for the OHSLA Score Keeper Clinics.  Any additional questions can be directed to Instructors who have supplied their contact info.

Area Clinic Location Date/Time Instructor
Portland Metro OES Dining Hall
6300 SW Nicol Rd
Portland, Oregon 97223
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March 15th
10:30-12 noon
Owen Davis (702)378-1805
Mid-Valley West Salem High School
1776 Titan Dr NW
Salem, OR 97304
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March 15th
10-12 noon
Chris Davis (503)507-4033 &
Tom Hoffert
Eugene Marist High School
1900 Kingsley Road
Eugene, OR 97401
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March 15th
10-12 noon
Mike Brooks
High Desert Summit High School
2855 NW Clearwater Dr
Bend, OR
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March 15th
10:30-12 noon
Tom Johnson (541)598-6731 &
Jacob Bok (208)861-2894

2014 Nike Coaching Clinic

January 18th, 10am-4pm, Nike Beaverton Campus

This years Nike Coaching Clinic will feature Tufts head coach, Mike Daly, and Jamesville-DeWitt High Scool Head and Assistant coaches Jamie Archer and Tim Ristau.  Coach Daly (Tufts '95) has lead the Division III Tufts University team to five consecutive NCAA Tourney berths and a NCAA DIII national championship in 2011.  Jamesville-DeWitt is a perennial high school lacrosse power-house in New York state.  Led by Archer (Syracuse '93) and Ristau (Villanova '00), Jamesville-DeWitt won three Class B State High School Championships, including undefeated seasons in 2010 & 2011, and was runner up 2005 & 2013. 

As always this clinic is free of charge and open to any Oregon lacrosse coaches who are interested. 

The clinic will be held in the Tiger Woods Center at the Nike Beaverton Campus (see campus map to the right).  Use the Walker Rd entrance to the Nike complex, take 1st left onto Del Hayes Way, and park in the first lot on the right. The Tiger Woods Center is down the hill towards the center of the campus. 

Tufts 2011
2011 D-III Champion Tufts.
Tufts 2011
Coaches Archer & Ristau.

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Tufts 2011
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Bill Tierney Lacrosse Coaching Clinic

December 7th, Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA

Breakaway Lacrosse, Warrior Lacrosse, and Walax.com are pleased to present a free coaching clinic with University of Denver head coach Bill Tierney on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA (in conjunction with the Space Needle Shootout).  Coach Tierney will be offering two separate hour long clinics geared toward youth & high school coaches.  Bill Tierneys coaching bio available on the Denver Pioneer's site.  There will be two sessions, registration information is further below.
  • 11:00am - 12:15pm: Session 1 (youth & middle school)
  • 1:30pm - 2:45pm: Session 2 (high school)

Each clinic will consist of a 10 minute presentation from Warrior Lacrosse, 35-40 minute clinic from Coach Tierney and then 15-20 minutes of Q&A with Coach Tierney. RSVP Required for attendance.

Bill Tierney

Due to the anticipated high demand and limited space for this event, all coaches interested in attending either clinic will need to RSVP to: info@walax.com  Please provide the information below with your RSVP.

  1. Full Name (first and last).
  2. Level you coach (i.e. youth, middle school, high school, etc.).
  3. Program you coach for.
  4. Contact number.
  5. Specific topics you would like to hear addressed.

PLAY FOR EZRA

October 12 & 13th, Burns High School, Burns, OR

Nadzitsaga-Harney Lacrosse and the Burns Paiute Tribe will be hosting the Reservation Day Celebration & Pow Wow and the 6th Annual Amos First Raised III Medicine Games Lacrosse Tournament.  The games are played in a more 'traditional' manner (as 'medicine') harking back to the origins of the game of lacrosse.  The games are played in conjunction with the Paiute Tribe's Annual Pow Wow and Reservation Day Celebration, thus making for a unique educational, cultural, and history-filled weekend.

Each year the tournament has a specific theme.  This year's theme for the lacrosse tournament will be "Play for Ezra".  Ezra Parker, the son of former Corvallis Lacrosse Coach Josh Parker was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) and is undergoing treatment.  The entire lacrosse event will be played on behalf of Ezra and his family.  Any and ALL proceeds will be donated to the Parker family.  This is an 'open' round robin tournament, 7 v 7 (goalie, 2A, 2M, & 2D), game to 4 (four).  Cost is $10/player checks payable to: Ezra Parker c/o Nadzitsaga Lacrosse.  If you can't make the tournament but still would like to help Ezra, please visit his CaringBridge Page for details on how you can help. 

Ezra Tourney Flyer
At the end of the day on Saturday a 'Medicine Game' will be played for Ezra.  The basic format is as follows: All players participate, no equipment-sticks only, teams selected randomly, 4" x 4" wooden posts for goals, game to 7 (seven).  Wooden sticks/shafts are not only allowed but, encouraged!  A Medicine Game was, and still is, played to help heal the sick.  The Medicine Game is where the game we know as 'lacrosse' originates.

Here are some accomodations in Burns Hotels, be sure to mention you are attending the Burns Paiute Tribe's Pow Wow:

Hotels Camping
  • Best Inn (541) 573-1700
  • Best Western (541) 573-5050
  • Days Inn (541) 573-2047
  • Silver Spur (541) 573-2077
  • Burns RV Park (541) 573-7640
  • The Narrows (541) 495-2006
  • Crystal Crane Hot Springs (541) 493-2312 or 2640
  • Harney County Fairgrounds (541) 573-6447

All players must complete the medical waiver to participate in the games, download a PDF version of the waiver from here.  For more information contact Richard Roy, Head Coach, Nadzitsaga-Harney Lacrosse @(541)589-1159 or lacrosse@clubharneycounty.com


 

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