O2 North East Regional USBOXLA National Champions 2019
ANNOUNCING THE MERGER OF O2 LACROSSE AND HUDSON VALLEY EXPRESS LACROSSE
We are proud to announce that O2 Lacrosse will be merging with Hudson Valley Express Lacrosse. This is a very exciting event for both clubs, our coaches and our lacrosse families. Our greatest asset has always been our players and by joining forces we have taken a huge step forward in delivering our shared vision to be the preeminent lacrosse training and travel program in the Northern New Jersey/Southern New York Region.
Though we will now operate as one club, the O2 Lacrosse leadership team of Brendan Gorman, Mark Young, John O’Hara , Bruce Pieri and Larry Ayers will continue to deliver the same high-quality training, performance and experiences you have come to expect from our club.
Our merger will create a more comprehensive offering and access for our players leveraging the resources of both, O2 Lacrosse and Hudson Valley Express, including collegiate recruiting, recruiting events, regional and premiere traveling teams, camps, clinics and tournaments.
Hudson Valley Express was founded in 2006 and currently based in Warwick, NY. With travel teams from 4th-11th grade, they have 14 coaches that assist in the development of the student/athletes playing fall and summer travel lacrosse. There are 140 players covering Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Countues in New York and Sussex County in New Jersey.
O2 Lacrosse is a year-round lacrosse training program that helps players of all ages hone their skills and work with professional players on a consistent basis at tournaments, summer camps and on off-season teams. O2 Lacrosse currently hosts travel teams at both the youth and high school levels.
This is a merger of two highly compatible programs. Our clubs have worked together often in the past and have developed a deep mutual respect. We hold similar values and philosophies on lacrosse training. In short, our mission is to maximize player potential and fall in love with the game. We measure our success by the success of our players, both on and off the field.
Please join us as we look forward to building our national reputation as the North East’s preeminent lacrosse club and developing the next generation of student athletes.
Please feel to reach out to email@example.com for further details or questions. Additionally, please visit our website at www.O2Lacrosse.com.
O2 Lacrosse/Hudson Valley Express Merger Q&A
What team will I be trying out for?
At the youth level we will be hosting two regional teams (one in Bergen County and one in Warwick, NY). We will also be creating an All Star team that will come together for each youth age group and participate in one fall tournament and two summer tournaments.
At the High School level we will be hosting one AA and one A Team for each 2021, 2022 and 2023 team.
When are tryouts?
Youth grades 3rd-rising 8th graders are on July 8th and July 9th, with call back on July 10th.
High School grades rising freshmen (2023’s-2021’s) will be on July 22nd/23rd.
Visit www.O2Lacrosse.com to register.
Where are tryouts?
Both Youth and High School tryouts will take place at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ.
How do I know what team I made?
All players that have been selected will receive an invitation within 48 hours of their last tryout from firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the costs to play travel?
Cost will vary depending on age and regional vs. all star team. A non refundable deposit will be required to accept a spot within 24 hours of invitation.
How many players on a team?
This will vary from team to team, but generally, no more then 20 players on any team.
Where are practices and how many?
All youth regional level teams will either practice in Bergen County or Warwick, NY. If you are in 5th grade and live in Bergen County and made the team you will practice in Bergen County. The same scenario will stand for Hudson Valley region. The only time you may practice at a neutral location is if you are selected for the “All Star” team.
*2028-2029 Teams 6 Fall Practices/1 Fall Tournament, 2 Winter Practices,8 Summer Practices,2 Summer Tournaments
2021-2027 Teams 8 Fall Practices/3 Fall Tournaments, 2 Winter Practices,10 -12 Summer Practices/4 Summer Tournaments
*Selected All Star players at the youth level will have additional practice in both the fall and summer.
Where are tournaments and how many?
All youth level teams will attend a one day tournaments in the fall/summer seasons in addition to one overnight tournament (summer only).
What about uniforms?
All accepted players will receive a separate uniform ordering link after they have paid their deposit. We partner with Universal Lacrosse for all of our uniform and team store needs.
Is this for Fall or Summer only?
Your commitment is for the 2019 Fall/2020 Summer Season.
What if I play a conflicting sport?
We are great believers in multi sport athletes. Once you have committed to O2 Lacrosse, we expect that you attend all practices and tournaments in both the fall and summer.
How do I register for tryouts?
Do you offer summer camps and other clinics?
We offer year round camps, clinics and trainings starting in September 2019 through end of July 2020.
Does O2 Lacrosse have Box Lacrosse?
Our O2 National Box Program is a separate program that runs from November-February.