OBGC Hires Ray Megill as Director of Lacrosse
Expands program to include travel and elite lacrosse teams
As part of our efforts to continue to manage the growth and meet the needs of our lacrosse families, we are announcing the expansion of our house only program to include highly competitive “travel” and eventually “elite” teams. OBGC provides sport offerings to athletes of all ages and skill levels and this announcement and the expansion of our lacrosse program will allow us to continue to do so.
In order to build the best lacrosse program in the region, we have hired Ray Megill as our new Director of Lacrosse. Ray is the owner of Performance Lacrosse and is one of the most talented, recognized and respected leaders in the DC/Baltimore lacrosse community. Ray will be responsible for driving the vision we both share for excellence in lacrosse and will oversee all aspects of the program’s development. By hiring Ray, we will expand and enhance our youth program, and will team up with Performance Lacrosse’s high school program to offer a scoopers to high school program that will be second to none. We believe that with Ray’s leadership and knowledge, and our commitment to providing the best offering possible and the resources and facilities necessary to do it, the potential for what lacrosse will mean to the boys and girls in our community just grew exponentially.
The foundation for OBGC’s travel program will be based on providing players with great professional instruction while creating a positive, nurturing and at times hard-working, family-like learning environment through team play, solid training clinics, advanced skills camps, tournaments and more. The travel program will be built with the understanding that the best programs in the area have the best coaches and OBGC’s teams will reflect that belief.
The regular spring 2012 lacrosse program will be enhanced to include several skill-development clinics for boys and girls, plus development opportunities for their coaches to assist them with practice management, player skill development and game situational awareness and strategy.
The 2012 spring travel season will include the creation of a “travel” team at the U9 and U11 levels for boys who will eventually play in travel tournaments during this summer. The new boys “travel” program will run similar to the traditional club travel lacrosse programs in the metro area. Formal tryouts will be held in late summer and players that make the teams will have year-round exposure to professionally paid coaches, clinics and instruction. In addition to games on Sundays in the fall and spring, travel players will be allowed to return to the fun of their house teams during the spring for Saturday.
During the summer of 2012, OBGC will expand the boys’ travel program by hosting tryouts for all age groups. We are hopeful that at that time, the girls’ program will be ready to start a similar process as we expand the reach and resources for our girls. Improving the girls’ program is a priority for the club and the girls playing for us this spring will benefit from both paid instructors at the younger levels and new skill development clinics and camps.
There will be more information released about the 2012 Lacrosse program soon. Registration for OBGC’s lacrosse program will open on or around January 1. Visit www.OBGC.com. Questions? Contact Lacrosse@OBGC.com