Tenacity Texas

 

Tenacity Texas is a club team program in the Houston area for elite players to compete with and against other top players from all over the country. Sherry Sports, LLC owns and operates the Tenacity Texas, BearLax, and BearLax North Club Teams. 

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OWLS (GRADES 1-5), & MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CLUB TEAM PROGRAMS.  SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

 

TENACITY TEXAS OWLS
 
NEW THIS YEAR:  The Tenacity Texas coaches will instill in these young players a love of lacrosse.  They will teach the girls to have fun and to work in a team environment, and the girls will learn the "Tenacity way." The owls will be separated into two groups, 1-2 graders and 3-5 graders, where they will learn the fundamentals of throwing, catching, and cradling.  They will also learn lacrosse lingo, the rules, on field game play, and have fun while being active. We love lacrosse and want to encourage this love of the game in our youngest players!
 
The OWLS will practice at The Kinkaid School, Saturday mornings, February 28 - May 6th with breaks on 3-21 for Spring Break and 4-4 for Easter.  Practice time is 9-10:30 with Coaches Amy Markwort (Director, Tenacity TX), Eva Martire (Head Coach, The Kinkaid School & Tenacity TX Middle School Blue Team Coach), and more.
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 
 
CLICK HERE to register.  
 
Hope to see you on the field!
 
 
Tenacity Texas Mixed 2016/17, 2018, 2019, Middle School Blue, & Middle School Green Teams!
 
In 2015, Tenacity Texas will host 5 competitive middle and high school travel teams.  Each team will practice on Sunday afternoons May-July & September-January.  Tenacity TX teams practice and compete outside of the spring season in order to allow the girls to play with their local high school teams; however, in the off-season Tenacity TX teams are required to compete in certain tournaments throughout the year so that we can develop chemistry both on and off the field. This also provides high-level, consistent rosters in which our players’ and families’ can become a part of national recruiting tournaments. Competing all over the country gives our girls the opportunity to be seen by college coaches representing Divisions I, II, and III.

 

2015 Club Team Mandatory Tournaments:
 
Mixed 2016/17 Team:

 

  • Champion’s Cup; Midlothian, VA, June 20-22
  • Western Cup; Denver, CO; July 11&12, 2015
  • Local scrimmages tbd in June & July
  • President’s Cup; Orlando, FL; November 2015
  • Drew Webb; Houston, TX; January 2016
  • Tenacity TX Club Invitational; Houston, TX January 2016
  • Sandstorm; Palm Springs, CA; January 2016

2018 Team:

 

  • Champion’s Cup; Midlothian, VA, June 20-22
  • Western Cup; Denver, CO; July 11&12, 2015
  • Local scrimmages tbd in June & July
  • President’s Cup; Orlando, FL; November 2015
  • Drew Webb; Houston, TX; January 2016
  • Tenacity TX Club Invitational; Houston, TX January 2016
  • Sandstorm; Palm Springs, CA; January 2016

2019 Team:

 

  • US Lacrosse U-15 Regional Tournament; Madison, WI; June 19-21
  • All Star Express; New Castle, DE; July 17-19
  • US Lacrosse U-15 National Tournament (IF WE ADVANCE); July 2015
  • Midatlantic Showcase; Baltimore, MD; November 2015
  • Drew Webb; Houston, TX; January 2016
  • Tenacity TX Club Invitational; Houston, TX January 2016
  • Sandstorm; Palm Springs, CA; January 2016

Middle School Blue Team:

  • US Lacrosse U-15 Regional Tournament; Madison, WI; June 19-21
  • All Star Express; New Castle, DE; July 17-19
  • US Lacrosse U-15 National Tournament (IF WE ADVANCE); July 2015
  • Midatlantic Showcase; Baltimore, MD; November 2015
  • Drew Webb; Houston, TX; January 2016
  • Sandstorm; Palm Springs, CA; January 2016

Middle School Green Team:

 

  • All Star Express; New Castle, DE; July 17-19
  • Local scrimmages tbd in June & July
  • Halloween Shootout; McKinney, TX; October 2015
  • Drew Webb; Houston, TX; January 2016
  • Sandstorm; Palm Springs, CA; January 2016

 

Tenacity Texas Policies
Tryouts Teams will be put together based on talent level, position, work ethic, and chemistry factors.  Returners will also be judged on their prior year’s performance and commitment to their team. Players will tryout with other players in their grad year. We want to provide all of our members with the opportunity to make progress as an individual athlete, have access to advanced training and mentoring, play with top players from all over Southeast Texas, and become a college prospect if they wish.
 
Membership Fees
Fees cover the following: A minimum # of practices (depending on the team), tournament registration for the mandatory tournaments, coaches’ pay, coaches’ travel, practice shirt, socks, additional insurance, facilities, and team equipment. Please attend an information session in August to find out more about the Tenacity Texas, and the different costs per team. Tenacity Texas members may opt in or opt out of college counseling guidance beyond the basic level of support offered to all players. Membership Fees do NOT include flight costs, meals, rental cars, or hotel rooms on trips to tournaments. Uniforms are also separate since players do not have to buy a new one each year. Field player uniforms cost about $120 for the kilt, practice reversible, game jersey, and socks and they can be used for multiple years. Goalie uniforms usually cost about $170 for shorts, practice reversible, game jerseys (2), and socks. Ordering instructions will be given upon placement on a team. 
 
Travel to Tournaments
Players will have the option to travel “with the team” or not. If players cannot travel with their own families, they can either go with a teammate and split costs with them, OR pay fees to Tenacity Texas for us to chaperone them. Players who “travel with the team” will split the costs of the hotel rooms (players will be in rooms of 4) and rental cars, and then bring money for food. Players traveling with the team must buy a ticket on the flight the coaches are on, or on one that arrives around the same time as the coaches in order to get a ride to the team hotel. The other option is to meet us at the hotel. Travel information will be posted on the team Shutterfly site for families to refer to after the initial email with all of the deadlines, etc. Questions regarding travel NOT answered on Shutterfly, can be directed to Amy Markwort, amymarkwort@tenacity10.com.  
 
Financial Aid
This year, the Financial Aid process will be run through the Tenacity Project which is the 501c3 we are setting up to provide opportunities for more student-athletes to participate regardless of their ability to pay for camps, teams, or other programs.
 
Refunds/Cancelations
We have a no refund policy for Tenacity Texas teams except in cases of injury or illness that will prevent participation on the team for a long term period. In the case of injury, we will refund families minus any expenses we have already incurred at that point. If a player fails to show up  for mandatory events, or pay for programs (unless under financial aid) will mean removal from her team without the guarantee of a refund.
 
Insurance
All Tenacity Texas Members MUST be current members of US Lacrosse. Please go to www.uslacrosse.org to look up your member # or to sign up. Most youth and high school programs require this membership as well, so make sure you check to see if you are already registered before creating a new account!  
 
Oasys Registration System
Oasys is the management system we use for registration for teams, camps, clinics and tournaments. Since we use this system any bill you receive will read Oasys Sports.
 
Staffing
Coaches and guest trainers must have experience in WOMEN’S lacrosse specifically, and in 2014 they will all have gone through training with Theresa Sherry or Amy Markwort and Tenacity10. The BearLax and Tenacity Texas system is one that maintains consistent language, drills, and philosophies throughout all of the age groups and levels which eases any player transition between teams and coaches throughout multiple years with our program.  
 
Please see our Staff page for bios on our coaches!