Tenacity Texas

TRYOUT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2014 TEAMS.  

To Register, click "register for an event," in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Register now or come see us at an information session in your area.

The Kinkaid School - Monday, August 18th, 7 p.m. 

Katy, Cinco Ranch Library - Tuesday, August 19th, 7 p.m. 

Kingwood Library - Wednesday, August 20th, 7 p.m.

 

Bellaire United Methodist Church - Thursday, August 21st, 7 p.m.

 

Clear Lake Library, Freeman Branch - Wednesday, August 27th, 7 p.m.

 

Klein, Spring Oaks Clubhouse - Thursday, August 28th, 7 p.m.

 

Cy Fair - Date & Location TBA

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 and BearLax Club Teams. 

Tenacity10 encompasses improvement programs, including: camps; clinics; consulting; and tournaments. Travel teams such as Tenacity Texas have been created in order to expand the ideals of both BearLax as well as Tenacity10 programs. All members are encouraged to take advantage of the Tenacity10 development opportunities. 
 
The Mission:

·       Provide opportunities for top players to train and compete together in the off season

·       Help develop top players into college prospects through access to premier coaching

·       Provide access to guidance throughout the college recruiting process for the Division I, II, III, and WDIA levels

·       Foster an environment in which girls learn life lessons as well as lacrosse skills

 

Our programs constantly remind our girls of the following ideals in order for them to reach their full potential:

1. SET GOALS
2. MAKE A GAMEPLAN
3. ASK QUESTIONS
4. WATCH THE BEST
5. MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS
6. INNOVATE
7. WORK SMART
8. WORK HARD
9. FOCUS IN
10. FOLLOW THROUGH
 
Teams
Tenacity Texas Blue, Green, 2018, Middle School Blue & Middle School Green!
 
Each team will practice on Sunday afternoons in the Fall and Winter seasons of the 2014/2015 club year.  BearLax 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 BearLax 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.

 

2014-2015 Club Team Schedules:
 
Blue Team:
Practices - Sunday afternoons; September - January
 
Tournament & Playday Schedule:
  • IWLCA President's Cup (Orlando, FL);

            November 21-23, 2014

  • Drew Webb 7 v. 7 (Houston, TX);

            January 3, 2015

  • Houston Invitational (Houston, TX);

           January 11, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

  • Sandstorm (Palm Dessert, CA); 

            January 17-18, 2015

 
Green Team:
Practices Sunday afternoons; September - January
 
Tournament & Playday Schedule-
  • IWLCA President's Cup (Orlando, FL);

            November 21-23, 2014

  • Drew Webb 7 v. 7 (Houston, TX);

            January 3, 2015

  • Houston Invitational (Houston, TX);

           January 11, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

  • Sandstorm (Palm Dessert, CA);

            January 17-18, 2015

 
2018 Team:
Practices - Sunday afternoons; September - January
 
Tournament & Playday Schedule -
  • Fall Uprising (Bel Air, MD);

           November 1-2, 2014

  • Drew Webb 7 v. 7 (Houston, TX);

           January 3, 2015

  • Houston Invitational (Houston, TX);

         January 11, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

  • Sandstorm (Palm Dessert, CA);

          January 17-18, 2015

 

Middle School Blue Team:

Practices Sunday afternoons; September - January

Tournament & Playday Schedule -
  • Fall Uprising (Bel Air, MD);

         November 1-2, 2014

  • Drew Webb 7 v. 7 (Houston, TX); 

         January 3, 2015

  • Houston Invitational (Houston, TX);

        January 11, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

  • Sandstorm (Palm Dessert, CA);

        January 17-18, 2015

 

Middle School Green Team:

Practices Sunday afternoons; September - January

Tournament & Playday Schedule -
  • Houston Invitational (Houston, TX);

        January 11, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

  • Sandstorm (Palm Dessert, CA);

        January 17-18, 2015

 
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.
 
In February 2015, we will be hosting tryouts for teams that will compete together Summer 2014-Winter 2015.  From that point on, teams will tryout in February and compete in the summer of that year through the winter of the following calendar year.
 
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 $80 for the kilt, and reversible, and they can be used for multiple years. Goalie uniforms usually cost around $85 for shorts and reversible. 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!