Oakville Lady Hawks Lacrosse club is proud of the volunteer coaches and trainers they have supporting the house league and rep teams for 2011. Almost all of our coaches have participated in the OWL/OLA's coaching certification programs.
Read below to find out a little bit more about the dedication and talent in our club! And, if you're interested in volunteering, contact either Brent Harwood or Tanya Tymkiv (contact info. below) and they can get you set up to help out!
Director Oakville Lady Hawks, House League
Rep Director, Oakville Lady Hawks
Coach Darlah, also our Director of the Lady Hawks Field Lacrosse Program, is passionate about women's field lacrosse and the potential for its growth in Oakville and for our youth. She dedicates countless hours to planning, preparation, organization and communication within the league and is key to the league's success.
Darlah had the vision for beginning the Mini-Hawks program and continuing to develop our youngest players. By introducing the skills of girls field lacrosse and the unique stick and crosse that they use at an earlier age, she hopes to be able to create a fun and engaging way to learn lacrosse where as these girls grow older, they will feed into our house league and representative programs.
Tanya works closely with Director Darlah Cordingley to help organize and support the growth of girls field lacrosse in Oakville. With a son and daughter that both play lacrosse, she is dedicated to the growth and development of the sport in Oakville and giving kids an opportunity to learn the sport and have fun. .
Tanya has coaching and trainer certification allowing her to support our house league and rep programs. Her teaching skills in combination with her passion for getting girls hooked onto girls field lacrosse has helped to grow the game in Oakville. She also contributes her time to the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse association as Director of Communications.
Oakville Lady Hawks was blessed to have Coach Crystal Robinson see our add in the paper for girls field lacrosse. Not only did she come out to register her daughter, but she registered herself and has been an asset to the growth and success of our house league and representative programs since our inaugural year in 2010. Coach Crystal played girls field lacrosse in high school and university and can't imagine her life without the sport.
Coach Crystal coaches Under 11 house league and the U11 rep team. In 2010 she was nominated by the Ontario Women's Lacrosse Association as Under 11 Coach of the Year. She took a brand new team in a brand new league straight to the championship game in the B division and took the Gold!
Alyse is a dynamic and athletic young coach who plays a variety of sports herself. Although she hadn't played lacrosse herself, she has taken the coaching training and that, combined with her natural athleticism and her teaching background, make her a fabulous role model for our young players.
We are so lucky to have Alyse continue on with us into our third year of the Lady Hawks program!
Peanut lacrosse was my son's (Andrew) introduction to organized sports. My daughter (Addyson) starting playing girls field lacrosse two year's ago with the Oakville Ladyhawks. One of the best ways I bond with my kids is by getting involved with lacrosse. As someone who played sports growing up and continues to play ladies hockey, I never played lacrosse.......I LOVE coaching lacrosse. When you coach a game you see them put what they've learned into action, there's nothing more satisfying. Beyond teaching lacrosse skills, a focus on team work and, more importantly, having fun are key elements at every practice.
Liz has been an integral support to the growth and development of both house league and rep girls field lacrosse in Oakville. The combination of her teaching skills and her experience playing senior women's lacrosse is an asset to the girls in the program.
Nancy has extensive experience as a trainer for both hockey and lacrosse programs. She has been an essential member of our rep teams providing girls with motivation and care.
Best of all, Nancy is willing to come out and lend a hand where needed. She is always encouraging parents to step up and suport the coaches and assist with equipment set up and take down and for the girls to take ownership in the sport as well.
Laura has been an asset to our program from our first year. Coach Laura played women's field lacrosse in high school and university and continues to play for the Toronto Titans in the senior women's league.
Her knowledge base and experience in lacrosse, as well as the connections she makes with the girls on the team, have made her an asset to the growth and development of our U15 girls in the rep program.
In 2011, she led the U15 team to a bronze medal in provincials!
Darlene has two daughters who play in our house league and rep programs. She has supported both the pre-season clinics, planning and development of the program and volunteers her time both as a house league coach and as an assistant coach to the U15 rep team.
Darlene played girls field lacrosse as a teenager and we are so thankful for her support and willingness to share her experiences and help to promote the sport of field lacrosse for girls in Oakville.
Sean has two daughters and a son that play lacrose. We were so excited to hear that his daughters were going to join our girls field lacrosse program, not only for their experience from playing lacrosse and hockey, but also knowing that their dad and his experience might come along with them!
Sean also has lacrosse in his background and brings a his lacrosse expertise to help support the U15 rep team both as coach and trainer.
Trina Keene has volunteered her time as a trainer for the U15 rep team. She can be seen at most practices and games and supports the team with ensuring hydration and care is in place.
Coach Jackie is a driven individual when it comes to sports, particularily lacrosse. Lacrosse has given Jackie a lot of opportunities both on the field and personally. After playing for only one summer she was selected to play on Team Ontario. This allowed her to travel all over United States and to play in front of many NCAA coaches. While playing she was offered a variety of scholarship options and decided to attend a Jr. College in Maryland for her first two years out of high school. This allowed Jackie to improve her skills as she had only been playing lacrosse for two years.
After Jr. College Jackie acquired another Scholarship to Lindenwood University In St Charles Missouri where she finished Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. While playing for Lindenwood University she traveled all over United States playing teams such as Michigan State, UCLA, Santa Barbara, University of Texas, University of Colorado and many others. This was an amazing experience getting to travel and play the sport she loved while earning her degree. Jackie also got the chance to play on a select team and travel internationally to the Czech Republic. After competing in Nationals two years in a row, she was named an All Amercian both years. Also, in her senior year at Lindenwood she was named Captain of her lacrosse team. Jackie currently still plays in the Senior Women's Lacrosse League.
Stephen Taylor, originally from the UK and then supporting the growth and development of the Mississauga Trilliums lacrosse program, came to Oakville when his daughter registered for the Mini-Hawks program. Stephen comes with a wide range of experience in the lacrosse world, both umpiring and coaching and on the executive of the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse Association.
Currently, Stephen is the Commissioner of the OWFL and is going to support the Oakville Lady Hawks as a volunteer coach when time permits as well as helping us to set up an Umpire Apprenticeship clinic and program. We're glad to have you on board Stephen!