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2 weeks ago @ 9:24AM

2020 Riverside Lacrosse

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

I am writing you all with a heavy heart this morning, after news yesterday that we will not be going back to school or the lacrosse field this spring. These are unprecedented times, and hopefully something that we will all get through and never see again. There are still many unanswered questions regarding logistics moving forward, those will be answered in time. That is not the purpose of this email however. I wanted to take a moment to address the players, especially the seniors.

Seniors, first and foremost, it is devastating that you do not get the chance to finish what you have started with Riverside Lacrosse, and that this is the way your high school career has ended. I am so very sorry for you. You have been pivotal in creating a culture of excellence within our program, and for that I am forever grateful. You all have done everything that has been asked of you from the program and more. I sincerely hope that you will take more with you from Riverside Lacrosse then just the memories on the field. I hope you have learned what it means to be Accountable for your actions, as well has how to hold others accountable for theirs. I hope you learned what it means to have Integrity in everything that you do, and never sacrifice your personal honor for personal gain. Lastly, I hope you have learned how to be Tough, both physically and mentally, and that many times that goes hand and hand. If you ever need anything down the road, please pick up the phone and give me a call. You will forever be champions, and we are always ALL IN.

Underclassmen, though we have missed the 2020 season, expectations are still extremely high for you. Please use this situation as a reminder that we are not guaranteed anything in life, and to cherish each and every moment you have on the field. You are the lucky ones, as you still have an opportunity to lay your foot prints on the history of this program. What are you going to do with that gift? How hard will you work? I feel as though you owe your best effort, first to yourself, and then to this class of 2020. I am sure they would give anything for just one more game. Try not to let any opportunity pass without your best effort. We will be stronger moving forward, and I cannot wait to see you all soon.

Parents, thank you for all that you have done to help make the few weeks that we have had together, special and run smoothly. I am sure this is a tough time for you as well, especially parents of seniors. Please know that I understand, remember to give your son a hug, and encourage them to stay positive in this time of uncertainty.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for being a part of my life. I will be in touch as soon as we gather more information regarding logistics. I look forward to the future of Riverside Lacrosse, ALL IN.

-Coach Nick Worek

Team News

4 weeks ago @ 12:21PM

Week of 3/9 - 3/14

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

I hope all is well. This coming week will be fantastic with our first taste of competition vs. someone wearing different colors. 

Here is the weekly schedule:

Monday 3/9 – Home Scrimmages vs. Battlefield HS (JV 6pm/Varsity 7:15pm)

  • Shirts and Ties to School.
  • Remember all spirit pack items
  • JV meal 4:15 in Cafeteria. Varsity Meal 4:30 in Cafeteria.
  • Game day timeline will be posted on locker room whiteboard.

Tuesday 3/10 – Practice 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday 3/11 – Home Scrimmages vs. Robinson HS (JV 6pm/Varsity 7:15pm)

  • Shirts and Ties to School.
  • Remember all spirit pack items
  • JV meal 4:15 in Cafeteria. Varsity Meal 4:30 in Cafeteria.
  • Game day timeline will be posted on locker room whiteboard.

Thursday 3/12 – No Practice. Rest and Recover

Friday 3/13 – Practice 5:30-7:30pm

  • Seniors Photo Shoot @ 4:15pm
  • Discount Card Money Collection and Card Distribution 5:15pm
    • Please bring any cash/checks that you have received. As well as any names of those you have sold cards to. 

Saturday 3/14 – Practice 8-11am

Lastly, we still need a volunteers that would be willing to film our Varsity and JV games this year. This is a huge job and one that is very important that it be filled. Please let us know asap if you can help.

ALL IN,

Coach Worek

 

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:03PM

Week of 3/2-3/7

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

Great first week of lacrosse last week and we are looking forward to a better week, this week! We do have a busy week this week, as we still have a few early season things that need to be taken care of.

Here is this week’s schedule:

Monday 3/2 – Practice 4:15-6:15pm

Tuesday 3/3 – (No School, Busy Lacrosse Day) Players will be at school from 1:20-5:30pm. (Some Earlier)

  • 12:45pm Impact Testing for all Freshmen and Juniors that have not done so this school year.
  • 1:40pm Varsity Team Picture
    • Players report @ 1:20pm. Have Game Socks and White Shooting Shirt
  • 1:50pm JV Team Picture
    • Players report @ 1:30pm. Have Game Socks and White Shooting Shirt
  • 2:15pm ETeam Sponsor Kick Off (Fundraiser)
  • 3:30 – 5:30pm Practice
  • 7:00pm Parent Meeting. Please bring your calendars and check books, as there will be many options of items that you can purchase for the season.

Wednesday 3/4 – Practice 4:15-6:00pm. Then Card Fundraiser kick off from 6:15-7:00pm

Thursday 3/5 – Practice 4:15-6:15pm

Friday 3/6 – Practice 4:15-6:15pm

Saturday 3/7 – Practice 8am-10am. Card Blitz Day from 10:30am-2:00pm. This is a mandatory event for all players to participate in our card fundraiser.

Please remember if you have not payed your athletic fee and/or spirit pack fee, please do so ASAP. Both payments are located on the payment portal link. https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=DB105

We understand this is a busy week with a lot of moving parts. After this week is over, the schedule will be more consistent and balanced with practices and games. Thank you so much understanding and being flexible.

ALL IN,

-Coach Worek

Team News

1 month ago @ 9:00AM

Practice Time Change Today 2/28

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

We have an early season slight change to the practice schedule. We understand it is a bit last minute, but sometimes these things will happen. Today, we will now practice from 5:45-7:30pm in the Stadium. We had the opportunity to move practice up. With the Regional Championship Basketball Game and Hockey Game, we decided to do so.

Thank you,

Coach Worek

Team News

1 month ago @ 10:04AM

Remaining Week of 2/27-2/29

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

Welcome to the 2020 season. We want to thank everyone who tried out for the Boys Lacrosse Team this season. Congratulations to all that made the program, we are very excited about this year's teams, and we are looking forward to a fantastic spring.

We will be posting a weekly schedule every Sunday under Varsity Team News. If you haven’t already, please sign up for email/text alerts via Riversiderams.net.

The remaining weekly schedule is as followed:

  • Today 2/27 – Practice 4:15-6:30
  • Friday 2/28 – Practice 6:30-8:30 (Stadium)
  • Saturday 2/29 – Practice 8-11am (Practice Turf)

Spirit Pack Money:

  • As some of you have already seen. This year we will be using the Payment Portal for spirit pack payment. The players pack is $150. It includes Under Armour items (Sweat Shirt, Sweat Pants, Long Sleeve Shooting Shirt, Short Sleeve Shooting Shirt, Practice Shorts, Nike Game Socks, Mouth Piece and laundry service for all game items)
  • This link for the payment portal is : https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=DB105 (Lacrosse – Boys Spirit Pack)
  • There will be an online store for fans where you can buy extra spirit pack items, discounted cleats, and other Riverside Lacrosse gear. We will have that up and running next Wednesday 3/4. 
  • Lastly, if there is any issue with paying for this year’s gear, please come see Coach Worek and we can discuss the situation.

As always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

-Coach Worek

Team News

1 month ago @ 8:41PM

No Lifting 2/12

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

Players, after speaking with Coach Kirkland, he would like you all to take the morning off tomorrow 2/12.  There will be no lifting. You all have worked extremely hard all off-season in the weight room and deserve the rest.

Great Job. We will see you all Thursday afternoon for our meeting.

All In,

Coach Worek

Team News

1 month ago @ 10:42AM

Next Two Weeks

Greetings Riverside,

I hope this email finds you all well. We are just 2 weeks out from the start of the 2020 season. The coaches could not be more excited to get started! We just wanted to send you all a quick note reminding you about events happening during the next 2 weeks.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday 2/12 – Last Preseason Lift. 7am.
  • Thursday 2/13 – Tryout Interest Meeting. 4:15pm. Room 1130. ALL PLAYERS interested in trying out, please plan on attending. Important information about the tryout process will be discussed and passed out. 
  • Friday 2/21 – Conditioning Test and Helmet Distribution. We consider this the first day of the season, plan on being there if you are planning to tryout. Bring Full Sweats, Cleats, Water.
  • Monday 2/24 – First Day of Tryouts. 6:30-8:30pm in the Stadium. Be dressed and ready to take the field at 6:20pm.

Important Information:

  • If you have not done so already. Please be sure to complete all required paperwork for participation, to include, all online requirements. Everything can be found of Riversiderams.net under “required forms for participation”. This should already be done, if it isn’t, it needs to be done no later than Friday 2/21.
  • Spring Break Reminder: As we have done in the past, Spring break will be free for players.  So that means, players will be free beginning Friday 4/3 until Monday 4/13. There will be NO PRACTICE on 4/3. Please enjoy that time with family and friends. We do have a tough game on Tuesday 4/14 so please be sure that you keep your conditioning level and stick work up during break.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the coaches.

ALL IN,

Coach Worek

Team News

2 months ago @ 12:45PM

2/5 Green Day Canceled

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

Unfortunately the weather forecast for tonight looks very wet. Being that it is still preseason, there is no reason to be out in the pouring rain. We are canceling tonight green day. Great night to catch up on homework and family time.

All In,

Coach Worek

Team News

2 months ago @ 3:13PM

Green Day 1/29 Cancelled

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse, 

Due to curriculum night, we unfortunately are going to need to cancel our scheduled Green Day for this Wednesday 1/29. 

Thank you for your understanding! Roll 'Side. 

Coach Worek 

Team News

3 months ago @ 1:48PM

2020 Winter Pre-Season Schedule

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

Happy New Year! I hope this break was relaxing and time well spent with family and friends. We are now entering the official “pre-season” time of the year. It is time to start building for the start of the season and get our bodies, minds, and academics in order so that we can set ourselves up to be as successful as possible!  

We will continue to lift every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. Players please be sure to check TeamBuildr for updates, Coach Kirkland and Coach Fenner will send you messages on your App.

  • Remember if there is ever a delay/closure to school due to weather. There will be NO lifting that morning.

Below is the schedule for Winter 2020:

Lifting: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. 7am. If you need a ride, ask. If you need to bring shower items to school, do so. We are finished between 8-8:15am every day, that is plenty of time to get things done before school. Make it a priority.

“We lift for Ourselves, We lift for our Teammates, We lift for June!”

Green Days: This winter, Green Day practices will be offered for 9th graders, 10th graders, and new lacrosse players only. They will be held from 6:00-7:30pm in the stadium. Full sweats are required. Dates are:

  • Wednesday, January 15th (Stadium)
  • Wednesday, January 22nd (Stadium)
  • Wednesday, January 29th (Stadium)
  • Wednesday, February 5th (Stadium)

Stick Work: This winter we will hold stickwork sessions for 1 hour after school on Mondays. These sessions are for all players to improve their stickwork and shooting. Players are to wear Full Sweats, Helmets, Gloves, and Sticks. They will be held from 4:15-5:15pm on the Practice Turf (or until it is too dark). Dates are:

  • Monday, January 13th (Practice Turf)
  • Monday, January 27th (Practice Turf)
  • Monday, February 3th (Practice Turf)

Important Dates:

  • Tryout Interest Meeting. Thursday, February 13th 4:15pm in 1130A (location my change). ALL PLAYERS wishing to tryout must attend.
  • Paperwork Collection and Conditioning Test. Friday, February 21st 4:15pm in Aux Gym. We consider this the first day of lacrosse. This is mandatory for all players. Bring Full Sweats, Cleats, and water.
  • First day of Tryouts. Monday, February 24th.

Spring Break:

As we have done in the past, Spring break will be free for players.  So that means, players will be free beginning Friday 4/3 until Monday 4/13. There will be NO PRACTICE on 4/3. Please enjoy that time with family and friends. We do have a tough game on Tuesday 4/14 so please be sure that you keep your conditioning level and stick work up during break.

We know this is a bunch of information, but we wanted to get it out to you all early. Print this out and put in on your fridge or plug it into your calendars.

Go Rams. ALL IN!

Coach Worek

Team News

4 months ago @ 12:49PM

2019 Turkey Shootout Information

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

Attention Turkey Shootout Team. Remember this years tournament is at Oakton HS. Our first game is at 9:30 vs Langley HS. Please refer to the team files tab for Schedules and Tournament details.

We would like all players to arrive no later then 8:30am. Remember your black sweats/last years gear. We are excited about the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in our area.

If you have any questions, please shoot me an email.

ALL IN

-Coach Worek

Team News

4 months ago @ 12:00PM

11/22 Time Change and Fall Brawl Information

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

I hope this email finds everyone well and getting refreshed during this dead period.

A couple of quick notes for this week/weekend:

  • Due to Fall Sports being completed, we will be moving the time for our Green Day Friday 11/22. We will now practice from 5pm-6:30pm in the Stadium. This also allows Fall Brawl players to get to bed early, anticipating the early wake up Saturday morning.
    • Coach Kristan Ash is looking for extra gear if you are willing to share with the girl’s program. They are looking to do some different things from a training stand point coming up. Please bring gear to practice Friday if you have any.
  • Fall Brawl Players:
    • Saturday Players: Plan on reporting to Robinson High School no later than 7:45am. Be sure to eat something when you wake up. Bring layers of clothing to stay warm and dry. Extra socks. Bring plenty of water.
    • Sunday Players: Plan on reporting to Robinson High School no later than 7:15am. Be sure to eat when you wake up. Again, bring plenty of clothes and water.
    • Please check the sign-up genius sent out by parents. Please help contribute items for the team camp. This is always a fun part of the fall brawl.

ALL IN 

 

-Coach Worek 

Team News

4 months ago @ 10:01AM

2019 Oakton Turkey Shootout Sign Up

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

 

As posted previously, we are fortunate enough to be playing in the Oakton Turkey Shootout on Sunday December 8th. This is a highly competitive day, boasting some of the best lacrosse teams in the DMV. Registration is now open. This is essentially our last competitive event of fall ball.

 

Player Registration is NOW OPEN for the 19th Annual Oakton High School Boys Lacrosse Turkey Shoot Out. We would like all returning Varsity Players, and/or 11th and 12th grade players to sign up to play.

 

Please click on this link to sign up: https://oaktonhighcamps.jumbula.com/#/19th-annual-turkey-shootout . Please click on the link for Player Sign Up.

 

The location this year is back at Oakton HS:  2900 Sutton Rd, Vienna, VA 22181. We will be playing on 4 turf fields! No Mud. 

 

Games start at 8AM with Check in beginning at 7AM. Concessions/snacks are scheduled to open from 7AM to 4PM. Vendors will be on site for apparel/gear sales. They accept non-perishable food donations to benefit the Oakton HS Pantry and Second Story.

 

If you have any questions please let me know, ALL IN!

 

-Coach Worek

Team News

5 months ago @ 9:16AM

2019 Fall Brawl Sign Ups

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

It is now time to register for the 2018 Fairfax Fall Brawl. I have attached the instructions to register under the “Team Files” tab. Please follow them carefully.

If you are a 10th-12th grade player, we would like you to sign up for the Riverside Blue Boys Varsity Team. These teams will play on Saturday 11/23.

If you are a 9th grade player, we would like you to sign up for the Riverside Boys JV team. This team will play on Sunday 11/24.

This year due to numbers and wanting players to get the most out of the weekend, we may ask a select few 10th graders to play on Sunday as well. We can shift players after sign ups if that is the case and will let those players know individually.

Remember there are limited spots for both days so please sign up ASAP. Once the teams are filled, we will close registration.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

ALL IN!

-Coach Worek

Team News

5 months ago @ 9:59AM

2019 Fairfax Fall Brawl Pre-Registration

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

The 2019 Fairfax Fall Brawl sign ups have arrived. This year the tournament will be held on Saturday 11/23 for Varsity and Sunday 11/24 for JV.  Tomorrow morning 10/17 @ 9:00am instructions will be posted on how to sign up for the Fall Brawl. Please be ready to do so. We have limited spots for 10-12th graders for Saturday and limited spots for 9th graders for Sunday. After we have reached our max numbers, the ability to sign up will be closed. Spaces are insured on a "first come, first served" basis. Thank you for understanding. 

Again, all instructions will be posted at 9am tomorrow morning 10/17. The instructions will include which teams we would like you to sign up for as well as how to register.

This tournament is meant to be fun and we have had a great time in the past.

ALL IN!

-Coach Worek

Team News

6 months ago @ 11:03AM

2019 Fall Lacrosse Schedule

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

We hope that your school year is off to a fantastic start!  

Off-Season Fall Schedule – Below is the off season fall training schedule. It mirrors what we have done in the past. Green Day workouts and lifting sessions are designed to give players the opportunity to improve their game. They are not mandatory, but highly encouraged. We love our players to play multiple sports. If you are involved in a fall or winter sport, they have priority. Please note that some dates may change, however, any change will be communicated via email, posting on the website, and twitter.

Important: In order to participate in any offseason workout, players need to have all of the required paperwork turned in and submitted. Please look on www.riversiderams.net  under required forms for participation.

Weight Room (Most Important)

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning starting Monday September 9th. From 7:00-8:00am. Please meet in the hallway outside the locker room. Bring Water. Dates and Times are subject to change due to weather and field availability. Changes will be communicated via Website and alerts.

Green Days

Wednesday, October 2nd             7:15 pm to 9:00 pm               Riverside Stadium

Wednesday, October 9th             7:15 pm to 9:00 pm               Riverside Stadium

Wednesday, October 16th           7:15 pm to 9:00 pm               Riverside Stadium

Wednesday, October 23th           7:15 pm to 9:00 pm               Riverside Stadium

Wednesday, November 6th          7:15pm to 9:00pm               Riverside Stadium 

Friday, November 22nd                 7:00pm to 8:45pm              Riverside Stadium

Wednesday, December 4th            7:00pm to 8:45pm              Riverside Stadium (Shootout Team Only)

Fall Tournaments/Leagues:

1. VEL League: Games on Saturdays during the Fall.

  • If you still would like to play. Please contact the VEL staff directly about sign up options.

2.Fairfax Fall Brawl: November 23th (Varsity) and 24th (JV)

  • Information will be coming soon (Please keep the weekend open)

3.Oakton Turkey Shootout: Sunday December 8th2019.

  • Location will be at South County HS.
  • This is a very competitive, Varsity Level, tournament. More information to come (Please keep that date open).

4. Ashburn Bandits Clinics:

  • Friday, October 4th; Friday, October 11th
  • 5:30-7:00pm
  • This is a great opportunity to give back and help the youth lacrosse players
    • Any returning player, grades 10-12, can help out
    • This does count towards NHS hours
  • Contact Josh Ruwe or Evan Park if interested in helping out.

ALL IN

-Coach Worek 

 

Team News

7 months ago @ 10:05AM

2019 Fall Information

Greetings Riverside Lacrosse,

I hope you all are off to a great start to a new school year and are excited about building toward the 2020 Lacrosse Season! The coaches could not be more excited about working with such a fantastic group this year. We are going to work hard, see the results of our work, and have a blast doing so!  A couple of quick things that we wanted to get out to you today.

  1. We will be having a meeting for ALL interested in playing Boys Lacrosse this year on next Tuesday 9/10. We will meet in the Weight Room @ 4:10pm. If you are a Fall Sport Athlete please let your coach know that you will be attending the meeting and that you may be 5 min late to practice. I have spoken with those coaches and they are good with it; however, YOU need to communicate with them.
  2. VEL sign up. If you have not done so already, please sign up for the VEL Fall League, game start this Saturday 9/7. I have spoken with the football staff and they have expressed that they are willing to work with us. Again, you as a player, need to communicate with them directly.
  • http://virginia-elite-lacrosse.com/  (Please choose the appropriate Varsity or JV button)  
    • We would like all returning Varsity Players and/or 11th and 12th graders to sign up for the Riverside Varsity team. 
    • We would like remaining 9th and 10th graders to sign up for the Riverside JV Team. 
  1. Monday 9/9 will be our first lifting session. The strength and conditioning that we develop is a huge factor in our success as a program. It helps to prevent injury, build physical and mental toughness, and allows us to come together as a team. Coach Kirkland and Coach Fenner lead our Strength and Conditioning. They do a fantastic job in building functional strength and speed.
    • We lift every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 7:00am-8:15am.
    • Be sure you are on time ready to get after it.
  2. As we start the school year, please remember that you are representing the Riverside Lacrosse program in everything that you do. When you wear our gear people know you. We will be the most respectful, hard working, and positive leaders in the building. That is the expectation and standard set by those before you. Being a Riverside Lacrosse player is special. 

We will finalize the Fall workout/Green Day Schedule very soon and have that out to you all. We will not start organized green days until October. Right now our focus is the weight room and getting ready to attack a difficult schedule in the spring!  

Go Rams, ALL IN!

Coach Worek


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