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KC Blue Lion Lacrosse Fact Sheet

Founded 2008

Owners: Mary Orndoff

                Jay Coleman

 

KC Blue Lions was founded in 2008 by Jay Coleman. Jay at the time was the head coach at Rockhurst High School. Mary Orndoff joined Blue Lions in the fall of 2008.  Jay is a member of the Great Plain and the St. Louis lacrosse Hall of fames. Jay is in the US Lacrosse 200 win club and has been in 8 Missouri State Championship games winning five of them. Jay is currently the head coach of the Lee’s Summit West Titans. Mary and Jay are the founders of the St. Teresa’s Academy lacrosse team. Mary is responsible for lacrosse starting at Rockhurst University. Both are active in boys and girls lacrosse in the area.

The Blue Lions have been successful over the past eight years building the sport of lacrosse in the Midwest. Blue Lions is a nationally known travel program and has the highest quality coaches in the metro.

                 Boys

                 David Colbert: High School Director. Head Coach: Pembroke Hill

                 Will Garrett: High School Elite Coach. Head Coach: Shawnee Mission East

                 Kevin Looby: Youth Boys Director. Assistant Head Coach: Lee’s Summit West

                 Jimmy Oades: U 13 Coach. Assistant Coach Pembroke Hill

                 Adam Ligon: U 13 and U 15 Coach: JV Head Coach: Shawnee Mission East

                 Hunter Anderson U 15 Coach: Assistant Head Coach Rockhurst

 

                 Assistant Coaches:

                 Aaron Chrisman: High School. Assistant Head Coach Lee’s Summit West

                 Matt Eimer: Rover coach: Assistant Coach Lee’s Summit West

                 Andrew Dakan: U 11 Coach: Farleigh Dickinson Sophomore (Summer only)

                 Colbey Henzlik: U 9 Coach: Prairie Village Coach

                 Shea Radel: U 13 Coach: Rockhurst University Sophomore

                 Tim Reidy: U 15 Coach: Head Coach Rockhurst High School

 

                 Girls

                 Brittany Frankenfeld: Girls Director: Head Coach: Ottawa University

                 Jay Hertzler: Girls HS Coach: Head Coach: Lee’s Summit West

                 Dennis Erich: Girls Youth Coach: JV Coach: Shawnee Mission

 

Blue Lion Events

 

                  Travel Tournaments  (Over past few years)

  • NDP Tournament of Champions: Florida  (HS)
  • Rip the Duck: South Bend Indiana    (Youth)
  • Warrior Vail Youth Tournament: Vail Colorado  (HS)
  • Vail Shootout: Vail Colorado  (Post Grad)
  • Midwest Cup: St. Louis  (All ages)
  • KC BBQ: Overland Park  (All ages)
  • Midwest Challenge: Chicago  (Girls)
  • Cowboy Cup: Dallas Tx  (All ages)
  • Sandstorm: Palm Spring California (HS Boys and Girls)
  • Indian Prairie: Naperville Illinois (Girls)
  • Lake Geneva: Lake Geneva Wisconsin (All Ages)
  • Notre Dame Team Camp: (HS Boys)
  • Ohio State Team Camp: (HS Boys)
  • 3D Shootout: Denver  (Girls and Boys)
  • Colorado Cup: Boys (All ages)
  • Pipe City: Chicago Ill. (Boys and Girls)
  • Fountain City Lax Bash: OP KS. Boys)
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  • Our goal is to have every player who leaves Blue Lion clinics, camps, tournaments or lessons to have a greater understanding of lacrosse than when they arrived. No two players are the same and it's important to us that each player knows that they will receive individual instruction based on both their strengths and weaknesses.  We provide quality coaching to players who have a great passion for the game and provide a firm foundation needed to progress and become better lacrosse players. We show players more than just the fundamentals. We show them how to succeed by using proven techniques and methods of coaching with a vast understanding of every position. Blue Lion is about quality instruction for the players.  All the coaches work together to give the players the best experience possible, guaranteed.

We have the following guidelines for coaching:

  • Communication with players is essential. You can know everything there is to know about the sport, but if you do not know how to communicate that knowledge, you are useless as a coach. We work hard to develop communication skills so that players will perform at a high level. Coaches need a connection with their players.  If they do not have one, their impact is minimal and results will be sub par.  
  • Fundamentals must be committed to muscle memory by repetition. This includes footwork, stick protection, passing & shooting mechanics, and field vision & awareness.
  • Players must commit to fundamentals, but must also be ready to think creatively and learn outside the box. The best players have flawless fundamentals, but can improvise when difficult situations present themselves.
  • All players have the potential to be successful, but not all players have the desire to succeed.  Ultimately, player commitment will drive success. Players who come to our programs ready to learn, will receive the best coaching Kansas City has to offer.