Overseas Playing Opportunity for Women: January 2015

The High Performance Academy Director has been approached by Coach Michele Ruth of XTEAM and Barefoot Lacrosse with an opportunity for a number of New Zealand based players to travel to Palm Springs, California in January 2015 to take part in a college recruiting tournament call ‘Sandstorm’.  Here is a link to the tournaments event page 

Michele Ruth has opened up a number of places on both Team OC and XTEAM depending on age. Here is the link to Team OC is The website for XTEAM is There are places available for U15s, U16s, U17s.

The cost to play for Team OC is USD 250, which includes tournament fees and uniform. The cost to play for XTEAM is USD 500, which also includes tournament fees and uniform, plus the option to attend the big Gala. The XTEAM uniform kit is really awesome which is a big part of why it costs more. 

Coach Michele will pick up players at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), and provide transportation and hotel. The tournament is on January 17th – 18th, and the teams will have practice day on Friday, January 16th. The latest players should arrive at LAX is Thursday, January 15th. Ideally if players can arrive earlier, it would be even better, as they could get in a practice with Team OC on Wednesday, January 14th, and have some time for sightseeing. 

If this is something you are interested to find out more,  we will introduce you to Coach Michele and you can set up time for you to speak over SKYPE to discuss the trip in detail. Coach Michele would need to know by December 1st, if anyone would like to join her teams.

Please contact Kari Jones by email to be introduced to Coach Michele.