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Hilliard Optimist Club Youth Sports




The Hilliard Predators were formed in 2015 and will be entering their 3rd season.  The travel club is for 5th and 6th grade boys, as well as advanced 4th graders that want to excel in lacrosse.  With an emphasis on fundamentals, discipline, and strategy, the Hilliard Predators ensure that their players leave the program ready to lead their middle school programs to success.  

The Predators are led by Coach Dave Ames who founded the program with an eye on building Hilliard into a respectable lacrosse community from the ground up.  Ames was the associate Head Coach at Dublin Jerome High School for 11 years. During that time, Jerome went to 7 state championships, winning 3 of them.  He has won 2 US Lacrosse Boy's High School Assistant Coach of the Year awards (2010 & 2012) and has sent dozens of athletes to play Division 1, 2, & 3 lacrosse.

In 2016, the Hilliard Predators won more then 80% of their games.  Attending at least 5 tournaments each year, the Predators are a force in Central Ohio.  The roster of 22 players spent 2 days a week in the winter sharpening their stick skills and offensive & defensive concepts. The team is focused on giving back to the community and participated in 3 different charitable events.  In the spring, the Predators went undefeated and won the Resolute Shootout 'B' bracket event and completed sweeps of the New Albany Lax Jam & Bagattaway Medina tournament.  They also earned their first ever Ohio Cup 'A' bracket victory over a tough Springboro team that had won the event the year before.  

Dave Ames, Head Coach -  614-323-4586
Kevin Sayers, Director -  614-774-6196



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Hilliard Optimst Club Youth Sports

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Hilliard, Ohio 43026

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