Columbus, OH – To cap off a successful 2017, Powell Lacrosse and Resolute Lacrosse have partnered up to aid in one another’s continued growth and success for 2018 and beyond. Powell will serve as a one-stop provider of all hard goods and apparel used by the Ohio-focused brand, founded by former MLL All-Stars, Anthony Kelly and Greg Bice. The unparalleled on-field success of Resolute, along with their blue collar roots, makes the program, which serves boys and girls at all levels across the state, ideal to be one of Powell’s first major outfits.
Resolute offers field and box lacrosse programs for athletes of all backgrounds, including elite travel programs, house leagues, camps, clinics, and beyond. Athletes in the Resolute system also have access to the one-of-a-kind Resolute Athletic Center (RAC), which features three indoor and enclosed playing surfaces, weight room, and various training elements to aid in the development of student-athletes.
Beginning in 2018, Resolute athletes will be training with equipment such as complete Powell sticks, including shafts, heads, and mesh. On the field, Powell will also fit Resolute athletes with the previously unreleased Switchback gloves and complete uniforms, including jerseys, shorts, socks, and all team-issued activewear. For coaches, parents, fans, and players, Powell will also offer a line of team-branded apparel to wear with pride while representing Resolute.
“We’re always looking for the best ways to improve the experience of our athletes. From the beginning of our partnership, Powell has made sure our players have the best sticks, apparel, and gear to get the job done. They gave us the best of every aspect, which empowers Ohio lacrosse players to be the best!” – Greg Bice
Founded in 2009, Resolute has continued to grow the talent pool of lacrosse in Ohio as a whole, starting small in their humble early days with “Resolute Elite Development (RED)” training. Now, the group is proudly able to offer many travel teams, for boys and girls, across the three largest metropolitan areas in the state, Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, and beyond. With the addition of the RAC, Resolute has increased programming to include box lacrosse and around-the-clock training through the offseason, which they feel has achieved great results when it comes to athlete development.
From the day Bice and Kelly, two Ohio State graduates, started working together in the Central Ohio community, the focus has remained steady: provide unique and valuable opportunities for lacrosse players to bolster development and to grow the level of play in the state as a whole. Every decision the brand makes is first answered with one question, “does this help the athlete achieve their goals?” They firmly believe the partnership with gear manufacturer Powell will only aid in providing their athletes the best opportunities available, through discounts on equipment, apparel to be proud of, and the ability to get everything needed for the season from one direct source.
The two entities draw many parallels as brands, and through the athletes that founded them. Resolute is still a relatively new brand, with focus on controlled growth, giving back to the community, and allowing players to progress through creativity. These are some of the same values Bice and Kelly recognize in the Powell brand. The two reflect on the stories of the Powell brothers roots in lacrosse, and draw many similarities to their own blue collar mentalities.
“They started small, like us. We both began with the idea of doing one thing the best we could. For us, it was small training sessions, that grew over time to what we have today. For Powell, it was through releasing one great piece of gear at a time, not over saturating the market.” – Anthony Kelly
Bice and Kelly both agree that creative play and modest upbringings led the Powell brothers to becomes three of the most influential athletes in lacrosse, characteristics they try to instill in all Resolute athletes. It’s apparent that both parties view the relationship as a win-win scenario. While Resolute is equipped with the top hard and soft goods in the industry, Powell is able to show-off their offerings through one of the most premier lacrosse development programs in the United States. The partnership serves as one of the first of its kind for both brands, a move neither Powell or Resolute views lightly. Keep a look out for Resolute on the summer event circuit as players catch the eyes of coaches with their skills, and of their opponents with their top of the line gear.