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Why Play Lacrosse?

Why Lacrosse? - Questions and Answers - The Facts

What is Lacrosse? I haven’t heard about it, 

  • Lacrosse is an offensive sport played on grass where players use a stick to shoot a ball into an opponent's net--it’s that simple. Sure there might be some quirky rules, but all sports have them. 

I don’t know any other parents that have kids that play, 

  • There are over 100 members in our association and we are growing 10% each year. In a few years you will have FOMO so get it over with--sign up and bring a friend, there is a discount for that.  

I heard lacrosse is expensive,

  • Lacrosse does require some equipment (Moorhead Scheels) but overall is comparable to almost any sport/activity in our area. Registration fees are between $100 and $200 per season and fundraising is manageable. 

I don’t understand the game, 

  • After one season you will be an expert lacrosse parent. Just ask any lacrosse parent, they are all experts. 

Lacrosse will take away from my child’s “primary” sports such as basketball, softball, football, soccer, baseball or hockey. 

Facts on how lacrosse builds athletes: 

  • Lacrosse teaches incredible hand-eye coordination, stick handling and ball handling skills

  • Lacrosse forces you to play with your head up and to be aware of your surroundings

  • Lacrosse teaches dynamic physical creativity - jukes, fakes, fades, running dodges 

  • Lacrosse players learn to make fast transitions from offense to defense and vice versa

  • Lacrosse reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around a net or scoring area

  • Lacrosse reinforces positional play and reading the other team’s actions, even when the player doesn’t have the ball

  • Lacrosse players learn to be scorers by shooting in traffic and being comfortable in close

  • Lacrosse stresses team-play strategies such as motion offense, picks, give and go’s, stacks, triangles, presses and screens 

  • Lacrosse helps prevent burn‐out. Avoid early specialization by playing a new, dynamic, fast‐paced sport

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