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WHY Basketball Players Should Play Lacrosse

  • Basketball and box lacrosse are very similar sports. Both stress team play strategies such as motion offence, man and zone defence, picks, give and go’s, stacks, presses and screen plays.
  • Basketball and Lacrosse are both a proud part of Canadian history. Lacrosse is Canada’s National Summer Sport.
  • Canadian box lacrosse players are scouted by U.S. Colleges for scholarship
    opportunities in field lacrosse.
  • Basketball players excel in lacrosse.
  • It’s a great method to increase physical fitness in basketball’s off‐season and helps develop different muscle groups. The box lacrosse regular season runs from April through to the end of June.
  • Like basketball a lacrosse player learns to play both offensive and defensive positions and how to make a quick transition (fast break) from defence to offence and vice versa.
  • Team sports build self‐esteem, respect, integrity, teamwork & fairness.
  • Long term athletic development (LTAD) models in all sports strongly encourage playing different sports throughout the year. It helps prevent sport burn‐out by playing a new, fast‐paced sport.
  • Lacrosse reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net.
    Lacrosse increases hand‐eye co‐ordination.
  • Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at small targets and picking corners.
  • Lacrosse teaches players creativity and to make plays in close quarters.
  • Lacrosse is run in 5‐player units and helps the basketball player practice playing a team concept.
  • Players of all fitness levels and abilities can compete in lacrosse. The goaltending equipment is loaned to the player by the club at no cost, while the cost of player equipment sets for the beginner can cost as little as $100.00 (excluding helmet).
  • Lacrosse programs for children start as young as 5 years of age, with programs that are gender specific beginning at age 9.

WHY Ringette Players Should Play Lacrosse

  • Ringette and Box lacrosse are very similar sports, Women’s Field Lacrosse also stresses team play and strategies.
  • U.S. College scholarship opportunities in lacrosse are available
  • Ringette players excel in lacrosse
    It’s a great method to increase physical fitness in ringette’s off‐season
  • Team sports build self esteem, respect, integrity, & fairness
  • Lacrosse teaches leadership skills
  • It helps prevent sport burn‐out by playing a new, fast‐paced sport
  • Players of all fitness levels and abilities can compete in lacrosse
  • A player can learn basic plays and strategies
  • A player can learn to play both offensive and defensive positions and make a quick transition from defense to offence and vice versa
  • It reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net
  • Lacrosse increases hand‐eye co‐ordination when stick handling
  • It teaches players to play with their head up and to be more aware of their surroundings
  • Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at smaller targets and picking corners
  • Defensive skills are taught with individual and team concepts
  • Lacrosse teaches the creativity of fakes, back passes, & shots
  • Box Lacrosse is run in 5‐player units and helps the ringette player practice playing a team concept, Women’s Field Lacrosse is played twelve (12) a side however team play is still stressed
  • It is inexpensive to equip Box lacrosse players as most ringette equipment can be used in lacrosse; Women’s Field Lacrosse players require no equipment outside a stick.

WHY Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse

HOCKEY: Canada’s National Winter Sport

LACROSSE: Canada’s National Summer Sport

Can you think of a better partnership?

  • Lacrosse and hockey are very similar sports.
  • U.S. College scholarship opportunities in Lacrosse are available.
  • Hockey players excel in Lacrosse.
  • It’s a great method to increase physical fitness in hockey’s off-season.
  • Team sports build self esteem, respect, integrity and fairness.
  • Lacrosse teaches leadership skills.
  • It helps prevent sport burn-out by playing a new, fast-paced sport.
  • Players of all fitness levels and abilities can compete in Lacrosse.
  • A player can learn basic plays and strategies.
  • A player can learn to play both offensive and defensive positions and make a quick transition from defense to offence and vice versa.
  • It reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net.
  • Lacrosse increases hand-eye co-ordination when stick handling.
  • It teaches players to play with their head up and to be more aware of their surroundings.
  • Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at smaller targets and picking corners.
  • Defensive skills are taught with individual and team concepts.
  • Lacrosse teaches the creativity of fakes, back passes and shots.
  • Lacrosse is run in 5-player units and helps the hockey player practice playing a team concept.

WHY Hockey Coaches Should Coach Lacrosse

  • It’s a great way to keep your hockey team together all year round.
  • Hockey coaches teach similar strategies of team play and special teams.
  • Hockey coaches and players only have to look at players such as Gretzky, Sakic, Shanahan, Ronning, Kariya, Nieuwendyk and Oates as these great hockey players have one thing in common…they have all played Lacrosse and have used the experience to enhance their hockey skills.  You can share in their experience by playing Lacrosse!