Improve Your Balance, Agility, Hand-Eye Coordination
Box lacrosse is a fast paced sport where the best players often look like gazelles, throwing and catching bullet passes in traffic at amazing speeds. In a blink of the eye the ball travels from one end of the arena to the other. The sport combines the tactics of basketball with the speed and aggression of hockey. It's simply a great game to watch and an even better game to play. It's a great way to improve a child's balance, agility, and hand-eye coordination.
"I'm just glad I played lacrosse. It taught me how to take a check."
Players should expect to play 2-4 times per week depending on the division level. This would include practices and league games. Although we have no restrictions on players playing other sports at the same time as lacrosse, we would certainly not recommend it. It is not fair to yourself, your teammates, or your coaches to make a team commitment and not be able to participate in as many team practices and games as possible. Most games are played Monday through Friday evenings between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM. The younger players are given the earlier time slots.
Participation in the sport of Box Lacrosse has proven to have fewer noteworthy injuries to its players than have been associated with hockey, baseball or soccer.
St. Albert Rams Lacrosse is a member of the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council and is St. Albert's minor lacrosse body. Our teams play in St. Albert, and surrounding area, from mid April to the end of June.
Lacrosse is a sport for all ages, and players can start from 3 years old. Lacrosse is Canada's national summer sport!
"Box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse and sometimes shortened to box, is an indoor version of lacrosse played mostly in North America. The game originated in Canada, where it is the most popular version of the game played in contrast to the traditional field lacrosse game. It is played between two teams of five players and one goalie each, and is traditionally played on an ice hockey rink once the ice has been removed or covered. The playing area is called a box, in contrast to the open playing field of field lacrosse. The object of the game is to use a long handled racket, known as a lacrosse stick, to catch, carry, and pass the ball in an effort to score by ultimately hurling a solid rubber lacrosse ball into an opponent's goal.
At the highest level, box lacrosse is represented by the Senior A divisions of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (Western Lacrosse Association of the British Columbia Lacrosse Association and Major Series Lacrosse of the Ontario Lacrosse Association), and the National Lacrosse League (NLL)."
WHY Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse... http://secure.pointstreaksites.com/files/uploaded_documents/359/WHY_Hockey_Players_Should_Play_LacrosseALA_5.pdf
WHY Ringette Players Should Play Lacrosse...http://secure.pointstreaksites.com/files/uploaded_documents/359/WHY_Ringette_Players_Should_Play_LacrosseALA_5.pdf
Alberta Lacrosse - Respect the Ref...http://cla-alberta.pointstreaksites.com/view/cla-alberta/officiating-1/respect-the-ref
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