Open to all LASD 4th – 8th grade boys and girls
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 13 – November 17
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Linntowners will join around 3:30 p.m.)
Come to as many sessions as you can, for all or some of the time
Pawling Athletic Complex (the northwest field, in between the track/stadium and N Fairground Rd)
Bring a mouthguard and any equipment you already have
We will have some equipment to borrow
Have fun and learn lacrosse…that’s it in a nutshell. But, we have some key tenants guiding what we do and how we do it:
It takes time to learn new things. Mistakes are okay and part of learning. We’ll be kind to ourselves with a reminder that if we stick with it, we will eventually get it.
The fundamental skills of any sport must be constantly worked on. Even pro athletes practice the basics every day. We’ll do the same and try to make it fun!
Sure, the stick/crosse is important. But, it’s too easy to rely on just the stick. We want to make sure our footwork and body positioning are doing most of the work.
We sometimes naturally gravitate to a particular position. But, the best lacrosse players know and have played all positions – it’s the ultimate Lacrosse IQ builder.
It’s easier to learn new skills stationary. But, lacrosse is all about moving. We add movement as a natural progression to our skill drills and activities.
We all have a dominant hand. But, it’s critical for lacrosse players to be comfortable using both hands effortlessly. Our drills and activities work both hands.
Running is key to lacrosse. Our clinics include speed and agility training, but little endurance running. We encourage players build running endurance on their own.
Girls’ lacrosse coach
Boys’ and Girls’ lacrosse coach
Our volunteer clinic coaches:
Expanding access to quality youth lacrosse programming in the Greater Susquehanna Valley.