Why Kids Should Play Lacrosse?....... because it’s the fastest, rugged and most dynamic game on two feet. From improved mental acuity, increased fitness, socialization and team building, lacrosse is the perfect sport for kids to play. And it’s not only fun to play.... it’s fun for parents to watch as well. It’s also Canada’s official summer sport - truly Canadian and traditional to this nation. Some of our first amateur sport leagues and governing sport bodies were lacrosse.
Why Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse?....... lacrosse helps develop kids in many other sports as well - including hockey. Many NHL players, played and loved the game of lacrosse including the great Wayne Gretzky.
· Lacrosse and hockey are very similar sports.
· U.S. College scholarship opportunities in Lacrosse, like hockey 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 while transitioning between both.
· 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.
· Over %60 of pro's in the NLL are from Ontario.
HOCKEY....... Canada’s National Winter Sport
LACROSSE....... Canada’s National Summer Sport
Can you think of a better partnership?