PRLog - May 14, 2012 - With the spring lacrosse season winding down across the USA, and temperatures in Arizona already in excess of 100 degrees, the sport moves indoors to the Scottsdale Ice Den’s brand new, 75 degree air conditioned third rink with seamless turf beginning June 10th.
Glendale Lacrosse will run 4 Divisions (from Kindergarten through College) over a span of 8 hours inside Ice Den every Sunday through July 15th. New and seasoned lacrosse players from across the state will convene to learn the sport, refine their skills, or in the case of older divisions enjoy pure competition. Over 100 players have registered with 4 weeks until play begins. Early registration continues through May 20th, and rental equipment is available upon request.
Lacrosse, considered to be America's first sport, was born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, and adapted and raised by the Canadians. Modern lacrosse has been embraced by athletes and enthusiasts of the United States and the British Commonwealth for over a century. The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse , the big or the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in lacrosse.
More than 680,000 players participated in lacrosse on organized teams in 2011, according to the 2011 US Lacrosse Participation Survey, released recently. The figure resulted from an increase of roughly 60,000 players from 2010, the largest one-year increase in the total number of players since US Lacrosse began tracking national data in 2001.
For more information on leagues and instruction in the Phoenix area, please contact Bill Casey (at Glendale Lacrosse (http://www.glendalelax.com)