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Free Indoor Lacrosse Clinic June 5
On June 5 a free introductory lacrosse clinic will be offered indoors at the Arizona Sports Complex. A combination of basketball, soccer, and hockey the sport of lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the USA for the past 10 years.
By: Glendale Lacrosse
On June 5 a free introductory lacrosse clinic will be offered indoors at the Arizona Sports Complex (http://www.arizonasportscomplex.com)
Online registration is the only requirement needed to participate in the clinic, according to Glendale Lacrosse (http://www.glendalelax.com)
A combination of basketball, soccer, and hockey, the sport of lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the USA for the the last 10 consecutive years. The game is fast-paced and full of action. It is often referred to as "the fastest game on two feet" because of sprints up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, precision passes and dodges. Lacrosse is played with a stick, the crosse, which must be mastered by the player to throw, catch and scoop the ball. Great hand eye coordination, quickness and speed are qualities found in lacrosse.
With a history that spans centuries, lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America. Rooted in Native American religion, lacrosse was often played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, and develop strong, virile men. To Native Americans, lacrosse is still referred to as "The Creator's Game."
According to US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport, over 300,000 youth players participated in organized leagues in 2010. No sport has grown faster at the high school level over the last 10 years and there are now an estimated 228,000 high school players. Lacrosse is also the fastest-growing sport over the last six years at the NCAA level with 557 college teams in 2009, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 500 college club programs, including nearly 200 women's teams that compete at the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates level.
For more information on leagues and instruction in the Phoenix area, please contact Bill Casey (at Glendale Lacrosse (http://www.glendalelax.com)
Page Updated Last on: May 27, 2011