The Shakopee Lacrosse Association is hosting it's first ever Lacrosse Youth Day. The event will take place on Saturday, July 19th from Noon to 8pm. There will be FREE clinics for kids K - 8th, scrimmages and games for all ages, skill tests and most importantly FUN. Meet the High School players, they'll be coaches and refs throughout the day. Boys AND girls are invited to participate. All events will take place at the HS Football Stadium, giving players the experience of playing on a "Big Field". There will food and lacrosse merchandise for sale and give-aways too!
SLA looking for volunteers for the Shakopee Lacrosse Day & Derby Days activities. Would you be willing to help out with the planning, setup and working at either event? We'd love to have you join the committees.
Shakopee Lacrosse Day will be Saturday, July 19th. We'll be having lots of fun games for all ages, skill tests and fun. Most events will take place at the HS Football Stadium, giving players a great experience for playing on a "Big Field".
Shakopee Derby Days include a Business Expo Thursday, July 31st where we will have a booth to promote Lacrosse and allow families to sign up for more information for the coming seasons. There is also a Parade on Sunday, Aug 4th, and we may participate in that if we have enough interest.
For both events we'd like to promote Lacrosse to the community, celebrate with the players and families, and recruit new families to join in the coming years.
~~Shakopee Lacrosse Youth Day
July 19, 2014
12-8 HS Stadium
12:00 U9 Boys Mash Up Scrimmage
1:00 Girls 3rd- 8th gr. Mash Up Scrimmage
1:45 FREE Little Scoopers Clinic K-3 Boys & Girls
2:15 FREE Girls Clinic 4th -8th gr.
2:45 Boys U11 Mash up Scrimmage
3:30 FREE Intro to Lacrosse Boys Clinic 4th-8th gr.
4:00 Boys U13 MASH UP Scrimmage
4:45 FREE Little Scoopers Clinic K-3 Boys & Girls
FREE Girls Clinic 4th-8th gr.
5:15 Boys U15 scrimmage against Lakeville
6:30 Boys HS scrimmage against Apple Valley
Come to a FREE clinic and work with the 2014 HS JV Boys Head Coach along with Shakopee’s current and past boys & girl players.
All participants that attend a FREE Clinic receive $5.00 off future Little Scoopers, Intro to Lacrosse & Girls Clinics with Shakopee Lacrosse Association and Free Ice Cream from Culvers.
Meet Sammy the Saber
Food, games, fun, prizes, FREE Clinics,…….
All Shakopee Players who bring a nonshakopee lacrosse player will have their name and their friends name entered into a drawing for the chance to win prices. The more friends you bring the more chances you have at WINNING!!
July 26 - 27, 2014 – State Tournament weekend pool play for
jamboree games for U9 and U11.
August 1-3, 2014 - State Tournament pool play for all other
U13 teams along with jamboree games for U9 and U11.
August 9-10 - Champions of Summer Tournament
All levels will need a stick, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, colored mouthguard, support cup, cleats and helmet.
You can find these items on Craigslist, Lacrosse Monkey, Disck Sporting Goods, Lavin Lacrosse, Northstar Lacrosse.
For the helmet, color is optional at the youth level. However, once they reach High School, it will need to be red with black accents.
What is Lacrosse?
The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse - big or small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in lacrosse not size. It's an exhilarating sport that is fast-paced and full of action. Long sprints up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, precision passes and dodges are routine in men's lacrosse. Lacrosse is played with a stick, the crosse, which is used to scoop, throw, catch and shoot the ball.
Why Play Lacrosse:
And for the parents....it's a lot of fun to watch!!!
Fun Facts: Did you know Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the United States? In 2001, the total number of lacrosse players (those who play on organized teams) was 253,931. In 2011, that number was 684,730 - a 170% increase in a decade. Youth participation in the sport has grown over 125% since 2001 and no sport has grown faster at the high school level. The 2009 US Lax Participating Survey states, "Minnesota is one of the quickly-developing lacrosse markets and features nearly 5,000 youth players. That’s an increase of 18.1% over 2008 numbers."
Mission Statement of Shakopee Lacrosse Association is introducing lacrosse to the community of all ages so they can discover, learn, participate in, and enjoy lacrosse. To teach players the fundamental skills and techniques that are needed to be successful to succeed on and off the field. The ultimate goal is to make Lacrosse a positive and fun experience for the players, parents, and coaches.
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