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FLORIDA RUSH LAX (WINTER 4v4) 

Our Winter 4v4 Developmental Lacrosse League (DLL) is designed for the new lacrosse player looking to learn the fundamentals in a short time. The 1x weekly sessions are specifically intended to introduce the skills and concepts of lacrosse to new players, strengthen the skills of current players and increase engagement in exciting and competitive ways, by maximizing repetitions and touches, otherwise not afforded new players. 

Also open to the player who may need refinement to their current skill set, the 4v4 games at the end of practices will be on a smaller modified field and using a softer ball. Players will not be required to purchase any protective gear.


WINTER DLL 2020 (Level 1) - Introduction to Lacrosse / Skills Development

Fridays (6:30-8:00PM) at National Training Center

Level 1 seeks to reduce barriers of entry into lacrosse, as well as intimidation factors that may discourage a new player. Ultimately, the goal is to introduce, train and retain any player that picks up a stick in 2019 and prepare them for the 2020 spring season.

FOR NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR CURRENT SKILL SET

WHO: All players K-8th grade (Boys & Girls) 

WHEN: Friday nights on Jan. 24, 31 and Feb 7, 14 & 21 (6:30-8:00PM)

WHERE: National Training Center | 1935 Don Wickham Rd, Clermont FL 34711 

COST: $65 per player (existing USL member) / $100 per player (new to US Lacrosse)       

Sessions will be 90-minutes in length & each session will focus on one of the basic skill sets needed to play the sport. Players will learn the fundamental basics of passing/catching, cradling & scooping, as well as basic offense/defense concepts – such as shooting/dodging & defensive positioning. Players will focus on one area of training each week. At the end of each session, players will be divided up into their appropriate age groups for a 4v4 small-side lax game.    

For questions please contact: Kristina Reed – Programs Director at kgray@floridarushsoccer.com

 

Lake Lacrosse /Florida Rush Lacrosse Merger Announcement

Youth Lacrosse was started in Lake County with our very first boys’ team in the Spring of 2008. Lake Lacrosse was formed shortly after that in 2010 and we adopted the team name of the Scorpions.   We then introduced a girl’s program in 2012 called the StingHers.  Over the years we have introduced hundreds of kids and their families to the awesome sport of lacrosse and had a lot of fun along the way. Our primary purpose has always been to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and sportsmanlike environment while teaching and developing young player's basic skills.  Teaching those skills has always been a challenge due to the fact that our enrollment numbers did not support multiple teams. We had to play many kids on teams with broad age differences, especially on the girls side. Also, the opportunities to play league games involved playing with full field teams for the boys (10) and the girls (12).  For younger kids, this is not ideal because only a few players get to possess and touch the ball. Although our organization has always been a US Lacrosse Organization, we have not been been able to follow their age appropriate development model. Unfortunately, younger kids get frustrated because they don't think they are good enough and older players get bored working on skills they have already mastered.  As stewards of this great sport, we have always focused on “Honoring the Game". Honoring the game means doing it right.  In order for us to do it right, we need to have a lot more kids and our current program model does not support this.  That is why in spirit of honoring the game, I am excited to announce that Lake Lacrosse is merging with RUSH Soccer to form Florida Rush Lacrosse. The RUSH organization is a top-notch sports organization that has the resources needed to grow the sport of lacrosse the right way, by following the US Lacrosse development model. As part of this merger, we will also have the support of the National Training Center which as many of you know is a world class athletic training facility.  This new alliance will kick things off with a US Lacrosse sponsored TryLax event at the National Training Center on December 14th, 2019.  Representatives from US Lacrosse will be on hand to manage the event as well as current and former coaches from Lake Lacrosse.  The future of lacrosse in Lake County is looking very bright!

Chris Gourdie

Lake Lacrosse