Are your kids looking for a new sport to play? Give lacrosse a try! Lacrosse is a rapidly growing sport at the youth and high school levels. It’s a great sport that your kids will love! There are mental, cardiovascular, and strength benefits that come from lacrosse, which is a blend of multiple sports.
Parents here are some great benefits that your kids will gain from playing Lacrosse.
Outstanding cardio Endurance
LAX players are constantly running up and down a field that’s 110 yards long and 60 yards wide, this seems like a no-brainer! A game usually lasts between 1-2 hours, which not only helps players burn hundreds of calories, but it also allows them to build up the strength in their heart and lungs, along with increasing stamina.
Like many different sports, joining your local lacrosse team is a terrific way to not only teach social interaction, but also how to work well with others. One person can’t do it all, so it’s imperative for players to set and accomplish goals together since they’ll need the help of others to do so (whether those goals are related to an individual or a team).
While it may look easy to catch a lacrosse ball in a cupped net looks easily – especially when you’re just having a catch with friends – it’s much harder to do in the middle of a game with defenders around you trying to steal the ball away. Lacrosse allows players to train both their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, as well as jumping, running, and blocking you’ll have to do at any given point in time.
Teaches Self and Team Discipline
Being a part of a team and dedicating oneself to the craft is crucial when it comes to learning the power of productive habits. Working as a team and putting in the work necessary at practice on a regular basis is the only way to see success in games on the field, and in life off of it.
Check out these Arizona Youth Lacrosse club teams.
Lightning Lacrosse Club Ahwatukee, AZ is dedicated to growing the sport by teaching new players the basic skills of the game and providing a team structure to expand their skills up to a competitive level. We have a great group of experienced head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer parents who strive to provide a fun, safe, positive, and rewarding environment for Lacrosse players and their families.
Arizona Lacrosse Club Arcadia, AZ serving youth U8 through U14 in the Arcadia, South Scottsdale and North Central Phoenix areas of Arizona. Our youth head coach is Aaron Fishkorn. The Arcadia Titans High School coach is Kyle Mason. The coaches work together. Our mission is to get boys in the area playing lacrosse before they head to high school.
Arrowhead Lacrosse Warriors Glendale, AZ fields youth lacrosse teams from Kindergarten through 8th grade and is open to all skill levels. No experience necessary. Our main goal as an organization is to teach and spread the sport in our community and to prepare those players that are interested in playing in high school. The fastest growing sport in the U.S. is finishing its eighth season here in the Arrowhead area.
Chandler Dogs culture and direction of the program is guided by the coaching staff. Our coaches are experienced, qualified and competent in their craft and always keep the interests of the players in mind before their own. Chandler Lacrosse is built upon the principles of respect and character because we know that once players graduate from the program, great character and respect for others will carry them through life, not on-field achievements.
Chandler Firebirds / East Valley Girls Lacrosse / One Team Lacrosse offers lacrosse instruction at many levels. Our program is made up of highly experienced individuals from across the country with a history of fundamental skills coaching as well as a strong competitive track record. The One Team Lacrosse staff has worked with hundreds of youth lacrosse players from Kindergarten through twelfth grade and beyond. Our players begin and grow with us throughout their academic career. Most go on to college, and many return to volunteer their time or join us as instructors. We not only provide a positive extracurricular activity, but we encourage our players to give back to the community. We are a club team offering instructional clinics, camps, and tournament participation, as well as competitive teams that have a chance to play throughout the Valley.
Desert Ridge Rattlers Lacrosse Club Phoenix, AZ provides high quality lacrosse instruction for grade K-8 boys throughout Paradise Valley Unified School District. We are the official feeder organization for Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse and all of PVUSD, offering clinics, camps and competition both locally and in the Arizona Youth Lacrosse. Our mission is simple: Make sure that kids are welcomed into a fun team atmosphere that promotes learning and growth while helping them fulfill their potential.
Desert Elite Lacrosse Club Cave Creek, AZ program is focused on providing our youth with the rewarding opportunity of participating in youth sports and Lacrosse in particular. Our direction for Lacrosse is to promote the recreational value of lacrosse while emphasizing fun and respect for the sport.
Bulldogs Lacrosse Club Gilbert, AZ promotes the sport of Lacrosse and provides a fun, positive and enriching experience for both the kids and parents of Gilbert, AZ. Our objectives are: Give every kid the opportunity to play and enjoy Lacrosse; Teach the sport and skills of lacrosse, improve the level of play overtime; Teach teamwork and sportsmanship at all times; Be competitive against other teams we play and; Develop players who wish to continue playing in high school.
Vipers Lacrosse Club Glendale, AZ since the summer of 2005, the Glendale Lacrosse League has offered beginner through advanced instructional and competitive lacrosse programs and clinics for all players from Kindergarden through 12th grade. Working with area schools, the city of Glendale’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Arizona Sting professional lacrosse team, and our own competitive team, the Glendale Viper Lacrosse Club, Coach Casey was awarded the 2010 DII Coach of the Year, and won the DII State Championship in 2012.
Aztecs Lacrosse Club Tempe, AZ our program culture is very development-focused and family-focused. We strive to create great relationships with our players, coaches, and parents by implementing events such as mentor nights, player potlucks, parent events, teambuilders, and annual events such as High School Senior Night, High School Banquet, Thanksgiving Alumni Game, End of Season Family Picnic, and participation in the Arizona LAX4Life Tournament.
Heat Lacrosse Club Mesa, AZ Heat Lacrosse’s mission is to provide its players and families with the highest level of instruction and skill development in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Our programs strive to be an outstanding example of what youth sports should be: focused on teaching players age-appropriate skills while using the best methods available. Our commitment is to provide a program built around qualified leaders with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, character, fun, fair play, and safety.
North Valley Predators Anthem / North Phoenix, AZ is committed to offering the youth of our community a progressive and supportive sports program built on the foundation of fair play, honesty, integrity and respect. We will introduce lacrosse at an affordable price to as many players as possible to help create personal growth through team sports. Our pursuit of a values based program is grounded in a self regulating, volunteer driven and welcoming culture.
Warriors Lacrosse Club Oro Valley, AZ develops, promote and provide opportunities for coaches and officials to receive training on the rules and skills of lacrosse and the skills necessary to enable coaches and officials to serve as positive role models for boys and girls participating in the sport of lacrosse, with an emphasis on the positive qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork and the building of character.
Scottsdale United Lacrosse Club has always believed that providing athletes with lacrosse coaches that have played and/or coached at high level is the most important aspect of what we do. So whether it be a 3 time All-American defenseman from the University of Maryland and former pro player coaching our 8U kids, a current pro player and former University of Virginia middie coaching our 12u, or having a Director of Lacrosse who is a 4 time Canadian National Champion and 10 year NLL pro, we are committed to helping our athletes learn the game of lacrosse from those that KNOW the game of lacrosse.
Tucson Bandits Lacrosse Club is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse and preparing boys for the field of competition. We are about promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, positive coaching, and having fun, as well as advancing the sport of lacrosse here in Tucson. We want each and every participant to feel like they have made a contribution to themselves as well as to their respective team both on and off the field.
Titans Lacrosse Club Tucson, AZ is an Arizona non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote and develop youth lacrosse in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Titans coaches all played the sport and they are all volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and resources to fulfilling this mission. These coaches help financially subsidize the Tucson Titans Lacrosse program in order to fulfill its mission.
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