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EQUIPMENT When buying lacrosse equipment there is generally a "good, better, best." selection. You can buy a "complete" stick (shaft W/ head or separate) $129 and up You can call Joel at South Swell (888-768-8479) or Lacrosse Monkey (600-225-7603) for recommendations. They both have retail stores in OC. Smaller, but decent selection at CalPro in Harbor City (PV DR. No. and Western). Also, ask Coach Christian.
When buying lacrosse equipment there is generally a "good, better, best." selection.
You can buy a "complete" stick (shaft W/ head or separate) $129 and up
You can call Joel at South Swell (888-768-8479) or Lacrosse Monkey (600-225-7603) for recommendations. They both have retail stores in OC. Smaller, but decent selection at CalPro in Harbor City (PV DR. No. and Western). Also, ask Coach Christian.
Stick skills are an extremely important aspect of the game, and require constant work and improvement. There are several things you can do outside of practice to improve your stick skills.
1. Cradeling - the more you become comfortable with your stick in your hand the easier passing, catching, etc will be. Practice switching hands, and stand in front of a mirror to work on protection.
2. Ground Balls - find an open area in your yard/street and practice scooping up ground balls. Work on getting LOW with your body and your stick. Think of brushing your knuckles along the ground. Work on "exploding through the ball" meaning increasing your speed as you come up with the ball. Train your body to get down for the ball and to come up quickly.
3. Wall Ball - Find a wall and practice bouncing the ball off the wall and catching it. Get creative here - add lateral movement, bounce the ball on the ground then wall, work on quick sticks, etc.
Find time every day to pick up your stick. Identify your weaknesses and work to improve - every day. The goal is not to be perfect, but to be better.
Boys Lacrosse FAQ's
Q: What if my child has never played Lacrosse before?
A: Each year we have had a high % of new players at all age levels. Our experience has shown us that anyone with reasonable hand to eye coordination can pick up lacrosse very quickly and our coaches approach to teaching encourages learning and insures that everyone receives equal playing opportunities. There will be some free clinics offered in December for the boys program. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Q: What equipment will I need to buy?
A: The basic equipment requirements are: stick, cleats, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, helmet (provided) and a cup.
Q: Where can I purchase equipment?
A: Most major sporting goods stores now carry lacrosse gear.
Some locations are listed below
· South Swell Lacrosse (http://southswellsports.com/)
· Queens City Lacrosse (www.qclax.com)
· Dicks Sporting Goods.
Q: What should I expect the cost to be for equipment?
A: These costs are just estimates:
Gloves: $40 Arm pads: $40 Shoulder pads: $60
Cleats: $40 Mouth guard $10 Lacrosse stick $50 & up
All participants will also need to purchase insurance at a cost of $35 by joining US Lacrosse at www.uslacrosse.org.
Q: I already have my own equipment. Can I use it?
Q: How long is the season?
A: The season runs from March until the end of May
Q: How often is practice?
A: Generally, teams practice 4 days a week with games on the weekend. Weekday games are a possibility in lieu of one of the weekly practices.
Q: My child is small framed, do you have to be big like a football player to do well in Lacrosse
A: Absolutely not, Lacrosse is a game of speed and finesse.
Q: Where does lacrosse at the youth level lead to as my son get's older?
A: Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the USA, High School growth rates that introduce lacrosse as part of their program is at an alarming increase of 25% every year. Lacrosse is played at many South Bay High School system programs.
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