It was a wonderful day to introduce our tiniest little laxers to the great sport of lacrosse. We really hope each of your little ones left the field feeling good about themselves and great about lacrosse!
What did we work on?
Cradling! Thanks to some of our high school volunteers (and coaches that played women's lacrosse in college), the girls learned proper form. Keeping the ball in the stick is actually really difficult, especially with such a small pocket.
Ground Balls! What's harder than cradling? Getting the ball in the stick in the first place. It's always funny watching a few girls try to use one hand to push the ball into the pocket - can't do that :-). In fact, you can't kick the ball (at this level), you can't rake the ball, nor can you cover the ball in any way. And the onion patch we play on doesn't make it any easier. But, the girls persevered and figured it out.
And of course, we do all of this with a little instruction, and a lot of games. Feel free to ask your child if they preferred redlight/greenlight, steal the bacon, or sharks and minnows. My personal preference is sharks and minnows, in case you were wondering.
We look forward to seeing another great showing next Sunday. Please let us know if you have any questions.