Time for field lacrosse players to get in the game

Why play field lacrosse?

ON THE MOVE are Nathan Hoff (left) and Jordan Balon during recent field lacrosse scrimmage.

ON THE MOVE are Nathan Hoff (left) and Jordan Balon during recent field lacrosse scrimmage.

 

Why play field lacrosse?

 

North Island Field Lacrosse notes more and more athletes are discovering a reason to pick up sticks in the winter. “Field lacrosse is the fastest growing game in North America at every level,” an NIFL  spokesperson said.

The appeal?

 

It’s a neat composite of other sports, it’s fast, it’s easy to learn, and it’s cool. “Parents are discovering that field lacrosse is more exciting than soccer, cheaper than ice hockey and not as dangerous as football,” the spokesperson said.

“The game is getting a closer look. Another great benefit to playing field lacrosse is the massive opportunity for good Canadian kids to get scholarships to play at universities in the United States. Right now there are over 25 kids from B.C. playing at U.S. universities.”

North Island Field Lacrosse is accepting registrations up to Aug. 29. Players can sign up Aug. 17 at Willow Point Sportsplex from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 20 at the Courtenay Sports Centre from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“We are hosting an ‘Intro to Field’ on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lewis Park in Courtenay.  Come out and enjoy a barbecue with some skills and drills,” the spokesperson said.

North Island’s boundaries are Sayward to Bowser and there are divisions from six to 19 years old. The season runs from September to February and the AGM is this Thursday at Salmon Point Pub at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Marnie Evans at evandale@telus.net.

 

 

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