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Why Play Lacrosse?

By Coyotes Lacrosse, 10/04/23, 12:00PM EDT

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Top 10 Reasons

At Coyotes Lacrosse we are building an inclusive community welcoming all youth athletes. We believe that with positive coaching and the life lessons learned through the game, we can develop young athletes who can dominate in the classroom and on the field.

1. The fastest sport played on two feet
Lacrosse is the fastest sport played on two feet. It is an absolute adrenaline rush to run across the field with your team members and participate in such a fast paced game. Even watching is impressive. No imagine being there and playing lacrosse yourself. So go and try it. The experience is worth it.

2.  Size does not matter
It does not matter how tall you are at lacrosse, you don't have any disadvantage. You pass through small gaps, can go unnoticed scurrying past opponents and so on. With the right technique, which you are going to learn during the training, you can avoid being checked, you will even be able to check other players yourself.

3. Helps to be more dynamic in other sports
The speed of the game and all the basic skills you gain through this sport, will improve your skills in other sports. Lacrosse is so versatile that you train the whole body and all its abilities. If you do not want to focus on this sport, you can use it as an additional training for another sports.

4. You are a part of a team
There are many benefits gained from participating in team sports. Team participation can build self esteem, promote social interaction and help one gain a sense of responsibility. Being involved in a team sport can also help you to attain personal fitness goals and maintain wellness.

5. It combines many sporting skills. 
The speed, the coordination, the power, the team spirit, the reaction, the precision and many other abilities are greatly demanded and trained and so the result is remarkably clear. Lacrosse is a sport in which many skills are required, that is one specialty of this sport, so it would be worth it to try at least once.

6. You find new friends
Feeling of family in the team. That is why playing lacrosse is a great chance to meet people. But it is not only limited to your team. In lacrosse all players are a large lacrosse family. On the field, you are indeed rivals, but outside of the field, you are brothers and sisters. Everybody is related, there is no dispute or hate. 

7. The possibility to do something special
Lacrosse is not the kind of sport, you see every day. Perhaps that is the reason that prevents you from trying. But why? Playing lacrosse, is also precisely special because only few people do it. Lacrosse is an absolutely incomparable sport. It is not like: “Oh I do not like Ice Hockey, then I do not like field hockey as well. It is necessary to try lacrosse so then you can talk about experience.

8. It is a challenge
One of the 10 reasons to play lacrosse is that it can be a challenge for you. Any sport that you must learn is a challenge, but not every sport is such a big challenge as lacrosse. As I said lacrosse is very versatile, so that means you have to develop many different things. It is a challenge to grow beyond yourself. It also provides small challenges like: What position is the right one for me? 

9. A safe sport
Many of you may think: ‘What? A safe sport? Does he even know lacrosse?’ Yes, I do. However, due to the protective equipment lacrosse is for example in Canada the number 54 on the list of sports where you can get hurt easily. Ther are 53 other sports that you are more likely to get injured playing!

10. It is a lot of fun
​Lacrosse is a sport full of fun. In the points which have been mentioned above, how could it not be full of fun? You are integrated in a inclusive community immediately, you can enjoy a workout with your friends, it is absolutely good for your health and also running around and hitting people with sticks…How’s that not fun?