By Estela Camacho
We invite your son or daughter to come try this sport!! Lacrosse is one of the oldest games in North America. Known as “The Fastest Game on Two Feet,” it was played by Native Americans. The object of the game is for your team to control the ball, pass it and shoot it into the opponent’s goal. The ball is kept in play by being thrown, carried or hit by the stick, rolled or kicked by one or more players in any direction, provided the ball stays in the field of play. A team is comprised of 10 players: 1 goalie, 3 defensemen, 3 mid-fielders and 3 attackmen. Each team must keep at least four players, including the goalie, in its defensive half of the field and three players in its offensive zone. It’s a great game that you can enjoy through college.
“I loved playing Lacrosse as a youth. It is one of the fastest moving sports and I feel that’s what makes it so enjoyable. It is fulfilling to be able to continue to be involved with the sport and pass it along in the youth programs,” said Paul Messuri, Lacrosse Commissioner.
– Boys Seniors U-15, Boys Juniors U-13, Boys Lightning U-11, Boys Bantam U-9 (Registrations online) – Girls Seniors U-15, Girls Juniors U-13, Girls Lightning, U-11 Girls Bantams U-9 (Registrations online) – Boys & Girls (grades K thru 2) ** The fee for this group is only $20.00!! For individual program fees, pleases visit the website. Included in the fees are the following:
* US Lacrosse Registration Fee
* Weekly Practices with dedicated coaches
* Indoor Practices – starting mid-January (schedules TBA), in the Danbury Sports Dome
* Outdoor Practices – starting mid-March (weather permitting – TBA)
* Winter Clinics – great for both new & returning players!
* Scheduled games – both home and travel
* Officials & Referee Fees
* Team Uniform – to be returned at the end of the season
* Danbury Youth Lacrosse T-Shirt – you get to keep it!
* Participation in Tournaments & Jamborees throughout the season
* End of Season Picnic
We encourage any potential player of any age to come to one of our indoor practices in early January. New players will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game of Lacrosse, including scooping, cradling, catching, passing, shooting, the concepts of offense and defense, and the basic rules of the game. We are confident that once exposed to this great sport, your child will be hooked! D.A. Y. O. Commissioner of Danbury Youth Lacrosse: Paul Messuri firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit www.dayosports.com for more information (Click on the Lacrosse Tab)
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This article was written by Estela Camacho, Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (D.A.Y.O.) Secretary. For more information or to contact Stela, please call 203-530-2457 or email Bestelacamacho@sbcglobal.net.
Photo caption: Jared Effinger loves playing Lacrosse