Hockey with Lacrosse

WHY Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse...
  •  Lacrosse and hockey are very similar sports
  •  U.S. College scholarship opportunities in lacrosse are available
  •  Hockey players excel in lacrosse
  •  It's a great method to increase physical fitness in hockey's off-
  •  season
  •  Team sports build self esteem, respect, integrity, & fairness
  •  Lacrosse teaches leadership skills
  •  It helps prevent sport burn-out by playing a new, fast-paced sport
  •  Players of all fitness levels and abilities can compete in lacrosse
  •  A player can learn basic plays and strategies
  •  A player can learn to play both offensive and defensive positions
  •  and make a quick transition from defence to offence and vice versa
  •  It reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net
  •  Lacrosse increases hand-eye co-ordination when stick handling
  •  It teaches players to play with their head up and to be more
  •  aware of their surroundings
  •  Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at smaller targets
  •  and picking corners
  •  Defensive skills are taught with individual and team concepts
  •  Lacrosse teaches the creativity of fakes, back passes, & shots
  •  Lacrosse is run in 5-player units and helps the hockey player
  •  practice playing a team concept
  •  It is inexpensive to equip lacrosse players as most hockey
  •  equipment can be used in lacrosse
WHY Hockey Coaches Should Coach Lacrosse...
  •  It's a great way to keep your hockey team together all year
  •  round.
  •  Hockey coaches teach similar strategies of team play and special
  •  teams.
  •  Hockey coaches and players only have to look at players such as
  •  Gretzky, Sakic, Shanahan, Ronning, Kariya, Nieuwendyk and
  •  Oates as  these great hockey players have one thing in
  •  common...they have all played lacrosse and have used the
  •  experience to enhance their hockey skills.  You can share in their
  •  experience by playing lacrosse!
HOCKEY - Canada's National Winter Sport
LACROSSE -- Canada's National Summer Sport
Can you think of a better partnership?

For more information about playing Lacrosse in your
community, please call the 
B.C. Lacrosse Association Office 
(604) 421-9755
Toll Free (887) 788-BCLA

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