Lacrosse is a big deal in our house and I was thrilled to learn that this year, The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club has expanded their program to include PreK kids. That means I can get two kids out on the field this year! According to the 2011 Sporting Goods Manufacturer Association Participation Report, Lacrosse is America’s fastest growing sport with a 33% growth among frequent participants and 37.7% growth among all participants. Why? I think it’s for a few reasons: anyone of any height or weight can play, it’s a game of skill, it’s fast and it’s a great team sport. Plus you can actually practice it on your own, unlike football, basketball or baseball.
My friend wrote me yesterday to say that “both (her) boys have done this program last spring and fall and it was great.” She has even taken on assistant coaching- she loves it that much!
The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a lacrosse program in Brooklyn for children in PreK through 8th grade. They “embrace the principles of US Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance.” The PreK-2nd grade program introduces young players to the sport of lacrosse through fun skill drills. No games are played against other opponents. The 3rd through 8th graders play intramural games as well as play several other area clubs during the season.
And, although the Beginner Clinic doesn’t start until March 3rd, they have opened registration. The 2012 Spring season will run from March 4th through June 17th. The practice & home game fields are on the campus of Poly Prep in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. They practice on Sundays and play games on Saturdays & Sundays throughout the season.
The Sunday practices on the Poly Prep three fields are schedule as follows:
PeeWees – PreK to 2nd Graders at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Girls 3rd & 4th Graders at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Girls 5th & 6th Graders at 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Girls 7th & 8th Graders at 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Boys 3rd & 4th Graders at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Boys 5th & 6th Graders at 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Boys 7th & 8th Graders at 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Beginners Clinic will be held on March 3rd at Poly 10 am. This clinic is for the first time player. Coaches will review the basics of lacrosse so that the first day of practice is more enjoyable and less intimidating.
Fees are $75 for PreK-2nd Graders & $225 for 3rd – 8th Graders. All players are required to be members of US Lacrosse which is $25. All fees can be handled on line with additional information available at BrooklynCrescents.org
. Questions or additional information: info@BrooklynCrescents.org. http://www.facebook.com/BKCrescentsLax