Carrollton Lacrosse

The fastest growing sport in America – lacrosse – is coming to Carrollton Boosters. For the 2011 season, Carrollton Boosters will field a boys’ lacrosse team to participate in the New Orleans Middle School League.

The team is open to all boys who are in the 5th, 6th or 7th grade. The team will be developmental – teaching all of the fundamentals of lacrosse – but also competitive in that we will play games against other teams and enter one or two area tournaments. This is not an intramural league (yet), so all of our competition will be against other clubs or school teams. There are eight existing teams (club or school) in the area, so we will have plenty of opponents to play.

A series of demonstrations of lacrosse will be held in September and October to give everyone – parents and boys – a better idea about the sport. While there are several high schools playing lacrosse in New Orleans, and the college games are on TV now, many in New Orleans are unfamiliar with the sport. My thought is that once you see it played, you will fall in love with the sport. It combines all of the best parts of soccer, basketball and hockey with the hand/eye coordination skills of baseball and results in THE FASTEST GAME ON GRASS!

Almost everyone entering the Carrollton Lacrosse program will be a novice, so a great deal of instruction and coaching will be required. We will have a number of former college players and others who will serve with me to teach the boys the fundamentals and begin the process of creating a competitive team. It will not all happen in the first season, but we look to establish Carrollton Boosters as a premier lacrosse program in the near future.

Registration will take place in October/November 2010, and a series of “fall ball” practices will take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas to begin the training process. The season will begin after New Years, and our first game will be in early February. We will likely play 10-12 games in the 2011 season.

As with Carrollton Booster football, each player will be required to provide their own equipment. For lacrosse that includes a lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads and lacrosse gloves. The boys play in athletic shorts and cleats. We will have more information about ordering equipment available as we get closer to the season.

Once the season begins in January 2011, we will practice twice a week at Avenger Field, next to Children’s Hospital. The field has lights, so we will be able to practice in the evening. All games will be on Saturdays and all games will be local. Last year, most of the middle school games were played at Tulane University.

Check the Carrollton Booster website for updates and key dates for the program. If you have any questions, please contact me (information is below).

Doug Mills
Carrollton Lacrosse
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