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Welcome to the start of the 2021/22 Season.
Here’s the link to register:
Need additional information – visit our website
With so many sports activities available these days, there are so many choices. So why choose lacrosse?
Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in our country – originated by our First Nations. Lacrosse is an action-packed, fast-paced sport. The players use sticks with nets on the end to throw a ball to each other, moving up the field to score on a goal at the end of the field.
They call it the fastest sport on two feet!
In an earlier form it was known as stickball (as it used to be played using a stick and a ball), based on its later adaptations, the sport came to be known as lacrosse (the words ‘la crosse’ meaning ‘the stick’ in French). Originally, lacrosse was only played by men, and there was no equipment used. In its modern version, lacrosse is played by both girls and boys, men and women. Today there is protective gear such as helmets, gloves, and padding.
Lacrosse is Canada’s official summer sport.
Playing lacrosse will have the following benefits for your child:
- It offers an excellent way of keeping fit and healthy.
- It will instil a sense of discipline in your child that will spill over to everyday routine too. In order to be good at lacrosse, your child will have to always be alert and observant. As a result, it will help to improve mental agility and concentration levels in your child.
- Lacrosse will teach the importance of patience to your child, as it involves a lot of practice and patience to get a scoring mark on the field.
- Playing lacrosse also involves an immense amount of physical exercise. It will help to improve your child’s overall mental and physical development.
- As lacrosse is a team sport, your kid will learn how to interact with different people and reach a common goal. It will improve your child’s social skills as well as help your kid open up to others. Your child will also learn to read body language and understand people better.
What’s Next…Register for an Awesome Sport… Spread the Word & Bring a Friend!
2018 Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade
Come join the Fun, whether you are a new or a returning player, join us in the Parade!!
Sunday 2nd December
4:30pm (Parade starts at 5:00pm)
Line-Up: we are Number 29
Marshaling Area: 2, on Resthaven.
Please find attached to this message the 2018 Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade & Marshaling Map
The document 2018_Sidney_Sparkles_Parade_Map.pdf was attached to this post.
Peninsula players are part of the PacRim Field Lacrosse catchment… and registration for the 2017-2018 Field Lacrosse season is NOW OPEN
How long is the season?
The season starts in September and provincials (for U13 and older) are in February. U11 teams usually wrap up in January.
How much of a time commitment is it?
Generally speaking, teams practice once a week and have games another day of the week.
How is it different from box lacrosse?
Instead of 5 players and a goalie, field lacrosse has 3 attack positions that stay in the offensive half of the field, 3 midfield positions that can travel the whole field, 3 defensive positions that stay in the defensive half of the field, and a goalie. Goalies wear less equipment and can run more.
Can I use the same equipment as box lacrosse?
Most of the same equipment can be used from box lacrosse. Players playing defense use longer sticks (“poles”), which can usually be borrowed from the association, another player, or a coach until the player settles into the role. We do ask that all PacRim players wear PacRim shorts, which are available for purchase. Cleats are necessary for the wet grass fields. While field lacrosse helmets exist, they are not mandatory. CSA hockey helmets with CSA lacrosse or hockey face masks are allowed.
For more information check out the PacRim site