Is your son our daughter interested in playing lacrosse and you don’t know where to start? Well, you found the right place! Here’s some beginner info to answer some of your questions.
We recommend players that are new to the sport start off in one of our recreation programs or skills clinics. These types of programs tend to be less expensive and less time consuming. Recreation leagues have 1 to 2 practices per week with a game on the weekend. These games are mostly against other teams within the Red Devil program or other recreation teams in the area. The recreation leagues are held during winter (Indoor Box Lacrosse), spring (Outdoor full-field games) or summer (7 v7 games).
Clinics are typically held 1 time per week over a 6 –10 week time frame. These types of programs are good for building foundational skills and repetition or may be focused on a particular position on the field. They are perfect for the new player learning the game to develop foundational skills and get lots of ball repetitions or for the experienced player who desires to achieve a higher level of competency on the field. Clinics are typically held in the summer, fall and winter seasons.
After a season or two at the recreational level, your athlete may want to consider trying out for the Red Devil Travel program. Travel lacrosse provides more rigorous training and a higher level of competition. The costs to participate are higher, including travel expenses for tournaments, but our families often enjoy the family time together. Red Devil offers summer and fall travel seasons. We typically practice 2-3 times per week and attend one-day play tournaments, local games, and weekend tournaments that are within a 3-hour driving distance. The high school travel teams may also compete in tournaments that are more than 3-hours away in order to face more competitive teams or be exposed to college recruiters.