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ARAA Lacrosse Offerings

2022 LACROSSE SEASONS

Boys Box Lacrosse: registration closed

Box lacrosse is a fast paced, exciting game that is played indoors on turf typically at a hockey rink and improves players stick skills, enhances footwork, shot skills and passing in traffic. Nets are smaller and goalies are more heavily padded so the offense needs to be creative. 

  • Season dates: late-Feb -  April
  • Cost: $295 for 12U and 14U
  • Players that did not purchase a new uniform in 2020 or 2021, there will be a uniform cost of $70.00 (this includes reversible jersey and shorts).  Information will be provided at a later time regarding uniform pickup and payment.
  • Practices are held at Adrenaline and Anoka Ice Arena
  • Games are typically weekend double-headers at various local hockey arenas.

Boys Spring Lacrosse: registration closed

Spring lacrosse is played outdoors and is considered the "fastest" sport on two feet. It is played on a grass or turf field that is just larger than a football field. 

  • Season dates: mid-April - mid-June (participation in 1-2 tournaments and the state tournament)
  • Cost: 
    • 10u - $250
    • 12u and 14u - $300
    • Uniforms: Uniforms for 10U players will be provided at no cost by ARLC.  For 12U or 14U year players that did not purchase a new uniform in 2020 or 2021, there will be a uniform cost of $70.00 (this includes reversible jersey and shorts).   Information will be provided at a later time regarding uniform pickup and payment.
  • Practices are held 2-3 times during the week at Grey Ghost field by the windmill
  • Games are typically on the weekends at various lacrosse fields around the area

Girls Spring Lacrosse: registration closed

ARAA Lacrosse is excited to offer girls lacrosse. Please spread the word about this new sport offering.

  • Season dates: mid-April - May; state tournament held the first weekend in June
  • Cost: $220 (12U & 14U); $200 (10U)
  • Practices are held at Anoka High School fields/Grey Ghost fields
  • Games can be during the week and on weekends

    COACHES NEEDED! We need your help - as we begin our second year of the ARAA Girls Lacrosse program we are needing volunteer coaches to make our season a success.  If you are interested in coaching, please email terry2478@gmail.com. Volunteer coaches will receive skill and rules training.

  • Please view the Girls Lacrosse page for more information.

     

Girls Summer Lacrosse:  registration closed

ARAA Lacrosse is excited to offer girls lacrosse. Please spread the word about this new sport offering.

  • Season dates: June - July; state tournament held the last weekend in July
  • Cost: $220 (12U & 14U); $200 (10U) 
  • Practices are held at Grey Ghost fields
  • Games can be during the week and on weekends

    COACHES NEEDED! We need your help - as we begin our second year of the ARAA Girls Lacrosse program we are needing volunteer coaches to make our season a success.  If you are interested in coaching, please email terry2478@gmail.com. Volunteer coaches will receive skill and rules training.

  • Please view the Girls Lacrosse page for more information.

 

10 Reasons to Play Box Lacrosse

  1. FASTER PLAY | The speed is way faster than anything you would see   outdoors.  It makes playing outside seem like going in slow motion
  2. STICK HANDLING | Playing in closer spaces means your stick skills have to be tighter and quicker.  Your stick handling improves because there is no room for error, quite literally.
  3. TRANSITION | Ball moves from defense to offense with increased speed.  Players learn quickly to breakout and move the ball up the field.
  4. DEFENSIVE BODY POSITION | No D-Poles means that defensive players have to use good body position to be successful.
  5. OFF-BALL MOVEMENT | Playing in such a tight area means it is that much harder to get open.  Running through people to go to goal just doesn't work.  Players learn to cut, pick and keep in constant motion.
  6. GOALIES SEE MORE RUBBER | Shots come hard and fast.  Goalies see more shots in a shorter period of time.  There hands and reaction time become much quicker.
  7. SHOOTING ACCURACY | Gary Gait is among many who have gone on record about the shooting accuracy that comes from playing box lacrosse.
  8. REACTION TIME | Almost every point made deals with faster speeds.  A byproduct of playing faster is you have to react faster.  That means faster to a ground ball, faster in transition, faster to play the ball, faster to shoot the ball.  You name it, your reaction to it get faster.
  9. PLAYER SAFETY | When it comes to pre-season training, the goal is to get better for the Spring season, not get hurt.  Many indoor facilities boast full fields, which ultimately are surrounded by some sort of netting.  As one of the area's top orthopedic doctors pointed out, the box is a safer playing surface.  There is nothing to get tripped up on and in to.
  10. PROVEN SUCCESS | You can list as many of the benefits as you want, but the proof is in the success that box players have.  Look at the most successful players over the last decade.  The majority play box in the off season.  Paul Rabil, Casey Powell, the Gait brothers.  No matter who you identify with, the common thread is that they have or still do play box lacrosse.
Anoka Ramsey Lacrosse Club (ARLC)

Anoka Ramsey Lacrosse Club (ARLC)