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ARAA Lacrosse Offerings

Anoka Ramsey Lacrosse Offerings

ARAA offers a lacrosse program for boys and girls 6U-14U including box, spring and summer seasons and clinics.  

New players are welcome at every level!



Boys Box Lacrosse:  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: mid Feb - late April

  • Cost: 12u and 14u - $295

  • Due to limited space during the pandemic, 10u box is not being offered in 2021

  • Practices are held at Adrenaline in Ramsey

  • Games are typically on Saturdays at various local hockey arenas

  • Registration is now closed. If you have questions on joining, please contact Terry.

Boys Spring Lacrosse:  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 then a football field. 

  • Season dates: mid April - mid June

  • Cost: 

    • 8u and 10u - $200

    • 12u and 14u - $220

    • Note: 12u and 14u will need to purchase a uniform for $70 unless you have one from the 2020 season

  • Practices are held at Grey Ghost field at Anoka High School  by the windmill on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays . If there is a change in schedule, your coach will contact you directly.

  • Games are typically Saturdays at various lacrosse fields around the area.

Girls Summer Lacrosse : AARA Lacrosse is excited to offer our first girls lacrosse season. Please spread the word about this new sport offering.

  • Season dates: May - July
  • Cost: Free - AARA Lacrosse is not charging a fee for 8U – 14U girls to play the 2021 summer lacrosse season.
  • Practices will be two nights a week at Anoka High School/Grey Ghost fields. Practices start between 5:30-6 and last 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Games begin mid-June and are typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Please view the Girls Lacrosse page for more information.

Instructional Lacrosse: Instructional lacrosse is a program offered free of charge for first year players that want to try and learn the sport before signing up for a full season and game play.  It is open to boys and girls 6u-14u. For information, please contact us.


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)