This just came over to blog headquarters…Th
e BlueClaws will host a free lacrosse clinic on 2010 Lacrosse Night (May 20th). T3 Lacrosse, which provides instruction and programs for boys and girls throughout New Jersey, will put on the clinic.
Basically, from 5 – 6 pm, we’ll have the clinic out in front of FirstEnergy Park. There will be three different levels (Minilaxers, Beginners, and Intermediate), and the clinic will emphasize catching, throwing, ground balls, stick skills, defense, and more.
To sign up, call Ryan at 732-901-7000 ext 162 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have a ticket to the game to participate in the clinic.
Random lacrosse facts…
- Youth participation in the sport has grown 500% since 1999
- A relative of the modern game used to be played between sides of around 1,000 on fields as long as 15 miles as a preparation for war
- Best lacrosse player of all time? Jim Brown. Here’s a great article from the AP.
“Lacrosse was his best sport,” said 92-year-old Ed Walsh, Brown’s football coach in high school. “He had all the skills, and his skills were better than all the opponents.
“I had a college lacrosse coach who came to watch him play when he was a junior in the big game against Garden City,” Walsh said. “I took this coach to the sidelines and stayed with him so he could do anything he wanted to. All he did was write notes, and when the game was over, I said, ‘Any way you could sum up what you wrote and tell me?’
“He said, ‘Jim Brown is better than anybody on our college team and better than anybody we coached against.”’