~ PVN staff report
Efforts are in motion to start the first youth lacrosse team in Page County. If organizers can find 12 players to sign up by Friday’s deadline, Page County Lacrosse would join the Shenandoah Valley Youth Lacrosse League.
The League has been growing in Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah counties over the last 12 years, according to a letter sent to local schools by organizer John Lee.
The Luray resident is working with the Strasburg lacrosse team to obtain the required equipment, helmets, gloves, arm guards, and chest protectors, for all players. This gear will be available to rent for the season with a refundable deposit.
Page County Lacrosse seeks players ages 9/11 and under (1st through 5th grades). No experience is required, and the team is COED. They will play by the rules of U.S. Field Lacrosse (boys lacrosse rules). Schedules this spring will work around Little League schedules so participants can play both sports.
Twelve players are needed for the Page County group to participate — as a team — in the Shenandoah Valley Youth Lacrosse League. However, if less than 12 come out for the team, Coach Lee plans to still practice in Luray and then join another team for games. Practices will be held twice a week, with games on the weekend.
Registration is $85 per player, plus a $30 membership to U.S. Lacrosse, which includes a magazine subscription, discounts and other benefits.
Those interested, may email John Lee at email@example.com
or send a Facebook Message to the Page County Lacrosse page.
I read that Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport today in U.S. high schools and colleges. I am very glad that efforts are being put towards giving our kids more choices.