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by Dan Dent

8 Good Reasons to Join Lacrosse

By Dan Dent


 Boys Lacrosse is very competetive .

Registration for Holliston Youth Lacrosse is open until December 31.


Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America. In MetroWest Boston, December is the time for many towns to register their spring teams. For those of you not too familiar with the game, here are eight good reasons to join lacrosse.


  1. It is fast-paced and a lot of fun. It is a field team sport like soccer and has many of the offensive and defensive styles of basketball -- and it rewards good teamwork! A good athlete who can run well and has solid hand-eye coordination can succeed if they work hard at it. Unlike many sports, size does not matter in the sport of lacrosse – many of the greatest players are considered ‘small’.


  1. The emphasis at the town level is on participation (all of the teams are even, everyone is placed on a team, and there are no scores or standings). Because of the emphasis on participation, town teams tend to be flexible when it comes to other sports and conflicts. You may be new to lacrosse but you can play on the same team just like your friends who have been playing for years.


 Coaching is a great way to participate in this sport

  1. Lacrosse is a spring sport. Many youth athletes look to play a spring sport in high school. However, if they are not baseball players or have been playing a fall sport year-round, they may find themselves scrambling freshman year to find a sport – so start playing lacrosse today.


  1. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the US. High school lacrosse programs grew 43% nationally in 2012. Even Hollywood is catching on. “Crooked Arrows” is a recent feature film that tells the story of a group of Native American lacrosse players that competes and wins against a prep school team.


  1. Men and women’s lacrosse is a popular college sport throughout New England and increasingly across the country. Our local high school has numerous lacrosse athletes who are recruited to play in college every year.


  1. Women’s lacrosse is Title IX friendly. There are many women's and men's teams, Division 1, 2 and 3, throughout the country. Being a good lacrosse player can be a real bonus when applying to those ‘reach’ schools.


  1. The MetroWest area is one of the true hotbeds of girl’s lacrosse nationally. Long Island and Maryland are big for boys, but Massachusetts is also home to many top girls and boys teams. There are club teams and clinics offered throughout the year for players who want more competition.


Lacrrosse is a sport for all ages


  1. No experience is required – just a good attitude. But’s let’s be clear – players will need to run, lacrosse is fast paced, and it values good teamwork. Catching and throwing take practice and concentration but, it’s true, anything worth doing requires practice and concentration. It is NEVER too early or too late to start playing lacrosse.

Sign-up runs through December. For details, visit Holliston Youth Lacrosse Association at