(WINDSOR, ON) – In association, the Windsor Clippers Junior B lacrosse team and the Windsor Warlocks Minor Lacrosse Association are inviting local children and teenagers to try lacrosse for free. On two Sundays in January, the 21st and 28th, the organizations are offering the opportunity for youths to learn lacrosse from local coaches and current players at Central Park Athletics.
Children born between 2006 and 2015 will take the floor from 10am until 11am and those born 1997 and 2005 will have their chance between 11am until noon each day. After the initial two weeks, the next eight weeks will be available to players at $10 per session at the time and day each week.
The Warlocks season generally runs from April until early August and is open to boys and girls aged 3 to 21 years. The association boasts an annual registration of around 500 players. House league features a game and practice every week and a playoff round at the end of the season with all games played in Windsor.
The Warlocks play at Forest Glade Arena with the rep-teams playing in a regional league, along with London, Sarnia, and Wallaceburg. Rep-teams also play in a number of tournaments across the province and an annual provincial championship in Whitby every August.
Lacrosse is Canada’s national summer sport and is a great seasonal counterpoint for children who play hockey or football. It provides a more physical alternative to soccer and baseball.
Many well known professional hockey players played lacrosse, including Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Sam Gagne, Adam Oates, Joel Nieuwendyk, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews, and Kyle Turris … just to name a few.
Other people who have played the game include Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, comedian and actor Steve Carell, reporters Geraldo Rivera and Bob Woodruff, and professional wrestler Mick Foley.