By: Braeden Jones Metro Published on Tue Jan 10 2017
“[L]acrosse isn’t generally a part of physical education curriculums, so kids don’t have the same exposure to the sport as they do volleyball or basketball.
“We’re just not as visible,” Jolly said.
But the MLA wants to stop the bleeding, correct course, and expose more kids to what Jolly calls the most “creative” game they’ll play.
To that end, the association and the Red River Lacrosse Association are providing totally free clinics to introduce new players to lacrosse—they just have to show up with gym clothes, a helmet and gloves (the hockey variety kicking around most basements or available cheap secondhand will do).
Dallas Smith, the MLA’s Executive Director, said the plan builds on the successful “discover lacrosse” clinics that have run in the city’s south end for years. Now, it’s available to the rest of Winnipeg.
“What we want to happen, ideally, is to build up our base of tyke, mini-tyke and novice players which has been fading most over the past five years or so,” he said.