If your child has ever wanted to try playing Canada’s national summer sport now’s the time to sign them up.
Registration is open for the Cowichan Thunder Minor Lacrosse program for players born 2007-2018.
“The Vancouver Island league runs from March to June, and offers a fun and exciting opportunity for young athletes to learn and play the fast-paced sport of lacrosse,” said a news release issued by the organization. “Lacrosse is a dynamic and exciting game that offers many benefits for players. Not only is it a fun way to stay active and build teamwork skills, but it can also lead to a number of opportunities.”
Cowichan Thunder alumni have gone on to earn scholarships to play lacrosse at NCAA schools, play in the Western Lacrosse Association and professionally in the National Lacrosse League.
But it all has to start at the beginning.
To help new players get started, the Cowichan Thunder is hosting drop-in lacrosse sessions every Sunday until March 5 at the Cowichan Community Centre. The sessions take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and all participants will need a helmet and gloves (hockey gloves are fine).
The Cowichan Thunder will provide sticks for players to borrow if needed.
For folks wanting to learn more, visit www.CowichanThunder.ca.
“Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn a new sport and make new friends,” said the release. “The Cowichan Thunder Minor Lacrosse program is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for young athletes to learn and play the sport of lacrosse. With a focus on skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship, the program offers a unique opportunity for players to grow both on and off the field. Whether you are new to the sport or have years of experience, the Cowichan Thunder invites you to join their team and be part of a fun and supportive community.”