FUNDAMENTALS FOR LIFE At Soft Lacrosse™, we instill valuable fundamentals to our kids

ALL BASIC LACROSSE SKILLS

Each week 20-minutes of learning a different lacrosse skill & then solidify the learning with 34 - minute game experience.

BUILDS SELF ESTEEM

Friendly rules designed to set even the most timid first grader up for success.

BUILDS HAND/EYE COORDINATION

Drills sessions and games constantly reinforce skill sets.

BUILDS SELF CONFIDENCE

Coach/referee will always work with children that need a confidence boost.

BUILDS FOOT QUICKNESS

Each week’s 20-minute training session stresses defensive & offensive footwork. Coaches reinforce in games.

SAFETY FIRST

Absolutely non-contact but lightweight helmets and gloves create safe non-intimidating atmosphere.

BUILDS LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Older children encouraged by coach to work with younger children on team.

BUILDS TEAMWORK ABILITY

Three-pass rule encourages field vision and goalie/coach trains players in sharing the ball.

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SAFE

Soft Lacrosse™ is non-contact & highly supervised.

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K-4

Soft Lacrosse™ is for both boys and girls, K-4

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HOW IT STARTED

Soft Lacrosse™ was started by Coach Bob Turco in 1983 at the Fayson Lakes, NJ Beach Club. Using street hockey goals and STX Ball sticks, the rules of the game were invented and refined as a tool to teach the young brothers and sisters of the Kinnelon Lacrosse team the skills of the game.

After moving to Ridgewood, NJ in 1990, Coach Turco started the Soft Lacrosse™ league in the Ho Ho Kus school gym on Sundays in the winter. One hundred twenty 1st through 3rd grade boys and girls signed up with an over-flow waiting list. Ten teams of twelve boys and girls evenly divided by age were formed and the first Indoor Soft Lacrosse™ League was launched.

From that first group in Ho Ho Kus gym, one girl became an All-American in both high school and college and a member of the under 19 US World Women's Team and one boy became a high school and college All American as well as NCAA defenseman of the year. He captained a national championship lacrosse team in addition to being captain of an under 19 US World Men's Team. Another boy became All-American, All Ivy League and an MLL player.

Although it certainly helps in creating a strong foundation for lacrosse, as the many High School and College All American's prove, Soft Lacrosse™ does so much more. It teaches leadership, self-esteem, teamwork and self-reliance. On top of that it is pure fun.

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