Temecula Valley Lacrosse Club opens registration for 2014 Box season – Gets set to hold new players clinic

The Temecula Valley Lacrosse club (TVLC) is now accepting on-line registrations for the upcoming 2014 fall season for boys in the 3rd through 12th grade levels. This is a great opportunity for up and coming players to enhance their stick skills in an enclosed and small field environment. The compressed nature of box lacrosse requires players to make better passes, work to get open offensively for better positioning and improve footwork defensively.

Games are roughly an hour long (two 25 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime) and there is absolutely no body checks, cross checks or boarding. All players must have a US Lacrosse membership number and can learn more once signed up with the League. Games will be played every Saturday, Sept. 13 through November 15th after 1 p.m. at the Margarita Park Skating Rink in Temecula. Full gear is required, but free loaner equipment is available for first time players only. All players use short sticks only, no long d-poles are allowed.

Registration closes on Friday, Aug. 29 in order to set teams and order colored pennies.

There will also be upcoming clinics for new and returning players throughout the season and are open to boys and girls K-12. Clinics are for all players, no experience necessary and are a great reason for returning players to dust off their shoes or introduce the sport to new kids.

The first clinic will be held on Sunday August 24th, at Murrieta Mesa High School from 1 to 7 p.m. Grades K-4 will participate from 1pm to 3pm, Grades 5-8 will participate from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and grades 9-12 will round at the day from 5p.m. to 7p.m. If players have equipment, they may bring it, but no equipment is required.

There will be a number of sticks and equipment available for use and there will be numerous boy’s and girl’s coaches on site to work on the fundamentals of lacrosse.

Players will be divided based on age and experience and even though it is a non-contact clinic, a parent/guardian must be present to sign a waiver prior to participation. The clinics are free for all registered players of the 2014 Box season and for players not registered the cost is $10 and walk up registrations will be accepted.

TVLC does also have a refer-a-friend program where $10 off spirit wear could be credited to families for bringing other new players to the upcoming clinics.

For more information on costs, future clinic announcements, and to register for the TVLC Fall Box Lacrosse season, visit www.tvlacrosseclub.org.

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