5 Reasons Why You Should Play Lacrosse
At GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps, our goal is to help illuminate the reasons why lacrosse is awesome and how it can benefit you – both in the physical sense and mental sense.
What makes lacrosse such a special sport? There a many reasons that we could point out, but we decided to settle on the below five.
Part of a Team
Like many others, being part of a team is incredibly important in a game like lacrosse. It allows players to realize the importance of unifying and working together toward one goal, and the fact that everything they do impacts the others on their team (both directly and indirectly).
Being part of a team allows you the opportunity to deal with different personalities, and who knows, maybe even become a leader yourself.
Combines the Skills of Multiple Sports
One of the reasons why lacrosse is such an interesting sport is because it combines a number of different sports into one. Concepts for sports like ice hockey, field hockey, football, and basketball can all be seen when watching a single lax game.
Successful lax players must show the proper speed, coordination, power, reaction, and precision at any given moment on the field. For the fastest sport played on two feet, players must hone these skills with their natural athleticism.
Size Doesn’t Matter!
When looking at some other sports, like football, basketball, or baseball, size is usually an important piece of the puzzle. You don’t see many short basketball players on the court at the highest levels. But in lax, being smaller can actually help you avoid being tackled (with the right technique, of course), along with passing through small gaps and sneaking past opposing defenders.
With the fact that lacrosse combines a number of different sports, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that learning to play or learning how to elevate your play is a challenge. For dedicated athletes, though, it’s a challenge they enjoy facing head on. Nobody can just hop out of bed with the strength, endurance, and coordination to run up and down a 110-yard field for an hour and a half. You have to work at your conditioning and your stick skills to reach that level.
But when you feel like you’ve turned a corner, it’s very rewarding.
Helps Your Performance in Other Sports, Too
While lax could be your first love, it may not be your only one, and that’s OK! With all these benefits you can receive from the game, you have the opportunity to also carry it over into other sports. As mentioned above, there are plenty of other sports that value strength, endurance, and coordination of various levels to be successful.
Which one of these is your favorite? Is there something else about lacrosse that you love that we didn’t talk about? Be sure to let us know!
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