Hit Someone

 by Job Abraria

 There is an old joke that goes something that Lacrosse is Hockey made boring. While Lacrosse might not be the Midwest's most popular sport yet, it is played local at the club level and it is not the douche elitist sport many think it is. And it certainly is  not boring, the workout and work ethic of the coaches I watched and players I saw was amazing. One thing is for sure it is a physical, highly skilled game, with room for all economic groups. One thing I truly enjoy seeing is the growth of the sport and the especially the growth of the sport that brings it into the blue collar world. Give this relative new sport to the area a try, learn the rules and the game, I think you will enjoy it for you and your kids.


Youth Lacrosse

Ages 8-14

Deadline to register: 2/17

Practices begin 2/26

This program is for boys and girls age 8 through 14. This is a great way for children to be a part of a team, meet other kids and learn to play the sport of Lacrosse. Season dates will include three weeks of indoor practice beginning Wednesday, 2/26 at Lakeview Recreation Center and outdoor practice beginning Monday, 3/17. Games are scheduled to run 3/29 through the end of May. All practices will take place at Peoria Stadium and games will be around the Central Illinois area.

There will be a mandatory PAC (Parent-Athlete-Coach) meeting onThursday, 2/20 at 5:30 pm at Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park in Peoria.

 Girls Lacrosse: Ages 9-14

The girls season will begin the week of 3/18 with practice on Tuesday andThursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm at Peoria Stadium. This will be the first year for girls lacrosse in Peoria. Several area teams are in their trial years as well. Girls must purchase their own stick and goggles. Fee: $125.

Questions on Lacrosse? Contact Matt Suellentrop at 309-681-2866  or msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.