Atlantic Lacrosse is is pleased to announce the launch of Atlantic Adaptive Lacrosse, aka, Lacrosse for AAL. We are a team. We play lacrosse. The goal: offer athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities a true lacrosse experience, adapting the game to each player’s needs and strengths, building fitness and confidence, while fostering fun and friendship through team play. We are making lacrosse accessible for children and young adults with physical, cognitive and non-apparent differences, so AAL can play!!
Lacrosse is A GREAT SPORT for developing athletes because anyone, at any level, can have success and FUN playing it. Here are a few reasons: Anyone can throw a ball! If you drop the ball you can pick it up, or someone else can. It’s easy to cover a lot of ground running or passing, so everyone is moving all the time. The goal is BIG so it is easy to score goals. There are LOTS of players on each team, so less sitting around on the sidelines. You can run, throw, catch, pick up, kick, jump, fall and get up…. Lax combines all the BEST parts of every other sport into one great game.
DETAILS ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The 2017 season will run through Saturday, October 28. Most practices will be on Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00am at Cape Henlopen High School on the Bermuda grass field or Champions turf. However, a few practices will be held on Friday evenings. See the Fall Schedule below.
Registration is open for players and volunteers. You MUST register to play or volunteer. Thanks to the support of Atlantic Lacrosse, registration is free, but some basic information is necessary in order to secure insurance, apparel, and equipment.
Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:00pm, FIRST PRACTICE at Cape Henlopen High School on Champions Field, this is the turf field to the left as you enter through the main entrance. We will start with equipment and apparel distribution, and player/volunteer buddy pairing.
Saturday, September 16, 1:00-3:00pm., Adaptive Lacrosse playday at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, MD. We will play in their brand new turf stadium, celebrate post game with the other programs, and have the opportunity to tour the US Lacrosse Headquarters and Hall of Fame.
Saturday, September 23, practice 10am-12pm., practice at Cape Henlopen High School on the Bermuda grass field or Champions turf.
**FRIDAY**, September 29, practice 5:30pm-7pm., practice at Cape Henlopen High School on the Bermuda grass field of Champions turf.
Saturday, October 7, practice 10am-12pm., at Cape Henlopen High School on the Bermuda grass field or Champions turf.
Saturday, October 14, 10am-12pm., at Cape Henlopen High School on the Bermuda grass field or Champions turf.
**Friday**, October 20, practice 5:30-7pm., at Cape Henlopen High School on the Bermuda grass field or Champions turf.
Saturday, October 28, 10am-12pm., player costume scrimmage, end-of-season party pizza party, and awards.