Influenced by my own opinions of most men teaching and coaching young girls in the game, I boldly asked Casey why he wanted to coach girl lacrosse, and how he felt he make an impact. Similar to most dads, Casey interest has been encouraged by his five year old daughter involvement at the rec level, but also because of his love for lacrosse.
have such a passion to spread the game, to teach Nike Lebron 13 Elite - Men'S the game," he says. admit that I always learning new things on the girl side the difference in rules, the difference in a boy stick verses a girl stick. There more skill involved in keeping the ball in a girls stick, and although I found it somewhat difficult to adjust from the boys game, the basic fundamentals for success are the same. is referring to speed, groundballs and possession of the ball, shot placement, field sense. What he ultimately wants to infuse in Boca and the surrounding areas is a passion for the game, and maximum exposure for those who want to compete.
native, I not only found the weather to be a vast upgrade from the north winter months, but was also exposed to a refreshing attitude towards the game, and an excitement for the sport that recently been lost amidst the knockdown drag out race to be recruited found in the northeast and mid Atlantic regions.
The most apparent void throughout these southern programs, most specifically with the girls is a complete lack of lacrosse culture. Lacrosse has gained an ever growing loyal following with the male youth, but there aren as many girls who take lacrosse seriously. Recently in the past three years the state has attracted top Division I play, and with more attention being brought to women programs, such as the University of Florida and Jacksonville, and this year exhibitions at Disney, the youth is able to see and be by quality lacrosse.
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an untapped source here for great girls lacrosse players, Powell says. quality coaching and a competitive arena such as the club lacrosse circuit, these girls could be the next big names in the game. to mention, the advantage of being able to practice outside all year round.
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14 months ago, and noticed an unwavering amount of attention given to the progress of the boy game in the south, yet a mediocre effort to maximize female potential. else is new? I told him.
Having been hired as the most recent addition to the Saint Andrew Academy girl varsity lacrosse staff in Boca Raton, FL., I been immediately immersed in the enthusiastic budding of the southeast Florida lacrosse culture.
in lacrosse is spread thinly across the state, and only being isolated in certain areas. There aren enough venues or programs available for such a vast spectrum of ground to cover. Twelve year old girls are traveling upwards of five hours just for one game, or to attend a practice or clinic, and this is exactly what Casey hopes to change.
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The Sunshine State is an undeniable contender to be the next big hotbed for caliber players in the women game, which is why it attracted lacrosse ambassador and World Champion, Casey Powell, to Florida.
Powell founded his elite boys club team last year, Team 22, and aims to have Team 22 Girls established and competing in 2013.
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