U of A Lacrosse Tournament – Video

Posted: October 2, 2011 by Paul Rai in Alberta Lacrosse, Field Lacrosse, The Lacrosse Program, Video

The University of Alberta club lacrosse program is now up and running.  Coach Russ Sheppard and a strong collection of University of Alberta students have made the lacrosse club a reality.  They hosted a two day tournament this past weekend that brought together a total of five teams to play a series of games.  We took our Lacrosse Program team from Vimy Ridge.  In addition to us was a team from Red Deer and an Edmonton Masters team.  The U of A split their club into two teams so all their players could get some decent playing time.

The tournament ended up being a great success from our perspective as the games were competitive and our kids got the opportunity to implement all the tactics and systems we have been practicing since the beginning of school.  All our players continually improved the entire time.  We improved on our clearing and riding, we worked our offensive system and we managed the ball extremely well.  It was a great event for our program.

What is even more exciting is the U of A Club is now an option for students that want to continue playing field lacrosse while going to school.  It may take a few years, but with a serious student commitment the sport eventually could become a varsity sport.  With more Western schools taking up the game, it could end up a CIS sport at the U of A.  That could be several years from now, but the possibility is much more credible than it was one year ago.

Here is some video from yesterday’s action.



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