Vimy Lacrosse Fall Ball a Successful Journey

Posted: November 5, 2014 by Paul Rai in Alberta Lacrosse, Field Lacrosse, Vimy Lacrosse

After nine weeks of intense field lacrosse training, the Fall Ball season comes to an end for Vimy Lacrosse.  The Fall at Vimy Lacrosse follows a similar structure that student-athletes would experience at an NCAA institution during the Fall season.  Student – athletes are welcome back to the school and quickly immersed in an intense field lacrosse curriculum that features individual work, team training, scrimmages and game situations.  Our students were able to participate in the first annual Harvest Cup hosted at Vimy Ridge, the U of A Field Lacrosse Tournament, the Spokane Northwest Classic and the Seattle Adrenaline Tournament.  Overall this Fall Season was the most successful season on record with our students playing in over 25 fall ball games.  This is the type of experience that we are striving for.  More game experience allows our students to implement what they are learning in our daily practices.  As we move forward we will continue to see the Fall season being an extremely important part of the students overall lacrosse development.

Having just returned from the Seattle Adrenaline Tournament with our Middle School team and our High School team we are quickly realizing the students are making significant progress in their development.  The Middle School team went 2 and 3 and the High School team went 4 and 1 over the weekend in Seattle.  Each game was extremely competitive with no blowouts.  In retrospect, it is clearly evident our players are improving in their overall skills, their understanding of the game and their execution.  We still need work in specific areas to make the next jump forward, but much progress has been made.  Clearing, defensive play, offensive sets, extra man offense, extra man defense and faceoffs are areas that need more focus.  The positive is that the students are better and have worked hard to improve.  If they continue this effort the the ceiling is very high.  It definitely has been a busy fall, but a very enjoyable one.  Now time for box lacrosse to start.

Check out below how far we have come.  Seattle in 2014 and Seattle in 2007.

Seattle 2014 (2)

 

Seattle 2007

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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