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Brooklyn’s First Lacrosse Club Continues Successful Free Beginners Clinics Series at Poly Prep

Brooklyn’s First Lacrosse Club Continues Successful Free Beginners Clinics Series at Poly Prep

Looking for an engaging spring team sport for your child?  Registration is open now for the Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club's 2013 spring season, our 14th season in Brooklyn. We will be offering our popular free beginners clinics series at Poly Prep in Bay Ridge. Each series will have 2 sessions that start at 3:30 pm and finish at 5:00 pm.

The first series is March 10th & 17th, the second series is March 24th & 31st.

Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. Once your child completes a beginners he or she can join one of the age appropriate teams. All of our teams have instructional components to them, as well as providing skill appropriate competitive games. So your child will not be over or under matched on their team. The Crescents teams play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area. Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates have gone on to play at local high schools, boarding schools and at the college level. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players.

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Crescents’ players and coaches reflect the diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Our club teaches boys and girls in grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We strive to make lacrosse accessible in Brooklyn, by introducing the great game of lacrosse to children picking up a stick for the first time as well as providing quality instruction and competition for more advanced players.

The Crescent Athletic Club was a leading Brooklyn sports club, back in the late 1800s & first half of the 1900s, fielding football, hockey & lacrosse teams. Hence the adoption of the Crescents name.

For more info and registration players and parents/caregivers are encouraged to visit brooklyncrescents.com.

“Lacrosse is fun and engaging sport for children. There is constant movement on the field and it promotes team work in every aspect of the game. Parents often think of lacrosse as a sport more suited to suburbs, and that is unfortunate. Urban settings are the best learning environment for lacrosse. Every lacrosse player of any merit knows that improving stick skills is accomplished by using walls to throw the ball against – Wall Ball. NYC has the more walls for Wall Ball than any other location in the country – PERIOD. Plus it is much easier to play a 3-on-3 pick up game in a fenced in schoolyard rather than an open field in the burbs. Lacrosse is basketball on a larger playing surface – both sports share the same game concepts. At the Crescents we see our urban setting as an asset and through our coaching philosophy we promote these aspects of the game. We also have outlined drills & games our players can use when they are in their own neighborhood in their own schoolyards, these games are designed to improve their game on the field. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country and the NYC youth are positioned to make NYC the hotbed for lacrosse in the upcoming years. This is an exciting time for the sport & the city.” - Pat Drennan, President - Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club.

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Dan Sheff February 08, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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