Brooklyn Lacrosse Hosts Free Clinics Ahead of Spring League
By Kiratiana Freelon on February 15, 2013 8:24am
BROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Lacrosse Club has opened up registrations for their spring league, but for prospective players, they’re hosting two free clinics this month.
The clinics will “serve as a free introduction to the sport of lacrosse,” said Club Founder and Director Joseph Nocella. Hosted at P.S. 10 in Park Slope, the clinics will give parents and children, ages Pre-K to eighth grade, a chance to test their lacrosse skills and meet the coaches for the boys’ and girls’ spring teams, including professional league players and hall of famers.
What’s more, kids will even get a free T-shirt.
The club will begin their spring session on March 3 and will meet every Sunday at their Brooklyn Bridge Park field on Pier 5.
Lacrosse is a relatively new sport for most kids, said Nocella, who founded the club in 2012. It is often challenging to bring the sport to urban areas, he said, because of lack of space and its expensive equipment.
But the club hopes to draw in players, providing them with equipment and uniforms for the spring session with the $99 registration fee, said Nocella.
The Brooklyn Lacrosse Club teams also participate in competitive tournaments with teams from Harlem, Westchester, among others. They’ll even be hosting their own tournament on April 13th.
Two free clinics will be held on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 at P.S. 10 Gymnasium (511 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn). Pre-K to second grade kids will meet from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., third to eigth grade girls will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and boys of the same age group will meet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To register for the clinics, go to www.brooklynlacrosse.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-715-2524.