Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse - Introduction to Field

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse on Jul 12 2017 at 10:06PM PDT in 2017 Season

Please see the below message from Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse.

Greetings Parents and Players,

Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports around with its origins to be found in fifteenth century North America. The first games were used by Native Americans to solve disputes between tribes and to toughen tribe members in preparation for battle.

These days the game is a little more organized and civilized and players play with a small solid rubber ball and attempt to catch, carry, pass and shoot the ball into an opponent’s goal. They move the ball using a lacrosse stick which is a long-handled stick (or crosse) with netting which allows them to catch and hold the lacrosse ball. Players play on a soccer field with markings modified to the age and size of the participants.

Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse will be holding information and introductory sessions for those families interested in field lacrosse* “free of charge”*.

If you live in Saanich, the Saanich Peninsula and Victoria (Oak Bay, James Bay and all areas in Greater Victoria east of the Gorge Waterway until the View Royal/Saanich municipal boundaries).

Equipment required for these sessions… (box players bring existing equipment)
1. Helmet
2. Lacrosse/hockey gloves
3. Lacrosse stick
4. Cleats/Running Shoes
5. Shorts

*If you have Slash guards/elbow pads, shoulder pads, a mouthguard and a jock/jill – please bring.

Date and Locations:

1. Thursday July 20th, 2017 – Centennial Field at Centennial Park (7526 Wallace Drive, Saanichton, BC)
6:30pm – 7:45pm

2. Thursday July 27th, 2017 – Field #1 at Royal Oak Middle School (751 Travino Lane, Victoria, BC – use street parking on Greenlea Drive) 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Participants will receive complimentary beverages and snacks for attending; as well as a small token (prize) of appreciation for attending.

If you should have any questions or require any further information, please contact one of the following association members.

Andrea Wentz (President)
(250) 896-0618
Tyson Leies (Vice-President)
(250) 216-1131