Starting mid-March of 2020, the Trenton Lacrosse Program will begin practices for boys and girls at the Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton.
With the goal of making the sport of lacrosse more accessible in Trenton, Trenton Lacrosse hopes to introduce the game to children picking up a stick for the first time as well as providing quality instruction and competition for more advanced players. Participants will be involved in matches against towns in the Central Jersey area and get a chance to perform in local tournaments throughout the city.
Trenton Lacrosse is open to all families from Trenton and its surrounding communities. The program provides educational, instructional and competitive lacrosse programs for boys and girls starting in grade two all the way up to grade eight. As a small team, the Trenton Lacrosse Program is always on the lookout for potential talent. Parents and children can expect to be involved with an extremely dedicated group of coaches and athletes who love to unwind and have fun learning/ playing the sport of lacrosse.
For parents and guardians looking to enroll their children in the lacrosse program, once the season begins athletes will meet two times a week on Tuesday and Saturday, then again on Wednesdays a third practice is offered for the boys’ team. The times for practices are as follows, Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (boys’ skills clinic and girls’ practice), Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (solo boys’ practice) finally Saturdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (will be for the boys’ practice) and from 10:30- 11:30 (will be for the girls’ practice).
Children who are enrolled in the program will also be given the opportunity to see how the sport is played at the college level. On March 7th, 2020 Princeton University will be facing off against Rutgers, and like last year the Central Jersey Youth Lacrosse League will be fully supporting this game with a fun pre-game tailgate. Princeton University lacrosse has designated March 7th as “Youth Sports Day” and will be affording children and parents with several engaging events.
In an e-mail interview, Trish Long from Trenton Lacrosse stated that “All athletes who register to play with us receive equipment to use for the season. We do this to encourage new players to come out, without requiring parents to go and buy anything. Also, we don’t think new players should have to buy their own gear until they know they like the game”.
Long also went on to mention that this season they would love to see more girls, from 3rd grade through 8th grade, join the program. They are also interested in seeing more 3rd and 4th grade boys come out. ” We love all our players, and enjoy teaching the game to everyone, including parents” Long mentioned.
The cost for participating in the Spring season (mid-March through early June) will be $90 per child.