Lacrosse is considered to be America’s first sport. It was introduced by the Native American Indians and has been played for over a century. It is the fastest growing team sport in the United States. Lacrosse is a combination of three popular sports: basketball, soccer and hockey. The game is fast-paced and full of action due to the players’ quickness and speed. Coordination and agility are important factors of the game as well. The City of Clearwater hosts the following programs.
Clearwater Youth Lacrosse
- Dan Wood, 727-743-2782
- Emily Frazer, City of Clearwater, 727-562-4802, ext. 3813
- Register in August
- Season runs October – December
- Register in January
- Season runs February – May
- Practice at Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580
This is a competitive lacrosse league for youth ages 9 through 18. Participants will learn the fundamentals of stick skills, offense and defense, as well as the rules of the game. Youth will be divided into 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 age brackets.
Each spring, Clearwater partners with Spring Break Lacrosse to host Colleges, High Schools and academies for Spring Training. Annually 40+ teams annually make the trip to the Suncoast to take advantage of the weather, facilities and hospitality.