Why Basketball Players Should Consider Lacrosse

  • Basketball and box lacrosse are very similar sports. Both stress team play strategies such as motion offence, man and zone defence, picks, give and go’s, stacks, presses and screen plays.
  • Basketball and Lacrosse are both a proud part of Canadian history. Lacrosse is Canada’s National Summer Sport.
  • Basketball players excel in lacrosse.
  • It’s a great method to increase physical fitness in basketball’s off‐season and helps develop different muscle groups. The box lacrosse regular season runs from April through to the end of June.
  • Like basketball a lacrosse player learns to play both offensive and defensive positions and how to make a quick transition (fast break) from defence to offence and vice versa.
  • Team sports build self‐esteem, respect, integrity, teamwork & fairness.
  • Long term athletic development (LTAD) models in all sports strongly encourage playing different sports throughout the year. It helps prevent sport burn‐out by playing a new, fast‐paced sport.
  • Lacrosse reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net.
  • Lacrosse increases hand‐eye coordination.
  • Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at small targets and picking corners.
  • Lacrosse teaches players creativity and to make plays in close quarters.
  • Lacrosse is run in 5‐player units and helps the basketball player practice playing a team concept.

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