2021 Little Laxers Program
Registration opens March 1, 2021
What is it?
Worthington Little Laxers is a program for pre-school age girls and boys 3-5 years old who want to play the exciting game of lacrosse! We teach the FUNdamental skills of the sport while developing introductory movement skills, eye-hand coordination, and basic concepts of teamwork. We weave sportsmanship and cooperative play throughout all of our sessions, and maximize each player’s touches on ball. Our goal is to provide Little Laxers with the skills and knowledge to build ability, confidence and interest in playing lacrosse!
Who: 3-5 year olds in Worthington
Where: Bluffsview Elementary School
When: Sundays 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23
Cost: $40 for five-week program
What is the format?
We run a station-based “clinic” each week with drills that are age-appropriate and allow the kids to experiment with lacrosse in a fun way. Players will rotate through 4 skill-building stations focusing on the basics of lacrosse using small-sided competitions to practice those skills. Players are grouped by age, but we can place siblings together if requested. We also encourage parents to be on the field with the players for support and to see them close in action.
What equipment does my child need?
We provide each player with a stick and a ball to use during the sessions. At this level, we want players to experiment with the stick and ball and grow comfortable using them. Players aren’t required to wear protective eyewear or mouthguards since we are using soft balls.
Who is coaching Worthington Little Laxers?
The Director of Worthington Little Laxers is Ally McCarthy-Minister. She has been involved in Worthington Lacrosse and Central Ohio Lacrosse for 30 years. After coaching at Thomas Worthington High School for 18 years, she became a nationally certified Coach Development Trainer for US Lacrosse. Through this role, she has continued to help grow the sport beyond Ohio and bring her knowledge and experience back to Worthington. In addition to working with the youngest members of our lacrosse community, Coach Ally also serves as the WYB Girls Lacrosse Coaching Director.
The Worthington Little Laxers coaches include high school players, alumni, and parents. If you would like to help at one or more sessions, please let us know!
If you have any questions, please email Coach Ally at:
Go Worthington Lacrosse!