The Delta Footmen have a deal that almost seems to good to be true for any parent wanting their child to give field lacrosse a try.
The Footmen will be running a free introductory program this summer for the under six (U6) and under eight (U8) age groups. The six sessions will get underway on July 8 and continue until Aug. 26 with the dates working around the B.C. Day Weekend.
Registration for the program is limited to 40 and it will be on a first come first serve basis. The participants must bring their own helmet, mouth guard and jock (or jill). Sticks and the rest of the equipment will be provided by the organization.
For more information and to register for the introduction program send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The idea behind the free program is to not only introduce children to a sport that has a rich history in this region but to add to the momentum that has been established in the past few years.
Several local players have turned their lacrosse careers into lucrative scholarship deals at American schools, including Ladner's Logan Schuss, a junior at Ohio State University where he currently leads the Buckeyes in scoring. More recently, Footmen graduate Tyler Wickett agreed to a scholarship deal at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, while Sam Clare is enjoying an outstanding freshman season at Simon Fraser University.
The club is also fielding highly competitive teams and that was evident at the recent provincial championships where the Footmen captured gold at the U12 level and silver at U19. Delta also thrived at the recent Best of the West Tournament in Las Vegas where the U16 tier one squad won gold, while the U14 team reached the quarter-finals.
The Footmen are also thrilled with the new Delta secondary school will be operating a field lacrosse academy for interested student athletes starting in September.