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Camp teaches kids the skills of lacrosse

A new box (indoor) lacrosse camp is opening on the West Island. The company SportLife has partnered with the West Island Lacrosse Association to create a camp for both beginner and advanced players, with a focus on having fun and building team spirit. The camp is open to kids and teens ages 7 to 15 and will include practices, skills competitions, and team-building exercises.

Box lacrosse originated in Canada, where it is played between two teams of six players and traditionally on an ice hockey rink that has been covered. The object of the game is to use a long handled racket, known as a lacrosse stick, to catch, carry, and pass a ball in an effort to score into an opponent’s net.

The camp will condense an entire season into one week. Athletes will be “scouted”, walk a red carpet, make video highlight reels, do interviews, and play in a mock championship and awards ceremony at the end of the week.

Kids will be separated into teams based on both age and experience. This lacrosse camp is non-contact and will be held at Macdonald College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Players will need to bring their own helmet, hockey gloves, shin pads and lacrosse sticks.  The camp will be held July 8 to 12, and costs $275 for the week.

SportLife will also be offering a three-day ice hockey camp from Aug. 27 to 29. Geared to kids ages 5 to 9, campers will play three-on-three hockey at Quartier Hockey in Dorval.  The cost is $200 for the three days and parents can sign up online. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and extended hours are available. SportLife has bussing and carpool services available.

For more information, visit sport-life.ca.

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