Tag Archives: Youth Lacrosse
US Lacrosse “Gold Stick Standards Of Excellence” Endorsed To Bring National Standards To Boys And Girls Youth Lacrosse
For more: http://www.uslacrosse.org/goldstick
“Lacrosse Magazine” Releases January 2012 “Digital Online Edition” Featuring Youth Lacrosse Review And College Preview
Growth Of Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Recognizes “Booming” Growth In Houston And Throughout The Lone Star State
The Houston Astrodome looks like it was plucked out of Tomorrowland, Disney’s 1950’s vision of what today might look like. The UFO-shaped stadium is somehow both futuristic and old-fashioned, a throwback to a time when Houston would be a logical staging ground for trips to the moon.
Today, Houston is America’s fourth-largest city and its busiest shipping port, but those moon vacations never materialized. The Astrodome hosts presidential conventions, rodeos and, in 2005, thousands of refugees from Hurricane Katrina. The one-time symbol of the future has become a part of American history.
It’s also the historical birthplace of lacrosse in Texas, a state essential to the sport’s future. Four decades later lacrosse is booming in Texas cities and Houston, where it all began, fields 74 high school teams and more than 80 youth teams. That number is growing.
“It’s incredible,” said Stacie McKay, president of the Houston Chapter of US Lacrosse. “Especially in our inner cities, they’re really started to get excited about it.”