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Lacrosse Clinic to Address Different Levels of Skill

IN THE GAME…Youngsters try out their skills during a past program sponsored by the Westfield Lacrosse Club. The club will present its second annual fall youth lacrosse clinic for boys and girls on Saturday, September 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Edison Intermediate School.

The Westfield Lacrosse Club will be presenting the second annual fall youth lacrosse clinic for boys and girls from grades 3 through 8 on Saturday, September 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Edison Intermediate School. The sponsors for the clinic are Athletic Balance and Print Tech.

The clinic will feature Kevin Finneran, an All-Pro Midfielder for the Philadelphia Wings Major Indoor Lacrosse League Team and a member of the 1998 USA/All World Team, and the coaches of the Westfield High School Girls Lacrosse Team, Heather Murray and Debbie Kephart.

Last year, 60 boys and girls from Westfield participated in the club’s inaugural clinic. This year the clinic is being offered on a state-wide basis to all boys and girls from third through eighth grade.

The clinic is focused on providing enhancements to the skills of an experienced player, as well as offering an opportunity for the beginning player to learn about lacrosse.

There will be non-contact drills and the program will require experienced boys and girls to bring their lacrosse stick, gloves, helmet and mouthguard. Players new to the game need to have a lacrosse stick and mouthguard to participate.

A new feature this year will be an equipment swap area. The club will provide space for individuals looking to sell or swap their used equipment from 10:30 a.m. to noon the day of the clinic at Edison School.

Registration for the clinic starts at noon and requires a parent or guardian to register the player.

The registration fee is $15, which includes a lacrosse ball and an entry ticket for the raffle to be held at the end of the clinic. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held in the Edison School gymnasium and sneakers will be required. For more information, please call Jim Thomas at (908) 233-4117.

Lacrosse Club to Conduct Fall Program for Grades 3-6

The Westfield Lacrosse Club will be conducting the second annual fall ball program for boys in the third through fifth grades, and for girls who are in the third through sixth grades.

The program will be held at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield from 3 to 5 p.m. every Saturday, beginning on October 4 and ending on November 8.

Experienced players need to provide their own equipment, which includes a mouthguard. Boys and girls new to the game of lacrosse need to have a lacrosse stick and mouthguard. The club had 20 boys attend the program last year who joined the club for the spring season.

The program will focus on skills, scrimmages and, for new players without equipment, there will be non-contact drills.

Registration is available at the Edison Intermediate School on Saturday, September 27, during the Westfield Lacrosse Club Youth Clinic, and also is open during the fall program.

The fee is $15, which includes a fall ball T-shirt. For further information about the program, please call Ron Prunesti at (908) 789-4252.

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