TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Lacrosse is continuing to grow in the big bend, and a team from upstate New York is down in Tallahassee for the first ever D1 lacrosse match in the capital city.
While the Colgate Raiders prepare for a scrimmage match with Jacksonville on Tuesday, the team also decided to help teach the game of lacrosse. Colgate players and coaches held a small clinic Sunday afternoon for kids who are in 8th grade and younger.
It is a way for players to teach and younger kids to learn the techniques and fundamentals of lacrosse, and at the same time, have some fun.
Lewis Langford is a senior at Colgate this year, and a Maclay alum. He said, "The whole trip is to spread lacrosse in this region and this was sort of a concrete way of doing it. It's literally kids running around and teaching them actual techniques and stuff that we learn at the college level, just to get their game a step ahead, and hopefully help them learn to like it a lot."
Cooper Belanger, who is also a senior raider, is originally from Michigan. He added, "We wanted to teach them some fundamentals and then kind of show them how they can maybe apply that to a game situation, as well as, have a good time and laugh a lot and run around. When you get more competitive, I think it's a little bit easier to lose sight of why you started so I think our main goal is to remind them of why we started."
The raiders will face Jacksonville Tuesday night at 7:30. The scrimmage will be held at Maclay School.