Cobra Lacrosse is a non-profit youth lacrosse club in Arizona offering introductory, recreational and competitive travel level field and box lacrosse

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Cobras Lacrosse is a registered non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. We turn no child away for their inability to pay league fees. We are moving toward a nominal fee for participation with sponsorships, grants and donations as the main source of sustenance for the club. If you are interested in learning more please contact us! 

 

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

 

Aristotle

 

30 Days to Spring Lacrosse!

 

30 Days to Spring Lacrosse!

 

With the fall season ending we turn our sights and celebrate our 18th year of youth lacrosse when our Cobras compete with over 70 teams across the valley!  

 

Teams are forming for 8u, 10u, 12u. 14u and HS players. No experience needed, just a desire to have fun, learn and play the fastest game on two feet!

 

Registration is open with only a deposit required to hold your rosters spot until the season starts Jan 4th . Installments are offered through January 21st.

Returning players need to commit ASAP to insure your 2022 uniform numbers are not given away!! As always first come first serve!

 

  • Info & Registration Here
  • Practice and tentative game schedule are online Here
  • Want to borrow lacrosse equipment befrore you buy? We have you covered FREE of charge! Just fill out our  Loaner Equipment Request 

 

Still on the fence, have questions?  !

 

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Instagram: cobra_lacrosse
Twitter: @LacrosseCobra

by posted 12/01/2022
Spring Lacrosse Flyer


by posted 11/22/2022
Fall & Spring Lacrosse Registration Now Open

 

 

 

Fall & Spring Lacrosse Registration Now Open

 

Registration is now open for the fall and spring lacrosse seasons

 

If you plan on playing both you can register now, pay over time and save 10%*

 

Not sure? Why not come out to our Free Clinics every Saturday in October? Meet the coaches and potential teammates and check out the fastest game on two feet! Oh, and bring a friend two. Sports are more fun playing with friends!!

 

More Info and Registration Here

 

What is Fall Ball?

 

Fall Ball is traditionally the time to prepare for the competitive spring lacrosse season. This includes speed and agility workouts, individual position instruction and the foundation of team play with scrimmages and a season ending tournament for all divisions (minus 8u since the tournament does not include 8u). 

  • Fall is Nov 5 – Dec 10 (6 wks) with 16 practices, Cobra Reversible, scrimmages, and Lax4Life Charity Tournament 

 

Can I play in the spring if I don’t play in the fall? Of course. Many of our players are in school sports such as football and wrestling for the fall and come out in January . . .

 

Spring Competitive Season

 

In Arizona we consider “spring” lacrosse from January through April. This is the main season for lacrosse when our club competes against the other 75 teams across the valley and Tucson. 8u/10u practice twice, 12u/14u three and HS four times per week. All youth teams play 2 games every Saturday while HS have between 10-14 home and away games. All games are professionally refereed. Returning players use the same uniform from last season. New players can purchase a complete uniform for only $75

  • Spring is Jan 4 – April 8 (Youth), May 5 (HS) – 12wks Youth, 16 wks HS, 2-4 practices per week, league games, and championship tournaments  

 

*Cobra Cobras Lacrosse is a registered non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. We turn no child away for their inability to pay league fees. Limited Scholarships and extended payment plans are available to those in need. Want to play? Contact us!

 


by posted 10/04/2022
Winning vs Development?

 
Winning vs Development?
 
 

 

Winning matters. But development matters more.

 

The score at the end of a game commonly determines a “winning” and “losing” team, but what does winning mean after all? Does winning mean having the better score in a U9 league game? Does winning mean a team that goes unbeaten in Division 1 in their U11 group?

 

I submit that “winning” is a long-term proposition. Too often we look for short-term gain and therefore miss the opportunity to reach the higher goal. In our case that means more time spent developing ALL players with a well thought out LTAD approach, ensuring that we have avenues for new players to learn, recreational players to enjoy this great game, and finally training and travel programs for those that wish to reach their highest potential.

 

Although “winning over development” survives to this day, the keepers of the flame are losing steam based on solid research. We know that by the age of 13, 70% of kids involved in organized sports drop out of the game. The main reason for this is kids aren’t “having fun anymore” and they’ve lost interest. By maintaining the short-term “win at all costs” mentality, many youth players are lost in the fight to win meaningless games. Far too often over my years I’ve heard comment that youth players have to “win” or they will be upset, or even depressed. This is simply not true.

 

In fact in a study conducted in 2014 by George Washington University found, when kids were asked why they participate in sports over 90 percent of children responded that they did so because it was fun. Fun, however, means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. The children were asked to describe what fun meant for them, and 81 different explanations arose throughout the study. 81 different explanations for what fun means, ranked in order of most important as a response.

 

Winning ended up 48th on the list.

 

 

The top fun factors were; Being a good sport, Trying hard, Positive coaching, Learning and improving, Game time support, Games, Practices, Team friendships, Mental bonuses, Team rituals, and Swag.

 

Trying your best is essentially the idea of giving 100%. It’s that winning mentality, and if we can continue to foster it, we are one step ahead of the game in helping to create “winners.” Kids generally forget about results soon after the game is over. The game is really won or lost, however, in the car ride home. As Project Play explains, kids often forget about the result ten minutes after a game is over, but are often reminded of it constantly in the car-ride home and at dinner that day.

 

Winning is important, but development is more important. Develop the winning mentality, see kids take ownership of their own technical development, understanding that one hour of practice a week is not enough, and watch the results come, eventually. Eventually is the key word here. Don’t expect this to happen over the course of a week, a season, maybe even a year. Development is not a straight line. Ups will come with downs, and development does not mean constant, unchecked progression.

 

So this is great but how do we develop skills in youth players and keep them playing sports?

 

I will summerize here, but encourage you to read the a complete solution, and our model, from The Aspen Institutes Project Play here;

 

The 8 Plays

 

 

Winning matters. But development matters more.

 


by posted 08/18/2016