Alex Alviar, Director of 10sticks Lacrosse, launched a new program last night in Pablo. Next Nation Lacrosse will kick off this spring on the Flathead Indian Reservation and will be a vehicle for youth lacrosse to grow in the area. The focus for this spring will be on recruiting new players and helping everyone get outfitted and introduced to the sport. The boys and girls will be playing some modified lacrosse games this spring, like Chumash, and will develop skills while staying close to home.
One of my favorite aspects of 10sticks Lacrosse is how often they tie their program to traditional lacrosse culture. They work closely with respected Iroquois players and they teach kids about all traditional games, not just lacrosse. Last night new and returning players worked with coaches and instructors to make Hoop Game sets. The kids had a blast and can now practice their hand-eye coordination anytime.
Look out for Next Nation Lacrosse this spring and if you get a chance to stop by the Flathead Indian Reservation and check them out in person I highly recommend it. Great job Alex and thank you 10sticks players and parents for helping to Grow The Game!