The Flower Mound Lacrosse Association is holding signups for their inaugural fall lacrosse program.
According to spokesperson Melissa Lawrence, the FMLA is a non-profit organization formed to accommodate the rapid growth and popularity of lacrosse and dedicated to fostering and promoting a safe, disciplined, respectful, team-oriented program where boys and girls can learn the fundamentals of the sport.
Things are off to a fast start with the league, as over 50 kids from first grade to high school participated in FMLA’s first Lacrosse camp in July.
“We are fortunate to have a very experienced and dedicated coaching staff with many years of lacrosse experience,” said Lawrence.
Although fall is the traditional “off season” for lacrosse, Flower Mound is unique among North Texas towns in offering an organized fall lacrosse season.
The FMLA will offer boys teams for first through eighth grades, junior varsity and varsity, and sixth through eighth grade girls team.
During the fall season, players will receive instruction and training in the basic skills of lacrosse as well as advanced skills that will enable boys and girls to play at various skill levels in competition throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn, refine and advance skills in preparation for the traditional spring lacrosse season,” said Lawrence.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. It originated from the Native Americans who often played the game as a way to prepare for war.
Referred to as “the fastest game on two feet”, lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey, played with a stick (the “crosse”) and a ball.
“Due to the popularity of the sport, there’s already over 100 kids registered for the fall season,” said Lawrence.
Fall registration is going on now through September 8th.
To learn more about the FMLA, make a tax deductible donation, or to register for the fall season, visit www.flowermoundlacrosse.org.