Participation in lacrosse has doubled over the past decade, according to US Lacrosse, the national governing body. It’s no wonder.
“Every player is involved, with no waiting around,” said Jeff Wilson, president of the Anthem-based North Valley Predators, which has grown from 35 players when it started four years ago to 73 players last year. In this no-cut league, any kid, big or small, can contribute. The game, a bit like a cross between hockey, basketball and soccer, is quick and engaging for players and spectators.
“Parents… will be the first to tell you how fun the sport is to watch,” said Dave Kelly, president of Boulder Creek Lacrosse.
Homes for Sale in 85085, 85086 & 85087
Prickett Realty, serving Anthem & North Phoenix
North Valley Predators is a feeder league for the high school program. Last season, 18 eighth graders graduated from the Predators program, and 16 are headed to the BCHS lacrosse team (if enough players join, a second team could be added). Boulder Creek aims to win its first D1 State championship title in lacrosse within the next couple of years, Kelly said.
Parents can register kids ages 5–14 online for the Predators program through Nov. 30, though the season begins Nov. 1.
Predators New-Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m.
Anthem Civic Building
3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem
40808 N Laurel Valley, Anthem Parkside
4 BEDS | 3.5 BATHS | 4-CAR GARAGE | 3,484 SQFT | $519,000
Plenty of space inside, outside and in the garage
1619 W Owens Way, Anthem Country Club
2 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 1,157 SQFT | $244,000
Cute & cozy, move-in ready
40616 N Territory Trail, Anthem Parkside
3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 1,567 SQFT | $299,000
Bright & glowing — and easy decision
Call or text 623-297-2557 to learn more.