17 Dec 2018 Fall Lacrosse Update: Great Coaches, Free Clinics, Loaner Equipment, & Big Fun
Fall Lacrosse Update
Cusabo Nation Lacrosse, a 501c3 Nonprofit
– Charleston, SC
This Fall Cusabo Nation Lacrosse handed out over $15,000 in Lacrosse equipment to over 60 beginner players. Each week in October and November we conducted two free practice clinics where the boys and girls learned the fundamentals of ground balls, catching, throwing, cradling, dodges and two-on-one play creation.
Local USL Sanctioned Tournament
Ten excellent coaches volunteered their time. We had a wonderful camaraderie of Learning, Loving and Giving back to the next generation of the sport of lacrosse. A new tactic was implemented to bring new players to the game. Many of the players joined up to play lacrosse right as the flag season winded down Palmetto Lacrosse Tournament in Ravenel .
Caption: CNL Coaches Robert Hagood (The Hill’86), Matt Guidera (PJ23 HS/Citadel’06) , Dave Mortimer (Lake Placid Old Dogs) , Dan Russler (NC State), and Brent McHenry (U. Pitt/Steelers)
Not prictured: Mark Bitter (Manhasset LI/Lawrenceville/Denver/NC State), Donovan Smith (Taft ’89/Vanderbilt ’93)
The Little Brothers of War
Once again, Henry Hagerty (St, Paul’s ’74/Havard ’78) led us in his motivating team cheer of the Little Brothers of War.
I respect lacrosse.
I respect my coaches.
I respect my teammates.
I respect myself (3X)
You can count on me,
I will run all day.
I will never give up.
I am your brother.
We go to war.
We are the little brothers of war.
Caption: Henry Hagerty (Princeton ‘76) leads the Little Brothers of War
Partnering with area clubs
In addition to our weekly clinics, we joined forces with a local travel club, where 50 area 4th and 5th graders participated in a 3 hour clinic using the USL Age Appropriate Practice Guide. We ended in mini-games where players gave it their all. We see the importance of Charleston area clubs to work together for Local Play to grow that game.
Caption: Coach and USL Certified Trainer Garett Rosecrans (Butler University and LA Riptide) leading the Clinic
After School Mentoring
Finally, and most importantly, we are proudly serving fifteen student athletes that are enrolled in our Cusabo Scholars program at Mitchell Elementary. Our young players are experiencing a co-curricular education of after school lacrosse and academic mentoring.
Caption: Coach Russler talks to Jalen after a tough loss