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Our Programs

Red Stix Lacrosse runs two age specific programs focused on developing proper lacrosse skills in an educational, fun and constructive environment.  

Youth Recreational 
Program: This program is intended to provide young players (middle school and below) a local recreational lacrosse program focused on player development.

** Players will be placed in groups/teams by level and experience as well as age.

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High School Program: The high school programs are structured to prepare both experienced and new players (8th grade and above) for the upcoming high school season.  Experienced players should participate in the High School Experienced Program -- for Intermediate/Advanced players.  New & less experienced players should participate in the High School Foundational Program.  Both are designed to target the skills each player is ready for, and then give them good coaching to help them grow in their game as they strive to add new skills to their comfort zone.

H.S. Experienced Program ("Intermediate/Advanced"):
If you have played competitive lacrosse for a few years and are at least 8th grade or older...
OR, if you have played competitive lacrosse for more than 3 years, consider yourself a strong player, and are 7th grade or older...
OR, if you have played competitive/elite lacrosse for more than 3 years, consider yourself an elite player, and are 6th grade or older...
OR, if you are a really strong athlete who is newer to the sport but you can catch and throw well...
-->Then you should likely sign up for the "intermediate/advanced" training

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Fundamentals Training (6th-12th):
If you have never played lacrosse before, and are 6th grade or older, 
OR, if you know you'd like to focus on fundamentals...
OR, if you have played a few seasons (or fewer) and know you are a player who is always stalling the drill because you can't catch well...
OR, if you have played a few seasons (or fewer) and know you would like the opportunity to have great, focused coaching on a particular area of your game...
--> Then you should likely sign up for the "fundamentals" training,   This training will be custom-tailored to the athletes involved, and will have lots of small-group skills training, focused on building stick skills and situational experience and confidence.

Also, this is the best value and the lowest player-coach ratio.  We place tremendous value in the importance of strong fundamentals, and will have lots of high-quality experienced coaches involved in this program to help you out in the most important (beginning) stage of your lacrosse journey.
  
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Our Philosophy

Statistics show that 70% of girls quit playing organized sports by age 13 and the number one reason given is, 'It stopped being fun!'  Red Stix was established in part to reverse this trend in the south Atlanta area by providing an awesome environment for your daughter. 

It is the goal of Red Stix Lacrosse to:

1.   Create an environment where young girls are surrounded by awesome role model coaches who teach a love of sports, lacrosse and learning.  We want your daughter to love the game, love her team, and love her coaches.  We want it to be a fun and positive environment where she keeps begging to come back for more lacrosse.  We don't want kids to get bored from lack of challenge, and we don't want kids to get burned out from too much pressure and commitment.  We believe a perfect balance is somewhere in the middle.

2.   Take a long-term view of player skill development.  Winning games and league titles take a back seat to developing skills and a love for the game.  When your daughter finally retires from organized sports she will absolutely not remember the U11 league championship game, whereas she will definitely remember playing in the high school state championship game.  We are building skills with the end-game in mind -- with the goal of helping her develop into a top performer who peaks at the high school or college age, not elementary or middle school.  

3.  Focus skill development on the right things.  Practice absolutely does not make Perfect.  Practice makes Permanent.  Perfect Practice makes Perfect.  Red Stix teaches proper lacrosse technique from the beginning.  We emphasize a slower approach that takes the time to build the fundamentals the proper way.  Bad habits take years to relearn if they ever are.

4.  Lacrosse skills are formed by repetitive muscle memory.  Red Stix embraces the concept of "10,000 touches".  Practices and games are planned and sized to give each player as many touches on the ball as possible.  Small fields and small-sided games where every player is on offense and defense is intended to provide players the best opportunity to come in contact with the ball as much as possible.  Practices are structured to limit 'standing-around' during and between drills.  

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