Lacrosse leagues in Hoboken?

4/13/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Peggy was wondering about Lacrosse leagues for kids in town…

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What are the chances?

“Was just wondering if there might be some seeds for starting a lacrosse league of some kind in Hoboken. My son wants to try out for his high school team but has had virtually no exposure to it. It’s a big sport nationwide… albeit a suburban one… but we’ve had almost no luck finding any lacrosse leagues for kids (pre-college) in the Hudson County area.

I’d bet there are tons of former college lacrosse players living in Hoboken (potential coaches!!). I know the competition for field space would be wicked. But I thought I’d throw this out to you as a possible post to see if there are some LAX players out there looking to take up the game once again and teach the kids of Hudson County how to play?”

Hmm, perhaps some unemployed chap wants to start a “Recession Lacrosse” League?

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11 Comments on "Lacrosse leagues in Hoboken?"

TBizzle
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Finding volunteer coaches would be the easy part (nights & some weekends). The overall organizing of the league and incorporating it with NJLacrosse would require some major time commitments from some people…that will be tough.

bradykp
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bradykp

sounds like a great idea. i always wished we had leagues in my home area, but I was never exposed to the sport. Any activity for kids is a good thing.

jjoinnides
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jjoinnides

I’d love to coach! I have a full time job so it would have to be on nights and weekends, but i really would love to get involved. Lax is and was very much apart of my life– i started young and played all the way through college. I’m a woman, i dont know if you are looking for boys or girls couches, but obviously id be a better coach of the girls game. Let me know

TheTacoTruck
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TheTacoTruck

I think its a great idea and their are lots of ex-players in Hoboken. There are leagues at Chelsea Piers. I recommend you check out this site for NJ leagues.

http://www.njlacrosse.com/

bmacqueens
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[quote comment=”148761″]I have no idea about teams, but do know a random fun fact…

Hoboken is home to the longest running collegiate lacrosse program in the country. The Stevens Lacrosse team celebrates their 125th anniversary this year.[/quote]

125 years of lacrosse at Stevens? Wow. I had no idea that Anglos have been playing the game for that long. What’s the story … did they take the rulebook and poach a few coaches directly from the Lenape Indians?

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