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Lacrosse means sticks, balls and lots of running for kids

  • Author: Anne Raup
  • Updated: June 8, 2018
  • Published June 8, 2018

Coach Kirk Kullberg circles up with the 8U group of lacrosse players.  (Anne Raup / ADN)

Young hockey players are getting a chance this summer to work on their stick skills by taking on a new sport – lacrosse.

The Anchorage Hockey Association will offer a six-week lacrosse camp beginning Monday on the artificial turf at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. It's the second camp of the year for players ranging in age from elementary school to high school.

Two one-hour sessions are offered each week for four age groups: Younger kids play Monday and Wednesday, older kids Tuesday and Thursday. The first half of each session focuses on skills and is followed by a game during the second half.

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8U lacrosse players line up for drills on Wednesday, May 30.  (Anne Raup / ADN)
The 8 years old and under group practiced at Ben Boeke Arena  May 30. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Lorelei Casey prepares to pass the ball during a Wednesday afternoon game.  (Anne Raup / ADN)
From left, Blake Kullberg handles the ball as Miles Zipsir, Coach Gabe Lipchik and Reece Lancaster wait for the action.  (Anne Raup / ADN)
Coach Tyler Madanski runs with the action as Miles Zipsir handles the ball.   (Anne Raup / ADN)
Coach Kirk Kullberg gives directions to the 8U group of lacrosse players.   (Anne Raup / ADN)

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