With the season’s beginning showing some promise and many opportunities to improve, Luxembourg Lacrosse now looking to the next weeks’ program with high hopes.
Club Camp & BeActive
For their preparation camp on 28-29th September in Weimerskirch, the Blacksmiths men’s team have recruited two British coaches with specific qualifications for team offense, speed/agility and mental preparedness to help the team perform better. Coaches Hatton and Rose come from prestigious backgrounds in Lacrosse, Rugby and weightlifting. Local coach Henning Schmidt commented: ‘We had plans in place to learn some more about how to play better more often and this is a big part of our preparation.’
Both club teams, Blacksmiths (Men) and Black Lynx (Women), also took part in the BeActive night on 28th September, showcasing the game to a wider audience over the day at the field in Cessange. For Schmidt, serving as Development Officer and men’s coach, and Martina McPherson, the women’s team coach, this is a big opportunity: ‘Showing the fastest game on two feet to a large audience is great. We always look for new players and this time we hope to find extra players for our U18 practices on Friday nights.’ Although the weather was less than ideal, Luxembourg Lacrosse considers their second participation at BeActive a success.
Weekly Youth Practices
Following an uptick in interest for junior Lacrosse, the Blacksmiths installed a dedicated juniors’ practice for all players under 18, boys and girls, on Fridays at Terrains de Sports Boy Kohnen in Cessange. The Esch based school Lycée Guillaume Kroll had already competed and succeeded in a tournament in Belgium earlier in 2019, sparking the plan to offer youth Lacrosse in the Grand Duchy’s capital. ‘All kids under 18 can join the practices, where we will share some fun, intense practices for all boys and girls looking to join’. Parents and players alike can contact coach Schmidt via email at .
A special beginners practice for players of all ages and skill levels will also be organize at on Friday 18th October 19h30, at the same location.
First Home Game Day of the Season (13/10/2019)
The Blacksmiths will play their first home game of this season against rivals from Namur, the Knights, at 14h30 on Sunday 13th October on the rugby pitch of “Terrains de Sport Boy Kohnen”. After last season’s losses against the Knights with 5:9, 5:15, and 1:20, the Blacksmiths hope to revert this trend with new recruits in defense Andrew Robillard and Cory Forbes, and a well-prepared team. We invite everyone that wants to discover Lacrosse to come and support us and enjoy a great game. The team will play in their brand-new jerseys, sponsored by The Black Stuff pub and real estate company SAPIA.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/950889845303568/