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Program Details

  • Dates: Saturdays 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13

  • Game Location: Dos Pueblos High School

  • Time: 11:00-12:30 PM

  • Grades 3rd-8th

  • Player Fee: $140

  • Hotshots Counter Strike T-Shirt Included

What is Counter Strike?

• Players are placed on teams of 4-5 players and play 3 on 3, in a non-contact, short-field lacrosse mini-tournament. All players use a short stick, with helmets & gloves only. Each game is 8 minutes, where all players play all positions and sub on the fly. 

• This is a “non-contact” league. Though players may incidentally bump into one another - light stick checking is ok but no body checking is allowed. Intentional contact will be a time-serving penalty.

Do I have to have lacrosse experience to play Counter Strike?

No one player is too good or too new to play 3v3 lacrosse.  However, the more aggressive the player is and the better their stick skills are, the faster the ball moves, the easier it is to dodge, pass and shoot!  The fastest way for a player to improve his stick skills is to spend time on the Wall with a ball.  CLICK HERE for a sample Wall Ball routine.

AGE/EXPERIENCE & REQUIRED GEAR:

• 3rd through 8th grade players

• Divisions will be created based on player registrations so play is competitive.

• All players must have a short stick, helmet, gloves & mouthpiece. 

How are the Hotshot Crews formed?

Coaches place the players into teams of 4-5 players each session to maximize competition for the day.

Why is 3v3 Lacrosse beneficial to play?

3 vs 3 lacrosse teaches kids of all ability levels how to play in transition and forces them to have soft hands in order to catch a much lighter ball than they are used to.  In addition, they are running non-stop for almost 60 minutes and getting many valuable touches on the ball in a short period of time.  We want the kids to learn to react to situations quickly, whether it be on offense or defense.  

What are the rules?

There are no body checks, however controlled stick checks are allowed. Substitutions are on the fly.  There are more rules but we'll explain them to the players.  It's very easy to pick up.

Divisions 

Divisions will be age/ability based to make it safe, fun, and competitive.

What do I need to bring to Counter Strike games?

  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Mouthpiece

  • Cleats

 

Can I borrow equipment from Hotshots?

Players are expected to provide their own lacrosse equipment.   However, equipment is available for rent in the player registration.  All equipment must be returned on the last day of play.  Rental fee is non-refundable for wear and tear over the course of the session.  

Stick - $25

Helmet - $25

Gloves - $25

What are we trying to teach?

  • Quick ball movement

  • Playing with soft hands

  • Spacing

  • Creativity

  • Thinking fast/adapting/making good decisions

  • Draw and Dump Offense

  • Understanding and learning what "early offense" is

  • "Man Up" and "Man Down" core concepts

  • Playing in transition

  • Resiliency

  • GRIT

TALK TO US

Santa Barbara, CA

info@hotshotslax.com

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