Shattler heads Lethbridge lacrosse clinic for third year.
The Creator's Game is hosted by the Lethbridge Sport Council in partnership with seven organizations as part of the Pathway to Participation Advancing Indigenous Sport initiative funded by the Physical Activity and Recreation Division of the Government of Alberta. It includes a 2-day lacrosse skills camp with pro player Jeff Shattler, the first day is in Lethbridge at the Nicholas Sheran Ice Arena with the second day taking place at the Kainai Sports Centre in Standoff, followed by an evening exhibition game to conclude the camp.
The 2-day lacrosse skills camp is being led by pro lacrosse player Jeff Shattler from the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League. The camp will include an introduction to lacrosse, advanced skills and scrimmage, fitness and mental performance training presented by Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest, and an exhibition game played by select players for all to come and enjoy.
Participants will learn the cultural significance of lacrosse, also known as The Creator's Game, traditionally thought of as medicine by players both physically and mentally.
Local lacrosse coach Chad Chief Moon said, "Bringing an Indigenous pro lacrosse player like Jeff Shattler to our region again will continue to grow the game. Youth will learn lacrosse skills and gain an understanding of the cultural significance of the game. They will also learn about the opportunities lacrosse can bring them, such as scholarship opportunities and avenues for playing pro lacrosse. This year we wanted to bring the game to the reserve to show everyone how fast, rough, and entertaining the game is.”
Shawn Daye-Finley, Lethbridge Sport Council said, “We invite all interested coaches who are currently coaching lacrosse or who want to get involved to join Jeff and Chad on the floor to receive hands-on experience and mentoring”.
Registration for the event can be found on the Lethbridge Sport Council website. https://lethbridgesportcouncil.ca/programs/pathway
Jeff Shattler will have media availability. Contact Tanya Whipple for details and to arrange a time.
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