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FAQ > Why? > Why Should Ringette Players Play Lacrosse?

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  • Ringette and Box lacrosse are very similar sports, Women’s Field Lacrosse also stresses team play and strategies
  • U.S. College scholarship opportunities in lacrosse are available
  • Ringette players excel in lacrosse
  • It’s a great method to increase physical fitness in ringette’s off-season
  • Team sports build self esteem, respect, integrity, & fairness
  • Lacrosse teaches leadership skills
  • It helps prevent sport burn-out by playing a new, fast-paced sport
  • Players of all fitness levels and abilities can compete in lacrosse
  • A player can learn basic plays and strategies
  • A player can learn to play both offensive and defensive positions and make a quick transition from defence to offence and vice versa
  • It reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net
  • Lacrosse increases hand-eye co-ordination when stick handling
  • It teaches players to play with their head up and to be more aware of their surroundings
  • Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at smaller targets and picking corners
  • Defensive skills are taught with individual and team concepts
  • Lacrosse teaches the creativity of fakes, back passes, & shots
  • Box Lacrosse is run in 5-player units and helps the ringette player practice playing a team concept, Women’s Field Lacrosse is played twelve (12) a side however team play is still stressed
  • It is inexpensive to equip Box lacrosse players as most ringette equipment can be used in lacrosse; Women’s Field Lacrosse players require no equipment outside a stick.

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Last updated on May 11, 2010 by Fort Saskatchewan Rebels Lacrosse