Granite Bay hosts lacrosse youth training camp this weekend

Lacrosse Festival prepares new players for growing sport
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GBYL hosts New Player Festival

What: Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse Club hosts annual New Player Festival 

When: Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3-5 p.m.

Who: Sessions are open to interested boys and girls, grades 2 through 8

How Much: Sessions, which include a ball and stick, cost $30

Where: Cavitt Junior High School field in Granite Bay

Did you know that lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America with high school participation for girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse growing 100 percent in the last 11 years?  

This rise in popularity is occurring across all states, across all ages, and well into college with over 75 four-year colleges adding a lacrosse program in the last two years. The Sacramento Valley is on the same trajectory and Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse (GBYL) continues to lead the charge.  

The Grizzlies Club has been around for over 10 years with multiple teams at each age level to give boys and girls a vehicle to enjoy this dynamic, fast-paced, and skilled sport that appeals to all, especially moms and dads on the sidelines!

So how do kids learn this game?  

Well, lacrosse is truly a sport for all kids, but we know that many players and parents may be unfamiliar with it.  For this reason, Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse holds an annual New Player Festival each Fall to introduce the game to interested new players. For a very low fee, this two-hour session teaches all the basics of the game and the best part is, the player gets a brand new lacrosse stick and lacrosse ball to take home!  

In the last seven years, GBYL has introduced lacrosse to over 600 boys and girls through our New Player Festival and many of our first players have since gone on to play in high school and college — something the program is truly proud of.

Our New Player Festival and our Spring season are open to boys and girls, grades 2 through 8. 

This year, our New Player Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cavitt Junior High School field. 

For more information or to register, please visit