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2021 Spring Season Update

We have only a few weeks remaining in the 2021 Spring season.

How is the season so far?

Our mission at Big Walnut Lacrosse is twofold. You can read our full mission statement here.

One, teach the game of lacrosse. Scooping ground balls. Passing and catching. Feeding and shooting. LAX IQ is a big part of the game, too, and our coaches work to help both players and parents understand the game and the role of different positions.

Two, our mission is to teach life lessons through sport. Sportsmanship and teamwork. Discipline and responsibility. Respect for self and others.

For many of us here at Big Walnut Lacrosse, it's not the sport alone that is our passion. It is the opportunity to positively impact players' lives through sport.

We have a saying we've adopted. 

As many kids as possible. 
We are fortunate to have participation numbers growing, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

For as long as possible. 
We are proud to see a large percentage of our players return year after year, building up to the more competitive challenges that await them as future members of our middle school and high school teams. It is always exciting, too, to see new players put on their goggles or helmets and make that first pass, that first catch, or that first goal.

In the best conditions possible. 
We are beyond fortunate to have the support of so many in the community who help us raise funds to keep the cost of participation down, put new goals and nets on the fields, and outfit players in cloth packs and uniforms that not only look sharp but help our players feel sharp taking the field.

A big thank you goes out to our school system and Sunbury for allowing us to host home games in such great venues for LAX.

We look good out there, folks. That includes you.

Our program has received compliments from visiting communities for the friendly, positive environment their players and families encountered at Big Walnut home games. 

On the bench and on the sidelines, home or away, this Big Walnut LAX family has made a show of being encouraging and having fun – two fundamentals of our very mission.

Thank you.

Thank you for cheering for your player and the opponent.

Thank you for recognizing a great pass, an amazing shot, or an extraordinary save, no matter the team.

Thank you for helping to pick your player up on those tough days and encouraging the opposing team when the roles are reversed.

Thank you for asking coaches, "How can I help?" and volunteering your time at the scorer's table, in the press box, and in the stands keeping stats.

Thank you for enjoying a great afternoon of lacrosse, no matter the weather or the score. And we've seen it all this season so far.

Our kids are watching. Other communities are watching.

We couldn't be prouder to be Big Walnut Lacrosse.

Will you join us in making a renewed commitment today to finishing the season strong? (We are proud to support the views of the Positive Coaching Alliance.) 

You'll see other teams run up the score. That won't be us.

You'll hear some coaches – really hear them. That won't be us.

You'll catch some spectators' remarks to refs. That won't be us.

You get it.

We are on a mission to make youth sports what it used to be.

Now we need to ensure the example Big Walnut Lacrosse players and families are setting is the model league-wide for positive sideline chatter and coaching that keeps sports fun.

Thank you for partnering with us. We're on a mission.

Let's #beBIG.

The Little 'Nut
Our 1/2 Girls and Boys teams are the epitome of fun. We are seeing so much success and growth on the field. Passes are on target. Balls are finding the pocket. Shots are going in the goal! Most importantly, we are seeing fantastic smiles. That's our goal. 

The 'Nut
WOW. That's the best way to sum up the 3/4 Girls and Boys teams this season. Are both teams winning games? They sure are. But they're also winning the long-term game of building a solid base of LAX fundamentals that will pay off big in the future. That's more important to see than any number on the scoreboard, win or lose.

The Big 'Nut
How our 5/6 Girls and Boys teams play, with a focus on equal playing time and a bias toward winning but not winning at all costs, aligns with our mission at large. There have been tough losses that have led to learning. There have been exciting wins that fuel the love of the sport. Returning players are seeing years of hard work paying off, and new players are quickly joining the ranks of the experienced. What a sight to see.

Questions for coaches? Please ask, but do wait 24 hours after the game.

Have you registered for our Summer 3v3 league yet?

Don't miss out on this opportunity to #reLAX. Both new and returning players will enjoy the fun and fast pace of 3v3 LAX. Divisions are set by 2021-22 school year grades.

Grades 1/2 - Our Lil' Crossers! Good for both new and returning players to work on their skills ahead of the 2022 Spring season.

Grades 3 through 6 - Teams will be determined each night by attendance and skill level. Fast and fun!

NEW! Middle School Division for Grades 7 and 8 - Teams will be determined each night by attendance and skill level. Get ready for the next level of competition!

Register your player by May 23rd. Learn more and register today.


We are excited to announce our FORE! Big Walnut Lacrosse golf outing on Friday, July 9th, at NorthStar Golf Club, benefitting Big Walnut Lacrosse.

Join us for a day of golf followed by dinner and live entertainment. 

Register online and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you on the links as we continue to help our kids #winbyahead.

by posted 05/05/2021
2021 Summer 3v3 League

Our Summer 3v3 League is back and better than ever with a new middle school division for 2021-22 7th and 8th grade players.

Registration for all divisions will be open through Sunday, May 23rd.

Welcome to the game of lacrosse, Lil’Crossers! Join us for a fun, game-based introduction to the sport of lacrosse. This is your opportunity to try the game or hone your skills before the Spring 2022 season. All players must have an active US Lacrosse membership.

Includes a Pinnie

Three-Week Session

WEEK 1: Week of June 7th
WEEK 2: Week of June 14th
WEEK 3: Week of June 21st
RAIN DATE WEEK: Week of June 28th

BOYS: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00pm 
General Rosecrans Elementary

GIRLS: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:00pm 
General Rosecrans Elementary


Incoming Grades 7 and 8

Are you ready to run? This small-sided, fast and fun play focuses on skill development for returning players and an introduction to lacrosse for new players. All players must have an active US Lacrosse membership.

Includes a Pinnie

Three-Week Session

WEEK 1: Week of June 7th
WEEK 2: Week of June 14th
WEEK 3: Week of June 21st
RAIN DATE WEEK: Week of June 28th

BOYS 3-6: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm  
BOYS 7-8: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-9:00pm  

General Rosecrans Elementary

GIRLS 3-6: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm 
GIRLS 7-8: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm 
General Rosecrans Elementary


by posted 04/30/2021

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