After practicing “soft lacrosse” throughout the year, East Austin student athletes participated in a series of weekend practices. Students were fitted with regulation equipment and prepared for a scrimmage with a youth team from the Northwest Youth Lacrosse Association http://www.nwaustinlacrosse.com/. Free field use was provided by West Austin Youth Association http://www.waya.org/. After-school teachers and other area coaches volunteered to coach practices and run the scrimmage.
Fifteen student athletes from East Austin participated in the event that included basic skills & drills and culminated in a scrimmage of teams made up from both groups. Players come from three schools that are zoned to go to Pearce Middle School next year where lacrosse is expected to become part of the landscape both in Physical Education curriculum and in Afterschool Centers for Education (ACE) program http://www.texasace21.org/.