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'Laxin in the Rock'
'Laxin in the Rock'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - (February 25, 2012) - More than 400 youth lacrosse players, parents and fans are expected to participate in the annual "Laxin in the Rock" Lacrosse Tournament, sponsored by Little Rock Lacrosse Club (LRLC), February 25th-26th, at Burns Park in Little Rock, AR.  Participating teams include players aged ten to 19 from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

"Laxin in the Rock" is sponsored by LRLC (Little Rock Lacrosse Club).  The day will kick-off at 12pm Saturday and end on Sunday afternoon.  A total of 36 games are planned on three fields featuring over 22 teams.  A complete schedule is below.

Participating teams include:

Arkansas

NWA Youth Boys

NWA Youth Girls

NWA High School Girls

NWA High School Boys

Little Rock Catholic High School Boys

 

Oklahoma

Edmond Youth Boys

Edmond High School Boys

Edmond High School Girls

 

Tennessee

Houston High School Boys

Houston High School Girls

Houston Youth Girls

Collierville High School Boys

Collierville Youth Boys

 

Louisiana

Shreveport Byrd High School Boys

 

"Laxin' in the Rock" Lacrosse Tournament showcases the best lacrosse players in our region, and we are delighted with the growth the sport has experienced over the past few years," said Todd Oliver, Tournament Coordinator from Little Rock Lacrosse Club (LRLC).

According to U.S. Lacrosse, lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. Youth participation in the sport has grown more than 138 percent since 2001 to nearly 300,000 participants.  No sport has grown faster at the high school level over the last 10 years and there are now an estimated 228,000 high school players.  Lacrosse also has been the fastest-growing sport over the last six years at the NCAA level with 557 college teams in 2009.  In addition, there are more than 500 college club programs, including nearly 200 women's teams that compete at the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates level.

The event is free and open to the public.  The concession stand and lacrosse information booths will be open, and members of LRLC will be on-hand to demonstrate lacrosse and play with fans.