ZIP Lacrosse


Is your child ready for something different? A sport that is lightning fast, high-energy, and fun for both boys and girls? i9 Sports® is excited to bring you ZIP Lacrosse™, a new lacrosse format that’s taking the nation by storm! ZIP Lacrosse is a fast-paced, non-contact, 3 on 3 game for participants to develop and refine their lacrosse skills. And best of all, it comes with all the benefits you’ve come to expect from i9 Sports: fun, safety, and emphasis on good sportsmanship. With limited equipment requirements (no helmets or pads), the i9 Sports format is the perfect way to teach kids ages 5 - 14 the fundamentals of lacrosse while developing their hand-eye coordination, agility, and overall athletic skills.
The i9 Sports Pee Wee ZIP Lacrosse™ program is intended to build your child’s knowledge of basic skills as well as confidence in the sport of lacrosse. Pee Wee players are taught using weekly developmentally-appropriate practice drills which help players understand the components of the game and apply the concepts. These specific drills also aim to improve the large and small motor skills as well as cognitive skills that young players are still developing. By the end of the program, your child will have experience with the basics of the game of lacrosse – holding the stick properly, scooping, cradling, passing, catching, shooting, scoring and defending. At the end of the day, the most important result at this age is to instill a love for the sport and to have FUN!
The i9 Sports Junior ZIP Lacrosse™ curriculum is designed for players to further develop a comfort level with the ball and their stick. Junior players will be able to shoot with more accuracy, successfully control ground balls and run while cradling the ball in their stick in a self-determined direction. A central key for effective learning at this age is repetition, repetition, repetition. Therefore the same drills will be reviewed in multiple practices throughout the program. The activities will focus on practicing the mechanics of the game of lacrosse – cradling, catching, scooping, throwing, passing, shooting and defense. Our goal is to keep the kids having fun, while strengthening their skills and improving their understanding of the sport with a focus on progress, not perfection. The program for the Junior age group aims to improve large motor skills, spatial awareness and teamwork in a high energy and fun environment.
The i9 Sports Senior ZIP Lacrosse™ curriculum focuses on reinforcing and practicing the proper technique for the basic skills needed for lacrosse. The drills focus on repetition to create muscle memory which aids in both physical and cognitive skill development. Our practice plans offer advanced drill options to make sure each player is challenged and advancing their abilities. Fast-paced games are played in a way to learn the structure, organization, and experience of lacrosse. Our main goal is for players to further develop comfort, composure and skill level with the game while working with their teammates in coordinated plays. By the end of the season, the players will know and understand the rules of lacrosse along with increased skill sets around how to strategically work together as a team on both offense and defense.