Lacrosse is a very complex and difficult game to learn. Each position is different and every phase of the game presents unique challenges to young players. As coaches, we've watched for years as beginners struggle to learn the nuances of the field game while trying to grasp the basics of stickwork. More often than not, the field ends up a jumbled mess of players without any discernable order or strategy. While there is always merit in pushing through those awkward years while learning to adjust to the full-field game, we feel there is a better way to teach the game.
The Catch!Cup is our answer to 9 players standing still while one struggles to cradle it. It is our answer to 20 more players standing on the sidelines wondering if they're going to get a chance to play or not. It is our answer to a congested field with players just whacking each other trying to pick up a groundball instead of developing stick skills and playing as part of a cohesive unit.
At Catch! we're working to find new ways to help young players learn how to play Lacrosse. Our goal is to help every player get better and the best way we know how to do that is to maximize reps and make it fun. We simplify the game by removing 7 players from the field, and returning the focus to teamwork and skill camaraderie. Working with 9 other players across a football field can be daunting, but working as a 3-man team all within 10 yards of each other is doable.
No longer must parents stand on the sideline wondering if their son will play. No longer will an amorphous blob of players blindly follow around the ball until it miraculously rolls into the net at one end of a seemingly endless field. No longer will players spend season after season yearning for their chance to score a goal. The Catch!Cup is our answer to all of these problems - make the field smaller, make the teams smaller, and let the games begin.
Once each month throughout the year, the Catch! community comes together for The Catch!Cup - a one-of-a-kind showcase where players are given the chance to compete in 3v3 games, competitons and contents as part of a team. Drills and technique are critical to becoming a good lacrosse player, but ultimately we must apply what we've learned in a competitive environment. Rather than simply playing the same old full-field game, we've worked to develop a new type of competition - one that ensures all players stay engaged and involved in every play.