Landen kicked off 2017 Lacrosse with something new.
Box Lacrosse is a little more closely aligned with hockey. In fact, the boys play on a regulation-sized hockey rink that was covered with turf. The nets are much smaller than what is used for "regular" lacrosse, which served to help improve their shooting accuracy.
This year's team
The Box Lacrosse season played simultaneously with their Spring practice schedule. They wrapped this past Sunday, better prepared to focus on their league play.
Here are some shots of the action last weekend:
1 ... 2 ... 3 ... TIGERS!
This sequence of shots is incredible. You can see Landen take a couple of hits, get knocked to the ground but still manage to maintain possession. Then, he took the shot and scored. I don't know how this kid does it, but he does it!
This hit is completely legal, though yes, Landen does have the bruises to show for it.
How does he manage to hold on to it?!
Another legal hit - the opponent is trying to get Landen's bottom hand and tip the ball out of the net.
Scoring a point for Farmington!
He then took a couple of face-offs.
Setting up the pass.
The Tigers took possession, and Landen is waiting for the whistle to begin play.
Let's go, #45!
Landen launched a long pass from his team's crease (the area surrounding the goal), and though he intended it for a teammate, he successfully managed to score a goal! He made a full rink shot! The Farmington cheering section was on their feet when it happened, it was so exciting.
At one of the last face-offs of the game, Landen took the mid-fielder attack position. Here, he cannot enter the center circle until possession is achieved, then he helps his teammate either fight for the ball or get it to the opponent's goal.
It is so much fun to watch him play. Ready for Spring/Summer!