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CONNECT WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

Here is contact information for each of the Northwest Louisiana and East Texas high school lacrosse programs:

C.E. Byrd Yellowjackets
Steve Martino, Head Coach
Boy's Lacrosse
318-393-1622
smartino17@gmail.com

Sarah Wilkes, Head Coach
Girl's Lacrosse
318-525-6417
SWilkes10@gmail.com

Caddo Magnet Mustangs
Austin Melson, Head Coach
757-848-3047
Austin.Melson@gmail.com

Captain Shreve Gators
Garrett Faktor, Head Coach
318-676-9592
GarrettFaktor@gmail.com

Cumberland Academy Knights
Tyler, Texas
George Pabst Head Coach
318-573-2351
GPabst@CumberlandAcademy.com

Loyola Flyers
John Sella, Head Coach
318-470-3900
jsella@LoyolaPrep.org

Renegades Lacrosse Club
Michael Pabst, Head Coach
318-573-5038
318Renegades@gmail.com
 

RED RIVER LAX & SHREVEPORT INDOOR SOCCER TEAMED-UP TO OFFER BOX LACROSSE

Red River Lacrosse, along with Shreveport Indoor Soccer, just wrapped up the 2021 High School Box Season.  This was a great way for players to get together with high school teammates, knock the rust off, and improve their stick skills, as the high school players prepare for the regular season.  C.E. Byrd, Caddo Magnet, Capt. Shreve, Loyola and the Renegades all competed in the High School Division.  

AGE CHART

Age grouping quick reference table.

The Fastest Game On Two Feet Has Hit Louisiana By Storm!

Here’s your chance to experience for yourself why so many kids are abandoning their Louisville Sluggers for a different kind of stick.  One reason lacrosse is so popular with youngsters is because both big and small players can participate.  Coordination, quickness and agility are the important skills, not just size.  And parents, you’ll love the non-stop action and actual on-field playing time for your kids.  We’re introducing this great sport in P.E. classes throughout the area, so give us a call today about helping start a team at your school.

Local Lacrosse Community Saddened by Tragic Loss.


Landry Anglin

We are at a loss for words about the tragic death of one of our own Lady Laxers.  Landry Anglin, 13, an 8th grader at Caddo Middle Magnet, was killed by a stray bullet Sunday afternoon in Shreveport's South Highland neighborhood.  Please keep the Anglin family in your thoughts and prayers.

FINAL SATURDAY OF SPRING 2022 YOUTH SEASON

Final Saturday of the spring 2022 season - In memory of Landry Anglin.

ANOTHER BIG WEEKEND OF LACROSSE IN THE 3-1-8!

With beautiful weather on tap for this weekend, you should take the opportunity to watch the game grow! On Saturday, tomorrow, you can enjoy youth games at South Bossier Park from 10am until 3pm, including a JV game between Caddo Magnet and the 3-1-8 Renegades.

And then on Sunday, at 11am, the big boys take the field, with Centenary College hosting Colorado College at Mayo Field. This will be a special day for a number of our youth who will take the field with the college players during pre-game ceremonies before playing a 10-minute exhibition game at halftime! Come out and support the growth of the game in our area.

Wait! There's more! At 1pm on Sunday, LSU is scheduled to play TCU at Freedom Fields in Bossier City. Don't forget to bring your chairs and sunscreen. Come cheer on our former Red River Lacrosse players who are playing at the next level, it's going to be exciting!

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A great weekend of youth lacrosse!

Red River Lacrosse hosted youth teams from Tyler, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas.  They were greeted with Chamber of Commerce weather and a full day of youth lacrosse games at South Bossier Park. 


Spring 2022 Schedule as of 3/22/22, subject to change.

Another beautiful day for lacrosse in the 3-1-8!

Thanks to Centenary College Lacrosse we were able to salvage our games against Acadiana Youth Lacrosse this past Saturday.  And the weather couldn't have been nicer.  This season, we are expanding our regional footprint to play other youth teams from Lafayette, LA to Tyler, TX to Little Rock, AR.  

Here’s the updated schedule:

Spring 2022 youth schedule released!

Our spring 2022 youth lacrosse season is about to kick off!  I have managed to keep all our games on Saturdays, with a few Sunday afternoons added in case of rain-outs.  This season, we are sending several teams to play out of town, while hosting teams from Little Rock, AR, Tyler, TX, and Lafayette, LA. All our local games will played at South Bossier Park, unless otherwise indicated.

YOUTH GAMES UNDER THE LIGHTS AT CENTENARY COLLEGE!

Due to a scheduling conflict at South Bossier Park this past Saturday, December 4th, we had to move our games to Centenary College.  Thanks to Centenary College Lacrosse, many of our youth lacrosse players got to play under the lights on the turf at Mayo Field (behind the Gold Dome).  Pretty cool.


Under the lights at Centenary College! Photo Credit: Robert Parchman

Pickup and Play Clinic - A Big Hit with the kids!

Another beautiful day.  Another Great day to grow the game in the 3-1-8! This past Saturday, dozens of new faces came out to our Pickup and Play Clinic. Thanks to USA Lacrosse for helping make the day possible.

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Red River Takes on Youth Teams from throughout the Region!


Red River's U14 Team Getting It Up Before a Game in Lafayette.

Red River Lacrosse took a U14 team down to Broussard, Louisiana this past Saturday to take on the Baton Rouge Mustangs, the North Shore Spartans and the Acadiana Hurricanes in a pre-season playday. We look forward to forward to facing off against other youth teams from across the state and the region, as we continue to grow the sport in North Louisiana.  Acadiana will bring their U8, U12 and U14 teams up here to play us on Saturday, April 17th, and Little Rock, Arkansas and Tyler, Texas will roll into town on April 24th.  Come on out to South Bossier Park to check out some exciting youth lacrosse action!

Red River Lacrosse wraps up a successful 2021 spring youth season!

On Sunday, May 23rd, Red River Youth Lacrosse wrapped up the 2021 spring lacrosse season.  Well over a hundred elementary and middle school boys and girls participated on a dozen teams.  The smaller-sided 7v7 format seemed to work well, providing more chances for the kids to have the ball in their stick.  A big THANK YOU to all the parents and coaches who stepped up to help make this season a success!  There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to continue to work on their game over the summer.  We will continue to post about camps, clinics and personal training events on our Facebook page and here on our website.  We will be contacting schools when classes begin in the fall in an effort to get into more P.E. classes to spread the word about the sport of lacrosse.  If you want to get involved with growing the game, or have any suggestion on how you think we can improve our program, or if you can help us get into your child's school this fall, please feel free to give me a call at 318-834-0690.
Thanks again,
Coach Pabst

Growing the Game in North Louisiana!


October Clinic

OCTOBER 2020 CLINIC

2 for 2!  We hit the weather jackpot two months in a row!  It was another beautiful fall day for our second in the series of Fall Lacrosse Clinics. There's still time to sign up for November and/or December. Go to our website at www.RedRiverLax.org to register!

It was a beautiful September day for our first in the series of Fall Lacrosse Clinics. There's still time to sign up for October, November and December. Go to our website at www.RedRiverLax.org to register!

What a B-E-A-utiful Day for Lacrosse!


2020 TryLax Clinic at Centenary College

What a great day for youth lacrosse in Northwest Louisiana!  Over 70 elementary and middle school boys and girls from across the area enjoyed our first-ever TryLax Clinic.  TryLax is 90 minute introductory lacrosse experience for kids who have never played before, but were thinking they might want to.

A BIG  thank you to Centenary College for the use of their beautiful field, to all the coaches who stepped up to make today a huge success, and especially to all the players and parents that came to check out the game of lacrosse.

High School Lacrosse in the 3-1-8


Byrd and Capt. Shreve gave us a look at things to come - and it's going to be exciting!

Beautiful weather made for a fantastic day this past Saturday, at South Bossier Park, as hundreds of Shreveport-Bossier lacrosse fans had a chance to get a glimpse of the 2020 high school lacrosse season during the 3-1-8 Laxin' in the Park Jamboree, hosted by Red River Lacrosse.  Varsity and JV high school teams from Airline, Byrd, Caddo Magnet, Capt. Shreve, Loyola and South Bossier, as well as middle school teams from Caddo Middle Magnet and Elm Grove, took the field during this showcase.  

FTK/River Cities Lacrosse hosted a free clinic on Friday night and tournament all-star game, on Saturday evening, on the campus of Centenary College as well.  From the evidence on the field and off, the future looks bright for lacrosse in North Louisiana.

From Elementary to High School - the 2019 Fall Box Season was a Blast!

Thanks to all the players, coaches and officials who helped make our 2019 Fall Box Season a success.  We had over 70  elementary, middle and high school boys participate.  As high school teams begin their preparations for the upcoming LHSLL season, we are planning a big push into elementary and middle schools throughout North Louisiana.  Contact us today at 318-834-0690, and help us get into your school.  Our spring rec-league season will run March 7th through April  26th.  Early-bird registration will open on January 28th and run through February 7th.  The fall season runs October 12th through November 16th.  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming clinics!

COACHES NEEDED!!!

Please let us know if you or any of your former teammates or coaches interested in helping grow the game in north Louisiana. We are planning a big push for the spring, and we’ll need a new supply of coaches to fill the void created by so many of our youth coaches moving up to coach at the high school level. Please feel free to share the contact information below with anyone you think might be interested in becoming a coach.
Thank you,
Coach Pabst
phone: 318.834.0690
cell: 318.573.5038

Coach Pabst and Coach Seling Growing the Game!

Coach Pabst and Coach Seling appear on KTAL6 Television's Living Local segment talking about the growth of the game in Northwest Louisiana.

StickStar Clinic a big hit with players and coaches alike!

Great clinic, with great coaches, elevating the game in the 3-1-8!  Shout-out to @StickStarLax and @GentsLacrosse for growing the game in North LA. Better on three, 1-2-3...

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Michael Pabst

Executive Director

Phone: (318) 834-0690

Red River Youth Lacrosse Association

The Red River Youth Lacrosse Association (RRYLA) was originally formed in May of 2012 as the Caddo-Bossier Lacrosse Association.  It was formed by several local coaches who wanted a more active youth lacrosse program, one that would be developing young men and women to play lacrosse into high school and beyond. What began with 60 youngsters in the summer of 2012 has grown into hundreds of players on more than a dozen youth boys & girls teams. Lacrosse is becoming a very popular sport around the country including Louisiana, and Shreveport-Bossier is no exception. The Red River Youth Lacrosse Association is the main reason for this surge in popularity locally. 


Red River Youth Lacrosse Association Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

Sponsored by Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana

Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana

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We could not do what we do without great sponsors like Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana. Definitely the best place in town to take a break. Let them know you appreciate their Platinum sponsorship of youth lacrosse.

Sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick's Sporting Goods

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Since day one, Dick's Sporting Goods has supported our efforts to grow the sport.  In return, they've become the area's largest retailer of new lacrosse gear.  Ask them about discounted starter packages for your new lacrosse player.

Sponsored by Citizens Bank & Trust of Vivian

Citizens Bank & Trust of Vivian

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A big Thank You to Citizens Bank & Trust Company for stepping up in a big way to support youth lacrosse in our area.  Please let this great financial institution know you appreciate their committment to helping us grow the game!