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

Benton Tigers
Jestin McMahon, Head Coach

C.E. Byrd Yellowjackets
Emmett Beggs, Head Coach
Boy's Lacrosse

C.E. Byrd Yellowjackets Girls
Tim Palmer, Head Coach
Girl's Lacrosse

Caddo Magnet Mustangs
Zach Favrot, Head Coach

Captain Shreve Gators
Eric Martinez, Head Coach

Cumberland Academy Knights
Tyler, Texas
Nick Williams, Head Coach

Loyola Flyers
Thomas Pernici, Head Coach

North DeSoto Griffins
Chris Clanton, Head Coach

Renegades Lacrosse Club
Michael Pabst, Head Coach

Lady Laxers Middle School Lacrosse
Andrea Rippetoe, Head Coach



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 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.


Please join us on Saturday, May 4 at South Bossier Park for a FREE introductory lacrosse clinic for girls K-4th grade from 12:30 until 3pm.  All equipment is provided.  Sign up by emailing

Red River welcomes Xfinity as an official sponsor.

Hey parents!

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We're sending out a great big THANK YOU to Caddo Parish Parks & Rec and Cane's Chicken Fingers for partnering with Red River Lacrosse to provide this FREE clinic designed to introduce the game of lacrosse to new players.  We had over 50 young boys and girls come check out the fastest growing team sport in America.

Great spring season, so what's next?

A big shoutout to all the Coaches, Officials, Players, and especially you Parents who supported the boys through all the practices and games this past spring.  We are extremely grateful to the Bossier Police Jury, and all the folks at South Bossier Park for all their help and providing the field space for our program. 

We will be back in P.E. classes in the fall, spreading the word about the sport of lacrosse.  Let me know if you can assist in getting into your child's school. 

We've had a number of parents and player who have asked about summer travel teams.  This year we are encouraging everyone to support the teams in our area.  The rising 5th through 8th graders are playing on the Venom team. They are already practicing practicing on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 until 7pm at Centenary College.  Contact Coach CJ Seling at (207) 798-9741 about joining, and possibly even added a 3rd and 4th grade team.

For our rising 9th graders, we want to make sure that you knew about Louisiana Elite.  Elite is fielding high school teams this summer.  I know as talented as some of our spring teams were that we will probably field a competitive summer travel team.  They will also practice at Centenary on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7-8:30pm starting May 23rd.  Contact Coach Garrett Faktor at (318) 676-9592 for more information on Elite.


ALL Louisiana High School Boys Lacrosse players, classes 2024-2027, interested in playing travel club lacrosse in the summer time- HERE WE GO!!! Coaching and training from NCAA coaches, Louisiana high school coaches, and Louisiana-based NCAA players.

Tournaments on the road, training sessions in the 318, and maybe even a local summer tournament.

You will NOT want to miss this summer.

See y’all soon.

Spring '23 - Our Biggest Season Ever!

Thanks for helping make the spring 2023 season our biggest ever, with over 200 elementary and middle school boys and girls playing on 14 teams.  We can't wait to see what the future holds for these players!  Come check out some youth games this spring.

The game is growing quickly. We need more people to step up to continue growing the game in Northwest Louisiana. Please consider becoming an official.

A BIG 'thank you' to all the Coaches, Officials, Parents and Players who helped make this fall's lacrosse season our best yet!

Call us today at 318-834-0690 and reserve your spot!


Dozens of middle and high school girls came out to South Bossier Park this past Saturday to check out the fastest growing team sport in America.  If you're interested in joining the team contact Coach Andrea Rippetoe at 318-349-3455, and let her know you're interest, and click on the FALL 2022 SEASON flyer to register.


Registration is NOW OPEN for the fall 2022 elementary and middle school season, for boys and girls in K-8th grades. Teams will be formed, and Coaches assigned, in early October. Games will be played from October 22nd through December 11th at either Centenary College or South Bossier Park. The cost for the 8-game season is $130. We also offer a convenient payment plan. We do require all of our players be members of USA Lacrosse (annual $30 membership).

'Laxin' for Landry' Scholarship Fund created in Anglin's memory.

Landry Anglin was an 8th grade student at Caddo Middle Magnet, where she was a member of the Lady Laxers Lacrosse team.  Landry was tragically taken from this world on Sunday, May 1st 2022.  Through the outpouring of financial support from the lacrosse community, we have created a 'Laxin' for Landry' scholarship in her memory.  We will offer financial assistance, for those in need, to any girl who wants to play lacrosse.  Please continue to keep the Anglin family in your thoughts and prayers.


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. 

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.


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.

LAX.COM sizing chart

LAX.COM sizing chart

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


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 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 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!


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...

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!