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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.

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

Centenary Men’s Lacrosse is offering a series of 1-hour positional sessions this summer

Here's a very affordable opportunity for improving your game this summer.  Centenary Men’s Lacrosse is offering a series of 1-hour positional sessions this summer, for kids 6th through 12th grades, beginning next week.  Sessions are $25 each or $100 for unlimited sessions.  All sessions will be taught by current Centenary Coaching Staff and Players, and held at Mayo field. Registration and questions can be directed to Coach Billy LeClair at 

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!


Click the link below to register your child for Red River Youth Lacrosse's spring rec-league season.  The cost for the three months of practice and the 8-game season is $130, plus all the players are required to be a US Lacrosse member - an annual $30 membership.  If you're registering multiple siblings at the same time, you'll receive $20 off the additional child's registration.  Never let the cost of playing stop you, we have financial assistance available for families in need.  All you need to do is ask.

We're going into P.E. Classes and registering kids through February; forming teams and assigning coaches at the end of February; and we'll practice a couple of days a week through March and into the first week of April.  Games will be on Saturdays and/or Sunday afternoons from April 10th through May 23rd at South Bossier Park. 

Go ahead, click on that registration button.  You'll be glad you did!



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!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The safety and well-being of all our players, coaches, and families is of the utmost priority during these uncertain times. In light of this past week's unprecedented series of events for all sports leagues, including our youth lacrosse organization, we have had to make some tough decisions.

With the announcement by our governor of the closing of all K-12 schools, the availability and access to some of our practice fields has been restricted. Due to concerns for everyone's' general welfare, we will temporarily suspend all practices and games while we continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice and take all necessary precautions. It is our goal to reschedule the youth games as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. We want you and your children to enjoy this great game and get back to a sense of normalcy.

Stay tuned for updates. Until then, there's no ban on wall-ball, or playing catch with a friend in your backyard. Thank you all for your patience and we hope you all stay healthy.

Michael Pabst
Executive Director RRYLA

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...

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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!