AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Box Lacrosse Association (TBLA) is proud to announce its expansion into Louisiana and creation of the Louisiana Box Lacrosse Association (LBLA), adding a Youth Academy, High School Divisions, and Adult Leagues in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans starting with the 2013 Summer Season.
We are pleased to welcome Casey McDonald, Associate Head Coach for LSU Men’s Lacrosse, in his new role as Director of Lacrosse Operations: Louisiana. He will spearhead our growth in the Bayou State. Casey will be integral in building the base of young athletes playing box lacrosse in the state and grow the game to help take Louisiana to the next level.
The mission of the newly-created LBLA is to provide an authentic, Canadian-style box lacrosse experience and raise the level of play in the state of Louisiana through competitive and instructional programs.
Now in its second year, the TBLA has seen rapid growth of the popularity of the box game in Texas. We have expanded from approximately 350 players in the 2012 Summer Season to 450 players in 2012 Fall Season; and, we anticipate close to 800-900 players (from youth to adult) for the 2013 Summer Season.
During the 2012 Summer Season, the TBLA brought Kyle Harrison and Sam Bradman down to Dallas for our First Pro Series Clinic and looks forward to hosting John Grant Jr., Mark Matthews, Malcolm Chase and others for several Pro Series Clinics during the 2013 Summer Season.
TBLA President and Founder, Joe Ernst, had this to say about the company’s expansion into Louisiana:
“We are starting to see players of all ages fall in love with box lacrosse and it is driving a rapid expansion of our programs in all of our Texas cities. We think that Louisiana is the next logical choice for expansion; and, it is our goal to help the players of the Bayou State gain laxIQ, stick skills and toughness in the manner that only box lacrosse can. We are very excited to have Casey onboard and look forward to contributing to the great work the high school and youth coaches in Louisiana are doing by adding another way for their players to improve and excel.”
Registration for the 2013 Summer Season in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans is currently OPEN! Please go to www.TexBoxLax.com, click on the ‘Louisiana’ tab in the upper left corner, select your city and age group, and REGISTER TODAY!