Five San Jose Stealth stars traveled to Palo Alto, Calif., last week to hold a lacrosse clinic for the Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club. The clinic was part of the Stealth’s ongoing effort to continue the growth of lacrosse in the Bay Area.
Colin Doyle, Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell, Brett Manney and Will Dalton provided instruction many facets of the game to boys and girls ranging from second grade to high school. Over 100 children were in attendance to receive pointers from some of the best lacrosse players in the world.
Doyle provided his tips on passing, catching and close-range shooting. Rabil gave instruction on outside shooting. Manney demonstrated a number of dodging techniques and Dalton showed the techniques of the face-off circle. Hartzell, who is the varsity coach of the Tomahawks squad, gave lessons on picking up groundballs. Each player in attendance was able to receive coaching from all of the Stealth players.
The Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club sponsors 13 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams for over 300 players in the Bay Area. The non-profit corporation was founded in 1990 and plays under the auspices of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association. All the players in attendance of the clinic were then invited as special guests at the Stealth game against the Colorado Mammoth on February 21.