Warriors Lacrosse Club partners with area schools to teach sport

A Moorhead student tries out Warriors lacrosse gear during a back-to-school event at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School in Moorhead this past fall.

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Warriors Lacrosse Club has a deal for area physical education teachers that will be hard to refuse: Let us come into your classrooms and teach area youth a unit on lacrosse.

Warriors varsity coaches Ben Fairbanks and Sam Morse are currently making their rounds of area schools, most recently spreading the word about lacrosse at Cheney Middle School in West Fargo and also the city’s STEM Center physical education programs.

The Warriors are a club lacrosse team drawing players from across the Fargo-Metro area. And being none of the local school districts have an established lacrosse team, the club relies on clinics and other events, such as teaching lacrosse in gym class, to increase participation by area youth.

Coach Ben Fairbanks

“We can work with school coordinators to have coaches come in to put on demonstrations, run drills for classes, answer questions and give information on the sport and let people know how they can get involved,” said Coach Fairbanks.

The club even has equipment available to give all students the opportunity to participate and experience playing lacrosse with actual sticks and balls.

Assistant Coach  Sam Morse

“This is a great next step to expanding a physical education program’s stick ball unit,” said Coach Fairbanks, who has taught lacrosse in several area schools.

Fairbanks, a former college lacrosse player, will be coaching the Warriors varsity team for his third competitive season in spring 2013. He will be joined again by Morse, a second-year coach with the team.

Teachers interested in more information about partnering with the Warriors Lacrosse Club to teach lacrosse can contact Coach Fairbanks at bennyf_5@hotmail.com or Devlyn Brooks at devlynbrooks@gmail.com.

For more information about the club or to register to play for the Warriors visit the club’s website here. Also check out the club’s varsity and junior varsity Facebook pages, and read more on this blog.