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I would never have imagined it.

(this has NOTHING to do with coffee or business or Edmond or anything more than something that is bringing ALL the joy at the moment)

For the past 3 years, our oldest son – TUK – has jumped head first into the world of lacrosse and has since played day in and day out it seems. Last year, he decided to try out for Impulse Lacrosse based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and headed up by Pro Callum Crawford – one of the top forward in the National Lacrosse League and Ryan Fournier.

None of that really made any since to me when TUK began playing because I knew NOTHING about the game – either Box Lacrosse or Field Lacrosse. I quickly fell in love with it just like he did,

Now I can’t get enough of it.

Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins with the indigenous people of North America as early as the 12th century. The game was extensively modified by European colonists, reducing the violence, to create its current collegiate and professional form.

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He finished up his 4th Field session earlier this year (2nd with Impulse) and just completed his first Box session – it was unbelievable to watch! Their team travelled to Utah two weekends ago (which I missed) and to Phoenix last weekend where they completed with teams from Canada, Arizona, California and Colorado.

Watching your kids compete in a sport they love is special. It makes me remember those feelings as an Oklahoma kid growing up through the soccer ranks. It is even more special with a sport with such a history as Lacrosse in our country and beyond.

Our family loves this sport and our 5 year old, Park, has started to play as well. It is another thing we have found ourselves in the midst of that we have to fight for in our community but those things seem to be worth every ounce of effort.

Watching him play and progress also reminds me of the power coaches have on our kids to give them the tools they need for live even off the field / floor. These kids are growing up fast and these coaches – both at City Lacrosse Club here in Edmond and the crew in Tulsa at Impulse – are going to be a big part of our kids lives as they get older.

It’s been a special community and one that I’m so grateful to have found.. maybe even for me as much as for TUK and Park.

Thanks for letting me ramble a bit today. Excited for him to say the least.

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