ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce the introduction of their Girls Winter Box Lacrosse Clinics. The program features two age groups and will serve as an instructional platform developed by the FireWolves organization with a focus on growing the sport of lacrosse and empowering women.
The program will take place every Tuesday beginning on January 4 and run through February 15. The first two practices will be free of charge to allow those interested to test out the program before committing. All sessions will be held at the Knickerbacker Sports Facility, located 191 103rd St, Troy, NY 12182. The FireWolves Girls Winter Box Clinics are a part of the Junior FireWolves Program, presented by Precision Lacrosse and is also supported by Epoch Lacrosse, a U.S. design and technology company committed to exclusively creating the highest-performing lacrosse equipment.
“We are thrilled to add our 2021-22 Girls Winter Box Clinics to our Junior FireWolves programming,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves. “Our mission is to grow the sport of lacrosse in the Capital Region, and we have seen firsthand that the women’s game is right on par with the men’s game in terms of popularity. We want to offer girls the opportunity to start training as early as possible and this grassroots program will help teach and develop young women the sport of lacrosse straight from the pros!”
The program will consist of two groups, Bantam (grades 6-8) and Midget (grades 9-12). Both levels of the program will feature USBOXLA and FireWolves trained coaches. Aside from the unparalleled coaching, players in the Girls Junior FireWolves clinics will receive one free ticket to a FireWolves home game with discounts on additional tickets, discounts on Epoch Lacrosse gear, access to custom Epoch and Junior FireWolves gear and apparel, discounts on equipment at Precision Lacrosse, and much more.
“We are proud to support the growth of women’s box lacrosse in the Capital Region and specifically with the Albany Junior FireWolves youth program for girls,” said James Miceli, CEO and Founder of Epoch Lacrosse. “Together we are working to make it affordable for these young competitors and are excited for the future of women’s box lacrosse in the U.S.”
Registration is now open for the clinics. For more information on the Girls Junior FireWolves Winter Box Lacrosse Program, contact Mike Luongo at MLuongo@AlbanyFireWolves.com or (518)-362-4900- ext. 104. To register online, visit https://afw-training-academy.sportngin.com/register/form/825136400.
Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their tickets for the historic inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves home opener today! For more information regarding home opener tickets, visit https://albanyfirewolves.com/tickets/2021-22-home-opener/ or call 518-362-4900.
The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About Times Union Center
Times Union Center is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, Times Union Center opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.