Rabun Gap to add Lacrosse

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will offer a lacrosse program in the coming years for both boys and girls. During the 2019-20 school year, a developmental program will be offered for students in grades 3-8. The program will progressively grow each year to add developmental and competitive teams reaching a full varsity program by the 2023-24 school year.

A skills-based game, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America. According to the NCAA, over 36,000 athletes play lacrosse at the collegiate level. The boys’ and girls’ games are quite similar; however, there are some significant rules and equipment differences. Lacrosse is played in the spring of the year for both boys and girls teams.

Head of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Middle School, Bill Rothe, played lacrosse in college and is an avid coach and teacher of the sport. He has offered developmental lacrosse camps for younger students at Rabun Gap to introduce them to the sport.  “Lacrosse is team-based sport that is fast and requires a great deal of focus. It is a terrific way for young people to develop a team-oriented mentality.”