Awesome time visiting the west coast in Fall 2016!
- The sport is growing in the state of Colorado; espicially at the grass roots level. Alot of players are coming off the soccer and baseball fields and picking up the lacrosse stick. One of the problems with the growth of the sport is the weather! Kids are so active with other sports that alot of the time its tough for them to fully commit to the sport of lacrosse.
- The talent level was very impressive. 3D Lacrosse hybrid field/box style of play was easily seen in a practice. Players were both physically mature and handled the ball with care.
- It was cool to witness a bunch of east coast coaches settling in out west to give back to the sport of lacrosse.
- Active is the best word I would best use to describe the culture. A majority of the people are in shape, happy, and are at peace with the lifestyle of Colorado. Mountain biking, snowboard, skiing, hiking and being outside is a huge part of the everyday culture. Also a healthy living is equally important. One could tell by all the natural and organic restaurant/shops that this is the case.
- Denver University (DU) is the main lacrosse hub in the state of Colorado.
- At the grass roots level alot of players look up to DU
- DU is recruiting both from the east and west coast
- There are alot of Canadians, CA, WA, CO and even OR players on the roster!
Cool side notes:
- Someone mentioned 40 people a day are moving to Denver CO – that’s alot of people!
- The quality of life and industries moving out west is the major pull.
- Great and reasonable mexican food is almost on every corner
- Sports Authority Field of Mile High was a monument in itself
- Alot of companies are moving out to Denver CO to draw young millennial talent.
- The first Chipotle restaurant was founded and started there (see pictures below)
- On the east coast, one usually asks people what do you do for a living. On the west coast you ask people what do you like to do!
- There is more sunlight in Denver CO then there is in CA!
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