The City by the Bay lived up to the hype and turned out to be the perfect ending for our first-ever Grow The Game Tour. The San Francisco stop would be comprised of two days at two different venues. For the first day, we would head out to the Firewhawks Lacrosse program in Redwood City, CA, followed by another event the following day at the San Francisco Fall Classic alongside the Ohio State vs. Lehigh game.
Our day with Firehawks was a blast and each clinic was fully loaded with young players, eager to take in all of the lessons from the coaches in attendance. Not only were Mike Powell and Matt Gibson in attendance, Easton brought out the big guns in the Kim brothers and Doug Appleton. As if this wasn’t a great team already, Johnny Christmas (who is a regular with the program) came out for the day as well. If that doesn’t get you excited for lacrosse, we don’t know what would.
From fundamental skills to stick tricks, players took every second they could to practice their new skills, only leaving once their parents dragged them from the field.
The following day, we packed up the Dutchie one last time and headed off to Kaiser Stadium in San Francisco. While not being able to put on a full blown clinic, we had a great group of kids show up, full of excitement and enthusiasm. Easton Lacrosse donated a ton of sticks to the group and gave the kids a great demo on the sport of lacrosse.
Check out some of our favorite memories from San Francisco below.