Lakeland Lacrosse president Hugh McKay said the sport continues to grow in the Lakeland.
"Our teams are normally fairly competitive even though most of the kids don't have a lot of lacrosse experience.
At the upper end, we're getting some four and five-year guys who are bringing good skills.
There's a good core group of kids in bantam this year.
They've actually done well at the provincials and at the novice levels."
When Lakeland Lacrosse
started up in 2005, teams played out of the arena in Cold Lake South, but now most of the Lakeland Heat home games are played at the Energy Centre field house.
"We started off playing at the (Cold Lake) south rink," McKay
"It actually changes the game a little bit because you don't have a high ceiling so a lot of the shots are more difficult and certainly playing on concrete is more difficult than the nice field house floor.
The field house is a great facility in Cold Lake and we do enjoy it."
Despite the use of the field house, McKay
said teams still use the arena for practice to prepare for road games against teams that still play in arenas.
"We still play on both because Kitscoty and Vermilion are in the league," McKay
"They play in the rinks instead of fieldhouses so our kids have to learn to play on both surfaces."
said having lacrosse as a sporting choice is vital for kids who might not enjoy other traditional spring sports such as soccer and baseball.
"It gives kids a different option who don't excel at or enjoy those other kind of sports," he