There's less than a week left to get your kids registered for lacrosse in Airdrie and Cochrane.  

Rockyview Lacrosse Association President Ashley Reutlinger says registration closes February 28th.

Reutlinger says the leagues for boys and girls start quite young. "Mini tykes starts at three years turning four this year and the leagues go to midget which is for 15 and 16 year olds."  

Lacrosse is growing in popularity, according to Reutliner. "A lot of people use it for off season of hockey, it's an alternative to soccer, it's all round development. and it's building up morale as a team and building up confidence in all age divisions. Our association has anywhere from 450 to 550 players and our doors are always open to new players and people who have moved into our communities."  

Reutlinger thinks there are a number of benefits to playing lacrosse, not the least of which is building team unity.

"Its the finesse of the game. The kids just seem to pick it up and they all grow and develop and work as a team," she says.

The season starts April 24th and in some divisions goes until provincials in mid-July.

Anyone wanting to get involved as a coach, official or volunteer is more than welcome says Reutlinger. "We can always use coaches, we always have volunteer positions to fill. We're essentially growing lacrosse as a sport, and we all become families, so, the more the merrier. " 

Reutlinger thinks lacrosse is a great sport, and she isn't shy about shouting it's praises. "It's of course Canada's top sport, so we want to see more people out there."  

To register for Rockyview Lacrosse or to get involved as a coach or volunteer click here.