"[The sports is] continuing to grow, and that's impressive in this economy," said Gait. "Youth and high school programs are being added all the time."
Gait said that the sport's growth is due to its inclusive nature.
"Athletes of all types can play lacrosse because of the [lacrosse] stick," said Gait. "The stick allows you to be a good player if you work at it."
That theme was carried throughout Gait's clinic. Besides showing the players his arsenal of trick shots, he showed them how to effectively scoop up ground balls simply by twirling the stick in such a way as to get just a little space between the ball and the turf. He also demonstrated ways to maintain possession of the ball.
"I teach a little technique along the way but the kids learn a lot just from observing," said Gait.""