YOUTH SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Lacrosse Team - WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL


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14-year-old Mitchell Appleberry tells us about how he ended up playing lacrosse.

"They did a demonstration at our school when I was in the seventh grade," Appleberry said. "It just seemed like something that I wanted to be a part of. I got going in the seventh grade and now I'm in my fourth year."

Appleberry plays for a BamaLax team. Mark Hand coaches a different BamaLax team, the U-11 team. He tells us what the BamaLax organization is all about.

"The kids are very excited," Hand said. "We had our best rec season ever in the state of Alabama. There's just a whole lot of excitement. They're just kids that want to play at a higher level. We have kids that want to go to college and play. That's what this is all about, developing their fundamentals and giving them that base so when college recruiters see them, they have a chance of making it to that next level."

So why does Appleberry think the sport of lacrosse is special?

"Just the combination, really," Appleberry said. "It's kind of like hockey, kind of like football, but it's just so unique."

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