Editor’s Note: Welcome Josh “Chewy” Acut back to the Lax Network. Josh is one of the major forces behind a Grass Roots effort in Corpus Christi, Texas, to grow the game of lacrosse. Every time we check in with him he has more good news and fantastic lacrosse ideas. He keeps a positive attitude, never gives up and if there were more people like Josh out there growing the game, lacrosse would already be more popular than baseball!
GTL this, GTL that… Three letters that are eternally etched into our vocabulary, but OUR “GTL” means a lot more than just “Gym, Tan, Laundry”, OURS stands for Grow Texas Lacrosse.
What was supposed to just be a t-shirt has become a tour, a mindset, and a mission.
This past weekend, the San Antonio Los Luchadores Lacrosse Club and the Flour Bluff Lacrosse Club came together for GTL210: Just Play. “Just Play” because that is all we wanted to do. No crazy entrance fees, no rules and regs, just get two teams, from two different cities, to come together to play lacrosse. Then we added in a Girls LAX clinic with Katie Burton Carroll (Georgetown)… which was pretty cool in and of itself. Oh yeah, STX lacrosse was there too showing off the NEW 2011 line-up! All in all, it was a BLAST!
This game was the Flour Bluff Mens team’s 1st time to ever really play together (against someone else), and the SA Lax Club were gracious hosts. They could have easily beaten the tar out of us, and yes, they did win the 1st game. But they also took time to show us what we needed to do in certain situations and how to do things a little differently, that could affect our game big-time. Their instruction while playing meant a lot to us, and showed that they wanted us to get better also.
In the end, it was a great weekend! The Men’s team from Corpus Christi got to play some real lacrosse, the High School girls lax’ers from San Antonio got a treat with a spectacular girls clinic, and WE all were able to “Just Play”! January 29th will be GTL361: Battle in the Bluff, it’s also the same weekend as the very 1st OFFICIAL High School Lacrosse game in Corpus Christi, TX! Big things planned for 2011, stay tuned for more!!!
“Don’t be mad at the LAX that I got, I’m just, I’m just Chewy from the Bluff!”