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Lacrosse: Youth get introduced to new club sport

Veteran coach starts local lacrosse program

October 1, 2019

By Brian Stanley / Contributing Writer for the Santa Ynez Valley Star

Andy Chalupa gives an introduction to lacrosse during a Santa Ynez Valley Lacrosse training session.

The new Santa Ynez Valley Lacrosse program has staked its claim in the valley as a fresh alternative for youth sports.

Founded by Andy Chalupa, the startup lacrosse program held its inaugural training session for fifth- through eighth-graders on Sept. 12 at Jonata Middle School in Buellton.

“Knowing how great the sport is and how much fun the kids here will love it,” Chalupa said, were some of the key factors for bringing lacrosse to the Santa Ynez Valley. “To be able to introduce to all these guys out here and also something for my son when he gets old enough to play.”

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