Cobra Lacrosse is a non-profit youth lacrosse club in Arizona offering introductory, recreational and competitive travel level field and box lacrosse

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Cobras Lacrosse is a registered non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. We turn no child away for their inability to pay league fees. We are moving toward a nominal fee for participation with sponsorships, grants and donations as the main source of sustenance for the club. If you are interested in learning more please contact us! 


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.



King Cobra 2021 Competition




Beginning April 28 just over 60 athletes took the challenge to put in up to 3 days a week of skill training, speed and agility, and indoor box lacrosse. Our focus is to get better, play lacrosse and have fun in the off season.


In addition to our Cobras, players from Arrowhead, Cave Creek, and the Desert Rattlers are already seeing improvement and as a club, we want to further motivate these players and invite others to join us for the 24 sessions we have remaining through July 28.


Introducing the King Cobra 2021 Competition


We will hold a season ending competition on July 28 to award the King Cobra custom titanium lacrosse stick (value $120) to the winner in each of our 4 divisions, 10u, 12u, 14u and HS. The competition categories will be will consist of;


  • Shot Speed
  • Shot Accuracy
  • Quick Sticks
  • Defensive Knockdowns
  • 40yd Sprint
  • Speed & Agility Course


In order to be eligible to must be registered and attend training sessions and or playing box lacrosse. If you are already taking part, just keep working hard. Sessions are Wednesday nights 6-8pm, Saturdays 4-8pm (depending on division) and Sundays 9-11am.


Register for the Wednesday OR Sunday Training here. You will automatically be registered for all remaining sessions including box!


The fee for anyone not presently participating is $250 for the remaining 24 sessions of Wednesday Field Training, Saturday Night Box and Sunday Skill Training. Only those participating in the sessions are eligible, No exceptions. You don’t have to do all, but the more you put in the more you will get out!



by posted 05/13/2021
Intro to Lacrosse Camp with Custom Stick!




Intro to Lacrosse Camp with Custom Stick!


Building on our Introduction to Lacrosse Clinics, we will be holding a 4-week camp with instruction and games including a custom Cobra Lacrosse stick (retail value $120) for only $100.


The Intro to Lacrosse Camp is open to anyone that enjoyed the clinics and wants to explore the game of lacrosse without the commitment (yet?) of a full spring or summer season.


The first 20 registered receive a free custom strung, titanium shaft, complete top-level lacrosse stick. This is not a beginner’s stick. In fact, it will last as you develop and potentially play competitively.


Who: All ages, boys and girls


What: Fundamental skills and games to introduce the game of lacrosse. No equipment needed other than a lacrosse stick (Free to the first 20 players registered!)


Where: Thunderbird Paseo Park, 6000 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale 85306


When: 5-6pm on May 12, 19, 26 and June 2


Cost: $100 including stick to the first 20 players

by posted 04/22/2021
Sunday Skills Training


Sunday Skill Sessions are for all players looking to develop their invididual and team game. You get out what you put in. Come ready to work on your box and field lacrosse skills! 



Individual and team specific instruction including; 


  • Fundamental and Advanced Stickwork
  • Shooting & Dodging
  • Face Off
  • Defense 
  • Goalie Training


Montara Park, 64th Ave and Becker Ln, Glendale 85304


April 28 thru August 1 - Every Sunday 9-11am




$250 for 15 weeks (!)



by posted 04/14/2021
Wednesday Field Skills Training



Wednesday Night Field Skill Sessions wil focus on invididual and team concepts as they relate to the field lacrosse game. Practices and scrimmages are included


Practices and scrimmages with individual and team specific instruction including; 


  • Fundamental and Advanced Stickwork
  • Shooting & Dodging
  • Face Off
  • Defense 
  • Goalie Training


Thunderbird Paseo Park, 6000 W Thunderbird Ave, Glendale 85306


April 28 thru July 28 - Every Wednesday 6-8pm



$250 for 13 weeks (!)

by posted 04/14/2021
Indoor Box Lacrosse!



Indoor Box Tournaments Every Saturday at ASC


Building on the successful King of the Rink Ironman Tournament this past weekend, we now move indoors to the premier air-conditioned rinks at the Arizona Sports Complex for the spring and summer!


Competitive tournaments held every Saturday with skill sessions and warm ups included.


Information and Registration here on


Free agents and full teams are invited!



Novice (10u) – 4 to 5:30pm

Peewee (12u) – 5:30 to 7:00pm

Bantam (14u) – 7 to 8:30pm

HS – 8:30pm to 10:00pm



Arizona Sports Complex

3555 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310



Session 1: April 24 – May 29

Session 2: June 5 – July 17



$250 per session

If you register for both sessions at once, save $25!

Goalies with equipment play free


Information and Registration here on



by posted 04/11/2021
Winning vs Development?

Winning vs Development?


Winning matters. But development matters more.


The score at the end of a game commonly determines a “winning” and “losing” team, but what does winning mean after all? Does winning mean having the better score in a U9 league game? Does winning mean a team that goes unbeaten in Division 1 in their U11 group?


I submit that “winning” is a long-term proposition. Too often we look for short-term gain and therefore miss the opportunity to reach the higher goal. In our case that means more time spent developing ALL players with a well thought out LTAD approach, ensuring that we have avenues for new players to learn, recreational players to enjoy this great game, and finally training and travel programs for those that wish to reach their highest potential.


Although “winning over development” survives to this day, the keepers of the flame are losing steam based on solid research. We know that by the age of 13, 70% of kids involved in organized sports drop out of the game. The main reason for this is kids aren’t “having fun anymore” and they’ve lost interest. By maintaining the short-term “win at all costs” mentality, many youth players are lost in the fight to win meaningless games. Far too often over my years I’ve heard comment that youth players have to “win” or they will be upset, or even depressed. This is simply not true.


In fact in a study conducted in 2014 by George Washington University found, when kids were asked why they participate in sports over 90 percent of children responded that they did so because it was fun. Fun, however, means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. The children were asked to describe what fun meant for them, and 81 different explanations arose throughout the study. 81 different explanations for what fun means, ranked in order of most important as a response.


Winning ended up 48th on the list.



The top fun factors were; Being a good sport, Trying hard, Positive coaching, Learning and improving, Game time support, Games, Practices, Team friendships, Mental bonuses, Team rituals, and Swag.


Trying your best is essentially the idea of giving 100%. It’s that winning mentality, and if we can continue to foster it, we are one step ahead of the game in helping to create “winners.” Kids generally forget about results soon after the game is over. The game is really won or lost, however, in the car ride home. As Project Play explains, kids often forget about the result ten minutes after a game is over, but are often reminded of it constantly in the car-ride home and at dinner that day.


Winning is important, but development is more important. Develop the winning mentality, see kids take ownership of their own technical development, understanding that one hour of practice a week is not enough, and watch the results come, eventually. Eventually is the key word here. Don’t expect this to happen over the course of a week, a season, maybe even a year. Development is not a straight line. Ups will come with downs, and development does not mean constant, unchecked progression.


So this is great but how do we develop skills in youth players and keep them playing sports?


I will summerize here, but encourage you to read the a complete solution, and our model, from The Aspen Institutes Project Play here;


The 8 Plays



Winning matters. But development matters more.


by posted 08/18/2016
Upcoming Games
Cobra Lacrosse 2020
Zona vs Misfits, Vegas 2019
Zona vs Outlaws - Denver 2018
Team Zona - 2015 USBOXLA Nat'ls
Vipers 2014 JHS Championship
Vipers 2012 DII HS Championship