By Karen Billing
Professional lacrosse player Billy Bitter talked about everything from the art of “dodging” to overhead bounce shots in front of a rapt audience of Adrenaline Lacrosse and Rancho Santa Fe Lacrosse players at the Rancho Santa Fe sports fields on Jan. 31.
Bitter, a three-time All American at University of North Carolina, who currently plays on the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, made the stop in Rancho Santa Fe as part of his Maverik Lacrosse and South Swell “Evolve the Player…Advance the Game” tour.
“It’s exciting to work with a company that is so committed to growing the sport of lacrosse on a national level,” Bitter said.
Bitter, 23, gave the young players helpful skill tips and stressed the importance of practice before running several drills with the boys, encouraging them with high fives and compliments on their shots.
Bitter told the kids that lacrosse isn’t always about being the biggest or having the fastest shot.
“You have to be willing to take a hit,” Bitter said. “Are you guys willing to take a hit?”
The boys nodded in the affirmative before heading off to get their gear on for drills.