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Southwest Classic Schedule 2018
by posted 11/02/2018

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AZGL Fall 2018 7v7 GAME Schedule
by posted 09/24/2018

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Girls Lax On Cover of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine
by posted 01/04/2016

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Rylee McAvoy is gracing the COVER of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine for the January 2016 . Rylee started playing lacrosse with our Desert StiX program and currently plays on our Desert Heat Club team.  

Rylee's father, Patrick McAvoy, stated that the article is: 

"Wonderful exposure for a great sport and an even greater organization. Very thankful to all the coaches and volunteers that make Desert Heat and Desert Stix such a tremendous experience for Arizona girls of all ages. We were pleased and humbled to be able to help raise awareness and keep growing the sport in Arizona this way!"  

If you look even deeper into the issue on page 17 you will also see that Founder and Director of Desert StiX and co-founder of Desert Heat, Jessica Barden, is also quoted in the article on How To Be Good sports Parents.  

Bravo to Raising Arizona Kids Magazine for putting a lacrosse athlete on your cover!  We think lacrosse is such a special and unique sport for girls that ties in similarities from sports like soccer, basketball, and hockey just to name a few.   We want to introduce it to more girls starting as early as kindergarten.  AZ Girls Lacrosse offers recreational programs currently in Scottsdale and Gilbert called Desert StiX for girls K-9th and we have club teams for intermediate to advanced players called Desert Heat for 5th-12th grade girls that want to take their game to the next level.  We do offer free beginner clinics 3 times a year in March, August, and December and you can find more information on this and our other programs at our website  


If you would like to get a copy of the January issue of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine please CLICK HERE to order your copy. 


Upcoming Programs Starting This Saturday:
If you are a K-9th grade player and want to get involved with lacrosse, join us in our recreational program called Desert StiX that starts Jan 9th for our winter season. Register now at!


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Support our Foundation for Free
by posted 11/30/2015


We are excited to let you know that we have launched our website for our foundation PINK EMPOWERED. It's still a work in progress but you can now check it out at  It is our hope that we can help EMPOWER girls through sport, even when they don't have the means to do so on their own.   All donations are also tax deductible so it's a win win!  We are asking for just a few quick seconds of your time that will help this foundation get off the ground to a great start!

We have two very easy FREE ways you can help us:

1. Amazon Smile: When you shop on amazon, please consider having a portion of your purchases go to Pink Empowered.  When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Pink Empowered Foundation. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop. You must shop through this specific link, but everything else is the same.  It's that easy!


2. Link your Fry's Card to Pink Empowered #37290: Please see attached form on how to do this below. 


Many thanks for all your help in supporting our foundation. If you are in individual or have a business that wants to donate to a great cause, please let them know that can donate by going directly to our website.



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Jessica Livingston Barden on the Cover of US Lacrosse Magazine
by posted 01/10/2012


Jessica Livingston Barden has become a well-known name in Arizona lacrosse. The Arizona lacrosse community knows how committed she is to growing lacrosse here in the Valley, but she is also committed to growing lacrosse on a national level.

We know her at AZGL as the founder of this organization. We also know she is the head coach of the Chaparral Varsity Girls Lacrosse Club in Scottsdale and has lead them to three state titles. In her quest to grow lacrosse at a national level, she has served on the US Lacrosse Board of Directors and many other committees in the past. Today she serves on the US Lacrosse Youth Subcommittee, Coaches Education Committee, and Sport and Development Committee. She is also a Level 1 certified trainer in the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program. In 2010, she received the Excellence in Growing the Game award from US Lacrosse.

The list of achievements and national boards and committees that she has served on goes on. As the article in US Lacrosse January 2012 issue states, she is definitely one of the top 10 people changing youth lacrosse now. AZGL, and the Arizona lacrosse community in general, is incredibly lucky to have a great leader like Jessica.

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Parents Handbook to Youth Lacrosse
posted 10/20/2011

US Lacrosse has recently developed new printed handbooks to provide basic information to the parents of boys' and girls' youth players. The handbooks provide a helpful glossary of terms for parents that may be new to the game, as well as details explaining the games' rules, field layouts, equipment requirements, and penalties.

Parents may access an online copy of these Raise Your Game handbooks by clicking on the links below:

Youth Girls  |  Youth Boys
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Coach Barden (formally Livingston) Wins Youth Excellence Award
by posted 08/21/2011

US Lacrosse has selected Jessica Livingston Barden of Scottsdale, Arizona as the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Growing the Game National award.  Read Press Release
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