Creating a self-sustaining lacrosse program requires a great deal of commitment and resources. The First Stick Program is designed to provide comprehensive resources - above and beyond the necessary equipment - to help developing lacrosse programs become self-sustaining.
Expectations of First Stick Program recipients:
♦ Fulfill program requirements and expectations as outlined in the benefits chart.
♦ Commit to growing the game effectively and responsibly using US Lacrosse national standards and best practices.
♦ Remain committed to the First Stick Program for two years.
The benefits of the First Stick Program are:
♦ US Lacrosse discounted membership for 1 coach and 24 players (includes insurance coverage and a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine)
♦ Equipment assistance (Boys or Girls packages for up to 24 field players and 1 goalie)
♦ Access to the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program, including Level 1 certification, NCSI background screening for coaches, and continuing education opportunities.
♦ US Lacrosse National Convention registration for one coach.
♦ Additional developmental resources to assist with team organization and structure.
Review The Year-by-Year Benefits Grid
Affiliation with US Lacrosse through the First Stick Program is for a period of two years. Programs will have the opportunity to continue their affiliation with US Lacrosse following the second year as part of the Gold Stick Program. More information about USL's Gold Stick Program will be available in the near future.
For more information or if questions about the First Stick Program, please contact US Lacrosse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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