Whether you are new to the sport of lacrosse or already familiar with "the fastest game on two feet," physical education lacrosse, also known as soft lacrosse, is a great way to introduce the sport to your students and community. The soft lacrosse sticks and soft balls are gender-neutral, and if you use the US Lacrosse Curriculum Guide to teach the sport, there is no additional equipment or protection needed to play.
US Lacrosse offers two (2) grant opportunities for physical education (PE) lacrosse and soft lacrosse. These grants assist educators and other lacrosse stakeholders in introducing the sport of lacrosse by providing equipment and/or training to awarded lacrosse teams, leagues, USL chapters and schools.
Learn more about soft lacrosse by reading this article about the success of the PE Grant Program from the May 2012 issue of Lacrosse Magazine.
The information below contains greater details about both grant opportunities.
Grant Option 1: Physical Education Workshop Program
The 2013 US Lacrosse Physical Education Lacrosse Workshop grant provides in-service training for up to 30 educators in a school district or school system. In addition to this in-service training, the grant awards a set of soft lacrosse equipment to each school that is represented by a participant at the workshop. The objective of the workshop is to provide standard in-service-style training to educators who want to learn how to introduce and teach the sport of lacrosse using soft lacrosse equipment, rules and skills. Participants will leave the workshop feeling confident and able to teach students how to play co-ed soft lacrosse in a fun, age-appropriate, safe manner that allows all children involved to learn the game and participate in physical activity.
Grant Option 2: Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program
The 2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant provides soft lacrosse equipment. The in-service workshop training explained above is not included in this option. This grant is designed to initiate and enhance participation in the sport by providing soft lacrosse equipment to schools and community-based organizations. A set of soft lacrosse equipment includes: 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one (1) copy of the US Lacrosse PE Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet.
Use the links located on the left-hand menu to learn more about the application process, timeline to apply, qualifications to apply and US Lacrosse selection criteria. These pages contain important information regarding the grants that you are strongly encouraged to read prior to applying for a US Lacrosse Physical Education Lacrosse Grant.
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Questions? Contact the US Lacrosse Sport Development Department at 410-235-6882 x164 or e-mail email@example.com.