About US Lacrosse
Founded in 1998, US Lacrosse is the national governing body of lacrosse.
Through responsive and effective leadership, we provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
We envision a future that offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy, and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.
Who We Are
- More than 430,000 members nationwide
- 67 chapters in 45 states
- More than 70 full-time staff members
- More than 300 volunteers serving on national boards and committees
- More than 7,000 donors to the US Lacrosse Foundation
While primarily serving the youth level, US Lacrosse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to providing a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game.
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What We Do
- Make the Sport Safer – We have invested more than $500,000 in safety research projects, studying everything from head injuries to hydration.
- Train and Certify Coaches – More than 20,000 people have participated in our Coaching Education Program, helping them to teach the sport correctly and safely.
- Train and Certify Officials – Nearly 6,900 officials took our online courses in 2012 alone, helping them to keep games safe and fair.
- Create Opportunities to Play – Through initiatives like our First Stick Program, we have provided 1,028 grants since 2000, totaling more than 27,000 pieces of equipment that have given hundreds of thousands of kids the opportunity to play.
- Elevate the Sport's Visibility – Our 27-time world champion U.S. National Teams set the standard for excellence in international lacrosse.
- Pioneer National Standards – Our Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebooks, which focus on age-appropriate player development, team play, sportsmanship and safety, have been distributed to more than 320,000 players, parents, coaches and officials.
- Educate the Lacrosse Community – Our US Lacrosse Convention has grown to bring more than 7,000 coaches, officials, administrators and fans together each January.