What is a US Lacrosse Chapter

Chapters are extensions of the US Lacrosse national office. While US Lacrosse maintains a close, programmatic and strategic relationship with our chapters, each chapter is separate and distinct. Chapters function as their own corporation, serving local constituents, electing board members and managing affairs as deemed appropriate under the chapter by-laws.

What to Know Before Starting a Chapter

A crucial aspect of starting a chapter is the articulation of reasons that your steering committee has for wanting to start a new chapter, as well as the understanding of the purpose of a chapter and the objective of fulfilling the US Lacrosse mission and strategic plan. Open dialogue with the existing chapter in your area/region and with US Lacrosse is also important.

Primary Responsibilities of a Chapter

  • Promote membership
  • Maintain an up-to-date USL branded chapter website
  • Select board members that make themselves available on a regular basis to chapter members
  • Offer the national level programs, services & benefits to all constituents in your local community
  • Operate programs, services and events in accordance with the US Lacrosse mission and Chapter Agreement
  • Remain fully compliant with US Lacrosse
  • Act as the educational, hierarchical, support system for any and all leagues within the chapter boundaries.

Programs, Services and Support Available to Chapters

  • Constituent Support Budget
  • Coaching Education Program Clinics
  • Officials Training
  • Physical Education Curriculum
  • New Start Program
  • National Team Players Clinics
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Workshops
  • Chapter Grant Program
  • US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship
  • US Lacrosse National Convention
  • National Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
  • Chapter Network System

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