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Youth Awards

Honor Those Who Make a Difference

US Lacrosse is committed to supporting the growth of youth lacrosse throughout the United States. The dedication of individuals around the country has been the driving force behind the successful growth of youth lacrosse. The goal of the this program is to nationally recognize individuals who have made contributions to the game over time while supporting the mission and vision of US Lacrosse:

"We envision a future which offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience."

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Outstanding Contribution to the Game: U15 and Under

The youth game's highest honor is given to a US Lacrosse member who is a long-standing contributor to the youth game who has had a lasting impact by supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision. Selected jointly by both Men's and Women's Recognitions Committees.

Youth Coach of the Year – Girls’

Given to an outstanding youth girls’ coach who embodies the characteristics of an ideal coach supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision, dedicating him or herself to his or her players and providing the best possible lacrosse experience for everyone involved.

Youth Coach of the Year – Boys’

Given to an outstanding youth boys’ coach who embodies the characteristics of an ideal coach supporting US Lacrosse mission and vision, dedicating him or herself to his or her players and providing the best possible lacrosse experience for everyone involved.

Program Administrator of the Year

Given to an outstanding administrator of a league or program who runs a program of excellence that upholds the mission and vision of US Lacrosse.

Outstanding Youth Official - Girls

Given to an exemplary member of the "third team on the field" who embodies the characteristics of an ideal role model, teacher, and mentor supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision and seeking to maintain a high quality of experience for all on the field.

Outstanding Youth Official - Boys

Given to an exemplary member of the "third team on the field" who embodies the characteristics of an ideal role model, teacher, and mentor supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision and seeking to maintain a high quality of experience for all on the field.

Excellence in Growing the Game

Given to an individual who supports the US Lacrosse mission and vision, working effectively and tirelessly to develop lacrosse in a particular geographic area.

One for All Award

This award honors a young adult who has given unselfishly of his or her time and talent to help grow and build lacrosse awareness. This individual must be a US Lacrosse member who thoroughly embodies the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. He or she is typically a person who has volunteered time, while balancing a busy schedule, to mentor others and give back to the sport.

Founders' Circle

This is a unique award given to someone who has founded a program, product or idea that has staying power within the sport. This individual has a positive impact on the youth game and/or its constituents and must be a current US Lacrosse member who thoroughly embraces the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. This award may or may not be awarded annually, pending qualified nominations.