Starting a Team/League

It is our mission, with the aid of local chapters, to help you add this exciting sport to your community. Our guide to starting a team/league is designed to guide you, step-by-step, through the process of establishing a new youth or high school team.

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Equipment Grants

The First Stick Program seeks to expand participation beyond traditional boundaries and inspire kids to play hard, dream big and act responsibility within the sport of lacrosse and the game of life.

The Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant provides a set of soft lacrosse equipment to schools, after-school programs, and community-based youth organizations.

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Physical Education Lacrosse

Physical education lacrosse, also known as soft-stick lacrosse, is a co-ed version of lacrosse that utilizes modified equipment and rules, and is designed for youth to achieve quick success executing the basics skills of lacrosse (cradling, scooping, passing, catching, and shooting). The rules of soft-stick lacrosse and the modified equipment also make it a version of the sport that does not require protective equipment to learn and enjoy.

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Sportsmanship Initiatives

US Lacrosse and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) are partners in a nationwide endeavor to make lacrosse a positive, character-building experience for every athlete and to improve the experience for officials, coaches, parents and fans.

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Gold Stick Program

The US Lacrosse Gold Stick Standards of Excellence represent the Best Practices that should be incorporated by quality youth lacrosse programs, whether they are in established, well-resourced areas or serving emerging, less resourced communities.

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