Providing every athlete the opportunity to enter, enjoy and excel by learning and playing lacrosse in a way that’s best for each stage of growth and development.

Lacrosse Athlete Development Model

We’re squaring the pyramid by disrupting today’s triangular sport model of diminishing opportunity, and CREATING a model of participation that provides opportunity for all, for life.

This is your road map for providing a developmentally appropriate lacrosse environment at each step of the way, from age 4 to 94.

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Competition For Development

Smaller players, smaller fields. That’s the name of the game if we want to keep kids engaged, developing their skills and getting more touches on the ball. We’ve developed evidence based guidelines for the best way to compete at each level starting with 3 v 3 and progressing up to full-field. See better skill development, more enjoyment, and increased retention rates by letting the kids play the right way.

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Program & Coaching Tools

We haven’t just put together a model for athlete development, we’ve developed some amazing tools to help forward thinking programs and coaches do what’s right for kids through their practice, games, and season structure. View age-specific skill progression guides, drills, practice plans and administrator tools that give players exactly what’s right for them.

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Bring the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model to more players by helping to provide the tools that coaches and league leaders need to teach and implement the model.