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.
Curriculum & Video
Teacher-friendly, easy-to-use co-ed curriculum designed for use with soft-lacrosse equipment in a safe, non-contact version the game. The curriculum, which includes an instructional DVD, provides age specific unit plans, lesson plans, drills, games, educational handouts, cross-curricular activities and more.
The annual US Lacrosse Soft-Stick Equipment Grant provides a set of equipment to individual schools or community-based organizations that want to start a soft lacrosse program. The grant includes 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, a copy of the Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching Soft-Stick Lacrosse DVD.
US Lacrosse offers a Physical Education Workshop Grant that provides a standard in-service-style training for adult educators, coaches and leaders who want to learn how to introduce and safely teach the sport of lacrosse to their students or youth participants using the soft-lacrosse equipment, rules and skills. The adult participants will leave the workshop feeling confident and able to teach kids how to play co-ed, soft-lacrosse in a fun, age-appropriate, and safe manner.
The US Lacrosse Teaching Soft-Stick Lacrosse DVD provides a complete video-based instructional workshop on teaching and playing soft lacrosse, which complements the US Lacrosse Physical Education Curriculum. Video clips from this DVD are available for free online!