First Stick ProgramUS Lacrosse is dedicated to assisting schools and community organizations in adding lacrosse to their offerings for youth. Through the First Stick program, awarded organizations receive free lacrosse equipment so that they can provide affordable and accessible youth lacrosse activities to their students and participants.

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The application process is now closed and will open again in September 2018 (exact date TBD) for 2019 season grants. We strongly recommend filling out the Online Interest Form below to be placed on the First Stick Program's distribution list. Those on the list receive the latest information about the program directly from US Lacrosse. 

Online Interest Form


  • Affiliation with US Lacrosse through the First Stick Program for a one-year period.
  • Complimentary US Lacrosse membership for up to 2 adult coaches and up to 20 youth or high school players. This is a requirement in order to receive an equipment package.
  • Equipment package options:
    a) The Starter Kit: 15 field boys' sticks, 15 field girls' sticks, two dozen soft practice balls.
    b) The Girls' Kit: 20 field sticks, 20 pairs of protective eyewear, 1 goalie stick and full protective equipment for 1 goalie, including helmet.
    c) The Boys' Kit: 20 field sticks, 1 goalie stick, full protective equipment for 20 field players and 1 goalie (gloves, arm guards, shoulder pads, helmets).



For more information, contact the US Lacrosse Regional Manager in your area

Our Vision

The First Stick program seeks to expand participation beyond traditional boundaries and inspire kids to play hard, dream big and act responsibly within the sport of lacrosse and the game of life. The heart of the First Stick Program lies in the belief that a child's first lacrosse stick not only serves as a means to play the sport, but is a symbol of the life-enhancing values — such as confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership — that can be developed through lacrosse.


First Stick Program Supporters

The First Stick Program is a US Lacrosse initiative supported by many of the leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers of lacrosse equipment.






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