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.
US Lacrosse resources for soft-stick lacrosse:
- Apply for a Soft-Stick Equipment Grant
- Download the PE Curriculum Guide and access instructional videos all online for free!
The Soft-Stick Equipment Grant includes:
- 30 soft lacrosse sticks (15 blue sticks & 15 red sticks)
- 30 soft lacrosse balls
Soft-Stick Equipment Grants are reserved for physical education classes only.
The 2018-19 Soft-Stick application process is now closed.
Schools must submit an application by February 15, 2019 in order to be eligible to receive an equipment grant for the 2018-19 School Year. Late applications will not be accepted or reviewed. These schools will be instructed to reapply for the 2019-20 School Year (application dates TBD).
Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the 2019-20 School Year! Please complete the Online Interest Form (link below) to get on the distribution list. You will automatically receive updates from US Lacrosse regarding this opportunity.
Soft-Stick grants no longer include a hard copy of the US Lacrosse Physical Education Curriculum Guide, Reproducible Packet, and Teaching Soft-Stick Lacrosse DVD. The curriculum and supplemental videos are now available on the US Lacrosse website, which anyone can access for free! Scroll down the page to access our educational resources for teaching soft lacrosse.
Note: organizations that need equipment for boys' and girls' lacrosse programming should apply to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program. Click here to learn more.
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 provides age specific units plans, lesson plans, drills, games, educational handouts, cross-curricular activities and more. Aligns with national standards and was developed in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
The comprehensive teacher’s manual contains three 10-day units for Elementary (grades 4-6), Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12) students. All three grade levels are included in the manual so that teachers may customize and utilize resources from the entire curriculum to meet the unique needs of their students. Curriculum also includes a packet of reproducible masters for each unit.
Each unit includes:
- Cognitive, psychomotor, and affective objectives
- Unit overview chart with National Standards identified
- 10 comprehensive lesson plans, including teaching cues
- Skill diagrams and illustrations
- Modified rules for safe play at all levels
- Reproducible handouts for students
- Cross-curricular connections and recommended resources for enhancing the unit
- Drills, games, assessment charts, quizzes, study guides and more
The US Lacrosse Teaching Soft-Stick Lacrosse DVD provides a complete video-based instructional workshop on teaching and playing soft lacrosse. Video clips presented in the DVD are on the US Lacrosse YouTube Channel, which anyone can access, at any time, for free.
By watching the videos, viewers will learn:
- The origins of lacrosse and the variations of the game
- The basic skills of lacrosse
- How to teach these skills to players
- Fun drills and activities
- Rules and execution of soft lacrosse game play
For more information, contact the US Lacrosse Regional Manager in your area.
Soft-Stick Program Supporters
The US Lacrosse Soft-Stick Equipment Grant is supported by the following manufacturer of lacrosse equipment: