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

First Stick Program History

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The 2020-21 Proposal Form is Closed

First Stick applicants must submit a Proposal Form in order to be eligible to receive an equipment grant for the 2021 grant cycle. Please follow the link below to learn more about the Grant Process and access the Interest Form to stay up to date on evolving grant cycles and deadlines.

How To Apply

Note: For schools that want to start lacrosse in physical education class, please apply to the US Lacrosse Physical Education Grant. Click here to learn more.


Organizations can apply to receive a Starter Kit Package, Youth Team Grant, or High School Team Grant through the US Lacrosse First Stick Program.

  • The Starter Kit Package provides 30 lacrosse sticks, two dozen soft practice balls, and two 3’x3’ goals to help organizations introduce the sport to new participants! Starter Kit grants also include complimentary US Lacrosse membership for up to 2 adult coaches and up to 30 new youth players. Before submitting a proposal, please consider the TryLax™ Grant for a more integrated opportunity.
  • The Youth or High School Team Grant provides enough equipment for 20 field players and 1 goalie. Organizations that receive a Team Grant are required to be participants in the US Lacrosse 100% Membership Program. They will receive complimentary US Lacrosse membership for up to 2 adult coaches and up to 20 new youth or high school players. Priority is given to 14U programs and organizations looking to balance participation equally between boys and girls.



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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