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.
The Proposal Form is Closed
The application process is closed for the spring 2020 lacrosse season. First Stick applicants must submit a Proposal Form in order to be eligible to receive an equipment grant for the 2021 spring season. This form will reopen in the summer/fall. Please check back in the summer for more information. In the meantime, get to know our application process. Follow the link below to learn more about the grant process.
US Lacrosse resources for physical education lacrosse:
- Apply for a Physical Education Grant
- Download the PE Curriculum Guide and access instructional videos online for free!
The Physical Education Grant includes:
- 30 soft lacrosse sticks (15 blue sticks & 15 red sticks)
- 30 soft lacrosse balls
PE Grants are reserved for physical education classes only.
Scroll down the page to access our educational resources for teaching physical education 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
Physical Education Grant Supporters
The US Lacrosse Physical Education Grant is supported by the following manufacturer of lacrosse equipment: