US Lacrosse First Stick Program: 22,000 Kids and Counting

Nov 06, 2018

Heading into its eighth year, the First Stick Program has leveraged the support of generous individual, foundation and corporate donors into more than $9.2 million worth of equipment to give 22,370 kids on 768 teams (448 boys, 320 girls) in every region of the country the opportunity to play lacrosse—many for the first time.

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A Vision for Lacrosse in Timber Country

Jul 27, 2018

Two transplants help bring lacrosse to Roseburg, Oregon, starting with a high school program and now developing youth opportunities.

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US Lacrosse Awards 204 First Stick Program Grants

Apr 05, 2018

US Lacrosse today announced that it has awarded 204 First Stick Program grants for the 2018 lacrosse season, with the grants provided to 177 teams and organizations nationwide. Some programs received both a boys’ and girls’ grant.  

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Omaha's NorthStar Lacrosse Program Finds Success

Feb 21, 2018

The NorthStar Lacrosse program from Omaha, Neb., was a beneficiary of a US Lacrosse First Stick Program. From the initial grant to today, NorthStar is helping to provide an outlet for its participants to be successful on and off the field.

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Wrapping Up Another Successful WallBall Challenge

Jul 26, 2017

Gavin Jones was up by 5 a.m. on June 30. He had a WallBall Challenge title to retain, and his competition was slowly creeping up on him on the final day.

That meant he had to commit to WallBall all day. 

“I felt comfortable until the last day,” Jones said. “The last day was so stressful.”

What made, or who made the final day of the WallBall Challenge exciting was Jessica Hartmus, a 14-year-old from Roanoke, Ind. Hartmus trailed Jones heading into the final day,  and woke up at 8 a.m. to see the leader had already racked up 3,000 reps.

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WallBall Challenge Leaders Share Their Success Stories

Jun 23, 2017

Lacrosse players across the country are grabbing their sticks, heading outside and throwing the ball against a wall for minutes and hours on end. They’ve been at it for weeks this summer, racking up upwards of thousands of repetitions a day.

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Carrying the Torch for Lacrosse in Eugene

May 31, 2017

Former University of Oregon women's lacrosse assistant coach Rob Bray has found new ways to help grow the game in Eugene. With equipment assistance from the US Lacrosse First Stick Program and using resources from the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program, he led the Churchill (Ore.) girls to the state playoffs in just their second season.

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First Stick Program Forges Forward

Nov 11, 2016

With Lacrosse.com as an official retail partner, the US Lacrosse First Stick Program is better equipped than ever to help fledgling lacrosse programs get off the ground in underserved communities.

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High School Player Gives Back to First Stick

Aug 11, 2016

Earlier this year, the US Lacrosse Foundation staff received a truly heartwarming letter. Jack Camp, a senior at Wayne Central (N.Y.) High School, sent in a note with a donation to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program.

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Wall Ball Challenge Tops $20,000 for First Stick Program

Jul 13, 2016

The US Lacrosse #WallBallChallenge has already raised more than $20,000 for the US Lacrosse First Stick Program in its first month.

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