Homegrown Lacrosse works to educate the community at large about the sport of lacrosse. One way the organization does this is by teaching lacrosse in physical education classes around the state.
The In-School P.E. Program is a week-long unit that introduces elementary, middle school and high school students around Minnesota to the sport of lacrosse. Students are taught the history of the game, the evolution of the game, and lacrosse basics with both boy’s and girl’s lacrosse sticks.
Because of the unique and new nature of the game of lacrosse, it is a sport that offers an “even playing field” that engaged students who might not participate in organized sports or tend to shy away from participating in P.E. classes. In each school we’ve gone into, we’ve seen kids who have lacked interest in traditional team sports form an immediate passion for the sport.
Uninhibited by preset expectations of the sport and their skill level, kids are engaged, encouraged and free to have fun - learning through the experience alongside their peers. The innovative program gives girls and boys a chance:
"From the first catch, each player feels a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. It’s a sport that participants can’t help but become passionate about.”
Homegrown Lacrosse co-founders Colin Achenbach and Aron Lipkin share how through the In-School P.E. Program, the organization is educating the community at large about the sport of lacrosse and helps build confidence and self-esteem with students.