A core part of delivering on Homegrown Lacrosse's mission is helping assocations achieve their goals.
The bottom line is that we only succeed when you succeed; our staff is available to assist associations directly and indirectly in anyway possible.
Over the years, Homegrown Lacrosse has provided support to numerous youth associations. (Feedback)
If you have questions or would like additional information please contact Colin Achenbach.
Intersted in lacrosse, but don't know where to start? Want to grow your association numbers or expand into new communities? Homegrown Lacrosse has set up a program to help assist associations, schools and Park and Recreation centers to expand the sport of lacrosse within their community. The program is custom designed for each community and can include introductory clinics, league resources, equipment information, and overall guidance throughout the process.
Homegrown Lacrosse offers introductory lacrosse clinics for communities, associations or parents seeking to develop or expand the sport in their area. Each clinic is staffed by two experienced coaches who teach the fundamentals of the game (throwing, catching, cradling, etc) while at the same time providing a resource to parents and community organizers on how to start or improve their current teams. A popular program, Homegrown Lacrosse has held clinics around the metro Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.
The In-School P.E. Program is a weeklong unit that introduces elementary, middle and high school students around Minnesota to the sport of lacrosse. Done in conjunction with community clinics and new program development activities, this can be a powerful tool for generating interest in the sport with players and parents.
Homegrown Lacrosse's Parent Clinic is a great way to introduce parents to the sport of lacrosse and its history. The main focus of the interactive and informative clinic is to help parents build a better understanding of the game. In addition to equipment considerations and the elements of the game (including rules), the clinic also engages parents in learning techniques and at home skill building drills.
Designed as a mini-clinic, this program helps educate your coaching staff and helps with assigning coaches. During the clinic, the Homegrown staff provides instruction on drills, key coaching concepts and pointers for engaged players.
Once the clinic portion is completed, the Homegrown instructors sit down with the coaches and go over yearly and daily practice plans, provide assistance with formulating a plan for the season and answering questions about putting it all together.
We've found that this program works well as both a refresher for junior coaches and a great starter session for new coaches.
The practice assistance program is custom designed to help your association or a particular team refresh or re-energize team practices by coming up with new drills, coaching techniques and practice plans. Similar to the coaches training, Homegrown staff come out and "guest coach." Afterwards, the staff members will sit down with the coach (or coaches) and go over the drills run, practice plan ideas and ways to take your players to the next level.
At Homegrown, we've created a formal tryout process and evaluation system to help take the burden off of coaches and association volunteers when it comes to to splitting up or dividing teams. As a "third-party" we can make decisions without being encumbered by politics.
The Homegrown Lacrosse staff is experienced in managing all facets of youth, high school and collegiate tournaments - from complete turnkey management to coordination of single elements such as player or parent clinics and mini-games/activities.