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Program Overview

The purpose of this program is to bring valuable lacrosse expertise and instruction to local schools and aid P.E. instructors in properly teaching lacrosse in their future classes.

Program Goals

  • Introduce the sport of lacrosse to students throughout a 1 week unit.
  • Develop a curriculum that can be used by P.E. teachers in the future.
  • Connect interested students to after-school lacrosse programs in their communities.

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Program Details

Curriculum. Each class is taught the history of the game, the evolution of the game, rules, team concepts & training techniques and individual lacrosse basic skills with both boy’s and girl’s lacrosse sticks. 

9:00 a.m.: Staff Introductions / Program Goals / Program Rules / Oral or video demonstration of the game
9:15 a.m.: Introduction to the Native American history of lacrosse
9:20 a.m.: Girls / Boys break up into groups / warm up lap
9:25 a.m.: Active (Dynamic) Stretching
9:35 a.m.: Throwing and catching demonstration
9:40 a.m.: Partner passing (one handed / two handed ambidextrous)
9:55 a.m:  Catching and throwing on the run (Contest if time)
Instructors. Homegrown’s coaching staff is the best in Minnesota.  All of our coaches have played both high school and collegiate lacrosse, directed & counseled summer camps and have coached youth, high school and collegiate teams. 

Due to the differing natures of boys and girls lacrosse, each high school class requires one boy’s coach and one girl’s coach. This will ensure a more competitive and constructive atmosphere. Having separate coaches will also help encourage students to become active in after-school lacrosse programs and help students to understand the differences between the two types of games. Middle school and elementary programs may offer co-ed units.

Safety. Although there will always be at least one program leader that is first aid certified, program leaders will rely on each school’s P.E. instructor in case of an emergency. All games will be adapted to a non-contact version and tennis balls will be used instead of lacrosse balls for safety purposes. 

Equipment.  Homegrown Lacrosse provides all lacrosse sticks.  Contracted instructors will remain responsible for any lost or stolen equipment. Goggles, cones, a (modified) goal and tennis balls should be provided by the schools where available.  When not available, Homegrown Lacrosse will provide the necessary equipment.

Program Costs. Instructor pay and curriculum planning are the only costs associated with the program, making this program extremely cost effective. Average program costs are around $700 - $1,400 per week long unit. At most schools this breaks down to less than $7 per student. In some cases, outside funding is available.