HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2019 US LACROSSE ANNUAL REPORT

US Lacrosse Magazine

July 1, 2020

This article appears in the July/August edition of US Lacrosse Magazine, a digital-only publication available exclusively to US Lacrosse members. Join US Lacrosse or renew your membership today for access to this 96-page edition, which includes immersive and interactive features as well as video tips from professional players. Thank you for your support!

The US Lacrosse Annual Report provides an overview of US Lacrosse’s member- and donor-funded efforts to support and develop lacrosse. The 2019 report features examples of progress made relative to the 2019-2023 strategic plan. To view the 2019 US Lacrosse Annual Report in its entirety, head here.

ACCESSIBILITY
US Lacrosse remains steadfast in its effort to lower the cost of entry to the sport.

$2,068,521
Retail value of grants awarded by US Lacrosse over the last year

5,000
Boys and girls ages 8-18 who have participated in the Sankofa Clinic Series over the last three years

850
Equipment grants supplied to schools and non-profit organizations in 49 states and Washington D.C. last year

139
Grants awarded for TryLax clinics to help introduce the sport to more than 10,000 players in 2019

“It’s bridging the gap between the haves and have-nots, and giving them the opportunity to learn the game that I have loved my whole life.” — Rick Burton, Sankofa clinician

“IN ALL OF MY EXPERIENCE, THERE’S NO DOUBT THE SAFETY OF ATHLETES IS WHAT’S MOTIVATING [US LACROSSE].” — MIKE OLIVER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NOCSAE

SAFETY
Central to the US Lacrosse mission is the commitment to keep players safe.
2021
Year the new chest protector standard mitigating commotio cordis will be mandated for goalies

68
AED grants presented to local lacrosse organizations to help distribute these life-saving device

30,000
Member coaches screened and trained through the US Lacrosse SafeSport initiative

$150K
Value in research grants awarded by the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee

“In all of my experience, there’s no doubt the safety of athletes is what’s motivating them.” — Mike Oliver, executive director of NOCSAE

ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
85%
Percentage of youth programs that have implemented at least one of the six core values of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model, according to a US Lacrosse survey. The core values are: Fun and player-centered; Small-sided and free play; Multi-sport participation; Physical literacy; Trained coaches; Inclusive and age-appropriate

1,400
High school players, representing 788 schools and more than 400 clubs across the country, who participated in the inaugural National Team Development Program regional trials.

300
Players who advanced to the NTDP National Combine at US Lacrosse to train under current and former U.S. team players and coaches. Eighty-eight made USA Select teams that played in the Fall Classic.

OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT
$44,000
Funding provided for grants to support new officials’ recruitment, junior officials, local training, development programs and observation programs

903
Officials trainers certified by US Lacrosse

“We still have work to do, but we are starting to move the needle back in the right direction.” — Charlie Obermayer, US Lacrosse seniors manager of officials development

COACH DEVELOPMENT
71.8%
Increase in US Lacrosse Level 2 instructional clinic participation

11,414
Coach Development Program online courses completed in 2019

170
CDP training sessions last year in 40 states, attracting nearly 5,400 coaches

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