BALTIMORE, Oct. 25, 2012 — US Lacrosse announced today that the organization has awarded $47,000 in new grants to support the local lacrosse development efforts of 21 regional chapters. These awards, made through USL's Chapter Grant program, will be utilized on a wide range of activities, from coaching education clinics to scholastic physical education programs. Each chapter submitted its grant request based on local initiatives and priorities.
"Everyone at US Lacrosse is grateful for the selfless service that all the chapter volunteers provide throughout the country," said Steve Kirr, director of regional development at US Lacrosse. "The chapter grants provide much needed funding for programs and services that support the mission and vision of US Lacrosse."
US Lacrosse has 64 chapters nationwide that help deliver many of the programs and services offered by the organization. These initiatives help to support the growth of the game from coast-to-coast.
In alphabetical order, the US Lacrosse chapters receiving grants and a brief description of the use of the grant:
The chapter will purchase women’s lacrosse equipment in order to hold clinics and start a women’s lacrosse league.
The chapter will send a local coach and physical education teacher to the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention in order to become a more effective teacher of lacrosse in the region.
The chapter will send local youth coaches to nearby US Lacrosse Level 1 CEP clinics and send high school coaches to US lacrosse Level 2 CEP clinics.
The chapter was awarded four grants, with funds to be used to help youth coaches to attend Level 1 and 2 CEP clinics; to host a Positive Coaching Alliance session during the inaugural Rocky Mountain Regional Convention; to further develop the Field Monitor Program that was piloted last year with a local girls' youth league; and to defray the costs to the chapter for its annual Hall of Fame event.
The chapter will host an educational lacrosse weekend for coaches, with Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinics as well as a PCA clinic.
The chapter was awarded three grants, to be used to host a North Idaho Lacrosse Summit; to host a preseason jamboree event; and to introduce a Treasure Valley Coaches Education & Mentoring program for new coaches.
The chapter will develop a state-wide committee which will recognize high school Academic All-Americans and host an event in their honor.
The chapter will use the grant to reduce the participant registration and tryout fees incurred for the 2013 US Lacrosse National Tournament.
The grant will defray the costs of the 2012 Madeline Island lacrosse event targeted for Native American youth communities.
The chapter was awarded two grants which will be used to establish an officials training program and to host a Level 1 CEP clinic.
The chapter will host a Level 1 CEP clinic and a PCA clinic in its area.
The chapter will host five CEP clinics, which will be a combination of three Level 1 clinics and two Level 2 clinics.
The chapter will implement a middle school physical education lacrosse program throughout the state, with the grant helping to secure the needed equipment and training materials.
The chapter was awarded four grants, which will be used for start-up expenses to help get new teams and programs off the ground; to support the annual high school All-Star Game hosted by the chapter; to host a Level 2 CEP clinic; and to recruit and train new officials.
The chapter will use the funds to support start-up programs, including expenses in finding coaches and securing parent and school support.
The chapter will provide financial support to two high schools as their programs transition from club status to a full varsity status.
The chapter will host a Utah State Lacrosse Convention for coaches, parents, and officials.
The chapter will host a Level 1 CEP clinic in support of its requirement that all coaches be certified.
The chapter was awarded two grants, which will be used to continue funding athletics trainers for local games, and to support the Seatown Classic, the first NCAA Division I lacrosse game played in Washington.
The chapter will complete necessary maintenance for the AED unit purchased two years ago and provide additional AED training for chapter members.
The chapter will host a Super Weekend, which includes Level 1 and Level 2 CEP clinics, officials training, and PE lacrosse training.
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