We envision a future which offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy, and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse, primarily serving the youth game. It provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game, and offers programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
US Lacrosse provides a standardized lacrosse curriculum for physical education programs, as well as standardized certification and training programs for coaches and officials. Through the Center for Sport Science, US Lacrosse has funded more than $1 million sport safety research in areas of concern to the lacrosse community.
US Lacrosse policy is determined by a national board of directors. Nine board committees have a comprehensive responsibility for strategy, planning and design of initiatives with direct board access for support and approval. These committees are Executive, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Sport Development, Women's Game, Men's Game, Finance, Human Resources and Regional Chapters.
The US Lacrosse national headquarters moved from Baltimore to Sparks, Md., in 2016. The campus features the IWLCA Building, William G. Tierney Field and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum.
US Lacrosse currently employs over 80 staff members at its national offices and benefits from regular volunteer and intern assistance.US Lacrosse, a 501 (c)(3) organization, relies on the growing membership support of nearly 450,000 lacrosse players, coaches, officials and enthusiasts for a large portion of its operational funding. Additional funding programs include annual giving, planned giving, foundation and corporate giving, capital drives, grants, advertising and special events.