The Lacrosse Athlete Development Model is a framework comprised of our six core values.

Fun and Player-Centered

Fun is the #1 reason players participate in sports. Keep the experience about the players and don’t be afraid to have some fun.

Small-Sided and Free Play

More playing, more creativity, more learning. Let players discover and learn through playing and competing.

Multi-Sport Participation

Many sports and physical activities make great lacrosse players. Incorporate and encourage rest as well as other athletic activities.

Physical Literacy

Knowing how to move and having the ability to do what you want with your body are the building blocks of athleticism.

Trained Coaches

Having trained coaches yields better experiences for players. Keep learning and getting better at what you do.

Inclusive and Age-Appropriate

The right lacrosse at the right time. It’s about development and a welcoming environment for all.