What is the TryLax® Grant?

TryLax® is an exciting, effective way for programs to recruit new players into the sport and their organization. This grant is for US Lacrosse Member Organizations that want to introduce lacrosse to boys and girls, ages 6-14, for the first time. This opens an affordable path for parents to allow their children to discover if they enjoy lacrosse before paying the full registration fee for a program or season. Awarded organizations will receive the necessary resources to provide a safe and fun introductory lacrosse experience.

Who is the clinic for?

Boys and girls, ages 6-14 who want to experience lacrosse for the first time.

TryLax® clinics are a 90-minute, introductory lacrosse experience for kids who have never played before, but are thinking they might want to. The clinic features US Lacrosse designed curriculum delivered by coaches from local lacrosse programs.

What does the event cost for participants?

Recommended $35 per participant, may vary by location based on the grant agreement (limit of 50 participants per gender game).

Why is there a cost?

The value of the items provided exceeds the registration fee greatly. This fee ensures commitment and value with the participants. Each participant receives a lacrosse stick and a one year membership to US Lacrosse. This is included in the grant package for the awarded organization.

What does the grant include?

Through this grant, US Lacrosse will provide the following resources to awarded organizations so they can run a TryLax® clinic:

  • Marketing materials (flyer & graphic for e-blast)
  • TryLax® Curriculum and recorded webinar for the volunteer coaches
  • Up to 100 sticks: 50 boys’ sticks & 50 girls’ sticks (models may vary)
  • Up to 10 dozen soft-practice balls (for use during the clinic)
  • Up to 100 Swax Lax Balls (for each participant to take home) (limited quantities, while supplies last)
  • Walk-up registration form and waiver
  • US Lacrosse memberships (included post-event)
  • Post event, US Lacrosse will send the participants a follow-up email (All TryLax® participants receive access to special discounts. Information on how to obtain these discounts will be in the follow-up email from US Lacrosse.)

Awarded organizations are responsible for the following:

  • Secure a location for the event
  • Identify date and time to run the clinic based on field availability (one-day, 90 min) (subject to US Lacrosse approval)
  • Host the TryLax® clinic registration on your website
  • Recommended clinic cost of a minimum of $35
    (allowing the host to recoup merchant account fees and any other costs associated with the clinic, like venue rental fees)
  • Registration will be capped at the capacity specified by US Lacrosse
  • Market the event
  • Get kids, ages 6-14, that have never played before to register and attend the clinic
  • Secure coaches to run the clinic
  • Submit registration list and payment ($30 per player) to US Lacrosse post event so we can process their memberships
    US Lacrosse will provide detailed information to awarded organizations

Who is eligible to apply?



What is the application process?



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