The Urban Lacrosse Alliance (ULA) is designed to enable qualified affiliates the ability to address needs unique to their lacrosse programming through education and resources. Through these alliances, US Lacrosse hopes to support self-sustaining youth lacrosse programs in underrepresented communities that operate by USL national standards and best practices.

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Goals for the Urban Lacrosse Alliance

  • Provide resources to support lacrosse introduction/development in underserved areas.
  • Develop cost effective solutions for entry into the game 
  • Establish relationships with programs and organizations that are committed to increasing opportunities for urban youth.
  • Develop a collaborative cross-system effort with other leaders who can identify high-potential individuals both at the youth and adult level.
  • Connect underrepresented youth with US Lacrosse and the benefits of USL membership.

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Benefits Options

Program Administrators may select one item from the equipment package offerings and one item from the stipend package offerings.

Equipment Package
(select one item from this list)
- Up to 30 men’s or women’s lacrosse sticks
- Team uniforms and cleats for up to 25 players
- One case of NOCSAE white or yellow lacrosse balls, heavy-duty lacrosse bag and two lacrosse goal nets
- Up to 25 team helmets or goggles.

Stipend Package
(select one item from this list)
- Subsidized cost of officials fees or transportation costs (up to $1,500)
- US Lacrosse Convention registration, coaches education certification scholarships and travel stipend for up to two coaches (limit $350 per coach)
- Subsidized league or tournament registration fees (up to $1,500)
- Subsidized field rental costs (up to $1,500)
- Free US Lacrosse memberships for up to 30 participants and two coaches

 

Current ULA Members

(As of Sept. 2016): 13th Girl Foundation (Baltimore), ATL Lacrosse Initiatve (Atlanta), Baltimore City Gators, Baltimore Terps Youth Lacrosse, Baltimore Urban Lacrosse League, BC Blues (Broward County, Fla.), Black Women and Sport Foundation (Philadelphia), Blax Lax (Baltimore), Bosse High School Girls (Evansville, Ind.), Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse (Conn.), Brooklyn Crescents, Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, Charm City Lacrosse (Baltimore), Chester Charter School (Pa.), City Lax New York, Cleveland Urban Lacrosse, Coastal Lacrosse (S.C.), Detroit Sports Dreams- 8th Mile Lacrosse, Eyekonz Sports League (Pa.), Five Smooth Stones Foundation (Baltimore), Forestville (Md.) Boys and Girls Club, Green Acres (Ala.) Middle School, Heritage Education Group (Claremont, Calif.), Hollywood Hills (Fla.) High School, Homegrown Lax (Minneapolis, Minn.), Kids In Sports (Los Angeles), Long Island Urban Lacrosse, Mill City (Mass.) Lacrosse, N.E.W Fit Kids (Baltimore), New Hope Church of the Nazarene Midwest Storm (St. Louis), New Horizons Lacrosse (Texas), New London (N.H.) Youth Lacrosse, New River (Fla.) Middle School, Opportunities Industrialization Centers (Oakland Park, Fla.), Overton (Tenn.) Lacrosse, Philadelphia School District Middle School Sports, Prince George's (Md.) Pride, ROC E6 (Rochester, N.Y.), Skyway Warriors (Wash.), The Re-Education Fund (Philadelphia), and Triple P Lax (Winston-Salem, N.C.).

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