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    US LacroSSe annUaL report
                         2007




              Celebrating a decade of growth
                                                                                 From the Chair                   

As US Lacrosse enters its second decade as the national governing body of lacrosse
in the United States, a look back at the first 10 years of the organization’s existence reveals
significant change in the structure of the sport and tremendous, ever-increasing growth in the
popularity of lacrosse. This combination of change and growth has challenged US Lacrosse to
be the best organization that it can be on a daily basis as the organization has reached out to
the full range of lacrosse constituencies throughout the United States.

Notwithstanding this challenge, however, US Lacrosse envisions a future that offers people
everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, join and ultimately embrace the shared passion
of the lacrosse experience. In order to achieve that vision, US Lacrosse has adopted a five-year Strategic Plan
that identifies eight areas of strategic concentration for the organization over the next five years. Those areas of
strategic concentration drive a series of organizational goals that include the following:

•   Create and/or improve programs to recruit, develop and retain qualified coaches to support the growth of
    lacrosse.
•   Create and/or improve programs to recruit, develop and retain qualified officials to support the growth of
    lacrosse.
•   Establish and require high standards of sportsmanship in all stages and levels of the sport.
•   Increase opportunity for participation in underserved communities.
•   Increase, promote and deliver resources that support the creation and development of new lacrosse
    programs.
•   Serve as a primary resource for sport science and safety information and ongoing research, as well as an
    advocate for safety in the game.

These goals and the other goals in the US Lacrosse Strategic Plan are intended to guide the activities and
initiatives of the US Lacrosse over the next five years. In order to accomplish these goals, the entire lacrosse
community throughout the United States needs to come together and work cooperatively.

Working together, all of the lacrosse constituencies throughout the United States can continue to support the
growth of the sport that we all love. As the national governing body of lacrosse, US Lacrosse strives through
responsive and effective leadership to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the
integrity of the sport. The support, commitment, energy and passion of thousands of volunteers representing
the full range of lacrosse constituencies all working together can make that happen.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of US Lacrosse, thank you for your support and commitment to US
Lacrosse and your passion our sport!




                                                         Craig Brown, US Lacrosse Board Chair
                                                                 From the President and CEO                     

US Lacrosse completed its tenth year of operations on December 31, 2007, and, by all
accounts, the organization’s growth has been both dramatic and challenging. Centuries after Native
Americans first played the sport and 131 years after Canadian dentist George Beers completed the
game’s first written rules, US Lacrosse was launched to accomplish some lofty goals.

    • Unify the national lacrosse community within an inclusive organizational framework
    • Provide the representative leadership necessary to responsibly and strategically advance
      the sport
    • Develop greater resources to support and sustain the sport’s growth and development
    • Establish national standards for program administration
    • Introduce the communication vehicles necessary to effectively connect and inform the national lacrosse
      community
    • Generate greater awareness of and interest in the sport
    • Build the financial resources necessary to fuel expanding operations focused on achieving these long-term
      objectives

Since 1998, US Lacrosse has introduced significant change to the sport’s traditional structure and, in some
cases, challenged the sport’s parochial culture. Thanks to the passionate leadership of volunteers, the dedication
of national staff and the growing support of our members and donors, the positive impact of US Lacrosse can
be seen in many recent accomplishments, including:

    • Our membership eclipsed 240,000 players, coaches, officials and fans throughout the country
    • Our chapter network now includes 60 US Lacrosse chapters in 38 states
    • Our Sports Science and Safety Committee has provided invaluable guidance and coordinated unprecedented
      research focused on the rates, causes and prevention of injury
    • Our member insurance program and risk management resources have established high standards for player safety
    • Our expanding development efforts have helped establish new lacrosse programs for tens of thousands of
      new players in more than 40 states
    • Our unprecedented educational programs have trained thousands of coaches and officials, and US Lacrosse
      has been named one of the leading sports educators in the country by the Institute for International
      Sport
    • Our support of international lacrosse development has led efforts to increase the number of lacrosse-
      playing nations to 61 on five continents
    • Our print and web publications are read by hundreds of thousands of lacrosse enthusiasts at every level
      of play
    • Our organization’s volunteer leadership is comprised of hundreds of representatives from dozens of states
      throughout the country

The next 10 years will likely be just as challenging and exciting as the first, and the need for US Lacrosse to
evolve its capabilities and reach will likely never end, given the growing popularity of our sport. But the
recent adoption of our latest Strategic Plan (www.uslacrosse.org/info/strategicplan.phtml) has established the
framework for continued success into our next decade of operations, and we stand ready to accept that challenge
on your behalf. Thank you so much for giving us that opportunity.




                                                             Steve Stenersen, President and CEO
education
                                                        education                     


For everything that US Lacrosse does, perhaps nothing is more
important than educating the lacrosse community. And that’s why we were
so proud to be named one of America’s Top 15 Most Influential Education
“Teams” by the Institute for International Sport. US Lacrosse was one of just
three national governing bodies honored, joining USA Swimming and USA
Track and Field.



Sports Science and Safety
One of the most important US Lacrosse responsibilities is guided by the Sports
Science & Safety Committee. 2007 was a landmark year for the committee as it
spearheaded three major initiatives. US Lacrosse formalized a strategic alliance
with MedStar Health to manage several research projects. US Lacrosse also began a
strategic alliance with ImPACT Applications, Inc. (ImPACT) to launch a formal
Concussion Management Program that promotes testing, education, awareness,
and state-of-the-art standards of care to the national lacrosse community. Finally,
US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science began a collaboration to increase the likelihood
of surviving sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a lacrosse game. The alliance is
focused on raising awareness of the value of automated external defibrillators
(AEDs) and offers a special discount program to US Lacrosse members and
affiliated programs.



Coaching Education
US Lacrosse has made tremendous strides in educating coaches since the launch
of the Coaches Education Program (CEP) in 2004. The program expanded last
year to include a Level 2 online course and a new teaching DVD based on the
Level 2 curriculum. A total of 2,080 people took either the Level 1 or Level 2
online course and another 1,450 people attended Level 1 instructional clinics at
one of the 26 regional sites in 2007.

The components of the CEP have led to the development of US Lacrosse coaching
certification for Level. 1. The goal of certification is to provide coaches with a
comprehensive experience and to serve as a tool for program administrators,
parents, clubs and leagues so they may recruit, educate and retain quality
coaches.

US Lacrosse has invested more than a half-million dollars to develop the
curriculum and web-based instruction for this program.
Providing a Solution for New Coaches

   There’s a reason nearly 1,500 people             “The format with part classroom
around the country attended one of the           and part field work is the winning
26 coaching clinics run through the US           combination,” said Wilson. “You get a
Lacrosse Coaches Education Program               feel for how you have to teach when you
last year. The product is that good.             get out on the field. I think most of those
   “This is by the far the best clinic of this   a-ha moments happen there.”
type that I’ve gone to,” said Greg Wilson           The Level 1 instructional clinics are
of the Abington (Pa.) Lacrosse Club.             geared towards beginning coaches and
Wilson attended the clinic held at the           one of the benefits of the structure is
2007 US Lacrosse National Convention             that even people with little background
and based on his experience there, helped        in the sport are given a set of tools to
coordinate a clinic for his club and other       let them contribute to practice sessions
neighboring programs.                            right away.
                                                    “We had three rookie coaches teaching
                                                 ground balls,” said Wilson. “They don’t
                                                 need to understand the whole sport.”
                                                    The instructional clinics complement
                                                 the online course and both are steps to
                                                 receiving coaching certification from US
                                                 Lacrosse, which debuted in 2007.
                                                    With all three pieces of Level 1 of the
                                                 Coaches Education Program in place, the
                                                 program will expand its Level 2 offerings
                                                 in 2008. Level 2 is geared towards coaches
                                                 with some prior experience. The Level 2
                                                 online course launched in 2007 and the
                                                 instructional clinics for Level 2 are set to
                                                 begin in the fall of 2008.
                                                    “We’re excited to expand this program
                                                 to another level of coaching” said Erin
                                                 Smith, manager of education and
                                                 training for US Lacrosse. “We’ve had
                                                 great success and are anxious to be able
                                                 to offer even more to the community.”
                                                                                     education   


Officials Education
US Lacrosse provides comprehensive training for both men’s and women’s officials.
The training program for men’s officials consists of clinics that incorporate a
standardized curriculum, the Officials Training Manual, the Officials Training
video and instructional work on the field. US Lacrosse also provides financial
support for numerous officials’ activities, including the USILA’s observers’
program, which provides game evaluation of college officials.




On the women’s side, US Lacrosse has a network of local umpiring boards that
coordinates training through the National Umpiring Committee of the WDOC.
US Lacrosse publishes a comprehensive Umpires Manual that serves as a guidebook
for officials. The manual is a primary component of the training program. US
Lacrosse also provides online rules testing for men’s and women’s lacrosse to help
officials prepare for the season.



Player Clinics
Through its U.S. national team clinic program, US Lacrosse reaches thousands of
young players each year, provides them expert advice and the chance to learn from
the best players the game has to offer. The U.S. men’s and women’s teams offered
20 clinics in 13 states in 2007.


Information Central
US Lacrosse serves as the central source of information about the sport to the
national lacrosse community, the general public and the media. The US Lacrosse
Web site (www.uslacrosse.org) logged more than 8.8 million page views in 2007
and averaged 107,720 unique visitors each month. Publications like the annual
US Lacrosse Participation Survey play an important role in educating the media,
education administrators, government officials and prospective sponsors about
the growth of the sport and the support available through US Lacrosse.
outreach
                                                        outreach                     


The open arms of the sport of lacrosse are far-reaching and ever-
expanding. US Lacrosse regularly assembles leaders from all over the country
to broaden the sport’s reach. The outcomes of the US Lacrosse Youth Summit
and the US Lacrosse Diversity Summit, both held in 2007, are providing the
organization with priorities so that we can continue to achieve the organization’s
mission in accordance with the strategic plan.

US Lacrosse encourages and supports outreach programs in underserved
communities and nontraditional lacrosse areas that encourage the growth of the
sport. US Lacrosse also boasts a group membership revenue sharing program
which provides each US Lacrosse chapter with a portion of national dues. More
than $300,000 was distributed through this program in 2007 and chapters have
received just under $1 million in support over the last four years.



Native Vision
US Lacrosse launched a new initiative in 2007, designed to reach out to the Native
American community. US Lacrosse volunteers are assisting with Native Vision,
a sport and life skills camp sponsored jointly by the NFL (National Football
League) Players Association and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian
Health. Through the efforts of US Lacrosse, the sport of lacrosse has been added
to the curriculum for this camp, which brings together young people from
Native American reservations across the country. The 2007 Native Vision camp
was hosted by the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona and US Lacrosse
sent eight clinicians to the camp to introduce the sport to American Indians
raised in the Western states.



BRIDGE
BRIDGE stands for Building Relationships to Initiate Diversity, Growth
and Enrichment. Currently 14 affiliates across 10 states and the District of
Columbia participate in the BRIDGE program. The programs offer lacrosse as
well as a life skills component, ranging from tutoring to nutritional instruction.
US Lacrosse assists affiliated programs by giving them access to a variety of
different resources. BRIDGE programs have utilized the Coaches’ Education,
Camp Scholarship, New Start, Youth Equipment Grant, Sportsmanship Card,
Positive Coaching Alliance and Youth Excellence Award programs to further
the reach and scope of their organizations.
0                                                                                   outreach


                                                                                                                                             Chapter Support
                                                                                                                                             In addition to the chapter rebate program (page 9), US Lacrosse provides support
                                                                                                                                             to its local chapters with the Chapter Grant Program. Grants are awarded based
                                                                                                                                             on the number of applications submitted and the proposed use of the grants
                                                                                                                                             by the applying chapter. This year, US Lacrosse awarded a combined total of
                                                                                                                                             $15,000 to nine different chapters.



                                                                                                                                             Camp Scholarship Program
                                                                                                                                             In a commitment to provide programs and services that inspire participation, US
                                                                                                                                             Lacrosse anually gathers donations of summer lacrosse camp scholarships from
                                                                                                                                             generous camp directors all over the country. US Lacrosse provides summer camp
                                                                                                                                             scholarships to young players who would not otherwise have the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                             attend a lacrosse camp. In 2007, 187 camp scholarships were donated.



            PUBLICATION
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                                                                                                                                             Publications
                                                                                                                                             The flagship publication of US Lacrosse is Lacrosse Magazine, a member benefit
                                                                                                                                             that expanded to a monthly publication schedule in 2007. More than 1.8 million
                                                                                                                                             copies of Lacrosse Magazine were printed and read by US Lacrosse members
                                                                                                                                             last year. The magazine debuted its Person of the Year, and bestowed the honor
                                                                                                                                             on Duke men’s lacrosse coach John Danowski for representing the sport in a
                                                                                                                                             positive manner with the national spotlight shining on the program.
                                                                                    CHICAGO
                                August 2007 ■ Vol. 31 No. 8 ■ www.laxmagazine.com




                                                                                     Cub
                                                                                     Lacrosse in the Midwest?
                                                                                     At just 23, Mike Culver will
                                                                                     stop at nothing to make it work
                                                                                                                                             US Lacrosse also launched LacrossExtra in 2007, a quarterly publication bound
                                                                                                                                             in Lacrosse Magazine to highlight the effective work of the organization. Another
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                                                                                                                                             new publication launched last year was Old Glory, a quarterly newsletter printed
                                                                                                                                             exclusively for the past and current players of the national teams program.

                                                                                                                                             US Lacrosse also reaches out to various segments of the lacrosse community with
                                                                                                                                             a variety of publications, including:
                                                                                                                                               • Crosse Connection (monthly e-mail newsletter for all members)
                                                                                                                                               • Lacrosse Magazine Online (www.laxmagazine.com), a news- and feature-
                                                                                                                                                  based Web site loaded with original content covering all levels
                                                                                                                                               • First Sport Society Newsletter (quarterly publication for the sport’s most
                                                                                                                                                  generous benefactors)
                                                                                                                                               • Inside Scoop (a bi-monthly newsletter for US Lacrosse volunteers)
                                                                                                                                               • Parents’ Guide to the Sport of Lacrosse
                                                                                                                                               • Women’s Division Rule Book
Getting More Kids Involved

  Building Relationships to Initiate         The Trenton BRIDGE Program is not
Diversity, Growth and Enrichment. This     only getting kids in Central New Jersey
is the full name of the BRIDGE program     involved in sport, but it’s providing
that US Lacrosse, in conjunction with      opportunities and experiences that these
its BRIDGE leadership committee,           kids might not have access to elsewhere.
offers to its membership. BRIDGE           This year, the Princeton University
affiliates across the country provide      women’s lacrosse team helped establish
integrated lacrosse instruction and        a Big Sister program, where the Tigers
life skills enrichment to youth from       pair up one-on-one with the girls from
diverse and traditionally underserved      the Trenton BRIDGE Program to help
populations.                               mentor and foster character building
   “Being affiliated with BRIDGE           skills.
has enabled us to provide low cost           Over the summer, Makin’ Moves
insurance so that we can get even          Lacrosse, a mentoring organization
more kids involved,” said Ken Foulk,       established by Chazz Woodson (LA
executive director of the Trenton (N.J.)   Riptide), offered a lacrosse camp
BRIDGE Program. “The BRIDGE                program for boys in Central New Jersey.
program through US Lacrosse has            Twenty-two Trenton BRIDGE players
enabled us to reduce some of our costs     were invited, at no cost, to the four-
so that we can put our resources into      day camp. The kids not only learned
getting more kids involved.”               lacrosse drills, but were also introduced
   The Trenton BRIDGE Program              to character building and life skills.
came to fruition in 2005 after a simple      “Lacrosse is still very new to
question was posed to Foulk: “Why          the Trenton kids,” says Foulk.
is there no lacrosse in the city?” After   “Lacrosse is about playing,
pondering the inquiry, Foulk set out       learning life lessons and having a
to make sure there was lacrosse in the     good time. The focus is on having
city, specifically the city of Trenton,    fun, not on getting recruited.”
New Jersey. In 2006, Foulk applied for       The US Lacrosse BRIDGE
BRIDGE status through US Lacrosse          program has touched over 4,900
and the Trenton BRIDGE Program             youth lacrosse players in 14 programs
was born.                                  across 11 states.
inspiration
                                                       inspiration                    


Raising the bar brings out the best in athletes and US Lacrosse is determined
to keep raising the bar in our sport. Our men’s and women’s national teams program,
the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and several recognition programs are tangible
examples of US Lacrosse recognizing and supporting those at the highest level.



National Teams
The United States has long been the dominant country in international lacrosse,
but after runner-up finishes at the 2005 International Federation of Women’s
Lacrosse Associations World Cup and the 2006 International Lacrosse Federation
World Championship, the U.S. was hungry for a championship. The 2007 U.S.
Under-19 women’s team was up for the challenge and returned the U.S. to the
top of the world with a dominating performance in Canada. The women’s U-19
team outscored its six opponents by a combined score of 108-24, including an
18-3 decision over Australia in the championship game.




A few weeks earlier, their counterparts began preparations for their own title
defense. The 2008 U.S. U-19 men’s team went through a grueling four-day tryout
at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County to select the 23 players that will
represent the country in July 2008 in Canada. The U.S. has never lost in ILF U-
19 play, last winning the world championship in 2003.
4   inspiration

                   The U.S. women’s national team also continued its evolution in preparation for
                   the 2009 World Cup in Prague. In addition to the annual Champions Challenge
                   exhibition in Florida, the women’s team took its show on the road to the West
                   Coast for exhibitions against Cal, Oregon and Stanford, and perhaps more
                   importantly, a series of clinics for players, coaches and officials during the Stars
                   and Stripes Weekend in Oregon.

                   This past year, the men’s national team program also said thank you to the team
                   that started it all — the 1967 U.S. team which competed in, and won, a four-
                   team festival to celebrate Canada’s centennial. The members of the ’67 U.S.
                   team, which include a U.S. Congressman (Dutch Ruppersberger), gathered for
                   a reunion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the team. All told, US Lacrosse
                   invested $391,959 in the national team program in 2007.




                   National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
                   The pinnacle of achievement in the sport, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame,
                   celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, with Gail Cummings-Danson, Gertrude
                   Dunn, Susan Ford, Tim Goldstein, Susan K. Kidder, Darren Lowe, Sharon
                   Pfluger, Karl Rippelmeyer, Thomas Sears and Brian Wood being inducted.




                   The class joined the more than 300 honorees that are perpetually honored in the
                   Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse headquarters in Baltimore. Each year, more
                   than 500 of the sport’s most notable figures gather to honor the sport’s greatest
                   at this special US Lacrosse event.
                                                                                    inspiration               


   “I think about it every day.”

     Every morning when she wakes up, Acacia                   “It’s extremely competitive,” said Walker. “With
   Walker looks over and sees a picture of her team         the World Cup coming up in 2009, we’ve had the
   celebrating its victory in the 1999 IFWLA U-19           chance to play some really strong teams.”
   World Championship. Putting on a USA jersey is far          Walker, an alternate on the 2005 World Cup team,
   from a distant memory however. Walker, a member          is one of just four players from that team still
   of the U.S. Elite team since her sophomore year at       playing at the national team                   level.
   Maryland, will represent the U.S. this summer at the        “There’s a new vibe with
   Prague Cup in the Czech Republic.                        the girls they’ve brought
     “I think about it every day,” said Walker, now an      onto the team,” said
   assistant coach at Northwestern. “When I found           Walker. “We have so
   out I made the touring team, I put my game face          much fun together
   on right away. It’s an awesome opportunity and I’m       and I think that
   really looking forward to it.”                           translates
     With nearly a decade-long involvement with the         onto       the
   national teams, Walker has seen a positive evolution     field. I’m
   with the program. It now includes at least two formal    thankful
   competitions each year, the Champions Challenge          to be a
   in January and the Stars and Stripes Weekend in          part of
   October.                                                 it.”


Recognition
US Lacrosse Youth Excellence Awards: The leaders of youth programs are among
the most important people in the sport, and US Lacrosse pays tribute to those
who honor the sport with their example. The recipients for their work in 2007:
• Outstanding Contribution to the Game: Steve Peterson, Terrace Park,
  Ohio
• Program Administrator of the Year: Mathew Levine, New York, N.Y.
• Exceptional Double-Goal Coach: Doug Appleton, San Carlos, Calif.
• Kevin Von Graham Award: Zach Lehman, Bethel, Maine
• Excellence in Growing the Game: Edmund “Beau” McCaffray,
  Wilmington, N.C.
• Boys’ Youth Coach of the Year: Scott Hugdahl, Eden Prairie, Minn.
• Girls’ Youth Coach of the Year: Scott Biron, Norfolk, Mass.

All-America Awards: US Lacrosse recognizes more than 2,000
individuals each year through its various All-America awards programs
at the high school and collegiate levels.
participation
                                              participation                          



At the core, the goal of US Lacrosse is to get boys and girls and men
and women on the field playing lacrosse. Among the ways US Lacrosse achieves
this is by staging events focused on participation, not profit. The organization’s
national structures help facilitate play, and insurance coverage protects players
and provides access to playing facilities.


Events
Women’s Intercollegiate Associates (WDIA) National Championship: Sixteen
teams traveled to Denver for the WDIA championship with Cal Poly emerging
victorious for the seventh consecutive year. The final between Cal Poly and Navy
was aired to a national audience as a result of US Lacrosse’s partnership with
CBS College Sports. Nearly 400 coaches, players and umpires participated.

Women’s Division National Tournament (WDNT): The WDNT was held
at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., for the seventh consecutive year. A
record 75 teams with nearly 1,500 athletes participated in four divisions at the
tournament, which traces its roots to the 1930s. This event is viewed by college
coaches as the best showcase of national high school talent in the country and
also includes college, post-collegiate club and national team players.

                                   Youth Festivals: US Lacrosse conducted
                                   youth festivals at the U-13 and U-15 age
                                   levels for boys and girls. The U-13 Youth
                                   Festival was held at the University of
                                   Massachusetts and included 34 chapter-
                                   based teams. The U-15 Youth Festival
                                   was held at Disney’s Wide World of
                                   Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista,
                                   Fla., and also had 34 teams participating.
                                   No champions are crowned at the youth
                                   festivals – they are events in which no
                                   scores are kept and the emphasis is
                                   on sportsmanship and participation.
Combined, there were more than 1,200 participants.

National Senior Showcase: The National Senior Showcase is an initiative of
the US Lacrosse Men’s Division Coaches Council and brings nearly 100 of the
top boys’ high school players together. The 2007 event was held in Denver and
ended with the East team defeating the South 15-10 for the championship.
Providing a Home

  As a varsity player for North            Whitehouse. The league helped bring
Carolina’s powerhouse soccer program,      college club teams in the region
Jenn Eames saw college athletics at        together. After getting the SWLL off
the top level. In the spring, she traded   the ground, Eames took it to the next
in her soccer ball for a lacrosse stick    level by working with US Lacrosse
and saw the other side. At the time,       to form the Women’s Division
North Carolina had no varsity lacrosse     Intercollegiate Associates (WDIA).
program and the Tar Heels played at          The WDIA brought the club leagues
the club level. Her team had great         from around the country together.
players, but with no national, or even       “The first year, it was really just
league, structure in place, just finding   trying to get a list of teams and the
opponents was a challenge.                 contacts,” said Eames. “The people
  “You’d play a team and the next          in California knew the teams in their
year there’d be a new contact and you      region, so it was just trying to compile
didn’t even know if you could find the     the information from each region.”
team again,” said Eames. “There              US Lacrosse hosted its first national
                         was nothing       championship in 2001 in St. Louis
                         really to play    and eight teams competed. The
                       for.”               national championship has served
                         After college,    as a catalyst for growth with nearly
                       Eames moved to      200 women’s club teams around the
                            Atlanta and    country affiliated with the WDIA. The
                            helped start   development of the national structure
                          the Southeast    has provided a framework that has
                             Wo m e n’s    fueled growth while providing new
                               Lacrosse    opportunities for thousands of college
                               League      athletes around the country.
                                 w i t h     “It’s created a much more
                                   Rena    competitive experience for the teams,”
                                           said Eames. “They didn’t have the
                                           opportunity to achieve. That’s been
                                           the biggest benefit.”
                                                                                       participation   


Structure
US Lacrosse provides the structure to help support play at several levels, including
the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates and the men’s
and women’s post-collegiate club level. At the WDIA level, nearly 200 college
club teams from 12 leagues participate under the US Lacrosse umbrella. At the
post-collegiate club level there are more than a dozen men’s leagues around the
country, including the American Lacrosse League, which features more than 50
teams, and more than 70 women’s post-collegiate club teams that receive support
and guidance from the respective US Lacrosse post-collegiate club councils.



Member Insurance
The US Lacrosse Insurance Program, which includes accident, liability and
catastrophic medical coverages, is a key element in providing countless lacrosse
programs access to playing facilities. But, that’s just one element of the program.
US Lacrosse selected Bollinger Insurance as the program administrator in 2001,
and since that time, the Accident Insurance portion has paid out over $2.7 million
in benefits to US Lacrosse members. These benefits were paid to players, coaches
and officials/umpires who were injured during lacrosse activities to help offset
the costs of their medical treatment. The insurance program is an important
feature of membership, providing a full range of coverages to protect members
from injuries or lawsuits stemming from their involvement in lacrosse.




           players             coaches               officials




                             $2,00,000 in benefits
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