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In-Kind Grants to USA Sports Organizations
to Introduce Youth to a New Sport


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In-kind grants to USA sports organizations to introduce youth between the ages of six and fourteen to a new sport. Successful applicants will receive a curriculum for coaches, equipment, and marketing materials in order to operate and promote the program. The purpose of the program is to attract new players to the sport of lacrosse.

TryLax is an exciting option for local programs to recruit new players into the sport and their organization. Through this grant, USA Lacrosse member organizations can introduce lacrosse to boys and girls, ages 6-14, for the first time, with the necessary resources to provide a safe and fun introductory experience. 

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 USA Lacrosse designed curriculum delivered by coaches from local lacrosse programs.

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GrantWatch ID#: 198328

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USA Lacrosse will provide the following resources to organizations receiving a TryLax Clinic Grant:
- 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
- USA Lacrosse memberships (included post-event)
- Post event, USA Lacrosse will send the participants a follow-up email

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All organizations seeking funding, grants, or support, regardless of the amount or type requested, are required to meet the following criteria:
- Must directly serve youth between ages 6-19 with a priority on youth ages 14 and under
- Must be located in and serve youth within the United States
- Must operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program
- Must offer consistent/structured opportunity for lacrosse play to large groups of children
- Must deliver programming through experienced and committed leadership
- Must deliver a minimum 6-week sports/physical activity program
- Must follow the USA Lacrosse Native American mascot policy
- Must be willing and able to comply with USA Lacrosse best practices and Return to Play recommendations

Applicant Requirements:
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicants must be directly associated with the organization for which he or she is applying. Physical Education grant applicants must work for the school for which they are applying.
- Applicants must submit a completed US Lacrosse Proposal form. Due to the competitive nature of the grant process, incomplete proposals will not be eligible for consideration.
- Applicants must provide USA Lacrosse with his or her organization’s completed W-9 and Employer Identification Number (EIN).

- Preference is given to organizations working with both boys and girls
- Preference is given to organizations that demonstrate an ability to reach participants in underrepresented and diverse communities
- USA Lacrosse prioritizes awarding grants to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation
- USA Lacrosse prioritizes awarding grants to organizations that require all players and coaches to maintain active USA Lacrosse Memberships. If your organization does not currently require USA Lacrosse Membership to participate in your program, please contact your Regional Manager to learn more. *Note: This preference does not apply to Physical Education grant applicants

Pre-Application Information:

Round 1: Early Bird (2021 4Q Fulfillment)
- Application Open: September 1, 2021 – September 13, 2021
- Notification Date: October 1, 2021
- Agreements Due: October 15, 2021
- Grant Order Fulfillment: November 2021 – December 2021
- First Stick Roster Deadline (if applicable): November 20, 2021
- Mid-term: January 25, 2022
- Post-Grant Reflection Due: May 15, 2022

Round 2: Standard (2022 1Q Fulfillment)
- Application Open: October 1, 2021 – October 13, 2021
- Notification Date: November 1, 2021
- Agreements Due: November 15, 2021
- Grant Order Fulfillment: January 2022 – March 2022
- First Stick Roster Deadline (if applicable): January 20, 2022
- Mid-term: March 25, 2022
- Post-Grant Reflection Due: May 15, 2022

Round 3: Limited (2022 2Q+ Fulfillment)
- Application Open: January 10, 2022 – January 20, 2022
- Notification Date: February 10, 2022
- Agreements Due: February 25, 2022
- Grant Order Fulfillment: April 2022 – June 2022
- First Stick Roster Deadline (if applicable): April 20, 2022
- Mid-term: June 25, 2022
- Post-Grant Reflection Due: September 15, 2022

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USA Lacrosse
2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152

(410) 235-6882

(410) 366-6735

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