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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Lacrosse is a Game for All

USA Lacrosse is committed to fostering a national lacrosse community that encourages understanding, appreciation and acceptance of all. We believe that broad representation and participation, through accessibility and availability to everyone, add significant value to the lacrosse experience of each of us.

Programs

We Stand Initiative

The WE STAND Initiative is a social movement. Our purpose is to create a sense of belonging for all within the sports community.

Resources

Ten "Best Practices" for leagues and programs to incorporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into their operations and more.

Cultural Competency

This online training tool, available to everyone, can be used in further educating coaches, parents, and athletes about the powerful impact of diversity and inclusion.

Urban Lacrosse Alliance

Through the ULA, USA Lacrosse supports self-sustaining youth programs with education and resources as they provide playing opportunities in underrepresented communities.

Sankofa Clinics

Providing accessibility for boys and girls from underrepresented lacrosse communities with free youth clinics.

Native American Advisory Council

Our Native American Advisory Council provides guidance so that we can better understand and honor the roots of the game while also supporting sport growth and sustainability efforts in Native communities.

En Español

USA Lacrosse se complace en proporcionar los siguientes recursos en español mientras nos esforzamos por fomentar un entorno de lacrosse más inclusivo para todos los participantes.

Adaptive Lacrosse

Athletes with disabilities benefit from the same training and conditioning as athletes without disabilities. USA Lacrosse actively supports opportunities for people with physical or intellectual impairments.

LGBTQ+

USA Lacrosse believes that anyone from anywhere should be able to play lacrosse and compete, and is committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community in a meaningful and productive way.