USA Lacrosse and the Sankofa Lacrosse Foundation have partnered to offer free youth clinics for boys and girls from underrepresented lacrosse communities.
USA Lacrosse works with local organizations to plan and implement the clinic, while Sankofa affiliated players serve as the clinicians providing the hands-on instruction. Programs and organizations that offer lacrosse participation opportunities in which a majority of the participants are ethnic minorities are eligible to apply for local clinics.
"I think it means the world for kids to have this opportunity because some kids never get introduced to the world of lacrosse due to their socio-economic background."
Upcoming Clinic Schedule
|Coastal Rays||Sept. 11||Wilmington, N.C.|
|Binghamton Sankofa||Oct. 3||Binghamton, N.Y.|
|Oakland Lacrosse||Oct. 10||Oakland, Calif.|
|Extreme Lacrosse||Oct. 10||San Jose, Calif.|
|Coastal Crush||Jan. 22||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Locations of other recent clinics: Rochester, N.Y; Fallbrook, Calif; Houston, Texas; Lighthouse Point, Fla; Washington, D.C; Tolee, Utah; Belcourt, N.D.; Austin, Texas; Sacramento, Calif; Omaha, Neb; Buffalo, N.Y; Aurora, Colo; Cincinnati, Ohio; South Bend, Ind; El Paso, Texas; New Orleans, La; and Puerto Rico.|
How to Apply
Organizations wishing to apply to host a Sankofa clinic must submit a Proposal Form in order to be eligible to receive a grant. Please follow the link below to learn more about the grant process and upcoming application availability. Local programs should offer experienced and committed leadership for delivering lacrosse programming and must be able to provide adequate field space for the clinic.