WHAT IS US LACROSSE?
US Lacrosse was founded ten years ago on January 1, 1998, as the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the support behind the sport, and exists to serve the sport of lacrosse through resources, promotion, development, and training.
Why have a national governing body of lacrosse?
The structure and philosophy of US Lacrosse mirrors that of most successful amateur sports governing bodies in the United States. Although lacrosse is growing in popularity, it has not achieved the success of other sports. In order to develop and maintain the needed resources to further develop and support the game, lacrosse must rely on the support of every individual who benefits from the game. US Lacrosse membership not only provides valuable benefits to members, but it also provides significant long-term benefits for lacrosse.
US Lacrosse now provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game throughout the United States and abroad, and offers a number of programs and information services to its national membership of over 200,000 and the more than one million lacrosse enthusiasts throughout the country.
US Lacrosse policy is determined by a national board of directors, the officers of which form an Executive Committee who meets to monitor the progress of the corporation. Men’s and Women’s Divisions under the board address the issues specific to the play of each version of the game; councils within and/or between each division represent each constituency in the game; and committees throughout the organization focus on specific areas of activity.
What is the mission and vision of US Lacrosse?
US Lacrosse is the national governing body of lacrosse. Through responsive and effective leadership, we provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.
We envision a future which offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.
Chapter Definition: A chapter of US Lacrosse is an extension of the national organization. A chapter unifies, promotes, and provides programs and services to the many aspects of men’s and women’s lacrosse in its geographic area. Each chapter serves as a conduit to the national headquarters of US Lacrosse and has the authority to conduct business conforming with the approved requirements outlined in the Chapter Agreement (version, July 3, 2007) and the US Lacrosse Board/Council/Committee member Conflict of Interest Policy.