SPIRIT of Lacrosse - Indigenous Lacrosse Program 

Free 8 Week Session (one night a week) – Introducing the sport of lacrosse.  Participants will run through the four basic skills (Scoop, Cradle, Pass and Catch) and incorporate them into fun, modified learning games.

 

SPIRIT follows a program called Lacrosse Fits, which is being taught across Canada.   The program consists of six books, with up to ten learning modules in each book. 

 

SPIRIT is a Safe, Non-Contact, Entry Level Lacrosse Program designed for Youth Ages 5-12 of Indigenous descent

 

All equipment is provided and those participants who complete the program will receive a free t-shirt. 

 

Goal: Create opportunities to build relationships between the Indigenous communities and the local community lacrosse associations.

 

 

Current Program Locations 20 (HUBS)

6th Year – Nicola Valley (Merritt), Chilliwack and Cowichan Valley

5th Year – Songhees

4th Year - Alberni Valley, Snuneymuxw, Burns Lake, Kamloops, Prince George and Fort St. John

3rd Year – Kispiox

2nd Year – Kitimat, Williams Lake and Cranbrook

1st Year – Quesnel, Lillooet, Hazelton, Prince Rupert and Mount Currie

 

 

 

School Visits

During PE or Social Studies classes, we provide a brief history of the Indigenous game and then head down to the gym or out to the fields for the hands-on portion (four skills and modified games).

 

Goal: Introduce students to the sport of lacrosse and its rich history.

 

SPIRIT of Lacrosse - School Sessions Reporting Tool - click here

 

 

 

Coaches

For anyone 16 and over, we hope to run Coaching Clinics in these areas that will be free to those of Indigenous Descent.

 

Goal: Increase the number of leaders/coaches who will be able to administer lacrosse programs within their HUB communities.

 

 

 

 Colours will vary each year.

 

 

 

 

To Learn more about Indigenous Culture:

 

Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

Indigenous History in Canada

Indigenous Languages

Funding - Culture, History and Sport

National Student Memorial Register

 

Thanks to all of the BC Lacrosse Association’s Sponsors & Partners


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