Our Mission at Coastal Lacrosse
We believes in teaching every student fundamental values and life skills through lacrosse and academic mentoring. We partner with schools to provide high-quality programming that pairs academic tutoring with lacrosse enrichment. We believe in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and exposing students to new opportunities both academically and athletically. Our goal is to help students exceed expectations and live where they can overcome barriers.
Many of our school partnerships include an enrichment program that combines academic and behavioral support with the game of lacrosse. We provide a yearly membership for all participants to a curriculum aligned academic intervention software which supports student learning at school and at home. Our mentors work with each student to support their academic growth and improve their behavior.
Our programs are designed to keep students engaged and active throughout the year. School based programs allow students to attend practices two times per week during the fall and spring seasons. Practices emphasize the importance of teamwork and aim to build student confidence. Our goal is to partner with community members to build a lacrosse league in which students can compete with children from different communities and continue their social development while enjoying the game of lacrosse.
Lacrosse has historically been reserved for upper class, suburban communities. Children in low-income areas and the inner city lack exposure to lacrosse due to cultural barriers, a lack of playing fields and the cost of equipment. Lacrosse offers students the discipline, work ethic and leadership skills necessary to achieve success both in the classroom and on the field. We utilize the team concept as a means of inspiring pride and cohesion among students. Lacrosse provides an outlet for students who struggle with behavior to learn discipline and respect for themselves and for others.