Welcome to Gulf Coast Lacrosse!
Our aim is to assist lacrosse players who want to learn more about the sport and have fun while playing lacrosse with friends. Our goal is for players to build confidence in their game as they aspire to compete at the highest level. We are excited to be a a partner of USA Lacrosse All players will be required to have a current USA Lacrosse membership. All coaches will be background screened.
Every player, both beginner and experienced, needs work on the fundamental skills of the game! Through this training program, experienced players will prepare and fine tune their game -AND- new players can become introduced to the game of lacrosse.
For ALL players, this program is intended to build confidence in players’ individual funamentals as they continue to become a better athlete.
Each training session, athletes work on agility/ conditioning/ footwork for half of the session and individual stick skills for the second half. We train in groups by age and skill level so coaches can target the training specific to the athletes level.
Gulf Coast Lacrosse believes in the importance of inclusion and the value of diversity within our youth organization. GCL encourages members to define diversity as an organizational priority along with expectations of inclusion and equity within all of our programs. GCL is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its players, coaches and volunteers. We want to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation and improves the learning environment for players and positive experiences for coaches and volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
Gulf Coast Lacrosse (GCL) is a non-profit community-based organization in Sarasota, FL with the mission to promote the development and growth of youth & high school lacrosse through an inclusive, safe, affordable and fun environment.
Three Programs. One Mission: to grow the game of lacrosse and provide young athletes an inclusive, safe, affordable and fun place to learn the sport and the love of the game!
1. COMMUNITY RECREATION LEAGUE – SARAOTA and LAKEWOOD RANCH
2. SKILL DEVELOPMENT
3. TRAINING / CLINICS / EDUCATION – for coaches, players, referees, parent & player enrichment
Most of the local area high schools in Sarasota County and nearby have boys and girls lacrosse programs, however, there are not many affordable elementary and middle school options available to kids who would otherwise try lacrosse. Our rec-style and volunteer-based program is geared towards Sarasota area youth who would appreciate an opportunity to try lacrosse in an inclusive, safe, affordable and fun environment. Young players will learn the rules of the game, build confidence and self-esteem, develop social skills, and gain an understanding of teamwork, coordination and athletic skills necessary to play competitive lacrosse. The goal is for elementary and middle school aged student athletes to pick up the sport of lacrosse, learn the fundamentals, and find a love of the game so that they are primed and ready to play for their high school freshman year!
Our programs are supported through grants, donations, sponsorships and with the help of volunteers, to ensure that any fees will be nominal to our players. DONATE TODAY!
Special THANKS to our SPONSORS and PARTNERS:
SARASOTA HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE BOOSTERS
Would you like to join our fun and exciting program?
We LOVE our laxers, however, no lacrosse experience is necessary to come join in on the fun!
*Gulf Coast Lacrosse is happy to accept both corporate sponsorships and individual donations to help defray the annual expenses. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to GCL, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.