Bring Canada's National Summer Sport to Your Classroom

Empower the next generation by introducing lacrosse to school children and their educators.

Our school programs not only teach the rich history and cultural significance of the game but also ignite a meaningful conversation about Truth and Reconciliation. Through hands-on lacrosse experiences, we aim to bridge communities and foster understanding.

We are proud to be partnered with Jim Calder, a renowned lacrosse historian, author, and former player for Lacrosse Canada and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Our commitment to inclusivity is unwavering, backed by our IMAS - International Mixed Ability Sports certification from Abilities Centre.

Let's break down barriers and advance the sport of lacrosse together. 🥍 #Lacrosse #OntarioLacrosse #LacrosseCanada #LacrossingBarriers #YouthEmpowerment"

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History, Culture and Physical Education

We bring everything that you need! 

  • Professional Instructors with over 20 years teaching the game to all skill levels and ages
  • Use of class set of 30 lacrosse sticks
  • Soft and safe indoor Lacrosse balls
  • Lacrosse nets
  • Only Mixed Ability Certified coaches in Canada
  • Full day or half day coverage of all scheduled of Gym/Physical Education classes

History and Culture

  • Lacrosse derives from Medicine-based oral tradition. This knowledge was shared with Jim Calder by faithkeepers, stickmakers and indigenous educators. He was given his Mohawk Name by the Kahnawake Mohawk near Montreal.
  • Students are put in touch with this history and culture through being introduced to a stick and ball collection including examples used by the key indigenous nations that play the game.
  • Mounted Posters of historical images are on display to show the 1850’s through 1890’s period.
  • Calder has numerous stories to convey regarding the modern game including the birth of the formal sport in Montreal, growth of the game in Canada and the world, and the push to the Olympics in 2028

Training on basic fundamentals of lacrosse literature by exploring the game's vibrant cultural and historic roots

What you learn and Curriculum Expectations

All the basic fundamentals of lacrosse

  • Overview of lacrosse and the games origins in Canada 
  • Scoping and trapping the ball
  • Cradling 
  • Passing and catching 
  • Shooting
  • Safe and fun competition

Curriculum Expectations

  • Physical Literacy
  • Movement Competency, Locomotion and Manipulation skills
  • Movement Concepts of body and spacial awareness

Curriculum Expectations

  • Education Guide and Student workbook available for purchase

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About Jim Calder

  • Author
    • “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” was the first book to combine knowledge from the oral tradition and the written history. It is now accompanied with the “Education Guide and Student Workbook” which was requested by – Canada’s largest indigenous publisher
    •  “Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game” is the only book in the world on the history of women’s lacrosse. 

    • “Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour”. It is a personal history of the author’s uncanny role in some of the key moments in the game over the last 50 years

  • Player:
    • Calder has a vast history with the game as a two-time member of Team Canada, winning the World Championship in 1978.
    • He was a two-time All-American on full academic and athletic scholarship at Hobart College and won two NCAA Champion-ships, serving as Captain of the 1979 Varsity team. 
  • Founder:
    • Calder started most of the Girls High School and Community Lacrosse Programs in Toronto East and Scarborough. He has two daughters that went on to play NCAA lacrosse in the USA. He serves on the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors and has been on many Boards at the Local and Provincial levels.

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Enhance Physical Education with School Lacrosse Clinics

Next Level Lacrosse is proud to offer comprehensive School Lacrosse Clinics designed to elevate the physical education experience in schools. We believe that introducing lacrosse into the physical education curriculum adds a dynamic and engaging element to students' fitness routines. Our clinics are tailored to schools of all levels, from elementary to high school, providing an opportunity for students to discover and enjoy the sport of lacrosse.

Our experienced coaches bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to each clinic, ensuring that students receive top-notch instruction. These clinics not only introduce students to the fundamental skills of lacrosse but also emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. It's an ideal way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among students while fostering a love for the game.

With our School Lacrosse Clinics, physical education becomes an exciting and educational experience that leaves a lasting impact on students.

Physical education in lacrosse clinics by Next Level Lacrosse

Benefits of Physical Education Lacrosse Clinics

Discover the numerous benefits of incorporating Physical Education Lacrosse Clinics into your school's curriculum:

  • Physical Fitness: Lacrosse promotes cardiovascular fitness, strength, agility, and coordination, contributing to the overall well-being of students.
  • Team Building: Students learn the importance of teamwork, communication, and collaboration while working together on the field.
  • Life Skills: Lacrosse instills essential life skills such as discipline, time management, and perseverance, which are transferable to various aspects of students' lives.
  • Inclusivity: Lacrosse is a sport that can be enjoyed by students of all backgrounds and abilities, promoting inclusivity and diversity within the school community. Next Level Lacrosse's commitment to delivering high-quality School Lacrosse Clinics ensures that your students gain a well-rounded experience that extends beyond the classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What age groups do your School Lacrosse Clinics cater to?

Our School Lacrosse Clinics are designed for students of all age groups, from elementary to high school. We tailor the clinic content and coaching approach to meet the specific needs and skill levels of each age group.

Q2: Can our school choose the duration and frequency of the clinics?

Yes, we offer flexibility in scheduling and can accommodate your school's preferences. Whether you prefer one-time introductory clinics or a series of sessions, we can work together to create a schedule that suits your school's needs.

FAQ 2: Physical Education Lacrosse

Q1: What equipment is required for Physical Education Lacrosse Clinics?

We provide all the necessary equipment for our Physical Education Lacrosse Clinics, including lacrosse sticks and balls. Schools need to ensure that students come dressed in appropriate athletic attire and footwear.

Q2: Do students need prior experience in lacrosse to participate in these clinics?

No prior experience is necessary. Our clinics are designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of lacrosse, making them accessible to both beginners and those with some prior knowledge of the sport.


Contact Us for School Lacrosse Clinics

Interested in enhancing your school's physical education program with our School Lacrosse Clinics or have questions about how we can tailor our services to your school's needs? Contact us today to discuss the possibilities. We look forward to working with your school to provide an enriching lacrosse experience for your students. Reach out now to get started!

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