Lacrosse Today

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    Youth lacrosse (14 and under) is approaching nearly 450,000 players on teams, the largest segment of play in the sport. There are thriving recreation lives in all corners of the country and a growing club and travel team landscape as well. Youth lacrosse participation has doubled in the last decade.

  •  pcla.pngFor the second consecutive year there were 14 states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia) with at least 10,000 participants at the youth level with New York once again leading the way. There were 56,335 youth players in New York in 2015.

  •  pcla.pngAt the high school level, lacrosse remains the fastest-growing team sport according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations.

  •  pcla.pngOver the five-year period from 2010-2015, the number of schools with boys’ lacrosse rose 29.5 percent and the number of girls’ programs grew 29.8 percent. Indoor track was the only other sport with a double-digit percentage increase in new teams.

  •  pcla.pngThe growth rates were even higher at the NCAA level. From 2010 to 2015, the number of new men’s programs grew 33.6 percent and the number of new women’s programs grew 36.6 percent.

  •  pcla.pngOhio became the 20th state with its state high school association to adopt lacrosse as a full championship sport


Benefits of PCLA Sponsorship


$ 1000
Certificate for display
1000 x 100 site Banner
3 x 5 Full Color Banner displayed at your school of choice, (pending school approval)
1/8 page ad in Tampa Bay Times and in the local Wesley Chapel media thanking you for your sponsorship
Free admission
to all Pasco County Lacrosse games
Exposure on PascoLax social media
Gold Sponsor
$ 5000
360 x 600 Home Page Banner
Shirts provided to players on all teams
3 x 5 Full Color Banner displayed at your school of choice, (pending school approval)
Exposure on PascoLax social media
Free admission
to all Pasco County Lacrosse games
Ad on Phone App

Florida Counties that added lacrosse as a Varsity sport since 2013 include:


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Benefits of HS Lacrosse

  • Fast-moving team sport, emphasizing speed and teamwork over size
  • Both boys and girls HS programs are growing across the country
  • According to the latest NCAA Data, women’s lacrosse (Division I) ranks second (to skiing) in graduation success rates (94%) and men’s lacrosse ranks first in graduation success rates (88%) among men’s NCAA sports.
  • FHSAA certification offers more potential college scholarship opportunities for Florida HS students