FITS for Phys. Ed. Teachers
The Lacrosse FITS program is a fun and active training program built for teachers with little to no experience in the sport of lacrosse. Each detailed lesson module provides a variety of engaging activities for students, which require little preparation time.
Lacrosse FITS was conceptualized by Dave Little and Kylo Harris of Manitoba. In an effort to promote the sport, they had been running individual community sessions and workshops in schools across the province. They found that while teachers and volunteers were excited about the sport, they did not have enough knowledge of lacrosse to continue the program.
With this in mind, they spent a considerable amount of time working to create a new lacrosse training strategy that would overcome such shortfalls. The goal was to design a lacrosse program that an individual with limited lacrosse knowledge could run using clearly defined lesson plans. Essentially, the idea was if you could read and look at diagrams, then you could run the program.
Lacrosse FITS is structured in six modules to allow young Canadians to develop the basic skills common to both box and field lacrosse and gradually bring them together to develop into well-rounded lacrosse athletes.
This program was designed so that the training modules would allow players to progress from one lesson to the next, working from individual skills up to basic team ideas that are general to field and box lacrosse. Beyond lacrosse, the modules also focus on skills such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching, which are fundamental to any sport.
Each module is packed with a variety of fun and effective lessons and drills that you can use to teach lacrosse. Even if you do not have enough time for the entire program, you will definitely find some useful material in Lacrosse FITS. For a detailed look at each of our Lacrosse FITS modules, please click here.
Overall, it is our intention to provide educators across the country with a fun and active training program designed to easily teach Canada’s national summer sport.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association values the input and suggestions of teachers and school boards across Canada. Should you have any questions or comments about the sport of lacrosse or the Lacrosse FITS training program, please visit our FAQ or contact us.