Our mission that we embarked upon in 2005 is to use a public-private partnership model to develop/expand the game of lacrosse inside the New York City public schools.
This is a road not usually taken. In contrast to the for-profit clubs, CityLax is not-for-profit and “school-centric”. CityLax firmly believes schools are the best place for student/athletes to develop their individual/team skills and springboard into college.
Through lacrosse and character-based coaching strategies, our organization serves as a catalyst for assisting schools in their effort to bring more of these opportunities to their students.
Furthermore, with the popularity of the sport growing by the day and through CityLax programs, we believe lacrosse will become a leading mainstream team sport in New York City and its schools thereby shedding its image as an elite suburban private school game.