In 1992, ELEV8 founder Geoff Snider was introduced to the sport of Lacrosse at Captain John Palliser Elementary School in his 5th grade gym class, taught by Mrs. Grant. At that moment, Geoff fell in love with the sport of Lacrosse and registered with the Crowchild Lacrosse Association the following Spring. This introduction to the sport initiated a very dynamic athletic career, contrasting both lacrosse and hockey as Geoff grew up. Following suit was younger brother, and ELEV8 VP of Operations and Player Development, Bob Snider. Together, they have combined for 5 Minto Cups, 1 MLL Title, 2 World Championships, and the creation and growth of Canada’s leading lacrosse development company.
The Classroom Lacrosse program introduces the sport of lacrosse to students while educating them on the history of the sport in Canada and North America.
We teach and demonstrate the basic skills of lacrosse in a fun, energizing and engaging environment. Our qualified coaching staff, whom have NCAA, NLL, MLL, and International playing and coaching experience from the Calgary Roughnecks and other National Lacrosse League teams, are passionate and supportive mentors.
Did you know . . .
Lacrosse was started by the Native Americans and was originally known as stickball. The game was initially played in the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America, and around the western Great Lakes.
FULL DAY PROGRAM PACKAGE
$525 + GST (2021 -2022 School Year)
- Single Classes up to 30 Students
- Please inquire for pricing on class sizes larger than 30
- Professional coaching staff and instructors.
- All equipment provided including real lacrosse sticks and soft lacrosse balls.
- Minimum two dates required per booking
Please call (403) 479-4307 for date availability.
All prices in Canadian Dollars – please add 5% GST
Mileage & additional charges may apply outside Calgary city limits
CLASSROOM Lacrosse Features
Students will acquire lacrosse skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities in a varied environment while experiencing the health benefits that result from physical activity.
ELEV8 CLASSROOM encourages students to interact positively with others while demonstrating etiquette and fair play. Beyond lacrosse, the physical components also focus on skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching, which are fundamental to any sport.
- Physical Literacy covering A, B, and C’s (agility, balance, and coordination)
- Fundamental movement skills corresponding to the different stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development in a variety of environments
- Introducing proper lacrosse mechanics including passing, catching, throwing, scooping and cradling
- Discovering movements for dodging, shooting, passing, and ground ball (trapping) mechanics.
- Developing enhanced hand-eye coordination.
- Team oriented situations and sportsmanship that encourage cooperation by interacting positively with others, fair play, and leadership
- Creating a desire to participate through active and engaging activities.
- Educational aspects such as history, geography, mathematics, science, health sciences, art/design, and religious components.
ELEV8 Lacrosse is fully equipped to provide the necessary lacrosse equipment (real lacrosse sticks, soft balls) to single classes and instruct in an indoor gym or outdoor setting (early fall | spring).
We are pleased to service larger classes when needed, we also provide all equipment to your school at no additional charge.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.479.4307
- Geoff Snider – Founder and CEO, ELEV8 Lacrosse
- 9 Years NLL, 9 Years MLL, Team Canada Player and U19 Coach
- Bob Snider ( 11 Year Veteran NLL Vancouver Warriors, Bellarmine University)
- Dan Taylor (NLL Calgary Roughnecks, Lehigh University)
- Brett Craig (NLL Colorado Mammoth, Seton Hill University)
- Harrison Matsuoka (NLL Calgary Roughnecks, Stony Brook University)
CLASSROOM LACROSSE UPDATE FOR 2018/2019 School YEar
Number of Students introduced to lacrosse
Number of Schools visited
CLASSROOM LACROSSE Booking REQUEST FORM
Upon successful submission of your request form ELEV8 Lacrosse will contact you to confirm dates, subject to availability. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 403.479.4307.