ABOUT CLASSROOM LACROSSE®
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 ELEV8 Classroom Lacrosse® program introduces the sport of lacrosse and educates students on the origin and indigenous roots of the sport in Canada and North America.
The student-centred program ensures that students are actively involved. ELEV8® Professional coaches and National Lacrosse League players lead and instruct the customizable ELEV8 Classroom Lacrosse® program.
Beyond the basics of lacrosse, students will learn important values like teamwork and integrity while building on physical skills fundamental to any sport.
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).
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NOW BOOKING FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
$540 + GST per day (transaction fees apply when paying with credit card)
2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
$565 + GST per day (transaction fees apply when paying with credit card)
- Minimum two days required per booking.
- Single classes up to 30 students. Programming available for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.
- Please inquire for pricing on class sizes larger than 30.
- All equipment provided including real lacrosse sticks and soft balls provided.
- Mileage and additional charges may apply outside Calgary City Limits.
- Cancellation Policy
ELEV8 CLASSROOM LACROSSE® COORDINATOR
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 Lacrosse® 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.
Geoff Snider – Founder and CEO, ELEV8® Lacrosse
9 Years NLL, 9 Years MLL, Team Canada Player and U19 Assistant Coach
- Bob Snider ( 11 Year NLL Veteran, Bellarmine University)
- Dan Taylor (NLL Calgary Roughnecks, Lehigh University)
- Tyler Sceviour (NLL San Diego Seals, RIT)
- Jacob Motiuk (NLL Vancouver Warriors, Seton Hill University)
OriGINS and HISTORY OF LACROSSE
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.
The Native American games were seen as major events, which took place over several days.They were played over huge open areas between villages and the goals, which might be trees or other natural features, were anything from 500 yards to several miles apart. Any number of players were involved. Some estimates have mentioned between 100 and 100,000 players participating in a game at any one time. The rules were very simple, the ball was not to be touched by a player’s hand and there were no boundaries. The ball was tossed into the air to indicate the start of the game and players raced to be the first to catch it.
CLASSROOM LACROSSE® CATERS to your SCHOOL schedule
CLASSROOM Lacrosse® is fully customizable and can be catered to fit your school and
schedule to maximize the experience for students.
Minimum two dates required per booking.
TAKING THE HIGHER GROUND
Want to take your students’ learning a step further?
Ignite curiosity and reinforce curricula by engaging in a FREE virtual field trip with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame before or after your Classroom Lacrosse residency!
Students will learn the story and legacy of one of the best lacrosse players of all time – Hall of Famer Gaylord Powless, a talented Mohawk lacrosse player from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations Reserve.
Open to students in Grades 4 and higher.
To learn more, or to book your FREE virtual field trip, click HERE. Click HERE for Alberta curriculum outcomes.
Contact us today to book your school RESIDENCY!
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 Tyler Sceviour, CLASSROOM Lacrosse® Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 403-479-4307.