410 458 6541 frank@firststepslacrosse.org381 Brinton Lake Road, Thornton, PA 19373, United States
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We Are First Steps Lacrosse

[ Early Childhood Lacrosse ]

First Steps Lacrosse is an introduction not only to lacrosse but physical literacy in it’s purest form. We positively impact kids through fun, imaginative games and lessons through the sport of lacrosse.

About First Steps
Dream. Impact. Lead.

[ Bring First Steps to your Town ]

Join our passionate team of community leaders by starting a First Steps Lacrosse program in your community. We empower adults to make an impact in their community by providing the knowledge, curriculum, materials and expertise to organize a First Steps program.

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Anything But Ordinary

[ Meet our Leadership Team ]

A collaboration between Gord Watt, our First Steps Founder and author; Pattison Sports Group, a youth sports management firm which owns and operates both the Victory Event Series and Healthy Kids Running Series; and the American Indoor Lacrosse Association, the America’s youth leader for indoor lacrosse education and training.

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Interested in Starting a First Steps Lacrosse Program in your Community?

About Us

  Our Vision Every day more and more children across North America are playing lacrosse. Most start with an…

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  Start a program FSL is currently accepting new Community Coordinators for spring and summer programs. If you’d like…

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What We Do

Physical Literacy

FSL combines three major elements; child development theories, dramatic play and physical literacy movement principles. Physical Literacy refers to the set of movements and skills that allow us to maintain an active life, each of which your child will be introduced.

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Imaginative Play

Each FSL session will create an imaginary world of play suited to the child’s age and readiness. FSL is 50 minutes of creative, high energy and age-appropriate activities which develop social, emotional and cognitive skills, as well as the confidence from increased body awareness and success.

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First Steps at Home

Playing catch is a natural parent/child introduction to baseball. Similarly, we equip parents with illustrated instructions, encouraging the child’s play to include parent involvement through active play at home.

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Safety is paramount. All instructors are certified and background checked to ensure your children are in great hands.


Each instructor has been taught and is certified to teach an early childhood curriculum to children ages 2-7.

Physical Literacy

FSL teaches the foundation for Physical Literacy, the basic bodily movements in athletics in their purest form.


We’re focused on delivering a fun, safe and educational environment, while delivering a positive first experience with lacrosse.


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We’ll provide a turnkey program ensuring success, fun and happiness!

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Child Centered

“Child Centered Learning” is often misunderstood. It is not, “Do your own thing!” Child Centered Coaching refers to methods of teaching that shift the focus of…

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Finding the “Zone”

The Zone of Proximal Development (Vygotsky) is the knowledge just beyond the child’s present level that can be attained. Hitting the “zone” is the…

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