Trailblazers - the 2012 Coed Squad helped pave the way
The Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club expanded from the original boys and girls high school teams (with about 30 players) in 2009 to include a middle school boys’ team. In 2011, elementary school teams were started for girls and boys. In 2012, the boy’s teams were divided into age groups to align with US Lacrosse: U9, U11, U13, U15 and High School. In 2014, the girl’s teams were divided into High School, Middle School, grades K-2 and grades 3-5. In fall 2015, the girl’s teams followed suit to align with US Lacrosse age groupings, dividing into U9, U11, U13, U15 and High School teams.
In June 2013, JHLC applied for and received its IRS 501(c) nonprofit status. Also in 2013, a Board of Directors was formed and regular meetings started in 2014.
In 2021, JHLC offers teams a Spring and Fall Season for Boys and Girls Age Divisions from High School down to 1st graders. The age groups for boys and girls teams are now High School, 7th/8th Grade (14U), 5th/6th Grade (12U), 3rd/4th Grade (10U), and 1st/2nd Grade (8U).
JHLC operates clinics throughout the year, and hosts multiple day camps during the summer. JHLC also hosts its annual spring tournament, the Mountain Roundup.
JHLC is governed by its Board of Directors which meets monthly. JHLC operations are led by full its Executive Director, a full time position, and its Program Coordinator, a part time position.
Engage and cultivate youth in our community through exceptional lacrosse programs, inspiring participants to be their best both on and off the field.
The philosophy of the Club is to develop players' skills and understanding of the game, to provide for inclusion of all interested players, to allow flexibility for players and their families, to play safely, to be respectful of players, coaches, and referees, and to have a good time. With the club's growth come challenges to accommodate all players who would like to play. Capacities of facilities will require a maximum team size for each age group. Each player's commitment will presumably be a greater priority, however, JHLC will do its best to facilitate the goals of multi-sport and multi-activity players as we believe this is also important for well-rounded athletes.