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The Detroit United Lacrosse Association is a citywide youth organization dedicated to developing student athletes of character and integrity who will serve as positive members of the community. Detroit United Lacrosse  works directly with youth from Detroit & surrounding neighborhoods to provide high-level lacrosse training, wellness education, and educational opportunities. We use the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model and principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance. 


Use the sport of lacrosse to unify the youth of Detroit’s neighborhoods by promoting character education, personal development and pathways to prosperity, instilling the values of the sport: respect, honor, courage, and integrity.



We envision Detroit becoming the model city for the growth of lacrosse through its community of support, and its development of student leaders who uphold the virtues of the game, on the field and in life.

While playing for the Detroit United Panthers Women’s Lacrosse program, it helped me accomplish how to get better at the game and it drove me to showcase my talent at the tournaments for a scholarship. Every coach pushed me to an extent I didn't know was possible and it helped me recognize confidence in myself as a player. This program doesn’t want anything less from you, only success, heart, along with hard work.

Tee-Yana Harvey,

Detroit United '20

Siena Heights Women's Lacrosse

Detroit United provided me the chance to continue to build my skills as a lacrosse player while playing with an amazing group of guys. The coaches here taught me so much, and I credit a big part of my growth in the game both mentally and physically.

Aaron Stunson,

Detroit United '20

Lawrence Tech University Lacrosse

Being apart of Detroit United made my life a happier place. It became my safe space. 

Lartishia Miller,

Detroit United '20

Lawrence Tech Women's Lacrosse


Where are we?

Our Coaching Philosophy

As an organization, we utilize the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). It is the roadmap for how the sport of lacrosse should structure itself in order that all lacrosse participants are able to realize their full athletic potential and utilize lacrosse as a means to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is how we will provide meaningful lacrosse experiences for all.

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Click through the different age groups to find our guiding principles for each age group!

Coaching Philosophy
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