Our Story

The Little Lacrosse Academy started as the passion project of Cat Thoreson, a former Division I athlete (Hofstra ’09) and collegiate coach. Determined to create a program for her two toddlers that shared her love of the sport as well as aided in their development, coordination, and social growth, the Little Lacrosse Academy was born. Classes kicked off in Baltimore, MD in March of 2018 and, well, the rest is kind of history.


Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. Can’t find the answer you were looking for? Contact us!


How many classes are in each session?

The Little Lacrosse Academy offers lacrosse classes year-round in twelve week sessions. Sessions are grouped into the following seasons: fall (September-November), winter (December-February), and spring (March-May). We offer a six week mini-mester for summer (June-July).  

Where are your lacrosse classes offered?

Check our Locations page for the most up to date listing of locations. 

Please note that we also offer preschool programs in six and eight week sessions year-round. These are the perfect compliment to a school’s physical education curriculum or a fabulous after-school offering. For more information on our preschool program, please email info@littlelacrosseacademy.com.

What should my child wear?

We encourage children to wear comfortable clothing and athletic (closed-toe) footwear.  The same goes for parents if you are enrolled in a parent/child class.  Classes are held both indoors and outdoors dependent upon location, program enrolled, and the season (fall, winter, spring, summer). 

What equipment is required?

For all of our classes, the majority of equipment is provided to include age-appropriate (and size-appropriate) lacrosse sticks and balls. This goes for Cradle Babies,  Tiny Tot, Fiddlesticks, and Futures. 

Our Futures Program (4.5 to 5 year olds) is a youth development program and requires the use of a mouth guard. We ask that participants purchase prior to the start of each session and wear to every class. All other equipment will be provided unless participants prefer to bring their own. Our Futures Girls are encouraged to use a girls/womens lacrosse stick and wear goggles. Our Futures Boys are encouraged to use a boys/mens lacrosse stick and wear a helmet and gloves.