Our Story

The Little Lacrosse Academy started as the passion project of Cat Thoreson, a former Division I athlete (Hofstra ’09), collegiate coach, and mom of two. Determined to create a program for her children 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), spring (March-May), and summer (June-August).  

Where are your lacrosse classes offered?

The greater Baltimore area is where we laid our roots, but we are always looking for new places to grow the game! Please continue to check our Locations page for the most up to date listing of classes offered.

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 Open Gym (where available). 

Our Futures Program (5 to 7 year olds) is a gender-specific youth development program and requires the use of a mouth guard. We ask that participants purchase prior to the start of each session and to wear every class. All other equipment will be provided unless participants prefer to bring their own. Our Futures Girls are required to use a girls/womens lacrosse stick; it is optional but encouraged to wear goggles. Our Futures Boys are required to use a boys/mens lacrosse stick; it is optional but encouraged to wear a helmet and gloves. 

What is your make-up class policy? 

Children enrolled in our 12 week sessions are allowed two make-up classes. Please note that no make-up classes will be allowed the last two weeks of a session for any reason. Make-up classes must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that there is space in the requested class and the coach has given prior approval. Make-up classes cannot be carried over from one session to the next. You must complete your make-ups within the same session you are enrolled at that time. Make-up classes are not guaranteed, although we will make effort to accommodate. The child enrolled must be the child to attend class and any make ups. No substitutes or siblings may take a class for another child or family member.