Mission Statement

Introduce, develop and grow the sport of lacrosse in the Philippines.


Vision Statement

Lacrosse will be played throughout the Philippines at all levels and will be governed by the Philippines Lacrosse Association as the National Sports Association for Lacrosse in the Philippines.


The Philippines Lacrosse Association (PLA) is a 501(c)3 pending, non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce, develop and grow the sport of lacrosse in the Philippines.  The members of our association are Filipinos  whose love of lacrosse has committed us to grow the game in the Philippines. It is our vision that one day, lacrosse will be played throughout the Philippines at all levels and will be governed by the Philippines Lacrosse Association as the National Sports Association for lacrosse in the Philippines.


In recent years, international lacrosse has grown rapidly, under the governance of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). It is the vision of the FIL that “Lacrosse is recognized and played by all countries world-wide and is an Olympic sport.” What was once primarily a North American sport has spread to 50 countries world-wide with international competition culminating in the FIL sanctioned World Lacrosse Championships. The PLA is an Associate Member of the FIL. It is our goal is to do our part to help make the vision of the FIL a reality by developing lacrosse in the Philippines and one day field a national team to represent the Philippines in international competition.


The goals of the Philippines Lacrosse Association:

  1. Introduce, develop and grow the sport of lacrosse in the Philippines.
  2. Establish the Philippines Lacrosse Association as the National Governing Body/National Sports Association for lacrosse in the Philippines.
  3. Fund raise to support growth of lacrosse in the Philippines.
  4. Develop a Philippines National Team.

Introduce, develop and grow the sport of lacrosse in the Philippines

The primary goal of our association is to introduce develop and grow the sport of lacrosse in the Philippines by building a sustainable infrastructure of key contacts and coaches that reside within the Philippines to instruct and develop lacrosse year round. Efforts will initially start in the school systems and spread through structured organizations such as our strategic partner FCA Philippines starting locally then spreading regionally as the sport develops.


Establish the Philippines Lacrosse Association as the National Governing Body/National Sports Association for lacrosse in the Philippines

The PLA has met with representatives of the Philippines Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC) to introduce lacrosse to the governing sports agencies in the Philippines. The PLA has received support of these organizations and is receiving guidance to develop into the National Governing Body/National Sports Association for lacrosse in the Philippines.


Fund raise to support growth of lacrosse in the Philippines

The Philippines Lacrosse Association supports growth of lacrosse in the Philippines through lacrosse fundraising events and equipment drives throughout the year. Through these events, we network with the lacrosse community to raise awareness of our mission and vision as well as develop contacts and recruit volunteers to assist with the development of lacrosse in the Philippines.


Develop a Philippines National Team

As lacrosse develops and grows in the Philippines, the PLA will seek to create a national team to represent the Philippines in international competition.  Formation of a team will be contingent upon progress with development of lacrosse in the Philippines.