NTSA Equipment Loan Program

Removing the barrier of cost from participation in athletics

NTSA Equipment Loan Program


One of the deterrents to participation in youth athletics is cost. The cost of protective equipment can deter participation, especially in sports which require a significant capital expenditure in order to participate.

The Northeast Tennessee Sports Association, in keeping with our mission to provide low-cost and no-cost athletic opportunities for our youth players offers our unique Equipment Loan Program which provides loaner equipment to new players and players with economic need to help reduce the cost of participating in sports.

We strive to find ways to keep costs to a minimum for our participants and remove the economic barrier from a child's ability to participate in sport. 

The ELP provides qualified participants with the ability to borrow required protective equipment for the season. There is no cost and no deposit is required. Equipment we provide players through the ELP includes:

    • helmets
    • sticks
    • shoulder pads
    • arm pads
    • and gloves

Help Equip Kids

In 2015, NTSA was able to equip over 120 players during the spring lacrosse program through the ELP.

As our lacrosse program continues to grow and we add new sport programs, our equipment needs will grow as well. Please consider donating to NTSA. Your gift makes a difference and allows us to make an impact upon the lives of the children of Northeast Tennessee and provide them with opportunities to be active and healthy.

You can securely donate to NTSA using our Aplos online donation app.

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