The Chapter provides support for the SE Virginia cities and counties including Williamsburg, Gloucester, York, Poquoson, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and the Outer Banks of NC.
When the men’s and women’s national groups merged to form US Lacrosse in 1998, members of the HRLax League’s leadership were asked to found the Hampton Roads Chapter of US Lacrosse. The Chapter provided and encouraged local lacrosse playing opportunities for the entire Tidewater area through the administration of the HRLax League until the two split in 2011. The Chapter formally changed it's name to the Tidewater Chapter in 2012.
As the sport has continued to grow, more teams and leagues have formed and joined US Lacrosse with the goal to create a positive playing environment for all involved. The Chapter's focus has widened as it provides services for all US Lacrosse member organizations and lacrosse at all levels across the Tidewater Area of Virginia and the Outer Banks of NC.