Kids on the Line And Friendship Club

Minnesota Youth Handball and Swimming

The Kids on the Line is a multipurpose program to reach out to Youth in the Midway area to help develop leadership through sports.

Over the last few years Kids on the Line has been recognized for being a leader in the country in developing young handball players. But at the same time Mitchell Lallier has been helping young men and women become better swimmers and some even lifeguards.

This summer the Kids on the Line is going to focus on training young men and women (16 – 19) to swim well enough to take the lifeguard test.

The program has developed several lifeguards already Joseph from Peru and Antonio from Mexico. We hope to reach out to the Somalia, Ethiopian, Hmong and Latino get 4 to 8 persons qualified to take the lifeguard training.

Along with learning how to swim better we will help teach leadership skills, build their self confidence and get them college bound.

Handball (sometimes referred to as "American Handball") is a sport played on a court with four walls.  Players hit a small ball with their hand against the front wall with the intent of placing it where their opponent is unable to return the ball before the second bounce. This website is dedicated to the youth handball players of Minnesota.

Through Handball being taught to young boys and girls from 15 different countries from 5 years old to 18 years old, we have introduced these players to the opportunity to visit, play and some day attend a University. Many of the players parents never were on a University campus now we have a first players heading off in the Fall 2019 to college.

Our goal is to find boys and girls that want to develop their minds, bodies and commitment to bettering themselves. The Kids on the Line will introduce the players to building leadership, public speaking, goal setting, financial responsibility and giving back to the community.


Our Mission

To be a catalyst to encourage multicultural students in the Twin Cities to further their education, develop leadership skills,give back to the community and improve their health through the sport of handball and swimming.