Provide the best possible opportunity for our youth to learn some valuable life lessons, increase their fitness, have fun, and strive to win at this historical North American sport.
 
 
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Welcome to Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse!

 

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR:

Boys 6U - 10U

Girls preK-2nd grade

Coaches (we need more coaches)

Click the big red button on the right. 

About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (“forthuntlax”/FHYL)

At Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse, we help kids reach their full potential through the great sport of lacrosse.

In today’s world, video games, “pay to play” sports programs, early sport specialization, and a “win at all costs” mentality can conspire against kids. We believe instead in the age appropriate, long-term athletic development of all of our kids, and are completely against the short term, win at all costs culture.

  • We work hard to ensure all of our players have a consistently high positive experience
  • We grow the sport by bringing lacrosse into new areas for boys and girls to try
  • We study the science of sports and take guidance from our national governing body, U.S. Lacrosse; the U.S. Olympic Committee; and academic institutions like the Aspen Institute and George Washington University.
    • We follow the governing principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM)
    • We partner with other leadership organizations, like USA Hockey, to improve the condition of youth sports one kid at a time
  • We have an aggressive and mandatory coach screening and training program to maximize the experience our kids have on the field
  • We want our kids to get outside, move, sample many sports, compete, and HAVE FUN!

 

Who Can Join Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse?

If your pre-k, elementary, or middle school aged boy or girl lives within the boundaries of the West Potomac, Mount Vernon, Hayfield or Edison High School pyramids, including Fort Belvoir, they can play Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse.   Confirm your HS Pyramid by entering your address in the Fairfax County school boundary locator at:

http://boundary.fcps.edu/boundary/ .

 

Our goal is to provide the best possible opportunity for our youth to have fun, learn valuable life lessons, increase their physical literacy, improve their lacrosse skills, and compete to win at this historic North American sport.  

"The fastest game on two feet!”

 

 

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Mandatory Coaches Clinic Marymount 24 Feb
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About Fort Hunt Lacrosse
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2019 Girls Youth Rules
01/18/2019
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Athletic Mental Health Symposium 26 FEB
01/18/2019
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2019 Boys Youth Rules
01/18/2019
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Boys Age Groupings 2019
12/20/2018
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Mandatory Coaches Clinic Marymount 24 Feb

The registration is open for all coaches to register for the February 24th Coaches Clinic at Marymount University. This is a mandatory clinic for 10U/3rd-4th Grade coaches and above.

 

 

Coaches Clinic - NVYLL  Rule Interpretation

Sunday, February 24th

Marymount University, Lee Center, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207

Doors Open at 8:00 AM  - Session runs from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Coaches must preregister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-nvyll-youth-clinic-marymount-tickets-54711877699

 

Both Level 1 and Level 2 Clinics will be offered  after the Rules Interpretation Clinic. 

 

Nicole Sager
Executive Administrator
NVYLL
execadmin@nvyll.org 

The purpose of NVYLL is to provide the youth residing within the geographical boundaries of Northern Virginia a healthful, enjoyable leisure time activity and as a corollary to develop qualities that may help them in later life -- sportsmanship, team play, and integrity.


by posted 01/31/2019
About Fort Hunt Lacrosse

 

About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse

 

Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (forthuntlax.org) is a recreational lacrosse club offering lacrosse to boys and girls from preK through 8th grade. Our constituency encompasses the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County, including Fort Belvoir. We operate all year round, but spring (March to early June) is our regular season and primary focus. Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (FHYL) is one of six sports that make up the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA).

 

Our goal is “to help all our kids reach their full potential through the great sport of lacrosse.” We welcome kids without regard to race, creed, color, ethnic, or economic background. We offer needs-based scholarships.

 

We organize the kids by age or grade; boys use birth date and girls use school grade.

The boys age chart is published on our home page so you can look up his age group based on his birth month.

 

GIRLS

BOYS

“Scoopers” (pre-K-K)

“Scoopers” (6U)

1st/2nd Grade

8U

3rd/4th

10U

5th/6th

12U

7th/8th

14U

 

We follow the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), which is derived from the long-term athlete development model and USA Hockey’s American Development Model. We meet the kids where they are developmentally, and progressively challenge them as they get older.

 

8U and 1st/2nd grade and younger are organized as “house leagues.” All local, all Fort Hunt players playing together.

 

Girls 3rd/4th grade and boys 10U and above traditionally play under the auspices of the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The NVYLL season normally includes 8 regular season games (starting 23 March in 2019) and play-offs in early June. Most teams will get four of the eight games at home, which would almost always be CSMS or WPHS. Away games can be anywhere in Northern Virginia.

 

We welcome players of all experience and skill levels. Our players range from brand-new, to kids on their way to playing High School Varsity and beyond.  We are organized to support that full-range.

 

Players are rostered based on their age, years of experience and relative competitiveness. We evaluate the kids in the pre-season to be able to assign them the level of play that should give them their best experience for the season. NVYLL requires us to field teams at the A level, Upper B (UB) level, and Lower B (LB) level. Team assignments are typically made in late February or early March. Once team assignments are made, we may close registration for that age group.

 

Most of our practices will be held at CSMS, WPHS and Whitman MS, a combination of turf and grass fields. We follow US Lacrosse “Dose and Duration” guidelines: kids practice more often and longer as they age up. Most teams will practice two or three times a week with Boys league games normally on Saturdays (starting at 8 or 9 am or later) and Girls normally on Sundays (starting at noon or later).

 

Rules

2019 Boys Youth Rules

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-boys-youth-rulebook.pdf

 

2019 Girls Youth Rules

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-girls-youth-rulebook.pdf

 

Equipment

 

Girls require only a stick, eye protection, athletic shoes and mouth guard for field players. Cleats designed for turf and cleats designed for grass are recommended. Goalies wear additional protection, including helmets, throat guard, gloves, chest protector.

 

No jewelry (including new ear piercings) is permitted during play.  Girls and boys are required to remove all jewelry, so we recommend leaving bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc. at home or in the car.

 

Boys lacrosse is a full contact sport at 12U and above. 8U and 10U does not permit body checking, but there is still substantial contact (pushing, holding, boxing out). All boys 8U and above require a stick, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, protective cup, and athletic shoes. Protective pads must be designed specifically for lacrosse. Goalies wear a chest protector and throat protector. Boys helmets may be any color; they normally come in white and we offer opportunities to purchase discounted custom Fort Hunt Green and Gold helmets. The recommended stick for boys youth players is the Warrior Warp.

 

6U

8U-10U

12U-14U

Warrior Warp Mini

Warrior Warp Jr

Warrior Warp Evo

 

We offer loaner gear to new players of all ages and team discounts at several local and on-line retailers.  Scoopers just need a stick and one will be provided.

 

Coaching

 

We are staffed by both amateur and professional coaches. Just as you would not send your kid to a dentist or doctor who is not board certified, our coaches are required to train and certify under our National Governing Body, US Lacrosse. We offer subsidized live coaching clinics in the local area several times a year and no-cost on-line training. Our coaches understand the important role they play and the potential impact on a child’s life.

 

We expect our coaches to be 100% positive, and to nurture cognition, competence, and character; players capable of finding space, creating solutions, and executing good decisions in the face of an adversary.

 

New coaches should understand that 80% of the job is character development, fungible across most sports, and 20% sport specific. Basketball, soccer, and hockey coaches, especially, can make for great lacrosse coaches, as the sports are so similar.

 

Here are the current requirements to coach Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse:

 

  • Have a good attitude, focused on making the kids' experience as good as it can be
  • Be a member of US Lacrosse valid through June 2019 (reimbursement available)
  • Read, understand and agree to the FHYAA and NVYLL codes of conduct
  • Receive a positive (Green Light) NCSI background screening (no charge)
  • Complete the basic Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) training, in person or on-line (no charge)
  • Complete the CDC Concussion Training, on line (no charge)
  • Complete the Level 1 US Lacrosse online course or live clinic (Assistant Coaches)
  • Certify US Lacrosse Coach Development Program (CDP) Level 1 or higher (Head Coaches)
  • Complete “How to make proper contact” US Lacrosse online course (boys’ game only)

 

For questions or further understanding, please go to our website forthuntlax.org or contact one of our commissioners:

 

 

Kelly Facer

Chris Lohmann

Michael Carucci

Girls Commissioner

Boys Commissioner

Head Lacrosse Commissioner

FHgirlslax18@gmail.com

Chris.j.lohmann@gmail.com

Director of Coaching

 

 

boyslax@fhyaa.org

 

 

mikeb.carucci@gmail.com

 

 

703-932-4657


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2019 Girls Youth Rules

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-girls-youth-rulebook.pdf


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Athletic Mental Health Symposium 26 FEB

 

Athletic Mental Health Symposium

 

Register here:

 

                             https://www.eventbrite.com/e/athletic-mental-health-symposium-tickets-55022997266

 

 

NCS Athletic Services and F.A.S.T is pleased to present:

 

Athletic Mental Health Symposium

 

Date:           Tuesday February 26th, 2019

 

Time:          Check-in: 6:30p.m

Start:       7:00p.m

 

Location:    Board Auditorium at the Fairfax County Government Center

         12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va. 22035

 

Audience:   All Parents, Coaches, and Administrators

 

Cost:          Free

 

Join us as we launch the conversation about mental health and the role coaches, parents and sports administrators can play in supporting and encouraging youth athletes as they cope with the struggles and pressures of their early development.

Come and hear from renowned local experts as they help adults who work with student athletes:

·        Understand the pressures facing student athletes in 2019

·        Recognize the warning signs for potential youth in distress

·        Guide athletes to available local resources for assistance

 

Please find the flyer attached! You can also find information on our website here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/athletic-community-mental-health-symposium

 

It is time to “have the discussion” as we work toward breaking down misconceptions and barriers regarding mental health in athletics.

 

We look forward to seeing you on February 26th!

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Chris

 

 

Christopher E. Pulley, M.S

Community Outreach Specialist

Athletic Services Division

Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

703-324-5610 (P)

571-421-5652 ©

 

 

 


by posted 01/18/2019
2019 Boys Youth Rules

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-boys-youth-rulebook.pdf

 


by posted 01/18/2019
Boys Age Groupings 2019

Round up to next older group. 

9U plays with 10U

11U plays with 12U

13U plays with 14U


by posted 12/20/2018
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