Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse’s goal is to provide the best possible opportunity for our youth to have fun, learn some valuable life lessons, increase their fitness, and strive to win at this historical North American sport.
Lacrosse, considered America’s first sport, was born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, and adapted and raised by the Canadians. Modern lacrosse has been embraced by athletes and enthusiasts of the United States and the British Commonwealth for over a century.
The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse--the big or the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn. - US Lacrosse.
FHYL serves girls and boys in elementary and middle schools who reside in the Fairfax County portion of Alexandria, Virginia (including Fort Belvoir).
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Greetings from the New Boys Lax Commissioner
To all current and prospective Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse families:
I am Michael Carucci, newly minted 2018 Boys Lacrosse Commissioner. I will be working closely with Jenn Hare, who has been doing an amazing job as the Girls Commissioner for several years. Many thanks to Glen Chambers, Scott Shaul, John Stamos and all Commissioners-Emeriti for their leadership, passion and hard work.
We are very lucky to have Chris Lohmann serving as Assistant Commissioner. He flew jets in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi!
As for me, I'm into my eighth season coaching Fort Hunt Lax, both girls and boys. My two older kids have graduated FHYL to High School programs (BI and WPHS) and my youngest is a 12U in the program.
I am a former player, Secretary of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, and a US Lacrosse Coach Development Trainer.
I'm excited to kick off the Spring 2018 season. So far, we have hosted an open-house/brainstorming session on 28 November, and a coaches' clinic and players' clinic on 2 Dec. Those clinics continue on Saturday 9 Dec and Saturday 16 Dec at WPHS turf field. Coaches' clinic runs 11 am to noon; players' clinic noon - 2 pm.
There is no charge. Please come out and have some fun!
In 2018, we will begin adopting the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). Please see:
LADM is a philosophy built on six core values:
Program designed for development
Small-sided and free play
Fun & kid-centered
Our coaches will be expected to understand what the model means and how they might use these six values to guide them as coaches, role models, and teachers of our children.
Our parent league, NVYLL, will host a mandatory coach's clinic at Marymount Univ on 11 Feb, starting at 9 am. If you are a prospective coach in 2018, be sure to mark your calendar. Agenda is not firm yet, but should include a keynote address by John Tillman, UMD Men's Lacrosse Head Coach and 2017 National Champion; Rules updates; practice planning; and LADM introduction. With good weather, the Marymount men and women's coaches will have their teams on the turf and show us how they run practices and some of their favorite drills.
Following the NVYLL program, we will hold a U.S. Lacrosse Level 1 clinic, at Marymount, 1 - 4 pm same day (11 Feb). Registration will be required for both events. There is no charge for the NVYLL clinic. The Level 1 training costs $50 and is reimbursable by NVYLL. Registration URLs are not active yet.
One of our goals this year is to grow the program and the sport. Boys who reside in the footprint of West Potomac, Mount Vernon, Hayfield, and Edison High Schools are eligible to join Fort Hunt Lax. Please pass the word to your friends and neighbors to come check us out. It's the Fastest Game on Two Feet!