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).
Discounts at Lacrosse Unlimited (Feb 18-19) & Dicks (Feb 25)
Lacrosse Unlimited Alexandria 15% Discount Weekends for FHYL
When: Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19 and March 4-5.
Where: Lacrosse Unlimited Alexandria in nearby Bradlee Shopping Ct, 3618 King St, Alexandria, VA 22152 – (703) 931-5299.
What: 15% off entire purchase in store.Download coupon with barcode (print hardcopy or show smartphone) and receive 15% off your entire purchase. Ask about separate discount on starter packages (stick, shoulder/arm pads, gloves). This offer does not apply to special orders, previous purchases, gift cards, and cannot be combined with other offers or redeemed for cash.
Cascade R helmet team order: Our club helmet sale is back for the 5th year! Lacrosse Unlimited's online team store for Fort Hunt Lacrosse is open now for ordering the popular Cascade R adjustable helmet customized in Fort Hunt forest green and athletic gold plus chrome facemask and available for the same great price as 2014-2016. Usually retailing for $260, we negotiated a $110 discount charging instead $150 + $17 tax/shipping. Goalies add the optional Cascade throat protector ($30). Order online by 6pm, Sunday, February 26 (before team store closes). Please forward to
order confirmation e-mail (should include order details and a link to track it’s progress). The Cascade R is a "one size fits most" helmet with several adjustment points including a ratchet headband and should fit HS and most age 9 and up. If your child has a small head, then first try on a Cascade R at Lacrosse Unlimited in Bradlee Shopping Ctr.
Cascade R helmets for $150 as part of team sale - Order online
Fort Hunt Boy’s Lacrosse Parents,
Our club helmet sale is back for the 5th year! Lacrosse Unlimited's online team store for Fort Hunt Lacrosse is open now for ordering the popular Cascade R adjustable helmet customized in Fort Hunt forest green and athletic gold plus chrome facemask and available for the same great price as 2014-2016. Usually retailing for $260, we negotiated a $110 discount charging instead $150 + $17 tax/shipping. Goalies add the optional Cascade throat protector ($30). Order online by 6pm, Sunday, February 26 (before team store closes). Please forward to
your order confirmation e-mail (should include order details and a link to track it’s progress).
Who: The R is a “one size fits most” helmet with several adjustment points including a ratchet headband and should fit HS, 14U, 12U, and most 10U players. Fort Hunt already loans smaller youth sized helmets to 8U house players. This club helmet sale is a great opportunity for 10U players to return loaned helmets and allow more new players to learn lacrosse. If your player is young (9-10 years old) or has a small head, then try on a Cascade R at Lacrosse Unlimited Alexandria in Bradlee Shopping Ctr. If helmet is loose, then ask for the optional "spider" pad ($15) which can be inserted for smaller sized heads.
Cost Comparison (excluding tax & shipping): After configuring Cascade R in 2 colors, Mohawk and back panel colored decals ($6), chrome facemask ($5), and black chin strap:
$150 Lacrosse Unlimited Team Sales, Hauppauge, NY (Qty 30+).
$175 Lax World, Cockeysville, MD (Qty 50+).
$270 Lacrosse Unlimited, Bradley Shopping Ctr.
2017 Order Process:
your pre-order commitment by Feb 11 (player evaluations). E-mail commitments will be held until we reach our target of 30 helmets.
2nd – Once the online Team Store is configured with discounted price, only the committed players will be e-mailed the login instructions for online ordering to include: Secure URL address, username, and password for parents to complete credit card purchase. 3rd –Please forward to
your order confirmation e-mail (should include order details and a link to track it’s progress) helmet configuration (model, colors, facemask, and chinstrap) since LU submits single order for Cascade to manufacture/build.
4th – Parents should receive individually shipped helmet <3-weeks after we close online sales (mid-March). Note, Fort Hunt's first league games are planned for March 25. The only team website limitation is we’re all locked into purchasing the same exact model. After receiving new helmet, players should return Fort Hunt loaner helmet so we can inventory and reissue to new 8U players.
Background: Cascade is the preferred manufacturer for youth and men’s (HS, college, pro, and amateur) lacrosse helmets. Cascade was founded in 1986 by Bill Brine (part of the Brine family that founded Brine, Corp). Cascade was acquired in 2012 by Bauer Performance Sports Ltd, the leading manufacturers of ice hockey equipment. Cascade currently manufactures 4 lines of helmets for lacrosse: CS (youth), CPV (adjustable sizing for ages 7-11), CPX-R (one size fits most) and R (one size fits most). Fort Hunt Boy’s Lacrosse regularly purchases the affordable CS and CPV helmets for U9.
Cascade R Description: The Cascade R is one of the safest helmets on the market, used by top collegiate programs around the country. The R marks the most advanced impact management system Cascade has ever created including the dual SevenTech™ and Poron®XRD™ liner system addresses both high and low energy impacts. Seven Technology is a ground-breaking impact attenuation system to more effectively manage energy transfer from direct impact. On impact, the Seven Technology liner system compresses to laterally displace energy and within seconds, completely reset to ready for the next impact. The total reset capability of the Seven Technology liner is proven to perform better than EPP Foam on successive impacts. Poron®XRD™ Foam is a pliable material offering maximum comfort with the ability to dissipate linear force from low energy impacts. SuperMono™ R one-piece and visor creates a more rigid system to better manage frontal impacts. The design also moves the balance point closer to the center of the head for a lighter feeling high performance helmet. The R MASK has new sight lines for better vision and reduced weight. The R CHIN provides added rigidity along jaw and ear. The fitting system features the high performance evolution of the SPR fit (Swiss Precision Ratchet). By combining the HardTail SPRfit™ with customizable jaw pads, the player will feel a 360º contour fit that can be micro-adjusted on the fly. These bombproof components are housed by a HDPE case. The construction features a visor, mask and chin system that defines tight and light; no nonsense, just lines that allow you to play your game. One size fits most. Like every Cascade helmet, the R is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at Cascade’s state-of-the-art facility in Liverpool, NY and comes with a no hassle 1-year unconditional warranty. www.CascadeLacrosse.com/R
Please use these instructions to register your player(s) for boys and/or girls lacrosse. Be sure to use the Forgot Password feature instead of creating a new account. Parents of boys should use the new US Lacrosse age verification system... uploading cert/ID via web form is secure, easy, and very quick.
1. REGISTRATION: Register your son and/or daughter for the 2017 Spring season. You must confirm that US Lacrosse membership is current through June 2017, then register online at www.FortHuntLax.org. We anticipate an increased number of registrants this season, so register early:
Confirm/Renew US Lacrosse Membership: Pay $30 for youth lacrosse player insurance by going to www.USLacrosse.org > Click on JOIN/RENEW > Search for existing membership. Record your player's Member ID #.
Boy's only: Verify player's age using the new US Lacrosse age verification system.
Why: To ensure that players are grouped appropriately to keep players safe and to help make competition fair.
Scan or photograph your player's birth certificate or state-issued ID.
USL will review your documentation, record the birth date in their system and then permanently delete your uploaded document.
You'll receive a confirmation email, and you’re done. This is a one-time process that is good for the lifetime of your child’s membership.
Secure and Easy To Use: The new USL age verification system is secure and easy to use. Age verification uses SSL technology, the standard for transmitting sensitive information online.
Register and Pay Online:www.FortHuntLax.org > Click on red & white REGISTER NOW at top right > select program (Boy’s or Girl’s) and appropriate grade/age division and Begin Registration > If during Sign In, you’re unsure of your password... instead of creating a new duplicate member account, please enter your e-mail only to receive password reset instructions. Sign In and Continue > Edit Child’s existing registration. Update personal biographical info on Member Information page. Suggest adding cell phone service provider next to cell number to receive SMS text message reminders for games/practices.
$150 girls registration fee for 1st-8th grades (includes $8 county field use fee).
$40 girls new uniform fee if needed ($10 for G1/2 pinnie).
$195 boys registration fee for 14U-8U -- formerly U15-U9 (includes shorts, game jersey loan, equipment loan for 8U, $8 county field use fee, etc.).
$75 boys & girls registration fee for scoopers.
$50 volunteer opt-out fee.
- $25 discount for 2nd, 3rd, etc. lacrosse player in the family.
Boys age as of Aug 31, 2016 eligibility date:
14U: 13 or 14 years old.
12U: 11 or 12 years old.
10U: 9 or 10 years old.
8U: 7 or 8 years old.
6U: 5 or 6 years old.
Verify player's age using US Lacrosse Age Verification Syste
Verify your son's age by using the new US Lacrosse age verification system.
NVYL League rules require:
1. All players provide valid proof of age to their club commissioner at registration.
2. Each player’s parent/guardian must certify during registration their player's birth date for boys (grade for girls) and primary residence address.
3. Each club commissioner shall warrant the ages of all players in club.
Rather than Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse volunteers collecting and processing proof of age during check-in for player evaluations, please follow the simple steps below to scan/photograph your boy's birth certificate and upload to the new US Lacrosse online age verification system.
Who: Boy's only in 14U, 12U, 10U, and 8U divisions (excludes scoopers and girls divisions based on grade).
Why: To ensure that players are grouped appropriately to keep players safe and to help make competition fair.
1. Scan or photograph your player's birth certificate, hospital birth letter, dependent ID, state-issued ID, etc.
- Concerned about securely transmitting private information via Internet? Make a copy of document and black out all but player's name and birth date.
2. Log intowww.USLacrosse.orgParent/Guardian account, not your child's.
- Forget log in credentials? Select Forgot My Username > enter parent's name, DoB, zip.
3. Upload your scan or photo to US Lacrosse online system.
- Select My Account > Age Verification > Verify Age Now > select player's name (should be associated with parent/guardian account) > Continue > select document > Continue.
4. USL will review your documentation, record the birth date in their system and then permanently delete your uploaded document.
5. You'll receive a confirmation email, and you’re done. This is a one-time process that is good for the lifetime of your child’s membership.
Secure and Easy To Use: Age verification uses SSL technology, the standard for transmitting sensitive information online. It took me <5 min to scan/upload my child's birth certificate and receive confirmation email.
Key dates for spring 2017 season:
Mon, Jan 16: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fri, Jan 20: USL CEP Men & Women Levels 1, 2 & 3 Instructional Clinics @ Baltimore, MD.
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22: US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest @ Baltimore, MD.
Sat, Jan 21: FHYL girls frostbite clinic for registered players in 3rd-8th grades w/current US Lacrosse membership/insurance.
TBD: Coaching forum by area HS girl's coaches @ Sherwood Hall Library.
Jan 28: Maryland Men's Lacrosse Coaches Clinic & Scrimmages @ Byrd Stadium.
Sun, Jan 29: FHYL girls player evaluations @ South Run Indoor Fieldhouse for G7/8, G5/6, G3/4.
Sun, Jan 29: FHYL boys frostbite clinic for registered players in 14U, 12U, and 10U w/current US Lacrosse membership/insurance.
Sat, Feb 4: USL CEP Men & Women Level 1 Instructional Clinics @ Leonardtown, MD.
Sun, Feb 5: FHYL boys frostbite clinic for registered players in 14U, 12U, and 10U w/current US Lacrosse membership/insurance.
Sun, Feb 5: Super Bowl LI.
Sat, Feb 11: FHYL boys player evaluations @ Sandburg MS Turf Field for Boys 14U, 12U, 10U.
TBD: Girls lacrosse clinic by USL & JMU Women's lacrosse team @ EHS.
Wed, Feb 15: Team number/matrices due to NVYLL.
Feb 18-29: FHYL 15% discount days @ Lacrosse Unlimited, Bradlee Shopping Ctr.
Sun, Feb 19: USL CEP Men Level 1 Instructional Clinic @ Front Royal, VA.
Sun, Feb 19: USL CEP Men & Women Level 2 Instructional Clinics @ Bethesda, MD.
Feb 25: FHYL 20% discount @ Dick's Sporting Goods, Springfield Town Ctr.
Mon, Feb 20: Birthday of George Washington.
Sun, Feb 26: NVYLL mandatory coaches meeting, rules interpretation, and clinic @ Marymount U.
Mar 4-5: FHYL 15% discount days @ Lacrosse Unlimited, Bradlee Shopping Ctr.
Sun, Mar 12: DST Spring Ahead (later sunset means teams can start practicing on grass without lights).
TBD: Lacrosse scrimmages.
Fri-Mon, Mar 17-27: SSSAS spring vacation.
Mar 25-26: First NVYLL games. Eight league games through May 21 excluding Easter.
Sat-Mon, Apr 8-17: FCPS spring break.
Fri-Sun, Apr 14-23: Catholic schools Easter holidays.
May 30 - June 11: League playoffs.
Class of 2017 Fort Hunt Lacrosse Alumni College Commits
Fort Hunt Girls Lacrosse proudly congratulates the following young women (and their families) on their recent or future signings of NCAA National Lettersof Intent to play at their respective colleges and universities. We are very fortunate to have been able to watch these players develop through our Fort Hunt Lacrosse recreational league and well-respected local high school programs. We also thank all their coaches, parents and teammates for supporting their journey. Good luck, ladies! We look forward to watching you play at the next level.
Kate Carney (Bishop Ireton HS) - University of Cincinnati