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

 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).

Registration is open for the following programs:

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Fort Hunt night at West Potomac Girls Lacrosse - 7:10pm, Tonight
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Annual West Potomac Lacrosse Shootout
To: All boys and girls Fort Hunt lacrosse players From: West Potomac...
Download SI Play Mobile App for unified family schedule
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FHYL Spring 2017 Coach Registration
Coach, Thank you for volunteering to coach or assist girl’s...
Class of 2017 Fort Hunt Lacrosse Alumni College Commits
Fort Hunt Girls Lacrosse proudly congratulates the following young...
Fort Hunt night at West Potomac Girls Lacrosse - 7:10pm, Tonight

Cheer on former Fort Hunt players as West Potomac Girls Lacrosse takes on West Springfield tonight!

What:  Fort Hunt Youth Night at West Potomac Lacrosse.

When:  Wednesday, April 26th.

6:00pm:  West Potomac Junior Varsity game.
7:10pm:  Senior Night Ceremony and pre-game tunnel.
7:30pm:  West Potomac Girls Varsity vs. West Springfield.

Where:  West Potomac HS Stadium, 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria.

Admission:  FREE for youth players wearing a Fort Hunt jersey/pinnie/jacket/spirit wear.  Adult and other youth admission is $5.  Fort Hunt players meet on the track at 7:10pm to form the pre-game tunnel celebrating Senior Night!  Plan on eating at the game with Wolverine Athletic Booster Club serving pizza, burgers, and hot dogs.


by posted 04/26/2017
Traffic (Sad Trombone)
I- 95 South will be worse than normal from 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 1 and again from 10 p.m.Friday, May 5, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 8.   If you have games that involve traveling on 95 south check your traffic early and give yourself extra time.  Given the normal state of that traffic, I'm picturing the scene from Mad Max: Fury Road with the dude wailing on the guitar that shoots flames.  Total post-apocolyptic chaos.  
The Express lanes will be pointing South all weekend.  You need an EZ pass to ride in the Express lanes.  With two of you in the care there will be no cost.  Details are below.
Thank you and godspeed!

by posted 04/26/2017
Please Keep Kids off of the Sheds!

There are several storage buildings around CSMS Turf field. They are not jungle gyms.  Please keep kids from climbing on the storage buildings.

If you see my kids up there... tell them to get off.


Thank you



by posted 04/22/2017
Annual West Potomac Lacrosse Shootout
To: All boys and girls Fort Hunt lacrosse players
From: West Potomac High School Lacrosse
Subject: WestPo Fort Hunt Night Shootout
Greetings Fort Hunt players, coaches and families, you are cordially invited to the West Potomac Lacrosse Fort Hunt Night Spring Shootout. This event, which is open to boys and girls, is held annually at the last WestPo home game of the season and brings together the high school team and the youth club that feeds the team, giving the younger players an opportunity to come see the big kids play. Here are the details:
What: Fort Hunt Night Spring Shootout
When: Halftime of the boys varsity lacrosse game, Friday, April 28, 2017
Where: Jeffrey Dietze Stadium, West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria, Va. 22307. (Map link
Time: Varsity faceoff against South County HS is 7:15 pm. Come early to see the JV boys play at 5:45 pm.
What to bring: Your Fort Hunt jersey and a stick.
Details: In the second quarter of the varsity game, we will rally shootout challengers. At halftime, challengers will take the field, lining up at midfield. Each will scoop, run and shoot on a guarded goal. Those that score will receive an as yet to be determined prize, perhaps a piece of candy. Halftime is only ten minutes long, so choose your shot wisely.
Admission: Free to Fort Hunt players in uniform with paying adult ($5). That paying adult may be a coach, parent or other.
Concessions will be open and Fort Hunt players, coaches and families are encouraged to stay through the second half of the game and cheer on West Potomac in their last game of the season.

If you have questions, would like more information, or want to let the team know you are coming, contact Ben Folsom, Special Liaison for Inter-team Operations, at 703 371 7235, or  .
We hope to see you all there.
-Ben Folsom
Special Liaison for Inter-team Operations

by posted 04/20/2017
Download SI Play Mobile App for unified family schedule

Download SI Play mobile app (Sports Illustrated Play) from the App Store or Google Play, to track your player(s) team schedule, RSVPs, roster, news bulletins, messaging, photos, and more.  SI Play mobile app provides a unified family schedule for games, directions, driving times, practices, snacks, and other events across ALL of your players teams.  Sports Illustrated Play owns League Athletics online sports management system.

If you are a SI Play "power user" and have tips for other Fort Hunt members, please submit suggestions via feedback web form.

by posted 03/07/2017
FHYL Spring 2017 Coach Registration


Thank you for volunteering to coach or assist girl’s and/or boy’s lacrosse!  Fort Hunt expects to have 100 adults coaching 600 players in grades pre-K to 8th and ages 5 to 14 years.  Some adults volunteer to coach in our house boys 8U or girls 1/2 programs.  Others volunteer for our league programs (G7/8, G5/6, G3/4, B14U, B12U, B10U).  League rules require every league coach/assistant must be rostered, registered w/league (code of conduct), have a valid background screening (expiring after June 2017), and complete certain training at a minimum to coach on the sidelines.  Please complete coach registration so we may better communicate using League Athletics instead of individual e-mails.  Completing registration doesn't guarantee assignment as a coach or assistant for a particular team.  Once assistant coaches complete registration, they'll be assigned to their team roster(s) as designated by the lacrosse commissioner.

Please follow this multi-step process by first renewing or joining US Lacrosse membership/insurance thru 2017 season ending in June.  Next re-apply for background screening.  Then Register Online at Fort Hunt Lax web site, and finally complete online training:

  1. Pay $55 for adult lacrosse coach/official insurance by going to > Click on JOIN > Enter your previously registered e-mail to search for existing membership.  If offered, do not purchase a NCSI background screen as FHYAA has already paid.  Record your Member ID #.  You'll also receive 12-month subscription to Lacrosse Magazine.  Note, USL online workflow is not designed for mobile devices.
  2. Even if you’ve already completed a background screen for FHYL or another organization, re-apply for bi-annual National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) comprehensive background screening using the Center’s Check it Twice™ product.  Background screen is free to the volunteer.  If your last screen will expire soon, then FHYAA pays the fee.  (5 minutes).
    1. Who:  All coaches and assistants.
    2. You should only be offered to apply for screen if your previous screen has expired or if within 90-days of expiration.
    3. Go to and click in bottom-left-hand corner on "Start Your Background Screening Now" (not check background screening).
    4. Enter Fort Hunt Self-Registration ID #79111589.
    5. Enter last name, birthdate, SSAN, other personal information, and provide Legal Authorization and Certification.
    6. You should receive a NCSISafe e-mail confirming your background screen information has been submitted for processing.
    7. You may be requested to scan/submit additional information (e.g. driver's license).
  3. Go to > Click red button REGISTER NOW > Click drop down for Coaches > 2017 Lacrosse Coach Registration (boys & girls) for persons 18 years or older > Sign in using your previously registered e-mail.  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.  Then registration will walk you thru coaching requirements including:
    1. Contact info (include cell phone service provider to receive SMS text reminders for games/practices).
    2. Certify FHYYA Coaches Code of Conduct and Ethics, program you wish to coach, shirt size.
  4. Register as NVYLL Coach (5 min).
    1. Who:  Coaches and assistants for league teams: G7/8, G5/6, G3/4, 14U, 12U, and 10U.  Not applicable for G1/2, B8U, or scoopers.
    2. Certify NVYLL Coach Code of Conduct and Coach Survey.
  5. Complete PCA Training:
    1. Who:  All coaches and assistants who haven't previously completed a PCA workshop.
    2. When:  Since the next live PCA workshop isn't until May, complete a PCA course online.
    3. How: > select Double-Goal Coach "Coaching for winning and life lessons" online course DGC1 > Add to Cart > enter Promotion Code = FortHunt21 (saves -$30) > Proceed to Payment.
    4. Search PCS Certified Coaches Directory to find your previously completed course.
  6. US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program Level 1 free online course (60 min):
    1. Who:  All head coaches must complete the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program – Level One Course (either online or at a certified clinic) to qualify them in the rules of the game, coaching fundamental techniques, player safety, care of injuries, and leadership of children and young people.  Assistant coaches are encouraged to complete the USL Coaches Education Program – Level One Course.
    2. It is NVYLL’s goal to have all coaches complete US Lacrosse Certification… NVYLL and USL Potomac Chapter will reimburse coaches for taking USL coaches certification instructional field clinics and online certification courses toward initial USL certification (does not include re-certification).
  7. CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports free online training course and quiz prior to the start of each season (30 min):
    1. Who:  Virginia law, Virginia Board of Education, and NVYLL requires all youth coaches/assistants complete annual concussion awareness training prior to the start of each season.  NVYLL also recommends parents and others helping keep athletes from concussion take the CDC course.
    2. Download and retain completion certificate for your files.
    3. Optional:  US Lacrosse Concussion Awareness free online courses​.

by posted 02/25/2017
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 Letters of 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 

Lea Cox (St. Stephens St. Agnes) - Virginia Tech 

Megan Cunningham (Bishop Ireton HS) - Denison (OH)

Martha Gallagher (West Potomac High School) - Fresno State (CA)

Molly Miller (St. Stephens St. Agnes) - Georgetown 

Elena Ricci (St. Stephens St. Agnes) - Virginia Tech 

Grace Rotondo (Georgetown Visitation) - Harvard

Katie Ryan (Bishop Ireton HS) -  Mercer (GA)

Theresa Wilmott-McMahon (West Potomac High School) - Bates (ME) 

Martha Gallagher (Fresno State) and family with WP lacrosse coach, Cindy Lopez-Yusuf; WP basketball coach, Brian Collegian; and WP athletic director Aaron HelmickBishop Ireton 2017 commits with Coach Rick Sofield, including Fort Hunt alumni Katie Ryan (Mercer), 3rd from left; Megan Cunningham (Denison), 4th from left; and Kate Carney (Cincinnati), centerAction shot of Theresa Willmott-McMahon (West Potomac HS), heading to Bates College in the Fall of 2017SSSA 2017 commits with Coach Kathy Jenkins, including Fort Hunt alumni Elena Ricci (Virginia Tech), top row, 2nd from left; Mollie Miller (Georgetown), top row, 3rd from left; and Lea Cox (Virginia Tech), top row far right<br>Class of 2017 Bishop Ireton HS Fort Hunt alumni: (from left) Megan Cunningham (Denison), Katie Ryan (Mercer) and Kate Carney (Cincinnati)<br>

by posted 11/15/2016
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