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!

 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 Lacrosse.   Confirm your HS Pyramid by entering your address in the Fairfax County school boundary locator at:

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

When Do We Start?

For players in 3rd through 8th grades:

Practices have begun. Games begin on 24 March.

For pre-K through 2nd grade, we will begin in mid-late March.

For details use the big red REGISTER button to the right so you don’t miss any of the fun!

  • Boys Registration for 12U (typically 5th and 6th graders) and younger will remain open until the end of March.
  • Boys 14U rosters are complete and registration for that age group is closed.
  • We will put you on an appropriate team, beginner (no experience necessary) through advanced.
  • We will help you with any equipment needs.

About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (FHYL):

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

"The fastest game on two feet!"

We play competitve lacrosse across Northern Virginia under the auspices of the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL) (10U - 14U or 3rd - 8th grade). 

Pre-K - 2nd grade/6U and 8U play locally as a "House League."

Registration is open!

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Congrats Maritza Maxwell on Level 1 Certification!
02/22/2018
Congrats Maritza Maxwell on Level 1 Certification!   Congratulations...
Congrats Matt Minear on Level 1 Certification!
02/21/2018
  Congratulations to Coach Matt Minear on completing his...
Congrats Aaron Leibowitz on Level 1 Certification!
02/19/2018
Congratulations Coach Aaron Leibowitz on his US Lacrosse Level One...
Congrats Commissioner Lohmann on Level 1 Certification!
02/18/2018
Congratulations Assistant Boys Commissioner/14U Age-Group Commissioner...
Lacrosse Goalie Clinic Today at Sandburg
02/18/2018
Reminder: Free Goalie Clinic Today For all registered Fort Hunt...
Custom Fort Hunt Helmets Available for Purchase
02/16/2018
  Custom Green and Gold Fort Hunt Cascade R Lacrosse helmets...
Congrats Rob Calligaro on Men’s Level 1 Certification
02/16/2018
Coach Calligaro is one of our few “double goal” and “double...
Level 1 Clinic Evaluation Form
02/15/2018
For all coaches who attended the Marymount Level 1 Coaching Clinic...
Congratulations Coach Schwalb on Level One Certification
02/13/2018
Local Clinics - Last Sessions!
02/10/2018
As we start gearing up for our own Fort Hunt lacrosse practices,...
Fort Hunt Boys Lax Commissioner Update for February 2018
02/09/2018
·      14U PRACTICE SATURDAY...
2018 Boys Rules Snapshot
02/07/2018
Congratulations Tim Glasow on Level 1 Certification!
01/12/2018
Congratulations to Tim Glasow for U.S. Lacrosse Mens Game Level 1...
Congrats George Coyne on Level 2 Men's Game Cert!
01/11/2018
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Boys Age Groups - ALL NEW for 2018!
12/30/2017
2018 Age Groups by Michael Carucci posted 12/07/2017     Everyone...
Greetings from the New Boys Lax Commissioner
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To all current and prospective Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse families: Welcome! I...
 
Congrats Maritza Maxwell on Level 1 Certification!

Congrats Maritza Maxwell on Level 1 Certification!

 

Congratulations to Coach Maritza Maxwell on completing his US Lacrosse Women’s Game Level 1 Certification! 

 

Way to go! Your players will benefit. 

 

The most important thing a coach can do is complement the behavior we want to reinforce; especially around effort. 

 

Other ways to achieve greater success in coaching:

 

  1) Periodize training and rest time for athletes to cut down on overuse injuries and burnout.

2) Provide physical literacy (i.e. agility, balance, coordination training) at every practice at every level.

3) Use developmentally appropriate drills and practice plans at all levels.

4) Operate with an athlete-focused philosophy by creating fun, engaging and challenging lacrosse experiences across all levels of development.

5) Provide quality feedback and age-appropriate development benchmarks to parents and athletes.

6) Focus on effort and development over outcomes to reinforce physical, technical and tactical advancements over winning.

7) Maximize athlete potential and retention at all stages of development.

8) Obtain certification as a coach and continue to develop your coaching skills, including age-appropriate teaching skills.

 

 

 


by posted 02/22/2018
Congrats Matt Minear on Level 1 Certification!

 

Congratulations to Coach Matt Minear on completing his US Lacrosse Men’s Game Level 1 Certification! 

 

Setting the standard!

 

 

Quality coaches need to constantly develop their tools to help athletes grow and decelop

 

 

 

Some ways to achieve greater success in coaching:

 

  1) Periodize training and rest time for athletes to cut down on overuse injuries and burnout.

2) Provide physical literacy (i.e. agility, balance, coordination training) at every practice at every level.

3) Use developmentally appropriate drills and practice plans at all levels.

4) Operate with an athlete-focused philosophy by creating fun, engaging and challenging lacrosse experiences across all levels of development.

5) Provide quality feedback and age-appropriate development benchmarks to parents and athletes.

6) Focus on effort and development over outcomes to reinforce physical, technical and tactical advancements over winning.

7) Maximize athlete potential and retention at all stages of development.

8) Obtain certification as a coach and continue to develop your coaching skills, including age-appropriate teaching skills.


by posted 02/21/2018
Congrats Aaron Leibowitz on Level 1 Certification!

Congratulations Coach Aaron Leibowitz on his US Lacrosse Level One Women’s Game Certification!

Working on his game for the benefit of his players. Way to go, Coach!


by posted 02/19/2018
Congrats Commissioner Lohmann on Level 1 Certification!

Congratulations Assistant Boys Commissioner/14U Age-Group Commissioner Chris Lohmann on his US Lacrosse Men’s Level 1 Coaching Certification! Setting the example! Semper Fi!


by posted 02/18/2018
Lacrosse Goalie Clinic Today at Sandburg

Reminder: Free Goalie Clinic Today

For all registered Fort Hunt Lacrosse players and coaches, we offer a weekly goalie clinic every Sunday at Sandburg starting today. 

Boys 4-5 pm

Girls 5-6 pm

No charge

Featuring Gary Morgan, Robinson High School goalie coach/long-time Fort Hunt coach. 

Appropriate for beginner and advanced players, and coaches who want to learn some best practices. 

No special equipment necessary. 

Weather looks nice!

Meet by the shed off the turf. 

Go Fort Hunt!


by posted 02/18/2018
Custom Fort Hunt Helmets Available for Purchase

 

Custom Green and Gold Fort Hunt Cascade R Lacrosse helmets are now available for purchase at a deep discount! Click on the link below and the helmet will be shipped to your doorstep. All helmets are one size fit most. You may try one on at Lacrosse Unlimited Alexandria if you want to check sizing. All sales are final. 

 

The link will only be open for one week, starting today through Friday 2/23. Delivery can be expected around 3/9.

 

https://teams.lacrosseunlimited.com/fort-hunt-26284

 

*Please note that these helmets are optional. Only the team jerseys and shorts are required uniform items. 

 

Questions: Contact Abbey Robertson

abbeyosu20@yahoo.com


by posted 02/16/2018
Congrats Rob Calligaro on Men’s Level 1 Certification

Coach Calligaro is one of our few “double goal” and “double threat” coaches; as he is certified in both the boys and girls games. 

Way to go, Coach Rob! The kids will benefit from your investment in the game. 


by posted 02/16/2018
Level 1 Clinic Evaluation Form

For all coaches who attended the Marymount Level 1 Coaching Clinic (or any other recently), please fill out the post-clinic survey so we can make the program better. Please be as specific as you can:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDP-Workshop-Evaluation

 

 


by posted 02/15/2018
Congratulations Coach Schwalb on Level One Certification

by posted 02/13/2018
Local Clinics - Last Sessions!

As we start gearing up for our own Fort Hunt lacrosse practices, a few girls clinic dates remain for local programs:

BISHOP IRETON

February 11 (last date); 8:30-10am

Bishop Ireton HS Gym

$25/session; Payment made tohttp://paypal.me/biglax

DOMINION LIBERTY LACROSSE

February 17 and March 10

Location:  Burgundy Farm School Gymnasium

Price : $25 a session

Times and Prices: 

  • K - 4th grade: 9:00am- 10:15am
  • 5th grade - High School: 10:15am- 11:30am

To register visit www.dominionlibertylax.com or for questions email

 

by posted 02/10/2018
Fort Hunt Boys Lax Commissioner Update for February 2018

·      14U PRACTICE SATURDAY 10 FEB 1:15 - 3:15 PM CSMS

o   All registered 14U players

·      12U AND 10U PRACTICE SATURDAY 10 FEB 3:15 – 4:45 CSMS

o   All 12U and 10U registered players

o   Expect to get wet

·      NVYLL RULES UPDATE AND COACHES CLINIC MARYMOUNT SUNDAY

o   All coaches should attend

 

·       RECENT EVENTS

 

o   We ran a pre-assessment warm-up clinic at CSMS on 28 Jan with beautiful weather conditions.

o   We held evaluations/assessments on Saturday 3 Feb with make-ups for about 30 kids on Tuesday 6 Feb.

§  Major kudos to our core evals leadership team: Scotty Bruce, Amy Bruce, Chris Lohmann

§  Thanks to our many volunteers on and off the field. This is a volunteer run organization. Without vols, nothing happens.

§  We ran a successful pilot of try-out software, “MyTeamGenius.com”

§  For those who ran the app, thank you!, and please write a review for them on the App store or Google Play.

o    

·       UPCOMING EVENTS

 

o   Age Group Practices

§  10 February at CSMS

§  14U 1:15 – 3:15

§  12U and 10U  3:15 – 4:45

§  Bring rain gear as it will be wet

o   Annual NVYLL Coaches Meeting and Rules Update

§  11 Feb 8 am – 12:30 pm

§  Marymount University, Arlington VA

§  Mandatory for all head coaches

§  Recommended for all coaches

§  No charge. Registration required

§  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-nvyll-youth-clinic-marymount-tickets-41742056615

 

o   U.S. Lacrosse Level 1 Clinic (follows the Coaches Meeting at Marymount)

§  11 February 2018

§  1 pm – 4 pm

§  https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/USL/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=82122217

o   Team Assignments and Team Practices begin

§  Week of 12 February 2018

o   PCA Double-Goal Coach I: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons

§  13 Feb at CSMS

§  7 – 9 pm

§  PCA Double-Goal Coach I: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons is required to be completed once for Level 1 Certification

§  No charge

o   US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Clinic

§  25 February 2018

§  1:00 – 4:00 pm

§  Pip Moyer Rec Center, Annapolis, MD

§  https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/USL/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=81718343

o   US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Clinic

§  10 March 2018

§  9 am – 12 pm

§  Nova Field House, Chantilly, Virginia

§  https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/USL/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=83626653

o   Spring Field Permits Begin

§  1 March

o   Season Openers

§  24 March

·       NEWS

o   Registration remains open through March

§  https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=FORTHUNTLAX.ORG

§  We will award a free lacrosse stick to any individual who recruits a 14U or 12U player duly registered by 13 Feb

 

·       NOTABLE NVYLL RULES CHANGES FOR THE 2018 SEASON

o   Please see the rules snapshot on the Fort Hunt Lax home page

o   10U

§  No long poles on any 10U team

§  10U B teams (no upper B and lower B breakout) will play modified field

§  10UA will play full field

 

o   12U

§  12 U UB and LB will not be required to advance the ball under a time limit

§  (20 secs to cross midfield and 10 secs to get it in the box)

§  12 U A will be required to advance the ball

o   < 10 player roster at game time

§  Teams may start a game with as few as seven players

§  Goalies are still required

§  Opponent not required to play down

 

·       AGE GROUP COMMISSIONERS

o   14U     Chris Lohmann           chris.j.lohmann@gmail.com

o   12U     Zach Gaumer              zach_gaumer@hotmail.com

o   10U     Glen Chambers           glenrchambers@gmail.com

o   8U       Trevor Kolego             tkolego@gmail.com

o   6U       Jim Mills                     mills_jim@hotmail.com

***8U and 6U/Scoopers will spin up in mid/late March.

Thank you to all who make this program a success.

Please say a prayer for neighbor and longtime Fort Hunt coach, Shawn Brunton, who is in the hospital recovering from an illness.

Sincerely,

Mike Carucci

Boys Commissioner

703-932-4657


by posted 02/09/2018
2018 Boys Rules Snapshot


by posted 02/07/2018
Congratulations Tim Glasow on Level 1 Certification!

Congratulations to Tim Glasow for U.S. Lacrosse Mens Game Level 1 Coaching Certification!

Experienced Fort Hunt Boys and Girls Coach, and former Navy player, Tim Glasow,  just received his US Lacrosse Level 1 Men’s Game certification.

Congrats Coach Glasow!

Fort Hunt and NVYLL both highly encourage our youth coaches to certify under the US Lacrosse coach development program.  The $50 Level 1 Clinic fee is reimbursed by NVYLL. Certified coaches will receive benefits that non-certified coaches don’t receive. 


by posted 01/12/2018
Congrats George Coyne on Level 2 Men's Game Cert!

Congrats George Coyne on Level 2 Men’s Game Cert!

Experienced Fort Hunt Coach George Coyne just received his US Lacrosse Level 2 Men’s Game certification. 

Congrats Coach Coyne!

Fort Hunt and NVYLL both highly encourage our youth coaches to certify under the US Lacrosse coach development program.  The $50 Level 1 Clinic fee is reimbursed by NVYLL. Certified coaches will receive benefits that non-certified coaches don’t receive. 


by posted 01/11/2018
Boys Age Groups - ALL NEW for 2018!

2018 Age Groups by posted 12/07/2017
 

 

Everyone rounds up. 7U plays with 8U. 9U plays with 10U. 11U plays with 12U. 13U plays with 14U.

 
14U - Players born between 3/15/2003 and 8/31/2005
          *9th graders are NOT eligible for 14U
12U - Players born between 9/1/2005 and 8/31/2007 
10U - Players born between 9/1/2007 and 8/31/2009 
  8U - Players born between 9/1/2009 and 8/31/2011 

by posted 12/30/2017
Greetings from the New Boys Lax Commissioner

To all current and prospective Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse families:

Welcome!

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:

https://www.uslacrosse.org/athlete-development

LADM is a philosophy built on six core values:

  1. Program designed for development
  2. Multi-sport participation
  3. Small-sided and free play
  4. Physical literacy
  5. Trained coaches
  6. 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!

Please check these pages often.

Sincerely, Mike Carucci

BoysLax@fhyaa.org

703-932-4657

 

 

 


by posted 12/04/2017
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