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?

All teams, all age groups have started the season!

Boys 8U and 6U Registration remains open through mid-May.

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

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."

6U and 8U Registration is open!

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West Potomac HS - Fort Hunt Lacrosse Night and Tournament
04/16/2018
Greetings, Fort Hunt Families! Please see below for info regarding...
Boys Lax Commissioner Update for March 2018
03/03/2018
Fort Hunt Boys Lax Commissioner Update for March 2018 IMPORTANT...
 
West Potomac HS - Fort Hunt Lacrosse Night and Tournament

Greetings, Fort Hunt Families! Please see below for info regarding Fort Hunt Lacrosse Night at the West Potomac Girl's Lacrosse game next Friday night and a fun lacrosse tournament at the high school this Saturday.

Many of our Fort Hunt Lacrosse "graduates" go on to play high school lacrosse at West Potomac and Coach Lopez-Yusuf encourages players of all ages to come out and support the school. 

WEST POTOMAC GIRLS LACROSSE

invites you to

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 

featuring 

FORT HUNT YOUTH ATHLETICS

Friday, April 27, 2018 - West Potomac vs. Hayfield

Jeffrey C. Dietze Stadium

6:00 pm - JV Game

7:10 pm - Senior Night Celebration

7:30 pm - Varsity Girls Game 

Wear your Fort Hunt Youth pinnie or jerseyand:

· Get in free!

· Get a free West Potomac t-shirt!

· Be part of the Senior Night tunnel for the pre-game festivities!

GO, WOLVERINES!

 

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WEST POTOMAC’S

BATTLE ON THE POTOMAC 

GIRLS LACROSSE TOURNAMENT - Saturday, April 21, 2018

Please join us for great lacrosse games, Chick-fil-a, 

plus free fun games for youth players!

Wear your Fort Hunt Youth pinnie or jersey  

to get in free!

10am: Falls Church v Patuxent & West Potomac v Westfield

11am: Wakefield v Calvert

11:45 – 12:15 – Free Fun Games For Fans! 

1pm: Westfield v Falls Church & Patuxent v Wakefield

2pm: Calvert v West Potomac

 

Questions? Email Coach LY at 


by posted 04/16/2018
Boys Lax Commissioner Update for March 2018

Fort Hunt Boys Lax Commissioner Update for March 2018

IMPORTANT DATES

March 2018

·      Games begin on 24 March (no game schedule published yet)

·      SPRING BREAK

o   Please advise your coaches of your family plans for Easter/Spring break as early as possible.

o   If your player is in public school or follows the FCPS calendar, and can be in town on 24 March for the season opener, that would be a big help to the program.

o   Likewise, if your kid follows the Catholic school calendar and can be back for the 7 April games, that would be a big help.

§  FCPS Spring Break is 26 – 30 March

§  Catholic School Easter Vacation is 29 March – 6 April

April 2018

Easter Sunday is 1 April (no games March 31 & April 1)

6U/Scoopers season kicks off 8 April and continues to May 20th

May 2018

No games Memorial Day Weekend (26/27 May)

June 2018

Playoffs are first two weekends in June 

 

·       RECENT EVENTS

 

o   We completed evaluations, age-group practices, drafts, team assignments, field assignments and the beginning of pre-season team practices on schedule

o   We had the largest turn out of any program at the 11 Feb Marymount annual NVYLL Coaches Meeting and Rules Update, and the follow-on Level One US Lacrosse Developing the Individual Athlete (DIA) Coaching Clinic

o   Almost two dozen Fort Hunt coaches have certified level 1 with US Lacrosse

§  Up 300% year to year

§  Men’s and Women’s games

§  Our goal is 100% of the coaches certify

o   FHYAA hosted a PCA Double-Goal Coach I: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons clinic 13 Feb at CSMS with several FHYL coaches in attendance

o   We awarded one new lacrosse stick to Tim Glasow for meeting the February player recruiting challenge. Congrats Coach Glasow!

o   We began a free weekly goalie clinic at CSMS Sundays 4 – 6 pm and are averaging 6 players and 3 coaches in attendance

§  All of our teams have access to at least one set of high quality goalie protective gear and professionally-strung stick

§  We are always looking to train more goalies!

o   Four members of our community helped run a “Learn to Play” clinic sponsored by the Washington, DC public school system and hosted by Teddy Roosevelt High School on 24 Feb. Thank you Caleb, Christine, and Coach Spencer!

o   We hosted six scrimmages for 12U and 14U on 24/25 Feb to both help us prepare for full-field action and give our local referees some pre-season training

o   We ordered the boys’ uniform shorts. They are a cool plaid

 

·       UPCOMING EVENTS

·      Coaches Meetings (schedule TBD) to prepare our benches for regulation games and home team responsibilities

o   Field set up/take down

o   Field commissioner

o   Clock/Scoreboard duties

o   Sportsmanship emphasis above all

·      NCAA lacrosse is in full swing with lots of local opportunities. Please ask your coaches for ideas on what games to watch and if you would like to make a team event out of it. Navy, Univ of Maryland College Park, Georgetown are convenient and fantastic venues to watch top level DI play. Add Baltimore and the world is your lacrosse oyster.

·       US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Clinics (last two local)

o   Chantilly

§  10 March 2018

§  9 am – 12 pm

§  Nova Field House, Chantilly, Virginia

o   Frederick

§  11 March 2018

§  1 pm – 4 pm

§  Frederick Indoor Sports Center

§  Frederick, MD

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

·      https://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=170&ProductId=82318603

·       NEWS

o   Spring practice field schedules have been posted

§  Check with your coach or age-group commissioner if you don’t know the team practice schedule

§  Grass field between the Sandburg turf and baseball diamond is off-limits to team practices

§  GW Rec opens the last day in March

§  We are looking for a volunteer to help paint the grass field lines

o   12U and below registration remains open through March.

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

·       NOTABLE NVYLL RULES CHANGES FOR THE 2018 SEASON

o   NVYLL plays 14U rules (which are mostly NFHS rules) and then modifies the 14U rules for 12U, 10U and 8U.

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

§  Goalies are not required to wear arm pads.

o   10U

§  No long poles on any 10U team

§  10U B teams are now called 10U Modified Field (MF) (no upper B and lower B breakout) and will play modified field (east-west vs north-south on a football field)

§  10UA teams are now called 10U Full Field (FF) and 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, same as 14U, and includes “keep it in” rules

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

Thank you to all who make this program a success.

Go Fort Hunt!

Mike Carucci

Boys Commissioner

703-932-4657

 

 


by posted 03/03/2018
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