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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"Scoopers" is a low key fun activity for Pre-K (girls that turn 5 prior to June 30th of this year) and Kindergarten players to have some fun with a lacrosse stick while getting in some physical activity and play with their peers.  Kindergarten girls who turn 6 by December 31st of last year and who have participated in two seasons of Scoopers are eligible to participate in Girls 1/2.

All you need is a GIRLS Lacrosse stick. 

We use "soft" lacrosse sized balls for our drills and there is no scrimmaging.

Clinics are usually 1 hour in length. 

Girls' Scoopers clinics are typically on Sunday late afternoons, except for Spring Break and Mother's Day weekend. 

For Spring 2017, our first clinic will start Sunday, March 26th.

For those new to Scoopers, we DO NOT scrimmage or play lacrosse games at this age level.  Why?  We want to keep this as safe and fun as possible for this age group. 

 



Registration:

Registration for the Spring clinics went live in early January.

Dates and Location:
Sunday afternoons (typically 3:45-5pm) at West Potomac High School Turf Field

NO DROP-OFF: 
Parents or another designated adult responsible for each girl needs to be at the clinic the entire time.  Dropping girls off for the clinics and picking them up an hour and 15 minutes later is NOT allowed.  If you cannot be at the clinic, please make sure the coach knows which parent or other adult is responsible for your daughter in your absence.

 Age:
Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten
Girls that have participated in two seasons of Scoopers and that turn 6 by December 31st of last year can participate in the Girls 1/2 (1st and 2nd grade) program.
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US Lacrosse Membership: 
For Scoopers we waive the requirement for Scoopers-age girls to be members of US Lacrosse (normally a $25 annual fee).

Volunteers:
Almost all of our Scoopers' coaches from last Spring have moved up to the Girls 1/2 program.
So, we'll need a lot of adult volunteers if we plan to have another fun season of Scoopers.
If you're new to lacrosse, don't worry at all.  We'll try to put you with other coaches who have played or coached.
If you're interested in coaching or if you know older HS or Jr High girls who are interested in coaching please send us an email at clandreas@gmail.com

Equipment:
Each girl needs a girls lacrosse stick.
There is a difference between boys' sticks and girls' sticks, so please let us know if you have questions. 
Please do NOT bring "fiddle sticks" or other toy sticks. 

FAQs

1.What age group is Scoopers?
Pre-K and K. 
At least 5 years old by June 30th of the current season.

2. Where do I need to live to be eligible to participate?
Girls must be Fairfax County residents of one of the following zip codes: 22303, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310
According to Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL), players must fall under the West Potomac, Mount Vernon, Hayfield and Edison HS pyramids. 
We will no longer be able to make exceptions for girls that live outside of these areas.

3. Where are the clinics held?
West Potomac High School

4. What times are the clinics and how long do they last?
3:45-5pm Sunday afternoons

5. How many clinics do you have each season?

This year our clinic schedule is:

  • 3/26 - Clinic #1
  • 4/02 - Clinic #2
  • 4/09 - Off (Spring Break)
  • 4/16 - Off (Easter)
  • 4/23 - Clinic #3
  • 4/30 - Clinic #4
  • 5/07 - Clinic #5
  • 5/14 - Off (Mother's Day)
  • 5/21 - Clinic #6

6. I'm interested in coaching, what do I do?
Send an email to clandreas@gmail.com
If you don't have experience, don't worry. At least half of our Scoopers coaches are new to Lacrosse.

7. What do I do if I'm interested in volunteering?
We have volunteer positions that we need to fill each season (Uniforms, Team Parents, Registration, Fields, Equipment, etc.).
Email clandreas@gmail.com if you're interested.

8. Are there teams?
We divide the girls into teams or groups by their age.
Each group is usually no more than 6-10 girls with preferably 1 or 2 coaches per group.



9. Are there games or scrimmages?
No
At this age level it is very challenging to set up games or scrimmages.
Instead, we keep the clinics extremely fun for the girls though and incorporate a lot of fun games, relay races, etc. into each clinic.
Again, these are "CLINICS".

10. What equipment is required?
A"GIRLS" lacrosse stick.
Please do not bring smaller "Fiddle" sticks or "Boys" lacrosse sticks.
It's very important that the Girls learn (even at an early age) how to play with a "Girls" lacrosse stick.
We typically have a few girls show up with "Fiddle" sticks each season and those kids have a more difficult time learning to catch and throw.


11. Do we need mouthguards or protective eyewear?
No.
Mouthguards and eyewear are required for Girls 1/2 through Girls 7/8, but NOT Scoopers.
Since there are no scrimmages or games and since we use soft pink balls, we have not required Scoopers to wear this equipment.

12. When is registration?
Registration went live in early January for the Spring season.  Go to our Home Page and click the red "REGISTER NOW" button to begin the process.