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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Girls 1/2 Overview
 
Questions?
For Girls 1/2 questions please send an email to forthuntlax@gmail.com
 
Registration:
  • Registration for the Spring season went live in December.
  • 76 girls registered, as of March 7th

Dates and Location:

  • We will hopefully have a March practice schedule from Fort Hunt hopefully during the week of March 7th.  Our practice schedule could change during April and May depending on the status of Fort Hunt's field permit from Fairfax County.
  • Practices are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of March 7th.  
  • In addition to one weekday practice per team in March (starting the week of March 7th) we will also have two clinics prior to our first game (April 3rd).  March 13th and, tentatively, March 19th.  Time and Location TBD.
  • Games will start on Sunday, April 3rd (weather permitting)
  • One practice per week in April and May
  • No games on Mother’s Day (May 8th)
  • Last game will be on Sunday, May 22nd
  • ​No playoffs

 

Clinics (tentative schedule):

  • March 13th, Sunday - Girls 1/2 Clinic - 5:15pm-6:30pm - West Potomac High School turf field
  • March 19th, Saturday - Girls 1/2 Clinic - 1:30pm-2:30pm - Bishop Ireton High School turf field

 

Rules Summary:
  • 7 vs 7 + optional goalie
    • 2 Attack
    • 2 Defense
    • 3 Midfield
    • 1 Goalie (optional)
  • Modified pocket
  • Four (4) ten minute quarters, running clock.  
  • Goalies are optional.  It's ok if only one of the two teams playing has a goalie.  The team not fielding a goalie will have an inverted goal.  We prefer to provide the opportunity for girls to play goal but do not want to pressure them.
  • 2-pass rule (in the past it used to be 1-pass) - new for 2016 - this is just a Fort Hunt rule
  • We don't keep score
  • One coach allowed on the field during games to help get girls into position
  • Modified field (much shorter field than older age groups)
  • Players freeze when ref blows whistle
  • No checking
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Time:
  • Practice day and time vary by team
  • Games are usually on Sunday afternoons at Waynewood ES or Friday nights on the Sandburg or West Po turf
  • Typically 6-7 scheduled games, we may only have 5-6 games during most seasons due to weather though
  • No make-up games
 
Age:
  • Girls 1/2 is determined by grade, not age
  • 1st and 2nd graders
  • Kindergarten girls who have participated in Scoopers can participate in Girls 1/2 as well
 
US Lacrosse Membership:  
  • It is mandatory for girls to be members of US Lacrosse (usually a $25 annual fee). 

 

Volunteers:
  • Several parents have reached out to us already. Thank you!!  
  • The more helpers we have at this age level the better.
  • Although we have several parents coaching 1/2 this year who have played in High School or College, many of our coaches have no previous knowledge of the game. 
  • If you do not have experience playing or coaching, we will make sure you are put in groups with coaches that do have experience.
  • Please let us know if you're interested.
  • We could use a few more coaches this season, especially head coaches.
  • For those who are interested in being a head coach or assistant coach please email us at forthuntlax@gmail.com

 

Equipment:
  • Each girl needs a girls lacrosse stick.
  • Lacrosse Unlimited, Dick's Sporting Goods and Sports Authority are local stores that sell girls' sticks.
  • There is a difference between boys' sticks and girls' sticks, so please let us know if you have questions. 
  • 1/2 Girls will also need protective eyewear, mouth guards, and cleats. 
 
Team Selection Process:
  • Seven (7) teams
  • NO evaluations
  • Teams will be evenly balanced
  • This is not a perfect process, but it helps to ensure teams are balanced.
  • If you don’t get the coach you prefer or your daughter doesn’t have her friend on the team, please don't complain as there will be a lot of people in this situation.  Since we can’t possibly honor every request, please don’t have any expectations. 
  • Priority is on having fun, learning a sport, meeting new friends, and being safe.  The priority shouldn’t be on who’s the coach or which friends will be on the team.   
  • We will place siblings on the same teams unless parents tell us otherwise.
  • We will not accept a “list of players” that need to be on the same team from a coach or parent. 
  • Once teams are set, it’s final.  If your player can’t make a scheduled practice then your player can always join another team for practices.  
  • We will make sure it works.