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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SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (“forthuntlax”/FHYL)

At Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse, we help kids reach their full potential through the great sport of lacrosse.

In today’s world, video games, “pay to play” sports programs, early sport specialization, and a “win at all costs” mentality can conspire against kids. We believe instead in the age appropriate, long-term athletic development of all of our kids, and are completely against the short term, win at all costs culture.

  • We work hard to ensure all of our players have a consistently high positive experience
  • We grow the sport by bringing lacrosse into new areas for boys and girls to try
  • We study the science of sports and take guidance from our national governing body, U.S. Lacrosse; the U.S. Olympic Committee; and academic institutions like the Aspen Institute and George Washington University.
    • We follow the governing principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM)
    • We partner with other leadership organizations, like USA Hockey, to improve the condition of youth sports one kid at a time
  • We have an aggressive and mandatory coach screening and training program to maximize the experience our kids have on the field
  • We want our kids to get outside, move, sample many sports, compete, and HAVE FUN!

 

Questions?

Boys Commissioner: Zach Gaumer

Girls Commissioner: Robert McCarthy

Scoopers Commissioner: Hilary Adams

Overall and Director of Coaching: Michael Carucci

or

703-932-4657 (mobile)

 

GO FORT HUNT!!!​

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2021 Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

2021 Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse

SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

for boys (10U through 14U) and girls (3rd through 8th grade)

 who want to compete in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL)

http://www.forthuntlax.org/

  • Click the big Red button in the top right corner
  • Save time and check or update your membership status with our National Governing Body, US Lacrosse, first ($30/year for youth players)
    • US Lacrosse membership is required

https://membership.uslacrosse.org/

Like everyone, we are recovering from a tough 2020 and optimistic we can make something of 2021 to get the kids back on the field playing this great sport. Things will be a little different, so please bear with us.

  • There is only one registration form that covers all kids desiring league play
    • You must have an account open to begin
    • We have greatly reduced the fees this year
      • $99 per player
        • No additional charge for the third child and beyond
        • Registration is non-refundable
      • We are reusing last year’s uniforms to the greatest extent possible
    • Your child must be successfully registered to be permitted on the field
      • Be sure to include your child’s DOB, gender, and grade as we will be rostering players based on those data fields
      • US Lacrosse membership required
    • Boys and Girls will be rostered into teams of 12 – 22 players based on chronological age, physical/biological age, and lacrosse experience
      • There will be no formal evaluation (“try-outs”) this year
        • Boys 14U
          • Birthdays in September 2006 – August 2008
        • Boys 12U
          • Birthdays in September 2008 – August 2010
        • Boys 10U
          • Birthdays in September 2010 – August 2012
          • If your 10U is in 2nd grade, please send an email to the Boys Commissioner for an exception
        • Girls 7/8th Grades
        • Girls 5/6th Grades
        • Girls 3/4th Grades

We plan initially to put the kids on the turf at Carl Sandburg beginning 30 and 31 January for 60–90-minute weekly age-group sessions. Weather permitting.

  • Boys on Saturday afternoons/girls on Sunday afternoons
  • We will help you with sticks and equipment needs
    • Our storage facility and most of our gear was destroyed or damaged last year and we are still working to replace the CONEX box at Sandburg and replenish our equipment stocks
    • Our amazing equipment manager, Shannon Crisp, will be asking coaches/parents/anyone who has Fort Hunt gear out from last year to make it available

 

Season:

 

  • Our 2021 NVYLL season is scheduled to begin April 10th. The league has informed us the season will consist of 8 games for each team with a playoff format consisting of only a game or two. Fort Hunt will make efforts to set up scrimmages with neighboring lacrosse clubs in March.  

 

  • Safety: COVID19 compliance required of players and their families. Our early season clinics and practices will require players and coaches to wear masks. We will also require participants to complete a simple and common online health survey before every session. In addition, we will make every effort to keep our kids reasonably distanced from another, such as organizing them into small groups.   

 

  • Our coaches are volunteers who go through a US Lacrosse certification process and background screening
    • Coach registration page to be updated this week
  • We will also offer Scoopers and all-other Intramural (House) play (including Boys 8U and Girls K12) (schedule tbd/late-March start)

 

Questions:

Boys game: Zach Gaumer

Girls game: Bob McCarthy

Scoopers: Hilary Adams

Equipment: Shannon Crisp

Anything else: Mike Carucci

703-932-4657

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GO FORT HUNT!!!

 

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by posted 01/17/2021
2021 Spring Lacrosse Planning

2021 Spring League lacrosse is for boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grade who want to play on a Fort Hunt team competing in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). We expect to get on the field in late January.

  • Expect 7 or 8 games beginning the weekend after Easter
    • Potential for play-off games in early June
    • Expect half the games to be “away” games throughout Northern Virginia
    • Teams typically practice two or three times a week in the evenings
      • Sandburg MS is our home turf
        • We also use Whitman MS grass
    • Boys usually play games on Saturdays/Girls on Sundays
    • NVYLL manages our schedule and rules
  • Boys and Girls will be rostered into teams of 12 – 22 players based on chronological age, physical/biological age, and lacrosse experience
    • Boys 14U
      • Birthdays in September 2006 – August 2008
    • Boys 12U
      • Birthdays in September 2008 – August 2010
    • Boys 10U
      • Birthdays in September 2010 – August 2012
    • Girls 7/8th Grades
    • Girls 5/6
    • Girls 3/4
  • Our coaches are volunteers who go through a US Lacrosse certification process and background screening
  • US Lacrosse membership required
  • COVID19 compliance required of players and their families
  • Fees greatly reduced this year
    • Registration fees are non-refundable in 2021
    • We plan to use as much of last year’s gear as possible
  • We will also offer Scoopers and all-other Intramural (House) play (including Boys 8U and Girls K12) (schedule tbd)

Questions:

Boys game: Zach Gaumer

Girls game: Bob McCarthy

Scoopers: Hilary Adams

Equipment: Shannon Crisp

Anything else: Mike Carucci

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GO FORT HUNT!!!


by posted 01/11/2021
League Ambassador Wanted

Fort Hunt Lacrosse plays boys and girls competitive spring ball with the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL).

NVYLL concerns itself primarily with competiton rules and scheduling.

We need someone to represent us at the monthly meetings (now all virtual) and cast our votes.

This is a volunteer position. Must be 18 or older.

If you are interested, please contact one of the commissioners:

 

Boys Commissioner: Zach Gaumer

Girls Commissioner: Robert McCarthy

Overall and Director of Coaching: Michael Carucci

 or

703-932-4657 (mobile)

 

GO FORT HUNT!!!​


by posted 11/17/2020
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