This fall/winter FortHunt Youth Lacrosse willhost (subsidize) teams to play within the St. James' 7v7 Indoor Winter League. FHYL will sponsor as many boys and girls teams as we can gather in each age group (girls 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8) (boys 10U, 12U, and 14U). Games will occur once per week on either Saturday or Sunday at the St. James' indoor facility in Springfield. Games will start December 17 and run through February 12, 2023.
We have negotiated reduced rates with the St James, $175 per player, rather than the $200 per player they charge on their website.
We will form teams of 10-12 kids to maximize playing time. If interest is high, we will form multiple teams per age group. If registration is low for a certain age group we will combine our FH kids with kids from another recreational team.
FH volunteers (parents or high schoolers) will lead the teams we assemble. Between now and the start of games coaches will have the opportunity to use Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse field space to conduct optionalteam practices on either Friday evenings or Sundays at the West Potomac High School practice turf.
Interested families should register through the FH website (www.forthuntlax.org).
Individuals interested in coaching a Fort Hunt winter team should register as a 2022-2023 coach through our web site and contact Zach Gaumer or Shannon Crisp.
Winter league regular season game weekend schedule:
Games will be sceduled between the hours of 7:30am and 9:30pm
Come play this winter with Fort Hunt!
Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse Fall 2022 Scoopers Program
Register your pre-K, K, or 1st grader now for sessions starting Sunday October 2, 2022 !!!
FHYL will host a 2022 Fall Scoopers program in October and November 2022. The Fall Scoopers program will be a 4-week program intended to introduce the basics of lacrosse to BOYS and GIRLS in 1st grade, Kindergarten, and pre-K. Our aim is to teach the basics of throwing, catching, shooting, and defense. More importantly our goal is to show the kids how fun it is to play the game of lacrosse.
Date: Sunday October 16, 23, and 30, and Nov 6
The October 2, 2022 session is cancelled due to inclement weather.
Where: West Potomac High School practice turf field
Price: $60 for all four sessions
Our 2022 Fall Scoopers program will be coached by Jennifer Morthole, an energetic and enthusiastic Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse Club alumni, former college lacrosse player at Hofstra University, and parent in our local community.
We welcome everyone who wants to try this exciting game. We also welcome volunteer coaches, including Moms, Dads, grandparents, and siblings 12 or older.
No protective gear is required.
Sticks will be provided, or you can bring your own.
Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis for children under the age of 5.
Come join us!
GO FORT HUNT!
Fort Hunt Lacrosse Commissioner
For questions please contact
Commissioner: Zach Gaumer
Equipment Commissioner: Shannon Crisp
The Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse Club is entering its 33rd season in 2022. Since 1989 this not-for-profit club has taught kids to love the fast paced game of lacrosse and to enjoy athletics and competition.
Our programs for younger kids play within our local community to minimize weekend travel. Our programs for 3rd - 8th graders competes within the Northern Virginia Lacrosse League (NVYLL).
Our club is proud of the value it has brought to the community. We love bringing families together, teaching kids how to be good human beings, and caring for our fields and parks.
We are proud to offer kids their first lacrosse experience. We are also proud to see many of our alumni go on to play lacrosse and other sports at our area high school (e.g., West Potomac HS, Mount Vernon HS, Bishop Ireton, Gonzaga, Saint Stephens, St. Johns, and others), and in college (e.g., UVA, University of Maryland, VMI, Williams College, George Mason, University of North Carolina, Naval Academy, and many others).
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!