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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SELECT PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse Summer Ball!

FHYL will be offering a summer lacrosse opportunity in 2022 for girls and boys.  In July and August the club will offer 4 90 minute sessions for kids in grades 2 through 9. Our Summer ball will be fast paced and fun. The sessions will focus of skill development and live action play. We welcome long-time players and beginners. We have hired Peter Stamos to run our summer ball sessions. Peter is currently an assistant coach at West Potomac High School, a Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse alumni, and a Clemson University club team alumni. Peter will be assisted by current high school and college players.

When: Friday evenings....July 22, July 29, August 12, August 19

Where: Carl Sandburg Middle School turf field

Time: Grades 2-5  girls and boys (5:30pm to 7pm), Grades 6-9 girls and boys (7pm to 8:30pm)

Cost: The registration fee is $140 for all four clinics if you register by July 1, $160 if you register after July 1

How to registerClick on the red button in the upper right corner of the web site. 

As an added feature to our Summer Ball sessions, for those interested, Fort Hunt will be forming teams to play in the 2022 summer indoor lacrosse tournament at the St. James facility in Springfield. This tournament will occur on August 12 and 13, and we will use our clinics to form teams and practice for this area-wide tournament. 

 

Come play!

 

For questions please contact 

Commissioner: Zach Gaumer

zach_gaumer@hotmail.com

or

Equipment Commissioner: Shannon Crisp

shannon@craftws.com

 

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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!

 

Questions?

Commissioner: Zach Gaumer

zach_gaumer@hotmail.com

 

Equipment Commissioner: Shannon Crisp

shannon@craftws.com

 

GO FORT HUNT!!!​

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