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 STILL OPEN FOR SELECT AGES

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS ("14U" AND "G7/8"), AND SCOOPERS AND BOYS 8 AND UNDER ("8U"),  1ST AND 2ND GRADE GIRLS ("G1/2")

ALL OTHER PROGRAMS ARE WAITLIST ONLY

(EFFECTIVE 16 MARCH 21)

 

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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COVID POLICY STATEMENT
03/14/2021
FORT HUNT YOUTH LACROSSE (FHYL) COVID POLICY STATEMENT   Background COVID...
Spring Registration Update - Fort Hunt Lax
03/13/2021
  SPRING REGISTRATION UPDATE   Fort Hunt Families:   We...
Girls Rulebook
03/12/2021
https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/YouthRulebook-Girls2020_final-spreads.pdf
Boys Youth Rulebook
03/12/2021
https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/YouthRulebook-Boys2020-spreads.pdf  
NVYLL Calendar
03/10/2021
Calendar for the NVYLL 2021 Season April 2021 4/07/21 –...
 
COVID POLICY STATEMENT


FORT HUNT YOUTH LACROSSE (FHYL) COVID POLICY STATEMENT

 

Background

  • COVID cases in Northern Virginia have dropped dramatically (by 90 percent) over the past month from 300 cases per day to less than 30 cases per day;
  • Percent positivity in Alexandria continues to fall to now 3.7%, which is below the 5% threshold for next stage restriction reductions;
  • The CDC recommends wearing masks when unable to maintain good social distancing (6 feet for normal activity or more for vigorous activity) and when this interaction is prolonged (10 minutes or more).  These recommendations are not meant to address occasional or brief interactions;
  • Wearing masks is most critical to prevent those with serious underlying conditions from being exposed to the virus and potentially becoming seriously ill.  Masks are less critical to reduce exposure to the virus in young healthy individuals for whom illness is generally not severe.  However, asymptomatic transmission is of concern in this population;
  • The virus can be transmitted through contaminated surfaces that are shared;
  • FHYL normally operates under field permits issued by Fairfax County and must abide by the terms of those permits;
  • FHYL teams playing away games under NVYLL rules must comply with the host team’s policy or forfeit the game;

FHYL Policy

  • Coaches should keep players six feet apart where practicable
    • Keep team activities to smaller groups
    • Put cones down to illustrate what six feet looks like
    • Have players hold their sticks out touching scoop to scoop (field sticks are about three feet long each) to demonstrate six feet
    • Minimize the time players are in huddles or waiting in lines
  • Masks should be worn when individuals are in confined spaces and unable to maintain social distancing.  For example, masks should be worn while transporting players to events in cars or buses;
  • Masks should be worn while in close proximity to other team players and coaches, for instance on the side line while waiting to engage in play on the field;
  • No equipment, water bottles, or any other objects should be shared between players without disinfection;
  • Masks are optional while engaged in play on the field when outdoors or in a large indoor space with adequate ventilation;
  • Based on recent CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals may not need to wear a mask or practice social distancing when interacting with individuals at very low risk of severe illness, such as those healthy and under 21 years old;
  • Anyone with symptoms of COVID illness or known exposure to someone with COVID is forbidden to participate until 10 days after resolution of symptoms or after known exposure.
  • The Field Commissioner may make adjustments to these policies on a case-by-case basis (e.g., require players and coaches to mask up during play) based on his/her own requirements/level of comfort. Scoopers, for example, will require players and coaches to wear masks throughout each session.
  • Mask wearing is a personal decision that parents and players should make based on their own circumstances, their overall health and potential for serious illness if exposed to virus, and to potential subsequent exposure to other family members.
    • Parents and players may choose not to accept more stringent requirements and will be free to leave the field
  • Visitors/fans/spectators:
    • Anyone other than players, coaches, game officials, should remain outside the fence at Sandburg at all times and at least 15 feet from the field at WPHS
    • Coaches may invite parents and siblings to support team play under the coaches’ supervision on a case-by-case basis.
    • All non-family members should remain six feet apart in the stands
    • All should remain masked while in the proximity of the field or bleachers
  • The Field Commissioner may make adjustments to these policies on a case-by-case basis (e.g., require players and coaches to mask up during play) based on his/her own requirements/level of comfort. Scoopers, for example, will require players and coaches to wear masks throughout each session.

 

/s/ Michael Carucci

Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse Commissioner

 

March 13, 2021


by posted 03/14/2021
Spring Registration Update - Fort Hunt Lax

 

SPRING REGISTRATION UPDATE

 

Fort Hunt Families:

 

We are well on our way to having a Spring Season!

 

League Play

 

The older kids’ practices have started, and we have begun rostering teams. (All teams will be rostered by 7 April). We will keep registration open until we bump up against League caps on team sizes.

Register here:

 

https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=FortHuntLax.org

 

Standard weekly practice schedule (Sandburg Turf):

 

Girls 3rd/4th grades Monday and Wednesday 5:30-7pm (waitlist only)

Girls 5th/6th grades Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8pm (waitlist only)

Girls 7th/8th grades Monday and Wednesday 7:30-9pm 

Boys 10U Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7pm 

Boys 12U Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8pm  (Waitlist only)

Boys 14U Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-9pm

 

*Teams will often meet on the Sandburg grass field for a 30 min warm-up before their turf slot. Teams may meet outside of this normal rotation. Refer to your team coach for any specific guidance.

 

Boys 8U

The Boy’s 8U age division is a “House League” for boys born between 9/01/2012 and 8/31/2014.

8U begins 23 March and will practice Tuesdays 6 -7pm (sharing the Sandburg turf with 10U).

Games will start 10 April at 10 am Saturdays at Sandburg.

Register here:

 

https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp?RegID=213469&n=&org=FortHuntLax.org

 

Girls 1/2  

The G1/2 age division is a “House League” for girls in first or second grade.

G1/2 begins on 26 March and will practice Fridays 6 - 7pm on the Sandburg turf

Games will begin 11 April and be held on Sundays at 2 pm at the West Potomac High School practice turf.

 

Register here:

 

https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp?RegID=213468&n=&org=FortHuntLax.org

 

Scoopers (Waitlist only)

Scoopers is a weekly program for boys and girls who will be at least five years old on March 1st 2021.

Children born before 1 September 2014 should play with the boys 8U or Girls 1st/2nd Grade (or older) programs.

We meet Sundays (3/21 - 5/2) from 1-2 PM (skip Easter)

West Potomac High School, Turf Field (back right corner of school complex), 6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

No equipment required. If you have a stick, you are welcome to bring it.

 

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!!!


by posted 03/13/2021
Girls Rulebook

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/YouthRulebook-Girls2020_final-spreads.pdf


by posted 03/12/2021
Boys Youth Rulebook

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/YouthRulebook-Boys2020-spreads.pdf

 


by posted 03/12/2021
NVYLL Calendar

Calendar for the NVYLL 2021 Season

April 2021

4/07/21 – NVYLL Council meeting

4/07/21 - Team Rosters Due (Wednesday before the first game)

4/07/21 Head Commissioner must sign on NVYLL website all background checks completed and all coaches and assistant coaches are “Green Light”.  Also must sign to verify “Safe Sport” education for all Coaches and Assistant Coaches.

4/07/21 - Coaches Code of Conduct must be signed and training completed (Thursday before the first game)

4/10/21 - Games begin

May 2021

5/05/21 – NVYLL Council meeting 7:30 PM

  • Establish and vote on playoff format for the year

5/29 – 5/30/21     Memorial Day Weekend (No Games)

June 2021

6/02/21 – NVYLL Council meeting 7:30 PM

6/5 -6/6/21 – Playoffs

6/12 – 6/13/21 – Playoffs and Championship weekend


by posted 03/10/2021
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