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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Change Team: 
3/10 Update
by posted 03/10/2020

Welcome to 8U Spring Lacrosse,
 
My name is Jim Mills and I am the Commissioner of 8U Boys Lacrosse.  Before we get into the details/scheduling, let me outline what we will try to accomplish this year……

Our main goal is for your sons to have FUN while developing an understanding of lacrosse and sound fundamentals.  The focus will be on learning through FUN drills and games during practice and the fundamentals of the team game and sportsmanship at the scrimmages. 

Some of our boys are brand new to the sport while others have played before.  We will work with each of them to provide an understanding of the fundamentals and provide a solid foundation to their future development as lacrosse players.  

There is a big difference between having fun and fooling around.  We will do our best to keep the focus on having fun but will firmly address any situations that distract from learning or jeopardize another players safety. 
 
I look forward to great season.  

  

ROSTER

  • We currently have 30 boys registered. 

  • Registration will be kept open throughout the season so if you know anyone else who would like to give lacrosse a try please encourage them to sign up!

PRACTICE

  • Practice will begin on Tuesday, March, 17th

  • We will practice on TUESDAY and THURSDAY evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 PM on the turf field at Carl Sandburg Middle School (8428 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308).  We will be on the portion of the field closest to the school / parking lot. 

  • Different schools have different spring breaks so we will practice through the breaks with lighter #’s anticipated over a two week period.  Enjoy your Spring Break! 

GAMES

  • Our first interleague scrimmage will begin on Saturday, March 21st at 8:30AM and run through 10AM (really around 9:45 - the boys are smoked by the end). 

  • All games are on SATURDAYS from 8:30 to 10:00 AM on the turf field at Carl Sandburg Middle School (8428 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308)

  • We will divide into 4 teams, spend the first 30 minutes on warm up, fundamentals, positioning and general rules.  We will increase in difficulty as the boys become accustomed to the format and as their skills improve.  Increasing the difficulty will include passing requirements prior to being "hot" or able to shoot.

  • Our game schedule will be:

    • March 21st and 28th

    • April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th

    • May 2nd, 9th and 16th

  • Our last game is scheduled for Saturday, May 16th.

  • We will have two practices the week of May 17th limited to those graduating to 10U next season.    

EQUIPMENT

  1. Equipment Distribution (**If you would like your son to own his own stick, helmet or pads please read bullet points 2, 3, 4 below)

    • We can provide helmets, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, and even sticks

    • There is no charge for loaner gear in 2019, but we require a deposit which will be returned in full when the equipment is turned in at the end of the season.

  • If your son requires ANY equipment, please go to:

    1. http://forthuntlax.org/,

    2. Click on the red “REGISTER NOW” button on the right hand side of the screen

    3. Select “Boys” from the drop down box

    4. Scroll down to the heading “2019 Boys Loaner Gear”

    5. Click on the green “REGISTER” button

    6. Click again on the green “REGISTER” button next to your son(s) name

    7. Enter the equipment into the bod and click “SUBMIT”

  • We will be distributing equipment on March 14th from 1-3:00 PM.

  • Distribution will take place at the white Ft Hunt Lacrosse trailer located behind Carl Sandburg Middle School near the baseball diamond (8428 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308)

  • If you would like equipment but are unable to make either of those days/times please let me know and we will try to accommodate you ahead of the first practice on Tuesday, March 17th

  • Protective cups and athletic shoes are the responsibility of the players' families.

  1. Lacrosse Sticks

  • If you would like your son to have his own stick, I would recommend the Warrior Warp Jr.  If he has a stick from an older brother then that will work too!

  • You can find that stick (or many others) at Lacrosse Unlimited in the Bradlee Shopping Center (3618 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302) or any of the Dick’s Sporting Goods locations

  • Please no Fiddle Sticks or Mini Sticks for 8U

  1. Helmets

  • If you would like your son to have his own helmet, please purchase a Cascade CS, CS-R, CPV-R or S Youth. Any color is acceptable. Team colors are Forest Green with Yellow or Gold trim.

  • You can purchase helmets at Lacrosse Unlimited in the Bradlee Shopping Center (3618 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302) 

  1. Lacrosse Pads
  • If you would like your son to have his own pads—gloves, arm pads and shoulder pads—Either Dick’s or Lacrosse Unlimited are your best options.

  1. Mouth guards and Cups
  • Both are required to be able to practice and play in scrimmages.  This rules applies to all age levels.

  6. Water

  • Please send your son to practice with a water bottle.  Preferably one that does not require the helmet to be taken off. 

COACHES

  • A big thanks to Rich Costello, Patrick Sheridan and Becca Moller for volunteering to help coach this season!!

  • We could use a few more volunteers to help either with practices or on game days….NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! 

If there is another family member you would like to receive these emails/updates/etc. please let me know and I will add them to the distribution list.

Again, please do not hesitate to reach out with ANY questions you have at

THANKS!!!!


 
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