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!
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
Birthdays in September 2006 – August 2008
Birthdays in September 2008 – August 2010
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
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)