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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Welcome to Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

EVALUATIONS FOR LEAGUE PLAY 9 FEB CSMS

 For 2020 we offer three Registration Categories:

  1. League Play for Experienced Players

7th/8th Grade Girls                          14U Boys

5th/6 th Grade Girls                          12U Boys

3rd/4 th Grade Girls                          10U Boys

  1. Open Play for
    1. All First Year Players (1st through 8th grade)
    2. Girls 1st/2nd Grade
      1. ​New and returning players
    3. Boys 8U
      1. ​New and returning players
  2. Scoopers
    1. ​Must be five years old by 1 April

 

Questions: 

Girls Commissioner: Chris Lohmann

Boys Commissioner: Zach Gaumer

Scoopers: Hilary Adams

Overall and Director of Coaching: Michael Carucci

703-932-4657 (mobile)

 

GO FORT HUNT!!!

 


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!
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Upcoming Coaching Clinics (Men and Women are together)

US Lacrosse Coach Development Clinics Available

All interested Fort Hunt Lacrosse Coaches: 

US Lacrosse Level One Clinics are available for sign up.

***The clinics are mixed-gender, so boys and girls coaches are at the same clinics together, same schedule.

This is a three hour hands-on, on-field (or in the gym) session called "Developing the Individual Athlete." Here you will be exposed to keystone principles of running effective practices and ideas of how to interact with the kids. It all revolves around ways to make the game fun and create an effective learning environment. Bring a stick.

The clinic fees are reimbursable. 

The Level One Live Clinic is required for all head coaches and encouraged for all. You only have to attend once. You may take it as many times as you like. 

I will be present for all three.

Thanks and GO FORT HUNT!!!

Mike Carucci, Commissioner

703-932-4657

http://usl8.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=487

 


by posted 01/21/2020
About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse

About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse

 Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (forthuntlax.org) is a recreational lacrosse club offering lacrosse to boys and girls from preK through 8th grade. Our constituency encompasses the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County, including Fort Belvoir. We operate all year round, but spring (March to early June) is our regular season and primary focus. Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (FHYL) is one of seven sports that make up the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA).

Our goal is “to help all our kids reach their full potential through the great sport of lacrosse.” We welcome kids without regard to race, creed, color, ethnic, or economic background. We offer needs-based scholarships.

We organize the kids by age or grade; boys use birth date and girls use school grade.

The boys age chart is published on our home page so you can look up his age group based on his birth month.

 

GIRLS

BOYS

“Scoopers” (pre-K-K)

“Scoopers” (6U)

1st/2nd Grade

8U

3rd/4th

10U

5th/6th

12U

7th/8th

14U

 

We follow the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), which is derived from the long-term athlete development model and conforms to the USOC American Development Model. We meet the kids where they are developmentally, and progressively challenge them as they get older.

Experienced players are normally assigned to teams organized under the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The NVYLL season normally includes 8 regular season games (mid-March – late-May) and play-offs following Memorial Day. Most teams will get four of the eight games at home, which would almost always be CSMS or WPHS. Away games can be anywhere in Northern Virginia and may require travel of 60 minutes or more.

We welcome players of all experience and skill levels. We are especially interested in introducing lacrosse to new players and provide the necessary equipment to participate at no additional charge. (Shoes, garments - less game uniforms - and mouth guards excepted)

Players are rostered based on their age, years of experience and relative competitiveness. We evaluate the kids in the pre-season to be able to assign them the level of play that should give them their best experience for the season. NVYLL requires us to field teams at the A level, Upper B (UB) level, and Lower B (LB) level. Team assignments are typically made in late February or early March. Once team assignments are made, we may close registration for that age group.

 

Most of our practices are held at CSMS, WPHS and Whitman MS, a combination of turf and grass fields. We follow US Lacrosse “Dose and Duration” guidelines: kids practice more often and longer as they age up. Most teams will practice two or three times a week with Boys league games normally on Saturdays (starting at 8 or 9 am or later) and Girls normally on Sundays (starting at noon or later).

 

Rules

2020 Boys Youth Rules (8U – 14U)

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

2020 Boys Youth Rules (6U)

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-6u-usl-boys-rules.pdf

2020 Girls Youth Rules

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

 

Equipment

 

Girls require only a stick, eye protection, athletic shoes and mouth guard for field players. Cleats designed for turf and cleats designed for grass are recommended. Goalies wear additional protection, including helmets, throat guard, gloves, chest protector.

 

No jewelry (including new ear piercings) is permitted during play.  Girls and boys are required to remove all jewelry, so we recommend leaving bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc. at home or in the car.

 

Boys lacrosse is a full contact sport at 12U and above. 8U and 10U does not permit body checking, but there is still substantial contact (pushing, holding, boxing out). All boys 8U and above require a stick, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, protective cup, and athletic shoes. Protective pads must be designed specifically for lacrosse. Goalies wear a chest protector and throat protector. Boys helmets may be any color; they normally come in white and we offer opportunities to purchase discounted custom Fort Hunt Green and Gold helmets. The recommended stick for boys youth players is the Warrior Warp or String King Jr.

 

6U

8U-10U

12U-14U

Warrior Warp Mini

Warrior Warp Jr

Warrior Warp Evo

String King Complete 2 Jr

String King Complete 2 Jr

String King Complete 2 INT

 

We offer loaner gear to new players of all ages and team discounts at several local and on-line retailers.  The youngest players are known as “ Scoopers,” just need a stick ,and one will be provided.

 

Coaching

 

We are staffed by both amateur and professional coaches. Just as you would not send your kid to a dentist or doctor who is not board certified, our coaches are required to train and certify under our National Governing Body, US Lacrosse. We offer subsidized live coaching clinics in the local area several times a year and no-cost on-line training. Our coaches understand the important role they play and the potential impact on a child’s life.

 

We expect our coaches to be 100% positive, and to nurture cognition, competence, and character; players capable of finding space, creating solutions, and executing good decisions in the face of an adversary.

 

New coaches should understand that 80% of the job is character development, fungible across most sports, and 20% sport specific. Basketball, soccer, and hockey coaches, especially, can make for great lacrosse coaches, as the sports are so similar.

 

Here are the current requirements to coach Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse:

  • Have a good attitude, focused on making the kids' experience as good as it can be
  • Be a member of US Lacrosse valid through June 2020 (reimbursement available)
  • Read, understand and agree to the FHYAA and NVYLL codes of conduct
  • Receive a positive (Green Light) NCSI background screening (no charge)
  • Complete the basic Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) training, in person or on-line (no charge)
  • Complete the CDC Concussion Training, on line (no charge)
  • Complete the Level 1 US Lacrosse online course or live clinic (Assistant Coaches)
  • Certify US Lacrosse Coach Development Program (CDP) Level 1 or higher (Head Coaches)
  • Complete “How to make proper contact” US Lacrosse online course (boys’ game only)

 

For questions or further understanding, please go to our website forthuntlax.org or contact one of our commissioners:

 

 

Chris Lohmann

Zach Gaumer

Hilary Adams

Girls Commissioner

Boys Commissioner

Scoopers

Chris.j.lohmann@gmail.com

Zach_gaumer@hotmail.com

Hilaryadams42@gmail.com

     
     

 

 

Michael Carucci

Head Lacrosse Commissioner

Director of Coaching

mikeb.carucci@gmail.com

703-932-4657

 


by posted 01/05/2020
Boys Age Group Chart 2020

Boys Age Group Chart 2020

by posted 01/05/2020
About Fort Hunt Lacrosse

 

About Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse

 

Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (forthuntlax.org) is a recreational lacrosse club offering lacrosse to boys and girls from preK through 8th grade. Our constituency encompasses the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County, including Fort Belvoir. We operate all year round, but spring (March to early June) is our regular season and primary focus. Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse (FHYL) is one of six sports that make up the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA).

 

Our goal is “to help all our kids reach their full potential through the great sport of lacrosse.” We welcome kids without regard to race, creed, color, ethnic, or economic background. We offer needs-based scholarships.

 

We organize the kids by age or grade; boys use birth date and girls use school grade.

The boys age chart is published on our home page so you can look up his age group based on his birth month.

 

GIRLS

BOYS

“Scoopers” (pre-K-K)

“Scoopers” (6U)

1st/2nd Grade

8U

3rd/4th

10U

5th/6th

12U

7th/8th

14U

 

We follow the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), which is derived from the long-term athlete development model and USA Hockey’s American Development Model. We meet the kids where they are developmentally, and progressively challenge them as they get older.

 

8U and 1st/2nd grade and younger are organized as “house leagues.” All local, all Fort Hunt players playing together.

 

Girls 3rd/4th grade and boys 10U and above traditionally play under the auspices of the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The NVYLL season normally includes 8 regular season games (starting 23 March in 2019) and play-offs in early June. Most teams will get four of the eight games at home, which would almost always be CSMS or WPHS. Away games can be anywhere in Northern Virginia.

 

We welcome players of all experience and skill levels. Our players range from brand-new, to kids on their way to playing High School Varsity and beyond.  We are organized to support that full-range.

 

Players are rostered based on their age, years of experience and relative competitiveness. We evaluate the kids in the pre-season to be able to assign them the level of play that should give them their best experience for the season. NVYLL requires us to field teams at the A level, Upper B (UB) level, and Lower B (LB) level. Team assignments are typically made in late February or early March. Once team assignments are made, we may close registration for that age group.

 

Most of our practices will be held at CSMS, WPHS and Whitman MS, a combination of turf and grass fields. We follow US Lacrosse “Dose and Duration” guidelines: kids practice more often and longer as they age up. Most teams will practice two or three times a week with Boys league games normally on Saturdays (starting at 8 or 9 am or later) and Girls normally on Sundays (starting at noon or later).

 

Rules

2019 Boys Youth Rules

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-boys-youth-rulebook.pdf

 

2019 Girls Youth Rules

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/rules/2019-girls-youth-rulebook.pdf

 

Equipment

 

Girls require only a stick, eye protection, athletic shoes and mouth guard for field players. Cleats designed for turf and cleats designed for grass are recommended. Goalies wear additional protection, including helmets, throat guard, gloves, chest protector.

 

No jewelry (including new ear piercings) is permitted during play.  Girls and boys are required to remove all jewelry, so we recommend leaving bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc. at home or in the car.

 

Boys lacrosse is a full contact sport at 12U and above. 8U and 10U does not permit body checking, but there is still substantial contact (pushing, holding, boxing out). All boys 8U and above require a stick, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, protective cup, and athletic shoes. Protective pads must be designed specifically for lacrosse. Goalies wear a chest protector and throat protector. Boys helmets may be any color; they normally come in white and we offer opportunities to purchase discounted custom Fort Hunt Green and Gold helmets. The recommended stick for boys youth players is the Warrior Warp.

 

6U

8U-10U

12U-14U

Warrior Warp Mini

Warrior Warp Jr

Warrior Warp Evo

 

We offer loaner gear to new players of all ages and team discounts at several local and on-line retailers.  Scoopers just need a stick and one will be provided.

 

Coaching

 

We are staffed by both amateur and professional coaches. Just as you would not send your kid to a dentist or doctor who is not board certified, our coaches are required to train and certify under our National Governing Body, US Lacrosse. We offer subsidized live coaching clinics in the local area several times a year and no-cost on-line training. Our coaches understand the important role they play and the potential impact on a child’s life.

 

We expect our coaches to be 100% positive, and to nurture cognition, competence, and character; players capable of finding space, creating solutions, and executing good decisions in the face of an adversary.

 

New coaches should understand that 80% of the job is character development, fungible across most sports, and 20% sport specific. Basketball, soccer, and hockey coaches, especially, can make for great lacrosse coaches, as the sports are so similar.

 

Here are the current requirements to coach Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse:

 

  • Have a good attitude, focused on making the kids' experience as good as it can be
  • Be a member of US Lacrosse valid through June 2019 (reimbursement available)
  • Read, understand and agree to the FHYAA and NVYLL codes of conduct
  • Receive a positive (Green Light) NCSI background screening (no charge)
  • Complete the basic Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) training, in person or on-line (no charge)
  • Complete the CDC Concussion Training, on line (no charge)
  • Complete the Level 1 US Lacrosse online course or live clinic (Assistant Coaches)
  • Certify US Lacrosse Coach Development Program (CDP) Level 1 or higher (Head Coaches)
  • Complete “How to make proper contact” US Lacrosse online course (boys’ game only)

 

For questions or further understanding, please go to our website forthuntlax.org or contact one of our commissioners:

 

 

Kelly Facer

Chris Lohmann

Michael Carucci

Girls Commissioner

Boys Commissioner

Head Lacrosse Commissioner

FHgirlslax18@gmail.com

Chris.j.lohmann@gmail.com

Director of Coaching

 

 

boyslax@fhyaa.org

 

 

mikeb.carucci@gmail.com

 

 

703-932-4657


by posted 01/27/2019
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