We are an organization dedicated to growing the sport of lacrosse for our youth of the greater Annandale area. We participate in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL) in the girls and boys divisions in the spring league. The sport of l
We are an organization dedicated to growing the sport of lacrosse for our youth of the greater Annandale area. We participate in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL) in the girls and boys divisions in the spring league.
AYL serves boys and girls in elementary and middle school who reside in Fairfax County and represent the Annandale, Falls Church, Lake Braddock, Stuart and WT Woodson High School pyramid. This is determined by the players residence regardless of the actual school they attend.
Registration has also begun for our Cradle Lacrosse program. The 6 session program is designed for our youngest lax’ers from 4-7 years old. The program is for girls and boys and sticks are provided. You can learn more about Cradle Lacrosse online.
Here are more detailed instructions provided by US Lacrosse to determine whether or not your helmet is either of the models deemed ineligible for play. Your son will not be allowed on the lacrosse field in either of these helmets.
AYL Partners with Cradle Lacrosse for Our Youngest Lax'ers
Annandale Youth Lacrosse is proud to announce a second season partnership with Cradle Lacrosse...the ultimate introduction to lacrosse for young players. Cradle Lacrosse is a co-ed program developed for athletes ages 4-8 years old. They have developed an innovative curriculum focused on helping young players build confidence and succeed.
Lesson plans allow players to learn through fast-paced games and activities geared toward young players. All equipment is provided. The 6 one-hour sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons starting in April. Spring Registration will open in January on Cradle Lacrosse’s website.
AYL fielded 3 girls team in the McLean fall 6v6 box lacrosse league this fall season - one at the 7/8 grade level, two at the 5/6 grade level. Box lacrosse seemed like a strange concept for girls, especially for those familiar with the boys' game, but it made for a very exciting game and the girls had a lot of fun!
The smaller, confined field created some positive effects in the game flow. Short, quick, accurate passes were at a premium. Transition was fast and allowed for many scoring chances. The boards kept the ball inbounds (mostly!), and lead to a consistent, steady pace of play. And parents and spectators were much closer to the action than usual, and could really see the girls play!
All the Annandale teams performed very well together, winning most of their games against tough competition. It proved to be a fun and unique opportunity for offseason play, a chance to focus on individual player development and high repetitions in a practice setting, and helped the girls hone their stick skills, stay in shape, and prepare for a great Annandale spring season!
High School Varsity Coaches, Players and AYL Alum Lead Terrific Fall Sessions
More than 75 boys participated in Annandale’s fall clinic series hosted by High School coaches and players from Annandale, WT Woodson, Lake Braddock, Falls Church and Jeb Stuart. We wrapped up with our fall season with sessions led by Coach Mike Cunningham and players from his 2014 U15A undefeated championship team. Clinic participants were introduced to a variety of drills, coaching styles and skills focus. Players, both our beginners and our experienced lax’ers, have shown a lot of growth in their skills.
Best of all, you can from the smiles on their faces, they had a lot of fun and made new friends on the field too. You can see more picture on our AYL Facebook page.
Parents Meeting Mason District Government Ctr Feb 9th
Game Weekend 1 March 22/23
Game Weekend 2 March 29/31
Game Weekend 3 April 5/6
Picture Day April 5
Game Weekend 4 April 12/13
Easter No Games April 20
Game Weekend 5 April 26/27
Game Weekend 6 April 27/28
Game Weekend 4 May 3/4
Game Weekend 8 May 10/11
Game Weekend 9 May 17/18 Memorial Day Weekend No Games May 24/25
*G78FC First Round Only (TBD) June 2-6 (night games)
Weekend 1 Rd 1 May 31/June 1.
Weekend 2 Rd 2 Final June 3/4
Public SchoolSpring Breaks:
April 12 to April 20 2014