Time to get out those sticks and start shaking off the rust because the spring season is right around the corner and will be here before you know it.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Season. All early registrations made by the November 30th cutoff will receive a custom Braddock Road dye sublimated shooting shirt. You will specify the size when registering.
We will field teams for both Boys and Girls ages 6 thru 15. All Boys teams for the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League have now complied with US Lacrosse Association policy and have established 5 divisions of play based upon age by August 31, 2016:
SPECIAL NOTE: US LACROSSE has changed the age designations fro the u## to ##u so an example would be u15 is now called 14u. All the old cutoff dates still apply.
14U = under 15 years of age BY THE SEPT 1, 2016 CUTOFF DATE
12U = under 13 years of age BY THE SEPT 1, 2016 CUTOFF DATE
10U = under 11 years of age BY THE SEPT 1, 2016 CUTOFF DATE
8U = under 9 years of age BY THE SEPT 1, 2016 CUTOFF DATE
The boys 14U, 12U and 10U teams compete at the "A", "AA", "AAA" or Select level, "UB" or Intermediate level and "LB" Beginner level.
Girls programs are broken down by grade level and begin at Kindergarten and go up to the 8th Grade. Freshmen girls who can not yet play at the High School level may play for a club team. The girls teams compete at the "A" or Select level, "B" or Intermediate level and "C" Beginner level.
Our season runs from March 1st practice to approximately June 15th. Games begin in late March. We do have Boys protective equipment for rent for beginning players on a first come first serve basis for a nominal fee. All players are responsible for providing their own Crosse (Stick). If you do not own one, there are a multitude of sporting good stores that sell lacrosse equipment in the immediate area. Girls must also provide their own eyewear.
2016 Fall Clinic
Registrations' open to all from K to u15. The u9 group will be limited to a 1 hour session as we have found that the attention span does not go much past that and we will have a 1 to 4 ratio of instructors to players for this age group
The u11 though u15 clinic will consist of 6 -2 Hour sessions.
The clinics will be starting in September and taking place on Sunday afternoon so it doesn't conflict with many of the Fall sports.
Primary focus will be on developing better stick skills, dodging, passing, and shooting. Understanding the defensive concepts and offensive concepts to make you a better player. Learning how to throw effective checks while maintaining good balance and keeping a good defensive posture. We will also play some 3 on 3 lacrosse with a Chumash goal to teach the boys how to set picks and play off ball.
The Braddock Road Lacrosse Fall Clinics will begin on September 18th, at Frost Intermediate located by Woodson High School, off of Pickett Rd. at 12pm. The u9's will go til 1pm and the older groups will break in to teams and go til 2pm playing some 3 on 3 lacrosse after the initial hour of instruction.. The clinic will go over 6 consecutive weekends and we will have a couple weekends built in if rain outs should occur
All boys will need to have their own sticks and we will be using Helmets and Gloves. The older boys that participate in the 3 on 3 games will need arm pads and shoulder pads as well. Players that do not have the protective gear should contact us so we can bring some equipment up to the clinic for you to borrow. Please make sure that they bring a water bottle or 2 with their name on it.
We look forward to getting the boys out on the field to help them develop better fundamentals and learn a little more about the game of lacrosse.
Wow, what a 2016 season. After making it through a less than desirable Spring of rain, snow, cold and just flat out lousy weather the Braddock Road Boys teams had a pretty good season. It was nice for the weather to cooperate for the Championship weekend by providing 2 rarely seen sunny days this season and the Boys u11A, u13A and u15A teams all took advantage of it and made it in to the Championship game on Sunday. The u13UB and u15LB teams both made it to the semi-finals on Saturday but were defeated in hard fought contests.
Congratulations to Coach Byrnes and his u15A on going undefeated and bringing home the Championship in what will be the final youth game for many of the boys as they head on to high school next year. It was a great season and going out undefeated is always a special way to close out a season.The u15A team finished with 11 wins and no losses and scored 109 goals and only gave up 37.
Special congratulations to the U15A teams players: Mark Applin, Ryan Benton, Aiden Byrnes, Jack Cruise, Daniel Fairshter, Charlie Fisher, Jonathon Girard, Justin Hayes, Brett Jackson, Gage Jacoby, Themis Karounos, Garrett Ludescher, Luke Magee, Braden Nauman, Charlie O'Connor, Jackson Palmer, Gabriel Perkins, Eric Swagerty, and Ryan Wall.
Congratulations also goes out to the Boys U13A and U11A teams who had good seasons but lost in the Championship game. The u13A posted a final record of 8 wins and 3 losses and scored 106 goals while only giving up 56. The u11A team finished with 9 wins and 2 losses and scored 113 goals and only gave up 33.
For more information email
or to register go to www.brlax.com and click on the Register Online tab.
NVYLL Loses a friend
The NVYLL lost a friend today. After battling complications from a stroke that he suffered many years ago Dennis Stewart has passed away.
Dennis loved life, loved people and loved coaching. He spent a great deal of his adult life dedicated to teaching the game of lacrosse when there were few people in this area who even knew what lacrosse was all about.
He coached at every level, from youth to High School to being a Division I assistant at Ohio State. He loved this game and the idea that he could help make the players a little smarter, a little more skilled and lived for the opportunity to pass on his knowledge.
He never gave up and he fought to the very end, just like he always preached to his kids on the field. The Lacrosse community will miss him.