The Arlington Youth Lacrosse Club (AYLC) is a parent sponsored and administered club run for the purpose of helping boys and girls learn the sport of lacrosse in a positive environment emphasizing the development of teamwork, good sportsmanship and athlet

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Making a Difference Locally and Globally!

Our coaches and players are making a difference in the community! With donations from Arlington Youth Lacrosse (AYLC), Coach Jason and youth players from Girls 3/4 Team, as well as Coach Jaime from our Girls 7/8, volunteered their time to help with two great organizations over the past year:

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Coach Jaime headed down to Jamaica to work with Lacrosse Volunteer Corps, where the mission is to Coach-Serve-Learn and help grow the game of lacrosse globally. Coach Jaime saw many different sides of Jamaica during the trip, both the beautiful beaches and warm water but also the rural areas where the tourism dollars don't reach. To her, sports are an equalizer. In Jamaica, she coached players from a wide-range of socio-economic backgrounds but she couldn't tell. The girls were truly interested in learning more about the game.  It made her realize why she fell in love with coaching youth sports in the first place. She was able to use her experience with AYLC to help the younger coaches on the trip to improve their approach to coaching new players.

Lacrosse Volunteer Corps is an organization whose goal is to seek to advance the greater mission of Fields of Growth by harnessing the passion of the lacrosse community into positive social impact through international service, global learning and youth sport development.

More information at http://lacrossevolunteercorps.com/

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For Coach Jason and members of his Grade 3/4 Team, they were featured in Spring 2017 US Lacrosse Foundation Newsletter for their work with WINNERS Lacrosse.  The article follows:

Little Laxers, Big Helpers

They may be little, but they are mighty. Jason Rigoli likes to keep the girls of his Arlington (VA) Youth Lacrosse Club program community-service-oriented, so he worked with his daughters and their teammates to build a summer program that would have a powerful impact on growing the game and keeping their skills fresh over the down months.

“Joanna Lignelli, a US Lacrosse certified trainer, was running the Level 2 Coaching Clinic at the US Lacrosse Convention, and we were trading best practices on how to keep the girls active over the summer. She mentioned ‘homework sheets’ with wall ball, partner passing, etc., coupled with an incentive,” said Rigoli. “I wanted a twist, however, to make it about the girls improving themselves and the lives of others.”

The plan was straight forward: the players had to round up enough donated lacrosse equipment to field a 3rd and 4th grade girls team, put in two hours per month of lacrosse training at home, get their homework sheets signed by their parents, and – the twist - help run a Winners Lacrosse Clinic for 3rd and 4th grade girls in Anacostia Park in inner-city D.C. Winners is a non-profit with a mission to grow the game while using lacrosse to teach life lessons. If they did all of this, each girl would earn a new STX stick (actually paid for by their parents.)

“The girls donated dozens of sticks, portable goals and creases, balls, and a $250 check from AYLC to Winners Lacrosse. It was really cold but the clinic went well! Everyone had a ton of fun as the girls helped each other master skills. I couldn't’t be more proud of these little laxers. Every girl did her part to help,” said Rigoli.

Everyone is a winner when you build lacrosse communities together to champion the child.

Winners Lacrosse uses the game as the vehicle to instill values, education and life sustaining skills that will give young boys and girls the tools to be successful on and off the field.

More information at: http://www.winnerslacrosse.org/

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Thanks to Coach Jason, Coach Jaime and our Arlington Players, for volunteering your time both locally and globally! You are making a difference in the development of young girls in learning the great sport of lacrosse in a positive environment emphasizing hard work, leadership, and teamwork that they will carry with them beyond the field.

 


by posted 05/26/2017
2017 Summer Box Lacrosse

Girls: Arlington will be participating in the 2017 Summer Box League hosted by McLean.  Current Arlington players will register at our site arlingtonlacrosse.org.  We will field teams at the multiple age groups: G12, G34, G56, and G78. It is your daughter's grade for this school year,  2016-2017. 

League will run June 26 until July 27, with 6 games.  Games are once a week, Monday to Thursday  between 5pm and 10pm). Games played at McLean High School (Turf).

Cost is $100. Registration will open May 23.

 

Boys: More information to be posted soon.


by posted 05/22/2017