Just a reminder field hockey practice times at Nike 4 will be:
Monday: Rotating scrimmages by age group starting on September 14th. The scrimmage will be held from 6-7:30. The order will be the following:
1st week: 7/8
2nd week: 5/6
3rd week: K/4
4th week rotation starts again. Please refer to prior posting for dates of your age group. This is an optional play day that we wanted to provide to the players.
Tuesday 4:30-6 K-4
Tuesday 6-7:30 5/6
Wednesday 6-7:30 7/8
Adding!! Thursday 6-7:30 for an additional optional scrimmage day for 7/8. We have received many new registrations since starting our season and we are excited to have many new and former players to the club. Due to the increased numbers, we want to be able to offer additional scrimmage time to ensure everyone is getting enough game play in the group. During the skill builders all are receiving equal playing time it is just during the scrimmages due to the number of players on the field that time becomes more limited. More information to follow this week on the details of how we plan to organize the additional day!
Registration for Boys and Girls Box Lacrosse is OPEN!
BOX LEAGUE PLAY(8U through 14U for Boys, Grades 1-8 for Girls)
This year we will again be participating in a league organized by McLean Youth Lacrosse. All games will be held at McLean HS. Games will run Fridays 7pm-9pm, Saturdays 9am-9pm and Sundays 8am-8pm. Games will begin September 11 and end October 18. There will be no games over Columbus Day Weekend, October 9/10/11. This is a game-only league for experienced players. Practices at Nike 4 may be held at the discretion of the coach but are not mandatory.
The league schedule is controlled by McLean Youth Lacrosse. Please see new rules for Boys and Girls Box: New Boys Box Rules and New Girls Box RulesIn addition to McLean, other local clubs committing to field teams for this recreational league include Vienna, Falls Church and others.
Players should have at least one year of playing experience to register for league play. Players must have their own equipment. Please see the REQUIRED EQUIPMENT tab for more information.
SPACE IS LIMITED for this very popular program. If registration is full, please do not hesitate to sign up for a waitlist. Additional teams may be formed as the waitlists permit. Program cost: $175
Offering an extended season due to the change in format (due to Covid)
August 24-November 20 for a cost of $200*
We will be holding skill builders broken out by age groups (noted below) 1x a week for 13 weeks. The skill builders will last 90 minutes and will be held at Nike 4. We will be breaking out the days by the following age groups:
K-2 and 3-4 grades 5-6 grades 7-8 grades
The format will consist of 60 minutes of drills and 30 minutes of scrimmage to start. As the weeks progress, we will look to get to 30 minutes of drills and 60 minutes of playing (depending on the COVID situation). We will have 3-4 coaches at each skill builder to ensure we maintain social distancing as well as the players receive great instruction.
We will be taking temperatures before each skill builder and any child who has a temperature will not be able to play. Coaches will be wearing masks when they are unable to maintain social distancing while players will be encouraged to wear masks. A COVID waiver will need to be completed prior to any participation in the season. More information to follow on the waiver and guidelines.
Due to COVID we don't want to be exchanging or sharing pinnies. For this reason, each player must have a Great Falls reversable jersey. For the jersey all that is required is that it has one white side and one red side. If you don't have a jersey please let me know and I will set up an order form to purchase.
We are very happy to be able to offer a modified Fall season and thank you for your support.
If you have any questions or feedback please let me know.
Great Falls Field Hockey Commissioner
*Prior year registration fees have been $150 for 6-7 weeks of play. Fall 2020 will be 13 weeks of play.
Fall 2020 Skills Clinics for Boys and Girls - Register Now!
FALL SKILLS CLINICS
Girls Grades K-8, Boys 6U through 14U
(Teams will be broken in to smaller groups by age and ability)
First Clinics September 12th
GFLA skills clinics offer an opportunity for new lacrosse players to gain exposure to the fundamentals of the game while offering experienced players the opportunity to hone their skills and learn the finer points of the game.
Time: Girls 9-10:30am; Boys 10-11:30am
Location: Leo Santabella. Behind the GF Library
Weather related issues. Please monitor your email closely if there is any question whether we are going or not. You will only hear from us if we are canceling and need to reschedule.
Can players participate in the clinics as well as play in Fall Ball? Yes, you can participate in both, although you will need to have played at least one spring lacrosse season on a Rec team. If not, then the clinic is your only option this year.
1st Session, please show up 15 minutes early so we can check you in.
Columbus Day Weekend. No session.
What to bring:
All players will need to bring a MOUTH PIECE for use in contact drills.
Cleats, if you have them. Otherwise sneakers will be fine.
Stick, although not required*** We have plenty of sticks for both girls and boys to borrow.
Any other lacrosse equipment you may have. Girls:gogglesBoys: gloves, shoulder pads, helmet
GF Lacrosse & Field Hockey-Important Info-PLEASE READ!
Important COVID-19 Update:
As of Friday, June 12. NCS (Neighborhood & Community Services) began honoring summer permits that are valid from Tuesday, June 16 through July 31.
Great Falls Lacrosse & Field Hockey Permits are as follows:
SUMMER PERMITS June 16 through July 31
Nike 4: M-F 5pm-9pm
The following links for CDC Considerations for Youth Sports and Forward Virginia Phase 3 Guidelines are below. It is essential that anyone using our fields - players, parents, coaches and fans - strictly adhere to these guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the GFLA permit for fields in Fairfax County.