Lil LaxHawks 11/23/2014 THE LIL LAXHAWK PROGRAM IS BACK
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Lil' Laxhawk Winter Registration
Lil' Laxhawk Winter Registration Ends 12/19
It is not too late to get registered for the Lil' Laxhawk program. This is a great beginner program to get the little ones out and active. No equipment is required. Practice will be on Sundays beginning January 11th for 6 weeks. Help shape the future of lacrosse with the Lil' Laxhawk Program.
Blackhawk Lacrosse is excited to announce that registration for the 2015 Boys and Girls Lacrosse Spring Season will open on December 29, 2014. Registration closes January 26, 2015 or when capacity has been reached.
This program is offered to girls in grades 1 through 8. This is a recreational program open to players of all experience levels. The focus will be on individual and team skill development through the use of both practice and game situations.
Blackhawk Lacrosse Girls season will start March 9th and run through May 9th. Practices and home games will be at Courthouse Park. Your registration includes two tournaments and uniform. 1st & 2nd grade division is $120 for registration and includes 1 practice per week with 7v7 games on Saturday. 3rd & 4th grade division is $140 for registration and will practice 1x per week with 7v7 games on Saturday.
The 5th & 6th grade division is $150 for registration and will practice 2x per week with 12v12 games on Saturday. The 7th and 8th grade division is $170 for registration and will practice 3x per week with 12v12 games on Saturdays.
Boys Recreational Division
This program is offered to boys U9, U11, U13 & U15 (see the USLacrosse age brackets below). This is a recreational program open to players of all experience levels. The focus will be on individual and team skill development through the use of both practice and game situations.
Blackhawk Lacrosse Boys season will start March 2th with team evaluations. Practices will begin on March 9th and run through May 9th. Practices and home games will be at Courthouse Park. Your registration includes our end of season HAVOC tournaments.
U9 registration is $95* and includes 2 practices per week with games on Saturday. U11, U13 & U15 registration is $110 and includes 2 practices a week with games on Saturday.
Boys uniforms are required and will be available for purchase through registration. If you have a uniform from previous seasons, you will be able to use that uniform at no additional cost.
*U9 registration costs will be waived for first time Blackhawk Lacrosse players.
Boys U15 Select Division
Blackhawk Lacrosse will also offer a U15 Select team with practices being 3x per week starting March 2nd. Games will be held during the week and/or on the weekends and will play against other Select level teams. The registration is $175 and includes entry into the Summer Slam Tournament May 16/17th in Chesterfield, VA. Tryouts will be held after high school tryouts.
All interested Select players must register in order to tryout! Once you register, your name will be on the email distribution list to receive further information regarding the tryouts.
Important Note for all 8th graders planning on trying out for their School JV Team
The Boys U15 teams and Girls 7/8th grade teams will be formed AFTER high school tryouts are complete
Q & As:
My child is planning on trying out for their high school team, but is age eligible for the Boys U15 team, or Girls 7/8th grade team. If he/she doesn't make the high school team, he/she would like to play on the Blackhawk team. Should I still register for the Blackhawk now?
Answer - YES! In order to secure his/her spot, we suggest that you go ahead and register, but DO NOT submit payment. If your child makes his/her high school team, we will remove them from the registration. USLacrosse membership is required for registration and will not be refunded.
Boys Spring 2015 Age Bracket Quick Reference:
U9 - born between 8/31/2008 - 9/1/2005
U11 - born between 8/31/2005 - 9/1/2003
U13 - born between 8/31/2003 - 9/1/2001
U15 - born between 8/31/2001 - 9/1/1999
Who we are and what makes us different:
Our Mission: Blackhawk Lacrosse is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of Hanover County, Virginia with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the great game of lacrosse. Blackhawk Lacrosse offers a variety of programs for boys and girls of all skill levels. Our mission is to teach young people the game of lacrosse by emphasizing sound fundamentals as well as higher level skills and concepts in an environment that promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, and above all, fun.
At the end of the day, it's not the sport that makes the difference. It's the experience you and your child have at the game that makes the difference. That's why we operate our leagues very differently than other leagues. We operate based on the following 5 core principles:
Fun: We believe that the primary reason children play sports is to have fun. They love mastering new skills, developing friendships, and healthy competition.
Inclusivity: That's our word for everyone's right to play and have fun. Our recreational program is for everyone, regardless of ability level. No child will ever be excluded by a tryout, be made to feel like they aren't good enough because of a league draft, or be cut from a team. We endeavor to provide every player equal playing time.
Safety: We believe your child’s safety is paramount. As such, we require mandatory coaching education as well as a background check for every coach supervising your children. We also hire trained officials for each game to ensure that "safe play" is enforced.
Good Sportsmanship: We believe that learning to play the game is only half the equation. Helping children develop character is the other half. The value of teaching children teamwork, fair play and good sportsmanship goes far beyond the game.
Healthy Competition: Competition is a natural instinct. However, the "win-at-all-costs" mentality so prevalent in youth sports today is not only destructive to team morale, it severely undermines individual self-esteem. We believe everyone should be both encouraged and given the opportunity to make the most of their abilities.
Hanover Blackhawk Lacrosse is very excited to once again offer our Lil Laxhawks program. The program enjoyed a very successful first two seasons. We provided over 25 children a fun introduction to the sport of lacrosse each of the past two years. We were the first lacrosse program in Central Virginia designed for boys and girls 4-5 years old.
We are very excited to build on the success of prior years and continue to provide a fun opportunity for our Lil Laxhawks to be introduced to this great sport and begin to build basic lacrosse skills. We will continue to offer this program using Fiddle Sticks and a safe soft ball. We offer a Level 1 Program for 4-5 year olds and a Level 2 for 6-7 year olds.
The program will be held for 6 weeks on Sundays beginning January 11, 2015 and running through February 15, 2015. The sessions will run between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Ozone.
Registration closes on December 19th so don't miss your opportunity to get involved with Lil LaxHawks.
Blackhawk Lacrosse is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of Hanover County, Virginia with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the great game of lacrosse. Blackhawk Lacrosse offers a variety of programs for boys and girls of all skill levels. Our mission is to teach young people the game of lacrosse by emphasizing sound fundamentals as well as higher level skills and concepts in an environment that promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, and above all, fun.
Blackhawk Registration Schedule
WINTER 2015 SEASON
SPRING 2015 SEASON
Registration Opens End of December for returning players