Welcome to the Vienna Youth, Inc. (VYI) Lacrosse home page. VYI Lacrosse participates in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The purpose of the NVYLL is to provide the youth residing within the geographical boundaries of northern Virginia a healthful, enjoyable leisure time activity and as a corollary to develop qualities that may help them in later life, sportsmanship, team play, and integrity.
There are many opportunities to learn and train over the coming months! The following opportunities are external to VYI lacrosse. This information is provided as an informational service to our players and does not imply an endorsement.
When: 12/13, 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28 from 12-1:30pm
Where: Flint Hill School Upper Campus Turf Field
Who: Boys, Grades 6-8
Cost: $50 per clinic
Gear: Please bring your own equipment to the clinic, including helmets, gloves, stick, and pads
Paul VI Winter Clinics - ADVANCED 7th and 8th Grade Boys Only
Sunday INDOOR Winter Skills Clinics@ PVI Gym(s): Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
ATTENTION ADVANCED Middle School and HS PLAYERS: Shooting/ Dodging/ FoGo/ LSD/ Goalie clinic resumes with current MD Terp, GeorgetownU laxers & PVI coaches.
We will work on individual offensive & defensive skills, stick skills, transition skills, agility skills and team concepts. All positions invited to participate, to include FOGO's (who will have opportunity to train with Charlie Raffa from UMD and our PVI FOGO Coach, Bobby Feisee).
This clinic is open to a limited number of top Middle School players and HS players, so please respond ASAP to reserve your spot. COST is $40 per 2 hour session or 5 sessions for $150. Please make checks out to "Paul VI HS Boys Lacrosse"
We plan to continue these clinics through mid Feb. Great opportunity to train with PVI coaches and current Top D1 players (including Joe Locascio, Charlie Raffa, Greg Deseglio from UMD and Nick Carpenter- former VYI and PVI laxer now playing for Georgetown), to sharpen your skills and prepare for your spring season!
Please email rwaters@paulvi to reserve your spot.
VLC Boys Winter Skillz and Drillz
VLC Boys Winter Skillz and Drillz
For Youth and HS Boys / U13 to HS www.valaxclub.com
CRASH Lacrosse and VA METRO Lacrosse Winter Skill Sessions
CRASH Lacrosse and VA METRO Lacrosse have joined together to present "FROST FEST"
Winter Skills sessions for Middle and High School Girls (grades 5th-12th) Open to ALL Players www.vametrolacrosse.com
Equipment and Stick Donations for Winners Lacrosse
VYI Lacrosse will be collecting equipment and sticks for WINNERS lacrosse during the February tryouts and assessments. Stay tuned for more details!
Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation (WINNERS Lacrosse) is a non-profit organization that uses character based education – combined with great coaching – as a vehicle to teach life skills to boys and girls from the inner city of Washington, DC. They make it available to both boys and girls, ages 7-15.
WINNERS gives EACH player a full set of equipment (FREE OF CHARGE) so the boys and girls feel safe and confident while learning to play lacrosse.
WINNERS can take any of the following items (equipment must be usable on the field): Boys and girls lacrosse sticks, helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, goggles, and fiddle stix.
VYI 7/8 Girls played VYI alums representing Madison HS in the JV division of the 2014 Fairfax Fall Brawl. They joined together for a photo opp afterwards, and the Madison team went on to win the JV division. Great job, girls!
Cascade Lacrosse Announces Solution for Cascade R Helmet
Cascade R Helmet
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (December 12, 2014) – Cascade Lacrosse announced today its agreement with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) on a solution for the recently decertified Cascade R helmet.
The solution involves a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade’s data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade RIM, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name. Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade RIM helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards.
A tamper resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade RIM helmets to differentiate them from nonIcertified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been officially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and the certification will remain void.
Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool, N.Y. facility beginning December 16. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.
“We are extremely pleased that Cascade and NOCSAE have reached an agreement to modify existing Cascade R helmets and put helmets back in play for our loyal customers,” said Tim Ellsworth, Global Business Director, Cascade Lacrosse. “We have been working closely with NOCSAE and will work diligently to ensure that all Cascade R helmets returned to us are modified as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for their patience and support.”
Consumers can find details regarding the process to modify existing Cascade R helmets on www.cascadelacrosse.com as well as through Cascade’s social media outlets. The Website will be available to take returns beginning Saturday, December 13 at 9 a.m. EST.
To fully reinstate the NOCSAE license agreement, which was suspended in conjunction with the R model decertification, Cascade is cooperating with a review by NOCSAE of certification data for all of its models, and is having a third party audit of Cascade’s quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) processes.
Cascade is currently finalizing its own internal audit and expects the third party QA/QC audit to be completed by December 18. NOCSAE will partially reinstate Cascade’s license agreement for the production of new Cascade RIM helmets upon demonstration of satisfactory audit results for its QA/QC processes. The license agreement will be fully restored for other Cascade models upon demonstrating that such models certified by Cascade are supported by necessary data.
Cascade is also currently reviewing test results for all of its lacrosse helmets to ensure they meet both Cascade and NOCSAE standards.
For more information visit www.cascadelacrosse.com.
Congratulations to our 2014 NVYLL champions: Coach Connie Kohler and her G3/4A team; Coach Mike Yeagley and his G3/4LB team; Coaches Dave and Kathleen Zekoski and their U11UB3 team; Coach Mike Rhodes and his U13A team; Coach John Sample and his U13UB3 team; and Coach Tom Kappler and his U15UB2 team!!
PJ's Sports, a local, family-owed sporting goods store located on Leesburg Pike, is offering a 10% discount to all VYI Lacrosse players and families.
No coupon is required, just identify yourself as a VYI Lacrosse family, and the discount will be applied at the register.
In addition, PJ's Sports will "give back" 5% of all VYI Lacrosse sales to VYI.
PJ's Sports is located at 7500 Leesburg Pike #12a, Falls Church VA 22043 (in the same shopping center as Trader Joe's; across Route 7 from the Whole Foods shopping center). The store's phone number is (703) 506-8009.
Concussion awareness is a growing topic in youth sports. In support of our athletes, VYI Lacrosse is providing an overview of concussions to both raise concussion awareness and also instill knowledge about the symptoms and risks of concussions across our coaching staff and parent community.
Please take a few minutes to review the information, which includes signs and symptoms of concussion and return to play risks and guidelines.
All VYI families can update their contact information: addresses, phone numbers and e-mails at any time. Here's how:
1) Click on the 'Edit My Account' button at the bottom of the lower left hand menu options.
2) Enter your e-mail address and password. (Don't know your password, just read the instructions above the data entry box.)
3) Click on any family member's name and you will have access to change what you need.
Keeping your information up to date is important. All VYI sports rely on the contact information in our database and out dated information may cause you to miss important updates.
How can you COMPETE WITH CLASS and HONOR THE GAME?
• Respect your coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and the fans.
• Compete with heart, honor, and hustle.
• Honor the traditions of the game and respect the ancestors of the sport.
• Have fun, be passionate, and adhere to the spirit of the game both on and off the field.