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Herndon - Reston Youth Lacrosse plays in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League.  

Herndon - Reston Youth Lacrosse is an all volunteer organization that operates through the efforts of our players' families and friends.
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NVYLL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
03/13/2020
NVYLL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (Please forward to NVYLL families…) Dear...
Practice schedule is posted
02/24/2020
Practice schedule is posted. Practice schedule is posted, outdoor...
All year Discounts at Dick's
01/22/2020
Dick's Lacrosse Coupons For Use Now Through 12/31/20
01/22/2020
Two ways to gear up at DICK’S Sporting Goods this season: -...
Congratulations to HRYL for getting in US Lacrosse Magazine.
01/10/2020
Congratulations to HRYL for getting an article in US Lacrosse Magazine. Lots...
NEW SHOOTING SHIRT FOR BOYS'
12/16/2019
Boys’ Uniform Change This season HRYL is making a “shooting...
SPRING 2020 - NEW BOYS SHOOTING SHIRT - RED
12/11/2019
NEW - HRYL is now requiring boy players to wear a "shooting...
NEW Spring 2020 - Volunteer Requirements
12/11/2019
NEW this Spring 2020 - Volunteer Requirements HRYL is completely...
SPRING 2020 - Boys’ Little Lax’rs Program For 6U Players
12/11/2019
SPRING 2020 - Boys’ Little Lax’rs Program For 6U Players This...
SPRING 2020 - HRYL BRINGS BACK THE ACADEMY STYLE OF PRACTICE
12/11/2019
SPRING 2020 - HRYL BRINGS BACK THE ACADEMY STYLE OF PRACTICE (BOYS) Boys'...
NEW K-2 Girls' Development Program - Spring 2020
12/11/2019
Our K-2 Girls' Development Program  6 Weekend Skills...
Looking for Boy and Girl referees !!!
11/20/2019
Looking for Boy referees. This is a great opportunity to add something...
Sports Calendar added to Website
08/20/2018
HRYL adds a Sports Calendar to their website.
HHS Parking Instructions
04/12/2018
Due to on-going construction at Herndon High School, the only safe...
How to re-line the fields
03/13/2018
Here's a video that explains how to operate the field line spraying...
HRYL goes a Twitter !!! - HRYL @HRYLax
03/09/2018
HRYL's Twitter page is up and running. Everything we post...
 
NVYLL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

NVYLL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (Please forward to NVYLL families…)

Dear Commissioners and Families:

At a meeting of the NVYLL Executive Committee tonight, a decision was made to suspend all league lacrosse activities, including practices, effective immediately, and to cancel the first 3 games of the season.  We will target April 18/19 to resume games, pending further information as this situation develops.  This delay spans all school systems’ Spring Break which amounts to a 5-week delay.   If we are able to resume games April 18/19, there would be 5 regular season games left, not including post-season play.  If we are able to resume practices at an earlier date, we will inform you as soon as possible.

If individual teams or players engage in lacrosse activity prior to NVYLL resuming play, such activity will not be sanctioned by the league.

This is not a decision we made lightly.  We consulted with US Lacrosse, Fairfax County and other school systems, as well as other youth sports organizations.   Although our sport is an outdoor activity, typically played in wide open spaces for both players and spectators, whether there is an actual health risk to our players and adult volunteers is not the only factor we must consider.   We have officials and immune-compromised coaches who are in higher risk age ranges who should not be placed at risk for an elective, recreational activity.   Although it seems that our youth players themselves may be in a low risk group, they may go from gathering with other players at games to then interact with older relatives.   In addition, a player who is injured during a game may face a challenging situation obtaining emergency or even primary medical care in the coming weeks. 

In the end, the decision is essentially made for us by a much more mundane and inescapable fact: many of our games are scheduled on school fields.  As schools close, which is happening now, we will lose access to these fields and the domino effect even on clubs playing on Park Authority or other community fields is too difficult to manage and schedule in the fluid situation we are likely to face.  In addition, some clubs have governing boards that have decided to follow the schools in terms of ceasing activity. 

There is plenty of health advice being distributed so we will not do that here.  We will only say that our number one concern is the safety of our players and families.  It is our sincere hope that the kids will be out on the lacrosse fields as soon as possible and that in the meantime, everybody in our community stays safe.

Sincerely,

Chair, NVYLL


by posted 03/13/2020
Practice schedule is posted

Practice schedule is posted.

Practice schedule is posted, outdoor practices start the week of March 3. In addition there are three more GTRO indoor sessions.


by posted 02/24/2020
All year Discounts at Dick's


by posted 01/22/2020
Dick's Lacrosse Coupons For Use Now Through 12/31/20

Two ways to gear up at DICK’S Sporting Goods this season:

- 20% off your Entire Purchase at the Dulles store on February 15th (click here for 20% off single-day coupon)

- OR if you can’t make it on the 15th, use any of these other offers anytime throughout the season (click here for season-long offers) -- Anytime offers cannot be combined with the 20% off entire purchase coupon


by posted 01/22/2020
Congratulations to HRYL for getting in US Lacrosse Magazine.

Congratulations to HRYL for getting an article in US Lacrosse Magazine.

Lots of discussion this summer about HRYL using ADM small-sided games.

Many thanks to HHS and SLHS players and coaches that conducted our Fall Clinics. Also, big thank you to Jan Hanus Photography, a HRYL father, that took the professional photos used in the article.

Great team work on all accounts. More small sided games to be used this winter and Spring.


by posted 01/10/2020
NEW SHOOTING SHIRT FOR BOYS'

Boys’ Uniform Change

This season HRYL is making a “shooting shirt" (to be worn beneath pads and jerseys) a mandatory part of the boys’ game day uniform. For the 2020 spring season only we will provide the shooting shirt at no additional charge.


by posted 12/16/2019
SPRING 2020 - NEW BOYS SHOOTING SHIRT - RED

NEW - HRYL is now requiring boy players to wear a "shooting shirt" - RED

underneath their gear for games. This will help us have a consistent look. Parents will be able to order shirts when they register. This year HRYL is providing them, in 2021 they will have to be purchased. Color will be RED.


by posted 12/11/2019
NEW Spring 2020 - Volunteer Requirements

NEW this Spring 2020 - Volunteer Requirements

HRYL is completely run by volunteers. Beginning with the 2020 spring season, all HRYL families are required to volunteer 4 hours per season per family. Volunteer opportunities include coaching, equipment, uniforms, field lining, field commissioner, spirit wear, fund raising, score/time keeping, home field set-up/take-down, and team parent. For families unable to volunteer, an option of a $30 opt-out fee is available.


by posted 12/11/2019
SPRING 2020 - Boys’ Little Lax’rs Program For 6U Players

SPRING 2020 - Boys’ Little Lax’rs Program For 6U Players

This spring we will run a fun, 6 weekend skills development and small-sided games clinic for our youngest players. Clinics will begin in early April. Please email Boys’ Commissioner Carl Cassani with any questions at 


by posted 12/11/2019
SPRING 2020 - HRYL BRINGS BACK THE ACADEMY STYLE OF PRACTICE

SPRING 2020 - HRYL BRINGS BACK THE ACADEMY STYLE OF PRACTICE (BOYS)

Boys' Practices Will Be Offered In An "Academy Style" Format. To offer flexibility to our multi-sport athletes, we will offer 2 academy (skills) practices per week for 10U, 12U, and 14U. Players attend their regular practices (1 or 2 nights based on Coach) and then can attend 1 or 2 Academy nights based on their schedules.  If you have any questions, please contact Boys' Commissioner, Carl Cassani at 


by posted 12/11/2019
NEW K-2 Girls' Development Program - Spring 2020

Our K-2 Girls' Development Program 

6 Weekend Skills Clinics for Players Who Want To Learn Lacrosse In A Fun, Game-Free Setting.  All "new to lacrosse" K-2 registrants are invited to join our skills development program.  K-2 eligible players who have previously played on an HRYL team may choose between joining the K-2 team, enrolling in the skills clinic, or joining both. If you have any questions, please contact our Girls' Commissioner, Jay Andre at 


by posted 12/11/2019
Looking for Boy and Girl referees !!!

Looking for Boy referees. This is a great opportunity to add something to your resume, get paid, give back to lacrosse.
Girl referees needed as well. Talk to Coach Carl if interested.
clc.

 

Hope everyone is getting ready for another great 2020 NVYLL spring season.

One important component of NVYLL is the fine adults and high school scholar-athletes who officiate our NVYLL games.  The Washington Area Lacrosse Officials Association (WALOA) is a non-profit organization of over 350 officials who serve the men’s and boys’ lacrosse communities here in the metropolitan DC area.

I’d like to draw attention to WALOA’s upcoming Certification and Training program for the coming spring 2020 season.  This would be an excellent opportunity for both adults and high school students to experience another part of the game and to join the 3rd team on the field.

Students age 16 and above with their driver’s license by March 15, 2020 are eligible to become certified to officiate weekend youth games in the area for the coming spring 2020 season.  This is a great opportunity to not only learn another aspect of the game, but the experience can also bolster a college application/resume while also making some serious money.

Adults can also get involved!  Dad may want to get certified and work youth games with his high-school aged official as a father/son crew for a few years.  Then, after junior graduates and heads off to college, dad may want to continue to officiate either youth games or move up to work high school games to ‘stay-in-the-game’.

Those interested should go to the WALOA website (www.waloa.org) and fill out an Interest Form which can be found on their website’s landing page.  Completion of the Interest Form will capture your contact information for future training and certification class information once it is finalized.

Mark your calendars for a New Official Orientation Session to be held at The Episcopal School, North Quaker Lane in Alexandria, VA at 9:30 am on Saturday, December 14.  At the Orientation Session folks will get info on the expectations of becoming an official, training and certification classes, uniform requirements, etc.

Individuals with questions can contact Tom Bradley, WALOA NVYLL Youth Assignor, at .

I highly encourage individuals to give this serious consideration to support boys’ lacrosse here in our area.  Thanks for your time!

Yours in lacrosse,

Tom Bradley

WALOA NVYLL Youth Assignor


by posted 11/20/2019
Sports Calendar added to Website

HRYL adds a Sports Calendar to their website.


by posted 08/20/2018
HHS Parking Instructions

Due to on-going construction at Herndon High School, the only safe access to the turf fields is a newly constructed path - it is highlighted in yellow arrows.  The path begins in the southwest corner of the high school property in a gravel parking area. The gravel parking area is marked as "Drop-off Only. No Parking."  Players may be dropped off here, but please park in the areas marked "Parking" on the map - existing parking lots on the high school property that are not impacted by the construction.

 

Do NOT park in either of the neighboring churches - You will be towed.

Do NOT park on either Dranesville Road or Bennett Street - You will be ticketed.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and truly appreciate your cooperation!

 


by posted 04/12/2018
How to re-line the fields

Here's a video that explains how to operate the field line spraying maching, look how young the Soccer player is!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojhWfPlw_Xw


by posted 03/13/2018
HRYL goes a Twitter !!! - HRYL @HRYLax

HRYL's Twitter page is up and running. Everything we post on FB and the Website we are going to post on Twitter.
 
We have 28 followers, let's see how many HRYL players we can get Tweeting and following this weekend!!! HRYL @HRYLax

by posted 03/09/2018
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