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December 11, 2021 - TryLax Clinic at Strong Rock Christian School

Henry Youth Lacrosse recently partnered with USA Lacrosse to host a TryLax beginner lacrosse clinic at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, GA (thanks again to Strong Rock for hosting us for this event - their facilities are top-notch and provided the perfect backdrop to the event). USA Lacrosse hosts TryLax events across the U.S. and Henry Youth Lacrosse was fortunate to earn a grant which enabled us to bring this event to Henry County. In total, 80 boys and girls in grades K-8 signed up for the event - kids who had never tried lacrosse prior to this event. These children had an opportunity to learn a variety of fundamental lacrosse skills over the course of the 90-minute clinic, with groups rotating through a variety of stations set up with different lacrosse 'games' for the players to try.

Each station was staffed by multiple volunteer coaches from the Henry County lacrosse community, including current and former youth program coaches and current high school and college players (former youth players and current youth program volunteers). The clinic was led by Lou Corsetti, a Regional Director for USA Lacrosse - though better known as the Godfather of Atlanta Lacrosse across the metro area. Every clinic participant left with what we hope is their first of many lacrosse sticks - as well as a big ear-to-ear smile on their face. Elizabeth McCarthy, a local lacrosse parent (and a regular volunteer for several of our lacrosse groups in Henry County), was kind enough to take and share photos and videos from the event (see album below). On behalf of Henry Youth Lacrosse, I'd like to personally thank everyone who registered their children to "try lacrosse" at this recent clinic - and of course, our volunteers for helping to make the event a huge success. This was a milestone in the growth of our youth lacrosse program in Henry County for sure!

 

December 11, 2021 - 2nd Annual Red-Nosed Wrap-Up Local Lacrosse Tournament

Strong Rock Christian School once again supported our local lacrosse community by serving as the host site for our 2nd Annual Red-Nosed Wrap-Up, a local lacrosse tournament we started last December to (pun intended) put a big bow on a great year of lacrosse for members of our local and extended Henry County lacrosse community. Our goal for this tournament is to bring together all of our current and former coaches, players, officials, program leaders, and other volunteers who are (or have been) part of the growth of lacrosse in our area. This year's tournament also included new members of our extended lacrosse family, as friends-of-friends joined us (for the most part) for a great day of games (that is, until thunderstorms rolled in and cut the fun short right between our abbreviated semi-finals and finals).

Like last year, the tournament features a junior division for our youth players - and a senior division for everyone else (from middle school players to old, very old men). We look forward to returning to the fields for a 3rd installment of the games next December. On behalf of Henry Youth Lacrosse, I'd like to thank all of our participants, parents, officials, and other volunteers who helped make the games a success. And a special thanks to lacrosse parent (again) Elizabeth McCarthy for capturing and sharing some of the action from both the junior and senior games (see album below). See you all next year! Happy Holidays!

 

November 2021 - Henry Youth Lacrosse "Fall Ball" Highlights

Our 10U and 12U Boys Teams were once again back in action for "Fall Ball" this season. Our teams played more than 10 games each against regional opponents, including Peachtree City, Druid Lakes Youth Lacrosse Association (DLYLA) and Wheeler. Some of our boys (and our girls who play "Boys Lacrosse") also had an opportunity to play some very talented teams from the Auburn Youth Lacrosse program. We are grateful to Kevin G. Schoonover with the DLYLA program for taking and sharing a few of his incredible photos from some of the games this fall (see album below). We're already looking forward to the spring season with this group of talented, young Henry Youth Lacrosse players.

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About Henry Youth Lacrosse

Henry Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to growing boys and girls lacrosse participation in Henry County, Georgia. Our mission is to help children in our communities discover, learn, and enjoy the sport of lacrosse while honoring and preserving the traditions of the game. HYL helps introduce the game to children in K-8th Grade, and regardless of age, grade, means, ability, or experience, helps those children develop their skills and reach their full potential on and off the field.