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September Beginner Clinics

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Due to popular demand and recently acquired field space, Atlanta Youth Lacrosse is excited to announce our September Beginner Clinics for boys grades 3rd-6th. These clinics are open to beginner players, i.e. players of one year experience or less, and are held at Hammond Park in Sandy Springs.

The September Beginner Clinics will focus on building basic skills that each player needs to be successful at lacrosse. We will teach: cradling, ground balls, catching, passing, dodging, and shooting. These skills will build on one another each clinic and each week. The goal is to make each player who shows up feel confident in the fundamental skills of lacrosse.

The SBCs are free-of-charge and will be taught to any beginner player that wants to show up at the appointed times below. We recommend players show up 10-15 minutes early for introductions and to get their gear on. Any questions about the SBCs may be sent to info@ayllax.com.

NOTE – These clinics are only open to 3rd-6th graders. We have limited weekly field space, and players under third grade will learn a basic skill during group warm-ups each weekend.

Clinics will run on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • 9/13 and 9/15
  • 9/20 and 9/22
  • 9/27 and 9/29

The times and groups are as follows:

  • 3rd & 4th grade: 4:30-5:25pm
  • 5th & 6th grade: 5:30-6:25pm

Players will need to bring:

  • All gear required for a game (equipment page)
  • Personal water bottle (we will have a cooler at the field just in case)
  • Enthusiasm (nothing beats a player who is willing to learn)

Once the September Beginner Clinics conclude on the 29th, Atlanta Youth Lacrosse will offer position-specific clinics in October. Information on those clinics including price and how to register will come out in later posts and newsletter communications. Again, all questions may be sent to info@ayllax.com.


New Partners and Site Upgrades

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New Partner Sandy Springs:

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse is proud to announce a partnership agreement with “The City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks.” The City of Sandy Springs is a leader in youth sports development, offering athletic programs for thousands of children each year. Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, the oldest youth lacrosse program in the state, has partnered with Sandy Springs providing “learn to play camps” and sports days for the Recreation and Parks Department. Atlanta Youth Lacrosse will continue to provide year round leagues for youth players in and around Sandy Springs utilizing the state of the art facilities offered by the City of Sandy Springs.

New Partner Trilogy Lacrosse:

Recently, Coach Corsetti was inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame. That evening, Coach Lou befriended Ned Crotty, the 2010 NCAA Tewaaraton Trophy winner and player of the year. Coach Corsetti was impressed with Ned and his ability to reach out to people of all ages.  Since that time in January they have worked closely together to develop a training program for Atlanta Youth Lacrosse.

Founded in 2005, Trilogy Lacrosse is a national company with an established reputation as The Leader in Lacrosse Education. First and foremost, we are educators. Our national scope allows us to shape the next generation of lacrosse players on a scale necessary to make a positive and significant impact on the future of the game. Everyone in our organization is united by a passion for the game, teaching, and excellence. Since its inception, Trilogy Lacrosse has instructed over 8,500 student-athletes. In 2010 Trilogy Lacrosse, developed over 2,500 student athletes in its program.

Trilogy Lacrosse has some of the best teachers of the game and they have learned from the best coaches in the country. They have played at the highest level in our sport and have garnered many awards and accolades. It only makes sense to have these players teach our players the mental and physical aspects of the game and give them the opportunity to reach their goals”.

  • Coach Lou Corsetti – Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, Coaching Director

It is our privilege to announce the Trilogy Lacrosse and Atlanta Youth Lacrosse partnership agreement. Trilogy will be providing assistance to Atlanta Youth Lacrosse with player and coaching clinics, as well as running Trilogy Lacrosse camps in the Atlanta area.

Website Upgrades:

Thanks to everyone for your patience as I tweaked the AYL website. Two new areas were added to the website:

  1. Sandy Springs, Trilogy Lacrosse, and Lux-Lax logos are in prominent positions below the main menu. These organizations work directly with Atlanta Youth Lacrosse to provide fields, coaching, and training to our members. We recognize their outstanding contributions to AYL with this placement.
  2. On the upper-right hand corner of the website you will notice a “search box.” Many email responses had a common theme of not being able to find specific information. Type your query into the search box and hit enter or click the magnifying glass and you will be directed to the Results page. This page will display all relevant posts or pages to your initial query. If you still have trouble finding the page you are looking for please visit the Sitemap.

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Thank Tlaloc for the Rain

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We got the 9:00am game in today at Sandy Spring Middle School. Then the lightning came. Unfortunately, Georgia’s thunderstorm season sits smack dab in the middle of the Spring Lacrosse Season. While Riverwood and Marist High Schools graciously provide us with turf fields on most weekends, we cannot play when lightning and thunder are nearby. Page 98 of the NFHS rulebook states: “When thunder is heard, or a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt is seen, the thunderstorm is close enough to strike your location with lightning. Suspend play and take shelter immediately.”

Tlaloc - Ender of Lacrosse Games

Tlaloc - Ender of Lacrosse Games

So we must all thank the Aztec Rain God, Tlaloc, for the gift of rain instead of the gift of lacrosse. The Encyclopaedia-Brittanica states that Tlaloc was worshipped and feared. Worshipped because he brought life-giving rain to crops, and feared because he “hurled […] lightning upon the earth.” Well, we lacrosse enthusiasts do not farm. So thunderstorms on a Saturday are not desirable.

Despite the cancelation of today’s games, next Saturday’s (4/2) forecast is Sunny and 72 degrees. I do ask if anyone is doing rain dances to Tlaloc – please wait until the end of the season.

Stay tuned for a video or two later today. Since I am stuck in the house I need to find some way of keeping busy.