Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) Girls Lacrosse begins its 21st season on Saturday, March 14. To help players get ready for the season, instructional clinics will be held on Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (4:30 p.m.), March 14 through May 16 at Patsy Huson Ballfield, 20300 Fulks Farm Road; there will be no clinics during MCPS Spring Break (Wednesday, April 8 or Saturday, April 11). The clinic is appropriate for girls in grades 3 through 8, and is for all players in Montgomery County, not just Montgomery Village.
MVSA teaches beginners basic lacrosse skills such as passing, catching and ground ball scooping. Advanced players concentrate on refined skills including dodges, shooting on goal (including side arm and behind the back shots), free position shots and strategies. The clinic format is approximately an hour of skills development and 30 minutes on controlled scrimmages incorporating skills taught during the first hour.
MVSA coaches are volunteers, which minimizes the cost of clinics. Coaches are US Lacrosse certified and have 16 to 18 years of coaching experience with youth, club and high school teams.
Over the last 20+ years, MVSA has had players on most area public and private high school JV and varsity teams. Many of these players have earned All-County recognition. And after high school, former MVSA players have gone on to play in Division 1, 2 and 3 college programs.
The clinic costs $25, and players are also required to join U.S. Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body, for another $25 fee. Players will need a girl’s lacrosse stick, protective goggles and a mouth guard. However, before you purchase a stick or goggles, MVSA has loaner sticks available for a $25 refundable deposit and a limited number of loaner goggles; players must bring their own mouth guards. If you intend to borrow a sibling’s or friend’s stick, please be aware that boy’s sticks are illegal for use in the girl’s game.
For more information or to register, visit www.mvsa.org/sports-we-offer/lacrosse.