It’s Time for Annandale Lacrosse

Welcome to the 2017 Annandale Youth Lacrosse Season

Registration is open for all players in the Annandale, Falls Church, J.E.B Stuart, Lake Braddock and Woodson High School pyramid.

Sign up now because assessments are just weeks away.

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BOYS LACROSSE:  January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Field House

We will be starting up assessments on January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Indoor Facility so go to our website and REGISTER NOW!

If you have not registered and paid, your son will not be allowed to participate.

For those of you who are new to the program, the assessments allow the coaches to place your son on the appropriate team for their knowledge, skills and abilities. We will have coaches filling out forms on fundamental skills and then we take those evaluations and determine teams at the end of the three assessment periods. For your son to get an accurate evaluation it is IMPERATIVE that they attend ALL THREE Assessments!  Remember, every boy will make a team, there are no “cuts” so tell them to relax and have fun.

GIRLS LACROSSE:  January 21st Practices begin, with assessments starting on Week 3.  Kids Choice – Annandale

Saturday Mornings 1/21 – 3/21:

7/8th grade 8 – 9:20am

5/6th grade 9:30 – 10:50am

3/4th grade 11 – 12:20am

K-2  11am – 12pm

This is a indoor facility so sneakers are fine.  We will have some loaner sticks and goggles but YOU MUST have a mouth guard. Assessments (starting week 3) group players of similar similar skill level and competition.  Those who are new to the sport require different attention then those who have been playing longer.  Even if your not trying for the advance team, please try to attend as many practices you can.  The more touches a new player gets the faster they will grow.

For K2 there are no assessments but we will start the learning process.

About the upcoming 2016 Spring season…

We’re looking to another terrific season of lacrosse at Annandale!

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Annandale Basketball Tryouts Set

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Try Out for an ABGC County Basketball Team!

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GIRLS

5th Grade Girls

October 4th & 6th

6-7:30pm Mason Crest ES

6th Grade Girls

October 3rd & 5th

6-7:30pm Glasgow MS

8th Grade Girls

October 3rd & 5th

6-7:30pm Glasgow MS

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5th Grade Boys

October 4th 6-7:30pm Annandale Terrace ES

October 5th 6-7:30pm Bren Mar ES

October 6th 6-7:30pm Annandale Terrace ES

6th Grade Boys

October 3rd & 5th

7:30-9pm Poe MS

7th Grade Boys

October 3rd & 5th

6-7:30pm Poe MS

8th Grade Boys

October 3rd & 5th

7:30-9pm Glasgow MS

Sign Up Today for ABGC Field Hockey

It’s Olympic season and chances are there are a number of sports you may not be all that familiar with, such as Field Hockey.   Both men and women compete in this stick sport which requires agility, quickness and strength.  ABGC is excited to offer Field Hockey this fall for boys and girls Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  The Sunday sessions will teach players the basics of this fun sport.  We hope you’ll join us!

Register in person at the ABGC offices or ONLINE here.

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Join the Fastest Growing Sport in America

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Not only is lacrosse one of the oldest team sports in North America, having originated among Native American tribes as early as the 1100’s, it’s now the fastest growing youth and collegiate sport in the United States.  Annandale Youth Lacrosse has introduced thousands of local boys and girls to lacrosse over the years and is now gearing up for the 2016 spring season.  Annandale Boys Commissioner, Keith Dalton, says:

“Lacrosse is the perfect sport for young athletes because it offers the best of many other sports wrapped in one: you see the team building of football, the field play of soccer and strategy of basketball, plus it’s so fast the kids and their parents just love it. And ultimately that’s our goal, for our players to have fun!”

Youth lacrosse is a spring sport in Northern Virginia with teams beginning to form soon.   Annandale Youth Lacrosse assessments begin January 30th — these are NOT tryouts — every AYL player makes a team.  Assessments allow organizers to place players with comparable skills together so they can learn lacrosse as a team.

Practices are held twice a week with boys’ games on Saturdays and girls’ games on Sundays. The Annandale program serves girls in grades K-8 and boys from ages U-9 (up to 9 yrs old) to U-15.  You can register now on the Annandale Youth Lacrosse website at annandalelacrosse.org.

Do you have questions about playing lacrosse?  Email us at:  info@annandalelacrosse.org.

Sign Up for ABGC Basketball Today

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Registration is underway for the ABGC  Rec basketball season.  Practices begin in December with games starting in January

 

– The $94 basketball registration fee includes clinics for 5-12 year olds.

– A discounted ONLINE registration fee of $45 ($50 signup at the office) is available for First Time players with the ABGC.

– Teams are formed with a neighborhood concept by grade level.

– The basketball season is from December 2015 thru March 2016.

– Teams are formed in December, then players are notified of practice times by the coaches.

– The schedules will also be created and distributed once the teams are formed.

– Player registration is NOT complete until full payment is received online or at the office.

– Players will NOT be assigned to a team until payment is received.

Scholarship Program

The ABGC has a scholarship program for players who are:

– Fairfax County Residents and Qualify for “Free or Reduced Lunch”

– Parents will need to bring the paperwork into the main office at 4216 Annandale Rd., Annandale, VA to register.  – The office personnel will register the players and the cost is a non-refundable payment of $35/player.

– Online registration is not available for scholarships.

You can get an idea of the skills taught at the development level (1st-3rd grade) here and the 4th grade thru high school level here.

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School Shopping?  Your Purchases Can Help ABGC!

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It’s that time of the year (darn it!) when many parents and students are getting ready for school.  If you’re going to be shopping on Amazon this month please take a moment and name ABGC as your AmazonSmile designated charity.

It’s a simple and automatic way for ABGC supporters to help our organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ABGC programs.

How do you shop on Amazon Smile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

How do I select ABGC when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Annandale Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) from the non-profit menu of choices to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Your AmazonSmile donations help pay for ABGC’s many community programs and thousands of scholarships we offer each season to qualified families. 

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ABGC Fall News

ABGC Logo-no sword-no ball-Big1MM-Grade 4 Soccer – Fall Season Team Selection and Start Dates

Team Selection: the commissioners are currently putting players onto teams using the information provided during registration.  The coaches will meet to finalize the teams by September 3.

Coach Notification: coaches will start notifying players after September 3 and should contact the players by Sept. 8th. If parents have not heard by then, they can call the ABGC office at 703-941-2242 for assistance.

Game Start Date: September 13, 2014

U11-19 Soccer – Fall Season Team Selection and Start Dates

Team Selection: the commissioners are currently putting players onto teams using the information provided during registration.

Coach Notification: coaches should notify the players within a week of registration. If parents have not heard by then, they can email Helen Crum at helenkcrum@gmail.com for assistance.

Game Start Date: September 6, 2014 – players must be registered before this date.

Reminder: Info for New Registrants

Since September 16, 2013, when members type in to http://www.abgc.org, they are now sent to a new website with a new look, but the same capabilities. Everything that was on the old site is on the new site. You may find the navigation is easier and quicker – two clicks will get you to most of what you need on the site.

There are three items you need to take note of:

  • The first difference is a one-time setup that each parent will need to do. This will take about 10 minutes, insuring that the next time you register the process will go quicker. (It was not possible to migrate all of the signon id’s and passwords from the previous website service to the new one.)
  • The second difference is in the pricing side of registration. Everyone will sign up as a player in the sport at the end of the registration process. Prior to that there will be a series of “yes” or “no” questions that will either create a discount or a fee. All you have to do is answer the question. For example, one of the questions is “Are you a first time player in this sport?” If your child is, they you answer “yes” and the fee will be reduced. Another question is “Are you a Fairfax County resident?” Most families are, but if not, answer “no” and a $15.00 field use fee will be added (all of the fee goes to the County).
  • The final comment on the website is that we have added a drop-down tab labelled “New, Start Here!” right at the top. Underneath you can find links to club information, documents & forms, registration, registration instructions, and field locations. If you run into problems you can call the office at 703-941-ABGC (2242) or email our webmaster at jccarlin@gmail.com.