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Amelia Island Nassau County Lacrosse

Amelia Island Nassau County (AINC) Youth Lacrosse is a developmental youth lacrosse program for boys and girls ages 8-14. We are located in Fernandina Beach, Florida. We are excited to bring the amazing sport of Lacrosse to Nassau County.

Spring 2019 was our first full season.  We'll offer lacrosse clinics and other activities throughout the year.  No prior experience or knowledge of the sport is required.

We are a 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, and we are always looking for adult volunteers, with or without experience. Even if you have never seen a game or picked up a stick, we would enjoy the opportunity to teach you the sport so that you too can enjoy America's First Sport and the Fastest Game on Two Feet.


For questions and more information, please send an email to aincyouthlacrosse@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

FRIDAY NIGHT and/or SATURDAY MORNING SUMMER LACROSSE

We'll be having pick-up 7v7 lacrosse at the Hickory Street field beginning 5/31 and ending with the start of next school year, Friday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM or Saturday from 9:30-11:00 AM

This is open to any elementary, middle school through high school players and adults with a valid US Lacrosse membership – you must have a member # to be allowed to participate for insurance purposes. There is no additional cost other than the membership. Again, this is open to all-age groups, experience levels, parents, etc.

https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership

Membership is $30 and lasts 12 months. All players from this most recent Spring season will be covered.

The goal is to continue lacrosse interest and participation throughout the summer in a more casual, unstructured fashion. At least one coach will be on-site at all times. Players will bring their own water bottle(s). Players will need to provide their own equipment – we will have balls and goals on site. There will not be formal officiating, however, dangerous play will not be allowed. THIS IS FOR FUN!!! 

Feel free to pass this along to other potential players and/or parents you think would be interested in participating.

EQUIPMENT: If you're a current player and would like to retain your equipment for summer lacrosse activities, camps, Friday night lacrosse, etc., we will allow you to rent the items until August for $50. The money goes directly to the club for operations and equipment replacement.

Please contact Carol Adams about equipment rentals, turn-ins, payments, etc as she’ll also have the master list for club equipment rentals.

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CAROL ADAMS adamsfab5@comcast.net
(904) 753-4734

If you cannot participate this summer and have club gear/equipment, we'll need to make arrangements for you to turn it into us as soon as you can.

Thank you! Coach Carl


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ABOUT US!

Lacrosse is officially a Spring sport (formal Spring season only) although we’ll try to have year-round activities, such as Friday night lacrosse until the start of the school year (begins May 31st). 

For our age groups, US Lacrosse format designates that we play a 7 vs.7 format for the younger kids (8U, 10U), which is great for the kids (lots of action, exercise, and participation on both offense and defense) and 10 vs. 10 for the older age group- 12U and 14U (traditional lacrosse format). We’ll most likely have 10U, 12U and 14U boys teams and perhaps a separate girls team(s) depending on the number of girls signed up next season.

We are a new, developing club and expect to grow gradually from year to year. The age range for the kids will be from 8-14. Being our first full-year, we had about 40 kids total this past Spring but expect to grow to at least 60 players this coming Spring 2020. We just concluded a very successful season as part of the North Florida Youth Lacrosse League (NFYLL).

We compete against teams in Duval County and St. Johns County, usually in a Saturday jamboree format- playing at least two games for each team, in one central NYFLL location in Fruit Cove from late Feb- May. A few exceptions- we host a few jamborees ourselves at our home field Fernandina. We also traveled and played in Savannah tournament this Spring (and they reciprocated with a visit to Fernandina later in the season).

At the moment we have a website: 
https://www.ameliaislandlacrosse.org 
and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AINCYouthLacrosse/(frequent/daily updates are posted on the FB site.). I communicate with parents often through group emails for reminders, team info, etc.

Starting in the Fall, formal Registration (open from October until late January) for the 2020 Spring Season and equipment can be ordered directly from our website. The Registration cost is $200 for the season (we are a non-profit so this amount covers uniforms, league dues, referees, field lining, etc)

Although we may be able to provide equipment on a first come/first serve basis for next Spring 2020, my suggestion would be to get standard/regular midfield/attack version and a couple of lacrosse balls to start out with to practice at home. Locally, equipment can be found at Dicks @ St. Johns Town Center, Bardown Lacrosse also @ St. Johns Town center or ordered online from discounters:

https://www.lacrossemonkey.com/
https://www.sportstop.com/.../protective-gear/starter-sets
https://www.lax.com/men/lacrosse-starter-sets
www.sidelineswap.com

In addition to our club’s registration fee for the Spring season, each child would need to join US Lacrosse. This fee is just $30 annually for each child (lasts for a full 12 months) https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership - this is a requirement nationwide to play at all levels from youth league to NCAA participation and provides our club insurance coverage for each child.

During the season, we'll practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30-7:00 and Saturdays at 9:30-11:00 (when the formal Spring season starts, games will take place on Saturdays) starting the last week of January. We’ll also have a Friday afternoon voluntary and abbreviated skills practice during the season.

All of our coaches have played NCAA level lacrosse (NCAA Division I, II, and III) and have experience coaching youth players. Your kids will definitely be well coached. Our coaches have a unified approach with a heavy emphasis on working as a team, sportsmanship, exercise, and fun. All coaches are USL certified and pass an annual background check conducted by USL.

SUMMER LACROSSE:
FRIDAY NIGHT SUMMER LACROSSE

We'll start pick-up 7v7 lacrosse at the Hickory Street field beginning 5/31 and most likely ending with the start of next school year on Friday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM @ the Hickory Street Field (1700 Hickory St. Fernandina)

Friday lacrosse is open to any elementary, middle school through high school players and adults with a valid US Lacrosse membership – you must have a member # to be allowed to participate for insurance purposes. There is no additional cost other than the membership. Again, this is open to all-age groups, experience levels, parents, etc. (would love to have our parents participate too!)

https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership

USL Membership is $30 and lasts 12 months. All players from this most recent Spring season will be covered.

The goal is to continue lacrosse interest and participation throughout the summer in a more casual, unstructured fashion. At least one coach will be on-site at all times. Players will bring their own water bottle(s). Players will need to provide their own equipment – we will have balls and goals on site. There will not be formal officiating, however, dangerous play will not be allowed. THIS IS FOR FUN!!! 

Feel free to pass this along to other potential players and/or parents you think would be interested in participating.

Again, Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,

Carl Bazarian Jr.
Head Coach
(703) 981-7703

Carl Bazarian

Head Coach, Amelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse

Phone: 7039817703