The Outer Banks Lacrosse Club will be fielding a middle school boys team (JJV) playing as the "First Flight Seahawks Lacrosse Team". The team is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. This team will be the feeder club for the First Flight High School Nighthawks Lacrosse Team. We are also part of an official middle school league based in Southeastern Virginia.
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We also encourage the formation of the girls middle school team and will support that growth any way we can. We need girls and their parents to step up and commit so that a team can be fielded. No experience is necessary, but for players athleticism is very helpful, and for coaches a willingness and a capability to devote the time is needed is a must. Now that First Flight High School has a women's team, the middle school team is essential to their success as their feeder club where great lacrosse players are developed.
We are a club team for First Flight and will be playing as the Seahawks!
League Games are on Wednesday evenings at the PAAC
Opening games starting on Wednesday March 16th at 5:30pm.
8 game season - playoff TBD
Final games will be on Wednesday May 11th
No play Spring Break week
We have the OPTION of having home and away games against Hampton Roads Academy, Norfolk Academy, and V3 has expressed interest in continuing our Mother’s Day weekend home tournament for an additional 6 games (4 home and 2 away). These are probable but are not yet confirmed.
Parent participation in support roles (fundraising/carpooling/organization) is encouraged
All updates, schedules, changes, weather announcements will be sent via emails and texts
Starting February 16, 2016, practices will be from 4-6pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The times may change and field location has not been determined and will be based on availability.
Practices will include conditioning, skills development, and team building activities
Weather policy- **Practice will be cancelled if there is:
-precipitation forecast for practice time or poor field conditions from previous rain
-temperatures below 40 degrees
-winds above 25mph, or other severe weather
History of the game: Modern day Lacrosse descends from and resembles games played by various Native American communities. Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America. There is evidence that a version of Lacrosse originated in what is now Canada as early as the 17th century. In 1856, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club. He codified the game in 1867 to shorten the length of each game, reduce the number of players, use a redesigned stick, and use a rubber ball. The first game played under Beers' rules was at upper Canada College in 1867. The Mohawk Lacrosse Club was formed in Troy, New York in 1868 and became the first organized club in the United States. By the 20th century, many high schools, colleges and universities had adopted lacrosse as a league sport and today Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in North America. This is a sport with a rich heritage based in honor and tradition played with respect and an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork. Lacrosse has been the fastest growing NCAA team sport for the last few years and has one of the highest on-time graduation rates in all of collegiate sports.