The Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation is the Long Island and New York City Chapter of US Lacrosse. We are dedicated to promoting participation in the great sport of lacrosse throughout Long Island and New York City in a manner that promotes safety, quality, and the high standard of sportsmanship of the Native American game.
The Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation is pleased to announce that we have been selected to host a Level 1 Coaching Education Program Instructional Clinic in Fall, 2014. In an effort to best serve the needs of everyone within our chapter, we are reaching out to determine interest in attending. The instructional clinic is one of five parts of US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Education Program (CEP) certification. Click HERE to read more about certification requirements.
The instructional clinic will focus on coaching beginner players, and is appropriate for both new and experienced coaches. The Level 1 curriculum provides the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills, and basic team concepts to beginner players of all ages.
You will learn how to:
- Effectively teach everything from fundamental skills to advanced team tactics
- Work with youth in an age-appropriate, safe manner
- Choose drills in order to plan effective practices
- Implement a positive coaching philosophy
Please click HERE to let us know whether you are interested in attending.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the growth of the great sport of lacrosse in our community! If you have any questions, please contact
, President of the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation.
The playing fields of Greenport High School on the North Fork of Long Island was the site for more than 4200 lacrosse players, coaches, parents, umpires and spectators for the 21stAnnual Greenport Lacrosse Shootout throughout the weekend go August 2nd and 3rd, 2014. This very popular lacrosse festival is sponsored by the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation, a chapter of US Lacrosse and the Nassau County Police Athletic Association.
Despite the wet and windy weather, young lacrosse players from Nassau and Suffolk County community groups, PAL Youth clubs, and middle school junior and varsity high school players enjoyed playing in a “friendly” round-robin type tournament. A record number of 82 youth teams (60 boys and 22 girls programs) participated this year. In addition eleven post-high school men’s lacrosse teams participated in competition for the Tournament Championship Trophy which was won by Harvey's Team in a thrilling overtime final match.
“Each year this event gets bigger and better and more popular in terms of registration, sponsorship and spectators“, said Angela Ritchie, president of the Foundation. “As a chapter of US Lacrosse, the governing body of lacrosse in our country, our mission is to do as much as we can in fostering and promoting the game of lacrosse in the Metropolitan New York and Long Island areas. With more teams registering, the continuing support of our commercial sponsors, Greenport Village officials and the Greenport Schools Board of Education we are able to provide scholarship to deserving athletes and programs in this large area. Of course we also love coming here and the role we play in having so many parents and fans visit this great village.”
Much credit goes to the organizing chairman of the event, Harry Jacobs of the LIMLF. Key members assisting Jacobs in insuring a very successful tournament for players and sponsors included Billy Rebman, Sallie and John Phillips, Jim Howell, Jack Schroeder, Hutch Vandershuyt , Mike Nelson, Tim Drake, Greg Lane, Joe Baccarella , Al Hodish Rosalia Gioia and Barry Cohen . Scott Howell and Gary O’Connell coordinated the assignment of certified officials to umpire the games and Rocco Nakouzl of LaxFirstAid Tri-State was the on-site trainer tending to the needs of all the athletes. Selling food and refreshments for all were the scouts and volunteers from Greenport Boy Scout Troop #51.
Warrior Lacrosse Inc. continues to serve as the major sponsor for this event as well as the officials of Greenport Village the Greenport Board of Education, the faculty and staff of Greenport High School, the Greenport Fire Department and EMS Unit. Also assisting in making the tournament successful were members of Hope House under the leadership of Charles Russo.
Proceeds from the Greenport Shootout and other events has enabled the LIMLF to fund scholarships for boys and girls high school programs, the Outreach Program, Special Needs Programs, and youth and community start-up programs. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Greenport HS for worthy students. In addition, six scholarship awards were presented this past season to outstanding lacrosse students-athletes from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and New York City.
Other participants and sponsors included Mike and Dorothy Thearle of South Bay Trucking, Steve and Chris Avazis of Arena Sports,Mid-Island Press of Plainview, Inc., and The Soundview Motel.
Throughout the weekend the expansive and well-groomed athletic fields of Greenport High School were lined with canopy tents providing a “tail-gate “ family party atmosphere for everyone.
This annual event caps a very successful season for the Foundation. Highlighted this year’s programs was its inaugural sponsorship of the “Shootout For Soldiers” event held in Oyster Bay last month. This twenty-four hour non-stop friendly lacrosse tournament for 56 boys and girls, adult and service veteran teams raised more than $8000 for The Wounded Warrior Project, The Rangers in the War Fund, the Sempre Fide Fund and the Gary Sinise Fund.