Want to join me in making a difference? Davie Youth Lacrosse Foundation Inc, is raising money to help make an impact. We are ready to execute an omni-channel, direct mail recruiting campaign to households in our area with K-MS aged children. In conjunction with the marketing program, we will be hosting 5-6 free clinics to allow the kids to give the skills a try. We hope our families will also promote our program and clinics with your friends and neighbors. Thanks in advance for your tax-deductible contribution to our efforts.
"Hello Coach Pete!
I want to say that I had an INCREDIBLE time at Fast Start Lacrosse Clinic! I learned so much that I can now fully train rigorously for my teams spring season! If I had to rate the program, I would have to say it was a 12/10! You can quote that!"
TYKESNEW & EXPERIENCED PLAYERS Boys and Girls Ages 5-7 (stick only- loaner sticks available) -Training is designed for the new youth player looking to learn all the basic fundamentals in a short time. Sessions are reduced to fit the age and are made to be FUN! Schedule is Mon-Wed for 2 weeks, 6:30pm-7:30pm (6 sessions)
LEVEL 1 NEW PLAYERSBoys and Girls Ages 8-18 (stick only required) -Training is designed for the new lacrosse player looking to learn all the basic fundamentals in a short time. Graduates of our Level 1 training have made travel teams in the following season! Schedule is Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks, 6:30pm-8:30pm (8 sessions).
NOTE: High school players brand new to lacrosse may be best served by attending 2 or 3 sessions of Level 1 or 2 training and then switching to Level 2 or 3 when they are ready. We find that high school players pick up the basic fundamentals quicker then younger players and therefore may not need the entire Level 1 or 2 clinics.
Starter sticks can be purchased in our online store for $65. Our sticks are preconfigured by our trained staff to ensure success. ONLINE STORE
LEVEL 2INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS Boys AND NOW GIRLS Ages 7-15 (full equipment required)
Training is for Level 1 graduates and those players with experience. We reinforce proper techniques to ensure success of lacrosse skills. We will advance skills in preparation for the upcoming season. Each session will reinforce previous lessons and cover new topics and skills. Boys may move up to Level 3 at coach discretion. Schedule is Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks, 6:30pm-8:30pm (8 sessions).
LEVEL 3ADVANCED PLAYERS Boys Ages 7-14 (full equipment required)
Training is for players with rec or travel season experience. We will train in a similar fashion to a travel team practice. We will upgrade skills and lax IQ in preparation for the upcoming season.Schedule is Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks, 6:30pm-8:30pm (8 sessions).
Davie Youth Lacrosse Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to promote the development of a youth lacrosse program in the Town of Davie, Florida.
The American Indians invented it, the Canadians made it their National Sport, and the youth of America have made it the fastest growing youth sport in the nation. Nicknamed The Fastest Sport on Two Feet, lacrosse has infectiously made its way from the hot beds of New York and Maryland to all parts of the United States and many parts of the world. Top-level college programs are fielding players from Ohio, Texas, Colorado, California, and even Florida.
The charge has been led by the private schools in the area, such as 16-time State Champion St. Andrews School in Boca Raton and perennial powers Gulliver Prep and Pine Crest. Other high school programs have been popping up prolifically throughout the state. The demand has driven the Florida High School Athletic Association to officially “sanction” the sport of lacrosse and Broward, Dade, Palm Beach and Martin Counties are all on board. Varsity programs now exist in many of Florida’s high schools including local high schools such as University School, St. Thomas, Archbishop McCarthy, South Plantation, American Heritage, Western, Cypress Bay, Pine Crest, West Broward, Cooper City, Pines Charter, Plantation, Flanagan, and Piper. And Nova Southeastern University will start having NCAA Division II men's and women's lacrosse teams starting 2024-25.
The program is organized and run by the Davie Youth Lacrosse Foundation, Inc., a 501.c.3 charitable organization. Davie Youth Lacrosse is a "travel" recreation program with focus on giving players of all skill levels a quality learning experience and lots of fun playing lacrosse. The players will be taught improved agility, conditioning, team work and respect for the game and other players as well as the finer points of playing lacrosse. Our season runs from late January to the end of April. We will field both boys and girls teams, Kindergarten through 9th grade. Practices are 2 nights per week with games on Saturdays.
Davie Lacrosse Training Academy
See our online video training sessions available on our How To Play page. Be sure to choose your skill level on top Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. These are great video shorts that can teach you fundamentals and finer points of the game.
Game Play Policy
Equal game play time in our program is not guaranteed but rather earned through attendance at practice and effort displayed in practice and games. Skill or talent level is not used as the basis for game play time, except possibly during the last few minutes of a close game or during overtime. The full policy can be found here.
Broward Lacrosse Advantage runs the Davie Summer Lacrosse League from May 30-June 29 at Bamford. Click HERE for information and registration.
Fast Start Lacrosse Clinics
Our Fast Start Clinics have been widely successful as evidenced by the number of Fast Start players on Davie All-Star and area travel teams. These clinics are designed to train new and experienced players. Sign up here
Florida Lacrosse Classic
January 13-15, 2023
The Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation will hold the Twentieth Annual on January 13-15, 2023. This is the main fund raising event for the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation. Team diviusions from 40+ through 65+ from around the country will compete over the 3 days. The teams are made up of the premier players from their time. The legs are not as spry but the games are still exciting. This event is used to help fund startup youth lacrosse programs in Florida. We seek youth and adult volunteers for score and time keeping, ball boys/girls, etc. Please consider giving the gift of your time to the organization that has helped fund Davie Lacrosse. www.floridalaxclassic.com
Coach Pete Dunne Honored As 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee
May 2, 2009 - The South Florida Chapter of US Lacrosse has announced its 2009 inductees for the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Jim Delang (Columbus HS/Wooster), Pete Dunne (Davie Lacrosse/Virginia), and Michele Sternberg (St. Edwards/Virginia) joined the list of distinguished players, coaches, referees and contributors already enshrined in the Hall. A dinner in their honor was held on Saturday, May 2 at the Boca Raton Marriott. Florida High School player and coach awards were also given at the event as well as Florida men's club league awards.