Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia
In June 2011, LtN began a pilot program with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia to provide a lacrosse clinic for two weeks. As a result of the St. Anne’s Belfield School equipment drive, we had enough sticks for everyone to participate. The clinic was led by eight former and current players and the children learned the basics of cradling, ground ball pick-ups, throwing and catching. Due to the success of that initial program, we provided a clinic during spring break in April 2012, and have a week long summer camp scheduled for June, 2012. Following camp, a league runs every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of July.
In addition to coaching lacrosse, there is a emphasis on the importance of good nutrition, and a focus on important life skills that will help them in all facets of life. What is most heartwarming is the growth of self-confidence in quite a few of the kids who had greater challenges than others. These challenges were both emotional and physical. We look forward to watching these kids flourish and perhaps one day, be part of a coaching team.