Program Overview

The boys youth lacrosse program offers a range of programs and services designed to foster the development of young lacrosse enthusiasts. These offerings include skill-building clinics and coaching to enhance players' proficiency in the game, along with regular team practices and competitive games to put their skills to the test. The club also emphasizes the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork, instilling values like discipline and dedication. Additionally, they organize various community events participates in various tournaments, creating a sense of camaraderie among participants. With a focus on nurturing both athletic ability and character, Brigade provides a well-rounded experience for boys looking to excel in the sport and grow as individuals.

We are one of the largest lacrosse clubs for boys & girls in the Northern Virginia area serving families who reside within the following high school boundaries:  Battlefield, Brentsville, Gainesville, Osbourn, Osbourn Park, Patriot and Unity Reed.

Program Overview

Spring Lacrosse

Spring Lacrosse

Spring Lacrosse

Spring Lacrosse

Pre-Season Clinics

The Spring season begins with pre-season clinics in January to help players and coaches shake the dust off of their gear and skills in preparation for assessments.

Spring Assessments

February kicks off Assessments of all players in order to group  teams by appropriate NVYLL age and skill divisions, weather permitting.   We may attempt to run 8U and 10U assessments indoors when facilities are available, while 12U & 14U are generally held on the Turf Field at Gainesville Middle School.

Spring NVYLL Season

Following assessments, Brigade boys play an 8-game spring season, competing against other clubs in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL).    Practices run once per week starting in February, increasing to two practices per week in March.  Games run on weekends from the end of March through the weekend before memorial day.  Once games begin, teams will generally have 2 weeknight practices in addition to their league games. 

Spring 6U Clinics

Each spring Brigade runs clinics in April for 6U ages players. These players participate in drills and activities aimed at building fundamental skills and instilling a love of the game.   The only gear requirement is a lacrosse stick, with gloves being optional but recommended.   

Summer Lacrosse

Summer Lacrosse

Summer Lacrosse

Summar Lacrosse

Summer "Pick-ups"

Brigade hosts FREE "Pick-up" games for existing players to continue to grow their skills.  Boys will be grouped by their current NVYLL age bracket. Arrive prepared to "split sticks" and play!  Full pads & safety gear required to play.

Summer TryLax

Brigade normally runs a Free 2 week "TryLax" program in July of each year.  First time players are introduced to the fundamentals of the sport.   Loaner sticks are provided, the only requirement is a desire to participate!

Fall Lacrosse

Fall Lacrosse

Fall Lacrosse

Fall Lacrosse

Fall Clinics

Fall Lacrosse consists of weekly Sunday skills clinics which run from early September through the end of October.   Players are grouped by the NVYLL age bracket which they will play in during the next Spring season.  8U - 14U players wear full pads & gear, while 6U players are only required to bring a stick, with gloves being optional.  

Fall TryLax

Brigade normally runs a Free 2 week "TryLax" program coinciding with the start of fall clinics.  First time players are introduced to the fundamentals of the sport.  Upon completion of TryLax, players that wish to continue on to Fall clinics may join at a pro-rated price. Loaner sticks are provided, the only requirement is a desire to participate!