The Algonkian Lacrosse Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, based out of Loudoun County, VA, run by Volunteers to provide the children of the Dominion, Park View and Potomac Falls HS clusters the opportunity to learn and play lacrosse.

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Tribe is Ringing in 2017

Dear Tribe-

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. As 2016 comes to a close we wanted to take the opportunity to update you on some very exciting things happening with the Algonkian Lacrosse Club.

First, we recognize this is a busy time of year and so we have extended the Early Bird Pricing for one additional week – now through January 8th. We thank the more than 125 players who have already registered. For those that have not yet registered or know someone that is interested, we hope you take advantage of the discount before the deadline.

Second, there have been some changes to the leadership of the club with the current board listed below. We extend our sincerest gratitude to the club’s previous leadership, Lexie Haskell (President), Kevin Correll (VP), Brad Piver (Fields Commissioner) for their leadership and service. They have done a fantastic job running the club with the rest of the board including Brian DeCarli. Chris and I joined one year ago, Michael and Gregg joined in early 2016 and now we welcome our newest board members in Brandi, Nick and Emily. A big thank you goes out to our Girls and Boys Commissioners, Russ and Tom respectively, for their tremendous efforts. Tom has now passed the reigns to Brian Love. Tom will stay on as an At-Large member. Having been a part of this group for just over a year now, I can say that it is an absolute privilege to work with such dedicated and professional collection of volunteer board members. If you know any of these people or see them or our wonderful Tribe coaches around town, please thank them for everything they do for our kids and our club.

  • President: Bradley Tollefson
  • Vice President: Brandi Saunders
  • Secretary: Nick Welly
  • Treasurer: Michael Carter
  • Girls Commissioner: Russ Battaglia
  • Boys Commissioner: Brian Love
  • Fields Commissioner: Gregg Van Voorhis
  • Marketing & Fundraising: Chris Draper
  • At-Large: Tom Hickey , Brian DeCarli, & Emily Heleniak

And finally, we are on a mission to make the Algonkian Lacrosse Club better than ever. We are constantly reviewing what we are doing and how we are doing it all with the clear purpose of why we are doing it – to provide access to lacrosse to as many youth players in our area and make sure they learn valuable life lessons, have a fun experience and improve their lax skills in the process. We also recognize the need to make the experience as rewarding and efficient as possible for our parents and coaches. We are actively making changes and improvements, some that you will see and some that are happening behind the scenes, all toward getting better. Of course we don’t know it all, so if you have any ideas to improve the club (no matter how big or how small) or are interested in playing a larger role we would love to hear from you at

On behalf of the entire board I want to thank you for all that you do to make our volunteer-run lacrosse club everything it can be for our kids. We look forward to working with you into our spring season and hope you have a fabulous 2017. Go Tribe!

-Brad Tollefson

P.S. As a reminder, for planning purposes, here are some calendar highlights:

  • Jan 8th – Early Bird Registration
  • Late January / Early February (Dates TBD) – A-Team Tryouts
  • February – Coaches Alignment / Clinic
  • March 25/26 – First games of season
  • Easter (April 16) Weekend – No Games
  • April 22/23 – Pictures (Tentative)
  • Memorial Day Weekend – No Games
  • June – Playoffs
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US Lacrosse Update

Hello Tribe-

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. We wanted to provide a few quick updates regarding some great things happening with US Lacrosse.

  1. With the rain today, it provides an excellent opportunity to chill out and watch some great lacrosse - the women's US team play UF at 3 PM. Games tomorrow, women's and men's, against Notre Dame 10 AM and 1 PM respectively.
  2. If you are interested in coaching and/or wanting to further your lax coaching skills and acumen, there are some upcoming training in the area. If interested, let us know, register and upon completion submit the expense for reimbursement from the Tribe.
  3. And lastly, for the hard core Laxers out there, Laxcon is coming up on the weekend of January 20-22 in Baltimore. Early bird registration ends Tuesday January 17th.

Additional details included below and/or can be found on

Have a great MLK Day and weekend.

-Tribe Board

Watch Team USA This Weekend

The U.S. men's and women's national teams will be in action this weekend with the Team USA Spring Premiere from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Three games will be live-streamed free of charge on Here's the streaming schedule for the weekend (all times Eastern):

Saturday, January 14
3 p.m. - U.S. women vs. Florida

Sunday, January 15
10 am. - U.S. women vs. Notre Dame
1 p.m. - U.S. men vs. Notre Dame


Upcoming Coach Development Clinics

We are pleased to announce Level 1 and 2 Coach Development Program (CDP) Clinics being held in the Potomac region. 

The Level 1 curriculum is designed to introduce coaches to the philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. This clinic will also include a PCA Double Goal Coach 1 Workshop.

Level 1 Clinics
$75 - includes lunch and clinic materials

February 4, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | St. Mary's Ryken High School
RegistrationMen's Game | Women's Game

February 19, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary
RegistrationMen's Game | Women's Game

The Level 2 curriculum is geared toward coaching players who have an understanding of the basic skills and objectives of the game. Coaches also will learn how practice planning fits into overall tactical objectives for their season. 

Level 2 Clinic
February 19, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Stone Ridge School
Cost: $95 - includes lunch and clinic materials
RegistrationMen's Game | Women's Game



Lacrosse’s largest educational event

January 20-22
Baltimore, MD

Early bird ends January 17, 2017

by posted 01/14/2017
Tribe Boys Lacrosse Update 12/17/16

Tribe Boys Lacrosse Update – 12/17/16

Attention all Algonkian Lacrosse Club youth boys players and parents.  We have some exciting information about the upcoming spring season.  Please see below for the latest news and notes:

  1. Registration is Open.  Registration for the spring season is already open on-line.  Please visit and select "Register" at the top right-hand corner to sign-up.  There is a $40 early bird discount for those who sign up by January 1st - take advantage!


  1. New Age Segments.  You may have noticed that that there are new age groups this year.  US Lacrosse is working to move to a new age based system to focus on fun and competitiveness.  US Lacrosse has established new age segments which align to the rules for each of those respective segments. NVYLL, our local governing body, has decided to play using the 2016 age groups (essentially unchanged from Spring 2016) but in order to align with US Lacrosse rules adjust the naming convention to align with US Lacrosse. What you really need to know is to register your player according to the dates provided below. Hopefully this alleviates any confusion.



Birth Dates



Born 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2012



Born 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2009



Born 9/1/2005 through 8/31/2007



Born 9/1/2003 through 8/31/2005



Born 9/1/2001 through 8/31/2003



  1. Game Shorts:  Tribe will have new game shorts for Spring 2017. The cost is $25 and is a requirement as our uniforms must all be the same according to the rules. The actual cost for the shorts are more but the Tribe Board has decided to partially subsidize the cost to offset your portion.


  1. Spring A-Team Tryouts.  We had originally planned to have Spring A-team tryouts in December.  However given the new segmentation and our desire to give as many players a chance to sign-up and tryout, we are planning to move our tryouts later this winter. We will send out a communication on tryout dates once scheduled.


  1. First Game.  For planning purposes the first games of the season will be played on March 25, 2017.  No games on Easter or Memorial Day weekend.  Playoff finals on June 11, 2017.  Some younger age groups do not have playoffs. Stay tuned for more details.


Tribe Boy’s Commissioner,

Brian Love

by posted 12/17/2016



Algonkian Lacrosse Club is pleased to announce registration is open for the Spring 2017 Season!!!

Early Bird registration runs November 24th - January 1st at the discounted fees below.  Don't miss out! Standard fees apply starting January 2nd.



Early Bird Cost

Standard Cost

Boys 6U (Formerly U7)



Boys 8U (Formerly U9)



Boys 10U (Formerly U11)



Boys 12U (Formerly U13)



Boys 14U (Formerly U15)





Early Bird Cost

Standard Cost

Girls 1st-2nd Grade



Girls 3rd-4th Grade



Girls 5th-6th Grade



Girls 7th-8th Grade




Little Lax Clinic - $90 Early Bird ($95 Standard Cost)

For our youngest laxers... Pre-K to Kindergarten boys and girls who are experiencing organized sports for the first time. Sessions will focus on incorporating skills introduction and scrimmaging. No formal games, or travel involved. Emphasis is on FUN!


Tryouts and Assessments

Boys team A-teams tryouts likely to occur in December and will be announced soon. Girls team tryouts will likely take place in January. All other player assessments for placement on B and C teams will occur in January/February. Players must be registered for season prior to participating in tryouts.


To register, please click the Register Now button on the top-right at



If your child would like to play lacrosse this Spring, but your financial situation would prevent that from happening, please let us know. Thanks to our club sponsors, we may be able to subsidize or even cover your costs. Please reach out to the Tribe at   for details.


Questions? Please drop us a line at   or 

by posted 12/03/2016
NOCSAE Helmet De-Certification

What's NOCSAE and Why Can't I Use My Cascade R Helmet?

As a result of the recent NOCSAE de-certification of Cascade R helmets, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the current status and a number of questions have arisen as a result...

  • Can the helmets be fixed?  Will the helmets be recalled?
  • My son / daughter (girls goalie) plays winter ball... can they wear their Cascade R?
  • Will this be resolved by this spring or do I need to buy another helmet?
  • With the holidays in mind, should I be purchasing a new helmet now or waiting?

Some quick answers...

Can the helmets be fixed?  Will the helmets be recalled?

Currently, this is TBD (To Be Determined).  Cascade and Warrior (their Regulator helmet was also de-certified) are working with NOCSAE in order to resolve this issue ASAP.

My son / daughter (girls goalie) plays winter ball... can they wear their Cascade R?

No.  Because US Lacrosse requires NOCSAE certification, participants may only wear certified helmets. 

Will this be resolved by this spring or do I need to buy another helmet?

Unknown at this point.  Cascade is hoping that the R can be re-certified via a minor modification and enhanced fitting instructions!!!

With the holidays in mind, should I be purchasing a new helmet now or waiting?

Algonkian's recommendation is to wait until the de-certification issue is resolved.  Older model helmets (CPX-R, Pro 7, CS, etc.) may be called in for re-certification, so the recommendation is to delay your purchase until you have assurance that the helmet can be used in the future.

Click here to register for Cascade R certification information

Additional information on the topic...

by posted 12/11/2014
Field Status
Claude Moore Pk #6 - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Claude Moore Pk #7 - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Dominion HS (Bus Lane) - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Forest Grove ES - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
River Bend MS A - Sterling OPEN (1/20) 
River Bend MS B - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Seneca Ridge MS (Lower) - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Sterling ES - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Sterling MS #1 - Sterling TBD (1/20) 
Sterling MS #2 - Sterling  -- 
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