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 St. Thomas, Archbishop McCarthy, South Plantation, American Heritage, Western, Cypress Bay, Pine Crest, West Broward, Cooper City, Pines Charter, Plantation, Flanagan, and Piper.
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 2016 season will run 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.
February 2017- Dave Summer Lacrosse League registration now open
Broward Lacrosse Advantage runs the Davie Summer Lacrosse League from May 30-June 29 at Bamford. Click HERE for information and registration.
April 2016- Dave U11 All Stars win SFYLL League Championship
Davie Broncos once again showed great form in the 3rd Annual SFYLL All Star Tournament. Our U11 All Stars finished as Champions and our U13 All Stars took 2nd place.
April 2015- Dave U11 All Stars win SFYLL League Championship
Davie Broncos once again showed great form in the 2nd Annual SFYLL All Star Tournament. Our U11 All Stars finished as Champions and our U13 All Stars took 2nd place.
April 2014- Dave U13 All Stars win Inaugural League Championship
In a tournament over 2 Sundays the 2014 Davie U13 All Stars defeated Delray 7-6 in the Championship game to become South Florida Youth Lacrosse League's inaugural U13 Champions. Our U11 All Stars finished 3rd in the league tournament.
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, 2017
The Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation will hold the Fifthteenth Annual on January 13-15, 2017. This is the main fund raising event for the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation. Twenty five Grand Masters teams (45 and over) will compete for the National Championship title. Fifteen Half-Century teams (50 and over) will compete as well 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. The local favorite FROGs (Florida Real Old Guys) won the Brine Division in 2009. 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
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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. more