Located in the historic hotbed of lacrosse on Long Island, the Town of Hempstead’s heralded Lacrosse Academy provides youngsters with top flight instruction from some of the finest coaches and players in the region for an affordable price. Spots are still available for the Town of Hempstead Lacrosse Academy’s weekly summer clinics, which started with the first clinic at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford on June 26th.
Learning from Long Island’s finest coaches and players, many of whom were All-Americans, youth lacrosse players from the ages of 5 to 15 will gain expert instruction and have plenty of opportunities to sharpen their shooting, passing, catching and defending skills.
“Though Long Island has long been at the epicenter of lacrosse, the sport has grown across the nation to astronomical levels,” Santino said. “Our Lacrosse Academy is here to provide youngsters with world class instruction to prepare them for top competition.”
The Lacrosse Academy offers registration online, by mail and in-person. To register in advance for the lacrosse academy’s weekly clinics (must be within 14 days of the clinic start date), simply log-on to toh.li/activities/lacrosse-academy and fill out the application form. Also, registrations can be sent by mail, but must be received 14 days in advance of the clinic start date.When online and mail registration is closed for a clinic, you may print out an application form on the website and register in person at the Parks and Recreation Department (200 North Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Hempstead) during business hours (9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays), or in person at the clinic location on the first day, space permitting.
In 2017, Fun Fridays will be held on July 14, 21 and 28, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Town of Hempstead youngsters, ages 7 to 15, can come to Seamans Neck Park and play in scrimmage-type games for two hours, at no cost. This free, non-instructional program is supervised by TOH Lacrosse Academy staff. TOHLA also offers one-on-one instructional sessions. Instruction begins in June. Times, dates and sites vary. Please call the lacrosse academy office at 783-3208 for pricing and for more information.
“Another championship season of lacrosse instruction awaits town youngsters this summer,” Santino said. “Some spots are still available and we encourage players and their parents to register quickly to reserve a spot in an upcoming clinic.”
2017 Town of Hempstead Lacrosse Academy Schedule
Seamans Neck Park, Seaford*
June 26 to June 29: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 6 to 15)
July 3 to July 7 (not 7/4):9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Ages 7 to 15)
July 3 to July 7(not 7/4): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Ages 5 & 6)
Oceanside Park, Oceanside
July 10 to July 13:6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 6 to 15)
Senator Speno Memorial Park, East Meadow
July 17 to July 20:9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Ages 7 to 15)
July 17 to July 20: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Ages 5 & 6)
Rath Park, Franklin Square (Boys Only)
July 24 to July 27:6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 6 to 15)
July 31 to August 3:9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Ages 7 to 15)
July 31 to August 3:9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Ages 5 & 6)
Averill Blvd. Park, Elmont (Girls Only)
July 24 to July 27: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.(Ages 6 to 15)
July 31 to August 3: 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Ages 7 to 15)
July 31 to August 3: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Ages 5 & 6)
*There is still space available for the June 26th and July 3rd clinic at Seamans Neck Park, however, online registration is no longer available. You may pay in person at the Parks Department, 200 N. Franklin Street, Hempstead or pay at Seamans Neck Park on the first days of the session, June 26th and July 3rd.