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Mission Statement

As The Mission of the Vashon Lacrosse Club (VLC) is to promote the game of lacrosse providing a safe and fun opportunity for the players, and emphasizing the importance of good sportsmanship, fitness and teamwork. VLC believes that athletic competition plays a vital role in the development of young adults. Concepts of fair play, sportsmanship, commitment, discipline, responsibility, respect, integrity adn time management are all promoted and expected. By promoting these principles through a high level of lacrosse competitiion, VLC endeavors to inspire our players to become the best that they can be, both on the field and as a members of our community, while providing each player with important tools for success in their future.

 

Vashon Lacrosse Club (VLC)

As with all things, much work must be done before a young player can step into the game. For us, that game is lacrosse!
VLC emphasizes good sportsmanship, teamwork, camaraderie, healthy competition, and the fun of playing lacrosse.
In Washington State, lacrosse is a club sport that follows guidelines established by WALAX and sanctioned by US Lacrosse. Vashon Lacrosse operates as a 501c3, non-profit organization with a working board of directors made up of parents.

In addition to the Board, VLC relies on parent volunteers for every job, from team coordinator to timekeeper to youth coach.

Now is a great time to volunteer!

 

History & Background

Established in 1991 by Vern Smith and veteran coach Charley Rosenberry, the club has twice sent teams on to state championships. VLC athletes have been recruited to play college lacrosse at every level, nationwide.

You can directly support these efforts by volunteering time, knowledge, input and counsel, and money.
We need your help and hope you can become a part of the Club's legacy.

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Vashon Lacrosse believes in the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

PCA is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

Mini-Documentary for Positive Coaching Alliance, featuring NFL Hall of Famer and PCA National Advisory Board Member Steve Young. PCA is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. Through partnership with more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 10,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes. This video illustrates the need for PCA, what problems the organization solves and what opportunities for youth PCA creates.

PCA annually honors 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the second, more-important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

Any current head coach of any youth or high school sport in the U.S. with at least three years' experience is eligible for nomination. Nominations -- open through Dec. 31 -- may come from a school or youth sports organization leader, fellow coach, parent, athlete, friend or family member. The award includes $250, a stunning trophy and recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns.