The new Western Albemarle High School Lacrosse Coach, Alex Whitten, has moved to Charlottesville to take over the helm of the Warrior Program for the Boy’s Lacrosse team. Coach Whitten brings with him a lifetime of lacrosse experience as a player and as a Coach. He has extensive knowledge of player and program development as well as experience working with adult volunteers who are looking to increase their knowledge base as youth coaches.
Outside of his responsibilities as the Head Coach for the boy’s high school program, he is an instrumental component in the new Western Albemarle Lacrosse Club (www.walaxclub.org), which will begin operation this Spring. The WALC is a community based lacrosse organization centered in the Western School district open for boys and girls, and will have more of a community driven focus for players 1st – 8th grades than what is currently here. This system will provide a greater level of focus on developing young players on the fundamental skill sets which are crucial for player development. The WALC will still participate in the local leagues for competitions on weekends, but the real development will come through a system of comprehensive practice schedules and developmental programs during the course of the week. Any one interested in finding more about the WALC can visit our website or come to an introductory meeting December 18th at Anna’s in Old Trail at 6pm.
Coach Whitten also brings to Charlottesville, Whitten Lacrosse (www.whittenlax.com), a privately run lacrosse company. Whitten Lacrosse offers camps, clinics and lessons with a true focus on player development following The F³ Method developed by Coach Whitten. Starting in January clinics will be held all over Charlottesville, covering a variety of skill sets and available for players of all positions, age levels and ability. Coaching Clinics will also begin in early January as the season will begin in only 2 short months. Anyone interested in finding out about clinics or interested in chatting with Coach Whitten can visit his website to find his direct contact information.
With the population growth in the Western District these new lacrosse programs are sure to elevate the level of play across the board in town. Check out those websites to see what it will all be about.
Editor’s note: Crozet needs more playing fields.