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AYL 2016 Season Current Events & Info

2016 FALL BALL (Girls and Boys, grades K-8)

**Registration is open**

We encourage both current and new players to register for what will be a great chance to keep your stick fresh OR to learn the exciting sport of lacrosse ( players at ALL LEVELS welcome).  Avon Youth Lacrosse celebrates the philosophy of multi-sport athletes, and the Fall Ball Program is designed to accommodate the scheduling of other fall sports. Please visit our registration page to sign up!

Program Dates - Saturdays...September 10th through October 29th. All skill levels are welcome!!

Why Fall Ball?

  • Keep your stick fresh
  • Learn an EXCITING new sport
  • One practice per week
  • Learn from some of the best coaches in the area
  • Skill-specific drills and activities to promote the fundamentals of the game
  • Skill-specific sessions for face-offs, goalie, defending, shooting, etc.
  • It's FUN!!

AYL would like to welcome our new Boys Senior Fall Ball head coach, Jim Finlay.  Please see his bio below...

Harvard Crimson Primary Logo - NCAA Division I (d-h) (NCAA d-h ...  Jim Finlay Coaching Biography:Click for Options

Harvard University     AssistantCoach              NCAA Division I              

Trinity College         Head Coach                    NCAA Division III           

Brown University                      Assistant Coach              NCAA Division I              

Notre Dame University              Assistant Coach              NCAA Division I              

Springfield College                    Assistant Coach              NCAA Division III

Quinnipiac University                Assistant Coach              NCAA Division II            

Jim Finlay earned his bachelor's degree in History and Classical Studies from Gettysburg College in 1992, where he was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse on teams that posted a 33-9 overall mark and captured two Middle Atlantic Conference Championships.

Finlay went on to earn a Master's Degree in Physical Education from Springfield College in 1997. Considered one of the outstanding young defensive coaches and recruiters in the nation, Finlay served as Defensive Coordinator at prominent Division I programs such as Notre Dame, Brown and Harvard.

Finlay was an assistant at Notre Dame from 1997-1999.  He has served as Defensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator for Brown University from 1998-2005, and at Harvard University from 2010-2012.  He lso served as  head coach at Trinity College from 2006-2009for the five previous seasons in his coaching career, and guided the Bantams to a 40-37 record during his tenure. He served as the top assistant and defensive coordinator at Springfield College for three seasons, compiling a 25-16 record from 1995-1997.











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