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  • Register For The 434/Bolts 2016 Winter Academy Now!!.....Space Is Limited And Spots Are Filling Up!  GO BOLTS!!






The Charlottesville Bolts and 434 Lacrosse are excited to announce our 434/Bolts - 2016 Winter Academy for U9, U11, U13, U15, JV, and Varsity players this winter.  


We are pleased to announce the following coaches for the 434/Bolts - 2016 Winter Academy (all three coaches will be working together coaching all levels!!):


    •    Todd Brown - Albemarle High School Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach


    •    George Mackaronis - Covenant School JV Assistant Lacrosse Coach/Madlax Youth Coach


    •    Alex Whitten - Western Albemarle Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach/Western Albemarle Lacrosse Club (WALC) Program Director/Owner/Director of Whitten Lacrosse


This year we are again partnering up with ACAC at their indoor arena in Four Seasons.  Together with 434 Lacrosse, the Bolts are offering indoor box-style lacrosse sessions to introduce the area youth to the Bolts/434’s fast-paced style of lacrosse.  All skill levels are invited, and all skill levels will be challenged.  No experience is necessary, but all players are required to be dressed in full gear. 


The 434/Bolts Winter Academy offering will officially begin on January 8, 2016 at ACAC’s Arena.  The 434/Bolts Winter Academy has been established to offer the area's youth the opportunity to be coached by some of the best professional coaches in the area.  This is a 7-week program designed to develop player skills in a fun, fast-paced environment.  The 434/Bolts Winter Academy will occur on the following dates:

    •    Friday, January 8

    •    Friday, January 22

    •    Friday, January 29

    •    Friday, February 5

    •    Friday, February 19

    •    Friday, February 26

    •    Friday, March 4


The 434/Bolts Winter Academy will cost:

    •    U9 from 5:45-6:30pm ($75)

    •    U11 from 6:15-7:30pm ($150)

    •    U13 from 7:30-8:45pm ($150)

    •    U15/JV/Varsity from 8:45-10pm ($75 for U15/JV/Varsity)

    •    Goalies at all levels play for free


24 players maximum per session.  Sessions will fill up, please do not delay in registering.  Register for the winter using the “Register Now” button on the Bolts’ website:  http://www.cvbolts.org





The Charlottesville Bolts are excited to announce the newly formed partnership between the Charlottesville Bolts Lacrosse Organization and 434 Lacrosse.  This strategic partnership: 


    •    unites two organizations that are committed to player/team development that transcends beyond a sole focus on “winning” and instead seeks to develop boys as lacrosse players as well as leaders and teammates.  

    •    will allow us together to grow the game of lacrosse in the Charlottesville area in a sustainable way, to promote greater school district based spring club/program/organization development for in-season/Spring play, focus on high quality coaching, player growth, and development of a community of families who share these same values.  


We feel this union between the Charlottesville Bolts Lacrosse Organization and 434 Lacrosse is in the best interest of Charlottesville lacrosse, as it will provide:


    •    an avenue for the area’s youth, as well as coaches to continue to be trained and develop.

    •    greater stability and strength in our current local travel/development system.

    •    an out of season bottom-to-top developmental program designed to keep local talent playing in Charlottesville.

    •    a framework for the future of all Charlottesville travel lacrosse, boys and girls alike.


Together, 434 Lacrosse and the Charlottesville Bolts will work in unison to offer comprehensive, player development through summer development/travel options, fall box lacrosse/7v7 hybrid programming, winter indoor box lacrosse--- from U9 all the way through 12th grade players. We look forward to sharing more about these details in the coming days, and we are confident that our comprehensive program for all of our families no matter their sons’ age-- or level of experience --is going to transform the lacrosse community in Charlottesville.

We hope that you genuinely share our excitement over this announcement……We expect big things to come about because of this union. 



About 434 Lacrosse:


    •    434 Lax, a premier Charlottesville high school travel program, led by Todd Brown and Alex Whitten was created in 2013 with the hope to create out of season programming directed by local high school coaches who have the most “skin in the game” for player development.

    •    We are excited to join with 434 Lax for many reasons, the most important of which is the expert coaching and guidance Coaches Brown and Whitten bring to our boys to help them grow to become good young men, skilled lacrosse players, teammates, and leaders on and off the field. 

    •    Coach Brown has served as assistant Varsity Coach of Lacrosse at Albemarle HS and led the team to multiple playoffs and a state championship. He has also raised two collegiate student athletes of his own who play University of Virginia Field Hockey and Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse. 

    •    Coach Whitten is a former Duke University lacrosse player and is Head Coach of the Western Albemarle HS Lacrosse program. Under his leadership, the Western program is a high quality organization that has grown exponentially in number of players and quality of play since he arrived in the area. Western Albemarle played in the state finals this year.



About the Charlottesville Bolts:


    •    Our goal is to prepare our players to be able to compete for playing time for their high school teams.

    •    We insist on positive play/coaching/leadership as a primary focus throughout our organization.

    •    We are a grassroots organization completely run by parent volunteers.  As a 501(c)3 and 509(a)(2) public charity; all funds are used to pay for high quality coaching, rent excellent fields, and developing our youth into fine young men (as well as good lacrosse players).

    •    We only hire professional coaching staffs for our teams; parent coaching is not allowed.

    •    We provide the best fields around, including our partnerships w/ STAB, MONU, ACAC, and the Miller School.

    •    We operate with full transparency.



Anytime, anywhere.....we're prepared.  GO BOLTS!


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact cvbolts@gmail.com.


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The Foundation is a 501(c)3 and 509(a)(2) public charity, dedicated to furthering the game of lacrosse in the greater Charlottesville/Albemarle area.  

The Foundation fulfills its goals through support of any local lacrosse clubs, teams, coaches, and individual players-in-need.  Its is governed by a volunteer board and depends on its supported teams for both logistical and financial support.

Its founding members and the Foundation have proudly supported youth lacrosse players and teams since 2011. 

Please contact us with questions via cvillelaxfoundation@gmail.com.








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