Port Jeff athletes share essential lacrosse skills with younger players

Port Jeff athletes share essential lacrosse skills with younger players photo
The boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams held a youth clinic for the Port Jefferson boys and girls lacrosse teams to help train athletes in a variety of skill-based drills and specialized training for specific field positions. More than 75 students in grades K-6 attended the weekend event held at Scraggy Fields alongside their coaches and parents.

“The event was highly rewarding, not just for the athletes involved, but also the varsity athletes who helped run the event,” said Taylor Forstell, head coach for the boys varsity lacrosse team.

Boys varsity lacrosse captains Connor Kaminska, Thomas Mark and Billy Scannell echoed the same message. Being the first generation of youth lacrosse members in Port Jefferson, they did not have the older kids to look up to for advice. Now as varsity players, the trio find it to be fulfilling to give back to the youth programs and to have a positive impact on the growth of the lacrosse programs in Port Jefferson.