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Lady Laxers Flying High

Garden City gals lead FLG

to three championships

The FLG 2018 girls have established themselves as one of FLG’s premier teams of the summer. Garden City’s Julia Kavan and Anna Mandaro at the midfield and Megan Sprotte and Ann Sullivan defensively led their team to three championships this summer. The girls “really started to gel and play as a unit,” said Coach McGinty, successfully executing new plays, transitioning well and crashing on defense. With the improvements across the board, the team hasn’t lost a game since the first tournament of the summer. These girls were leaders on and off the field and are taking FLG Girls Lacrosse to the next level.

About  FLG

FLG Lacrosse, founded in 2006 by Bob Jahelka and Michael Winkoff, was formed to enhance the quality of lacrosse on Long Island. Through its various programs FLG prides itself on developing student athletes or “Studletes.” Its national exposure has enabled the FLG players the benefit of being recruited by some of the best schools in the world.

Some of the programs offered:

• Boys and girls select travel teams    

• Personal training

• Community service

• SAT/ACT review classes

• Positional clinics

• Spring training

• Summer camp

• Local youth lacrosse tournaments

• National lacrosse recruiting tournaments

• Winter box clinic

Try-Outs:

Team try-outs for Boys teams (2018-2021) will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh.

Team try-outs for Boys teams (2022-2024) will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Cold Spring Harbor High School.

Team try-outs for all Girls Teams (2016-2024) will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh. Try-outs are one day only.

Team try-outs for Boys 2016 and 2017 teams will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Hofstra Bubble.  Try-outs are one day only.

On-line registration forms for all FLG teams can be found on the FLG website www.flglacrosse.com

Clinics:

FLG Upcoming free Clinics at Breezy Park in Huntington:

Boys: Thursday, Aug. 14 7–8 p.m. (3rd–5th Grade)

Boys: Thursday, Aug. 14 8–9 p.m. (6th–8th Grade)

Girls: Sunday, Aug. 17 9–10 a.m. (3rd–5th Grade)

Girls: Sunday, August 17 10–11 a.m. (6th–8th Grade)  

For details or to look for FLG clinics, camp and much more, please visit  www.flglacrosse.com

— Submitted by FLG Lacrosse

News

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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