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PLL pro Charlie Hayes to host youth clinic in Detroit.

The Motor City welcomes back the PLL.

By Lauren Karmo

Photo: Premier Lacrosse League

The Professional Lacrosse League (PLL) is hosting a pro training clinic with Detroit United Lacrosse on Saturday, Sept. 24. Youth lacrosse players are invited to join Whipsnakes midfielder and Detroit Mercy Assistant Coach Charlie Hayes at Detroit Edison Preparatory Academy Field for a day focused on shooting, dodging, agility, stick skills, defense, communication and lacrosse IQ development.

Hayes is no stranger to the city as a Detroit Mercy alumnus and native of nearby Shelby Township. Alongside being selected for the Whipsnakes, a top team in the PLL, Hayes graduated from Detroit Mercy with several conference awards. He is excited to come home and train the next generation of lacrosse athletes.

Last year, 130 kids participated in the PLL clinic and learned how to develop their skills, change the way they train, and get recruiting advice from some of the best players in the country. Detroit United is excited to welcome back the PLL and grow the game. Kids K-8 th grade are welcome to join Hayes in the afternoon from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The session for 9th -12th graders will follow at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is recommended for participants to have at least one year of lacrosse experience as foundation for skills to build. However, players all skill levels are welcome, as we all share a common goal for improvement.

The clinic will be hosted at Pioneer Field at 2600 Mack Ave on Sept. 24 and costs $75. Visit Detroit United Lacrosse’s website for registration or more information or visit the PLL website.

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