Welcome to the Harvard Youth Lacrosse Girls Program! Here we hope you will find useful information on our program through the following series of FAQs:
Who can play?
Harvard Youth Lacrosse is open to girls in grades 1-8. We welcome players from not only the town of Harvard, MA but also surrounding towns. No experience necessary! We are a developmental program focused on teaching the game and having fun! In 2019 we launched a new Kindergarten co-ed program, “Mini Stix” that is a fun, play-based introduction to lacrosse and includes a stick.
When is the Harvard Youth Lacrosse Season?
Typically practices start mid-March. Games start in late March and early April (depending on the age group) and end mid-June with a Jamboree (each team has 7-8 games per season on Sundays, evenly divided between home and away).
The grades 1/2 group starts a little later in that their season is only 6 games with practices beginning in April.
Grades 3-6 will begin weekly practices indoors.
Final practice schedules have not yet been determined and will be released by the coaches of each program level once field availability has been determined by Park & Rec. Grades 3-6 practice 2x/week plus games on Sundays. Grades 1-2 will have no more than two events per week. (In the preseason, that means practice 2x/week for grades 1-2, once games start it will be one weekday practice and the game on Sunday).
The Mini Stix Kindergarten program will be once/week and launch late April/early May depending on field availability.
When are the games?
Sundays beginning in late March/earlyApril typically between the hours of 12 – 4pm
When is Registration and Sign Up?
Registration is open NOW! Click the "Register Online" button in the left navigation to find the proper registration.
How much does it cost to play lacrosse on the town team?
$95 (grades 1-2); $225 (grades 3-6); $110 (grades 7-8 plus $140 Bromfield fee) plus mandatory US Lacrosse dues $30 which must be paid before or when you register for insurance purposes. All registration fees include a new custom uniform consisting of a jersey and shorts.
- HYL would never want cost to be a factor that inhibits participation. And lacrosse is a sport that has equipment costs beyond necessary registration fees. Please email
if cost poses a difficulty, and we will work it out. These inquiries will be kept confidential. We will never let cost get in the way of helping to get a new player on the field!
What League does Harvard play in?
Harvard youth girls play in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (www.fgll.org)
What equipment is required?
Each player needs a girls US Lacrosse approved lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard (cannot be clear or white, SISU makes very thin, comfortable and approved mouthguards available on Amazon), cleats/turf shoes and a water bottle.
Where do I buy equipment?
- There is a lacrosse sporting goods store on Great Road in Acton called Hit the Net Sports - www.hitthenet.net
- www.sportstop.com offers great pricing on all lax gear. Dick’s also carries lacrosse equipment in store and online.
- A great place for second hand equipment is Play It Again Sports in Leominster - www.playitagainsportsma.com
- Extra sticks might be available to borrow if you are new to the sport and not ready to purchase equipment, please contact us for inventory availability
Who runs the program?
Harvard Youth Lacrosse, like many other youth sports organizations, is run completely by volunteers. We welcome parents who would like to get more involved either via coaching and/or assisting the board in another capacity. Please see our Board of Directors page for key contacts, and/or email us at
What if I have questions?
Questions can be directed to