The purpose of our program is to provide a safe, meaningful and fun lacrosse experience for any child who wants to play.
 
 
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Registration

Registration for Spring 2020 is now open and we’re looking forward to a great season! We have programs available for boys and girls ages Kindergarten through 8th grade. We welcome players from the town of Harvard and also those from surrounding towns. These are developmental teams, and no experience is necessary! We welcome any player interested in learning “the fastest game on two feet.” Please take note of the instructions and information below.

IMPORTANT   

REGISTRATION ENDS FEBRUARY 5TH

HYL is a 100% volunteer run, non-profit organization. We are always looking for more parents to get involved with our boys and girls boards. Please reach out if you are willing to help with coaching, fundraising, or admnistrative duties, etc.

Every player in grades 1-8 needs a current membership valid through 7/1/20 with either MBYLL (boys) or US Lacrosse (girls) in order to complete your Harvard Youth Lacrosse Registration. You will be prompted to do this during the registration process.

Key Season Dates

*Girls grades 5 and older first games: Sunday, March 29

*Girls 3/4 first game: April 5

*Boys U11 and above first game: April 5

*Boys U9 first game: April 19

*Girls 1/2 first game: April 26

*Kindergarten Mini Stix: Begins Monday April 27

*Practices will begin in March indoors for most teams. Games are always on Sundays, with an occasional makeup during the week. Most teams practice twice a week during the regular season in addition to the Sunday game. Outdoor practice schedules cannot be confirmed until coaching is secured and Park and Rec has assigned field space. Please visit our FAQ pages for info on last year’s practice schedules.

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Parent Leagues
Girls play in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (www.fgll.org) ; boys play in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (www.mbyll.org ) .

Costs

HYL registration fees vary by program/age level (see below). We do offer sibling discounts and scholarships as noted below. Registration fees cover rented turf space (a necessity in New England), league fees, referee fees, uniforms, town equipment (cages/goals), goalie gear, balls, field lining fees, maintenance, etc. All levels with the exception of Kindergarten must also pay a registration fee to either Mass Bay $40 (boys) or US Lacrosse $30 (girls). This cost is controlled by those organizations and required for insurance purposes. The Kindergarten fee includes a lacrosse stick that can used for league play up through grade 4.

Scholarship information
Harvard Youth Lacrosse believes in providing the opportunity to play to all who desire it, regardless of financial circumstances.  Scholarships covering registration fees are available.  Please contact us with inquiries at . These inquiries will be kept confidential. We also have a fluctuating inventory of donated equipment that can be loaned out.

First-time registrants  
Before beginning the registration process, please create an account for yourself, using your birthdate.  Please do not use your child’s birthdate for your account, as the system will not allow anyone under 18 to complete the registration process.  After you have created your account you will be able to add an account for each child during the registration process.

Uniforms
Each player will receive a new custom uniform included with their registration consisting of a jersey and shorts (Mini Stix get a t-shirt). We have a new provider this year with very nice components for a much better price. They even offer the ability to purchase individual components as needed in the future with no upcharge. Please be sure to select sizes for your child when prompted. Please note, all uniform orders are collected and submitted together.  To receive the uniforms in time for first games, the order must be submitted by February 10th. If you register after that time, we cannot guarantee a uniform in time for the first games and/or sizing preference.

Equipment

For Boys: Players are required to have a regulation helmet with chinstrap, mouthguard*, regulation gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and a lacrosse stick. "Long poles" are routinely used by the defense (beginning U13). Cleats are very helpful. HYL is doing what it can to encourage equipment swaps; however, for new players, we strongly recommend you buy a new helmet due to safety concerns around used helmets. Also, the HYL program will make some used or new equipment available to families facing financial hardship.

For Girls: Players are required to have a US Lacrosse approved girls stick (no boys sticks except for Junior Warps legal through grade 2), goggles & mouthguard*. Cleats are very helpful.

*SISU makes a great mouthguard (more thin & comfortable) that is approved by US Lacrosse and all major sports organizations and can be found on Amazon or direct through SISU.

HYL will provide necessary goalie equipment for all levels.

 

Questions

For registration technical issues, please contact our webmaster Sarah Piekos at sarah_piekos@yahoo.com or 617-504-8816.

For boys program inquiries, please contact Jason Pinney at or 617-388-3141.

For girls program inquiries, please contact Jen Pinney at or 617-699-0183.

 
 
Kindergarten Lacrosse Co-ed Mini Stix - Spring 2020

Boys and girls in Kindergarten

Overview: Harvard Youth Lacrosse is excited to launch our second year of the co-ed Mini Stix program for kindergarteners! This program will meet once/week on Mondays after school until 4:30pm (pickup in HES gym) and will focus on fun games to learn the very basics. The program fee includes a stick that can be used for league games in first and second grade. First session is Monday April 27th. Last session is Monday June 8th.

Equipment: Registration fee will include a fantastic beginner stick that is US Lacrosse approved for games through second grade. No other equipment beyond sneakers and a water bottle will be necessary. Cleats, if you have them, are also fine. We will be using soft, non-regulation balls for this program.

 

Base Cost: $75.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 03/05/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grade: K for 2019-20 School year

8 registrations 2 open positions.  

Grade 1/2 Girls Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Girls in 1st and 2nd grades (Learn to Play Program)

Overview: For this age group, we encourage skill development along with starting to learn the very basic aspects of the game. Pre-season will be two practices/week. Once games start, there will be 1-2 practices per week (TBD) plus the game on Sundays. Practices will begin in April.

Base Cost: $95.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 1 to 2 for 2019-20 School year

7 registrations 5 open positions.  

Grade 3/4 Girls Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Girls in 3rd and 4th grades

Overview: For this age group, we encourage skill development along with learning the basic aspects of the game. There will be 2 practices per week. Practices begin in March and will be on rented turf in the early season. Once town fields open, practice will be likely be on Tuesdays and Fridays as in years past. 

 

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 3 to 4 for 2019-20 School year

12 registrations 2 open positions.  

Grade 5/6 Girls Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Girls in 5rd and 6th grades

Overview: For this age group, we encourage skill development along with expanding the knowledge of the full field game. There will be 2 practices per week. Practices will begin in March on turf (dates TBD) and when town fields open will likely be on Tuesdays and Fridays as in the past. Games start Sunday March 29th. League Jamboree is Sunday June 14th.

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 5 to 6 for 2019-20 School year

11 registrations 7 open positions.  

Grade 7/8 Girls Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Girls in 7th and 8th grades

7th and 8th Graders will be playing together in Town games on Sundays in addition to whether or not they play JV. Multiple registrations for 7th and 8th grade girls are required: $110 to HYL (this registration site) for Sunday games, $30 to US Lacrosse (you will be prompted during this registration), and $140 to Bromfield (coming later--Bromfield will provide uniforms and coaching for this age group, as well as an update to complete their registration form, schedules etc.).

 

Questions: Please email Ken Hoggins - kheroes@verizon.net

Base Cost: $110.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 7 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

9 registrations 12 open positions.  

U9 Boys Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Boys in 1st and 2nd Grades

This entry level program focuses on the very basics of boys lacrosse. U9 typically practices twice a week and games start a little later in the season than the other boys teams. Schedule is TBD based on caoches and field avails. Please let us know if you are willing to help coach this team.

 

Base Cost: $95.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 1 to 2 for 2019-20 School year

3 registrations 11 open positions.  

U11 Boys Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Boys in 3rd and 4th Grade

Overview: For this age group, we encourage skill development along with learning the basic rules. Practices are 2 days per week.

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 3 to 4 for 2019-20 School year

7 registrations 7 open positions.  

U13 Boys Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Boys in 5th/6th Grade

Overview: For this age group, we encourage skill development along with expanding the knowledge of the full field game. Long defensive poles permitted. Practices are typically 2 nights per week. 

 

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 5 to 6 for 2019-20 School year

14 registrations 4 open positions.  

U15 Boys Lacrosse - Spring 2020

Boys in 7th/8th Grade*

*SEEKING COACH FOR THIS HIRED POSITION TO RUN WEEKDAY PRACTICES 3x/week.

All 7th and 8th grade boys interested in lacrosse are welcome to register for this program regardless of experience. HYL is planning to run this team with its own dedicated coaching and practice schedule. Games will be played on Sundays.

 

 

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 01/05/2020
Closes: 02/05/2020

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 7 to 8 for 2019-20 School year

8 registrations 10 open positions.