NHYLA New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association

Welcome to NHYLA
New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association

The New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association (NHYLA) was formed in 1994 and has grown as the vehicle for New Hampshire towns and programs to learn about the game of lacrosse, receive help launching lacrosse programs, and act as the guardian of the youth lacrosse game in New Hampshire. As a chapter of the national governing body, US Lacrosse, we adhere to its recommendations for organization and safety.

Since its inception the NHYLA has promoted and supported boys and girls lacrosse with members increasing in number each year in both areas. We currently have over 36 towns/programs participating in the NHYLA with approximately 310 teams (approximately 35% girls teams and 65% boys teams) from the ages of 7 through 15 years old.



Boys 2015 Youth Officials Training

To All Interested in Becoming a Boys Youth Lacrosse Official

To become a boys lacrosse official you must be 14 years of age or older by April 1, 2015, become a member of US Lacrosse with an Officials designation (Officials memberships expire on September 30th of each year), pass all required test with an 80% or better, and attend ALL required training sessions. Training includes 12 hours of classroom training and an additional 4 hours of on-field training. New youth officials, once approved, must market themselves to local youth programs in order to secure youth games to officiate.

Each year returning youth officials must attend a 1 day Rules Interpretation meeting and pass all required test with an 80% or better in order to recertify for the upcoming season. This meeting for returning youth officials is scheduled for March 1, 2015 at the Londonderry Middle School. The training will begin at 9am and be over by 3pm.

Cost include an annual fee of $75 for new officials and $65 for returning youth officials. New youth officials are also responsible for purchasing the correct uniform and equipment required for all boys lacrosse officials. Uniform and equipment specifics will be outlined in class.

There will be 2 options for classroom trainings in 2015. The first option will be 5 classroom sessions at the Londonderry, NH High School on the 4 Tuesday nights (6:00 to 8:30pm) in January and the 1st Tuesday night in February 2015. The second classroom option will be in the Wolfeboro, NH area on 2 Sundays (9:00am to 3:00pm) in March. Attendance at all classroom sessions (either all 5 Tuesday nights or both Sundays) is mandatory.

On-Field training opportunities will be held on Sundays in late March and early April. Dates, times, and locations for classroom and on-field trainings will be posted on the www.nhyla.org web site once finalized. Registration will open on November 1st, 2014. Click on Home then Officials Registration on the drop down menu.

If you have further questions please contact me at or call at 603-778-8411.


Wayne Demers


Boys Youth Officials Coordinator




To All Interested in Becoming a Girls Youth Lacrosse Official

Training is planned for three Sundays in March, the 1st, 8th and 22nd.  Adult training will be 8:30 AM to 12:00 and Youth Training will be 12:30 to 4:00. Training location will tentatively be at NHTI.  Candidates must be in high school to start the training, Umpires must be in high school to apply and take the class.

You can also check out the Facebook page, this specifically addresses high school age kids that are interested in becoming officials. https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Hampshire-Youth-Lacrosse-Umpires/173930055974745.  Will post updates here.

If you would like to receive email notification email Dave Pelletier at





by posted 10/26/2014