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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.
 

NHYLA P.O. Box 812, Hampstead, NH 03841


 

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New Adaptive Lacrosse Program
01/21/2019
Dear Parent:                                    ...
All Returning Youth Officials
10/28/2018
RETURNING YOUTH OFFICIALS All returning youth officials must attend...
To all interested in becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official
10/10/2016
To All Interested in Becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official Registration...
 
New Adaptive Lacrosse Program

Dear Parent:                                                                                        January 20, 2019

The New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association (NHYLA) and its Board members are pleased to announce the inception of an adaptive lacrosse program in the state of New Hampshire.

It has come to our attention that US Lacrosse, in an effort to expand its diversity and inclusion goals, has developed guidelines for adaptive lacrosse programs. According to US Lacrosse the adaptive lacrosse program is an opportunity for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to become involved with the game. Our goal is to become a state “where diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of the values and culture” of lacrosse in New Hampshire.

The vision for the state, at this early developmental stage, is to field 3 unified coed lacrosse teams. One team to be located in the Seacoast of New Hampshire with Exeter as its home base, one team to be located in South Central New Hampshire with Amherst as its home base, and a third team to be located in the North Central New Hampshire with Laconia as its home base. This is the first program of its kind in New Hampshire and parents are welcome to register in whichever location is most convenient to them.

Ideally, team size would be 12 to 15 players along with an equal or greater number of youth volunteers from area high schools. Games would take place on Sundays along with the regularly scheduled NHYLA games.

Cost to participating families would be minimal. Each family would have to register their player with US Lacrosse. The current cost for this registration is $35. Equipment would be provided for each team (it would be available at each game/practice). We would be using soft lacrosse balls so helmets and other protective gear would be optional. Cost for uniforms and game officials would be absorbed by the various programs and NHYLA.

The program will be open to participants ages 10-21. This program offers a way for kids with physical and developmental disabilities to enjoy the sport in a non-competitive and adaptive environment. Coaches and organizational participants will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and skill development on an age and ability appropriate basis. The program will be structured to have middle and high school lacrosse players from local community’s team up as a “partner” or “mentor” for each adaptive participant. These partner coaches will assist in adapting the skills and teaching methods to the needs of each participant’s ability and specific requirements. Equipment and rules will also be modified as necessary to meet participant’s needs while maintaining the overall fundamental lacrosse team experience.

 The lacrosse season in New Hampshire begins in early April and ends the 2nd weekend in June with the NHYLA Festival. The Festival hosts over 300 New Hampshire youth lacrosse teams, a little over 7000 lacrosse players, and this would also be the final weekend for the unified teams to play.

Registration will be open on January 22, 2019. To register a player parents can go to NHYLA.org, click on Home, Scroll down to Register Online, and choose the area of play that would be most convenient for the family (i.e. Seacoast, South Central, or North Central). It is my hope that we can recruit enough players to fill three teams in New Hampshire. If we have enough players in various age groups we could field an elementary level team, a middle school level team and a high school age team in each area. This would be an ideal scenario and will be dependent on our ability to interest parents and players in the program.

Anyone who has questions can contact me at . The goal is to begin the season with the other NHYLA teams in early April.

I appreciate your time and I hope to meet many of you on the lacrosse field.

 

Wayne Demers

603-778-8411

 


by posted 01/21/2019
All Returning Youth Officials

RETURNING YOUTH OFFICIALS

All returning youth officials must attend a rules interpretation update each year in order to be eligible to officiate lacrosse games for the coming season (2019). Returning officials must also take and pass the youth rules and federation high school lacrosse rules exams with an 80% or better.

Boy’s rules interpretation update meeting is currently scheduled for March 3, 2019 at the North School  19 Sanborn Road Londonderry, NH. The meeting will begin at 9:00am and will be done by noon.

Girl’s rules interpretation update meeting is currently scheduled for March 3, 2019 at the Seacoast School of Technology, 40 Linden Street Exeter, NH. The meeting will begin at 9:00am and will be over by noon.

 


by posted 10/28/2018
To all interested in becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official

To All Interested in Becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official

Registration Opens on November 1, 2018

 

BOYS:

Boys lacrosse officials must be 15 years of age by April 1, 2019, attend all of the classes scheduled at either the Londonderry or the Wolfeboro locations, register as an official with US Lacrosse, complete the 2 on-line exams (30 question US Lacrosse boys rules and the 100 question NFHS boys rules) receiving an 80% or better and complete 3 hours of on-field training. Training class dates are noted below. On-field training will be held on Sundays in late March and early April 2019. Registration will open on the 1st of November 2018. Go to www.NHYLA.org, click the Register on-line button on the left under Home, chose the training dates that will work for you and Begin Registration. Guardian information will need to be provided for applicants 18 years of age and younger. Class size will be limited to 25 students per location.

 

Boys Level 1 (New) Youth Officials Training – Londonderry, NH


Thursday nights: Jan 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and March 7, 2019

Londonderry High School -- enter the first night and follow the Lacrosse arrows to the classroom.
 

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Attendance is mandatory

Additional cost: Must register with US Lacrosse as an "Official" and a full uniform will be required for the on-field training portion which is currently scheduled for Sunday March 24th and Sunday March 31, 2019 (must attend one of the 2 days).

 

 

Boys Level 1 (New) Youth Officials Training -- Wolfeboro, NH

Sunday's March 10 and the 17, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm

Crescent Lake School  75 McManus Road Wolfeboro, NH 03894



Attendance is mandatory. 


Additional cost: Must register with US Lacrosse as an "Official" and a full uniform will be required for the on-field training portion which is currently scheduled for Sunday March 24th, 2019.

 

GIRLS:

Girls lacrosse officials must be 15 years of age by April 1, 2019, attend all of the classes scheduled at either the Londonderry or the Portsmouth locations, register as an official with US Lacrosse, complete the 2 on-line exams (30 question US Lacrosse girls rules and the 100 question NFHS girls rules) receiving an 80% or better and complete 3 hours of on-field training. Training class dates are noted below. On-field training will be held on Sundays in late March and early April 2019. Registration will open on the 1st of November 2018. Go to www.NHYLA.org, click the Register on-line button on the left under Home, chose the training dates that will work for you and Begin Registration. Guardian information will need to be provided for applicants 18 years of age and younger. Class size will be limited to 25 students per location.

Girls Level 1 (New) Youth Officials Training – Londonderry, NH


Thursday nights: Jan 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and March 7, 2019

Londonderry High School -- enter the first night and follow the Lacrosse arrows to the classroom.
 

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Attendance is mandatory

Additional cost: Must register with US Lacrosse as an "Official" and a full uniform will be required for the on-field training portion which is currently scheduled for Sunday March 24th and Sunday March 31, 2019 (must attend one of the 2 days).

 

 

Girls Level 1 (New) Youth Officials Training -- Portsmouth, NH

Sunday's March 10 and the 17, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Portsmouth High School     "Little Theater"

50 Andrew Jarvis Drive

Portsmouth, NH 03801


Attendance is mandatory. 


Additional cost: Must register with US Lacrosse as an "Official" and a full uniform will be required for the on-field training portion which is currently scheduled for Sunday March 24th and Sunday March 31, 2019. (Must attend one of these 2 days)

 


by posted 10/10/2016

 

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