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WELCOME TO PLYMOUTH YOUTH LACROSSE (“PYL”) 2021 REGISTRATION! ALL LEVELS AND ABILITIES ARE WELCOME AT PYL!  We do not have tryouts.  Please Read Carefully:

COVID-19 RELATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS: We are able to enjoy a lacrosse season this year if we all adhere to the New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association’s 2021 Safety Protocols as adopted by PYL. Families will be asked to sign acknowledgement of these protocols, which will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Athletes exhibiting COVID-19-related symptoms must not attend practices or games and all positive test results or requirements for quarantine must be shared immediately with PYL so that we can take appropriate action if necessary;
  • Coaches and athletes must wear masks and/or face coverings while on the sidelines. In some instances, athletes may be required to wear masks and/or face coverings DURING competition if opposing teams are required to do so by their program;
  • Spacing of players and their belongings on the sidelines;
  • Appropriate distancing on the field;
  • All spectators masked and distanced six feet by family group on the sidelines during games;
  • No spectators during practice (exceptions will be made and guidelines communicated for our 8U teams);
  • Families and athletes must immediately exit the field and/or facility of use following  practices and/or games; and
  • No sharing of water bottles and food between athletes.

If you are not prepared to have your athlete/s abide by these guidelines and abide by them yourselves, please do not register this season.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH PYL IN THE PAST, USE YOUR LOGIN AND PASSWORD TO REGISTER AGAIN TO SAVE TIME AND PREVENT CONFUSION!

IF YOU ARE NEW TO PYL, WELCOME! PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT AN ADULT CREATES AN ACCOUNT IN THEIR OWN NAME THEN REGISTERS THE ATHLETE AS A PARTICIPANT WITH THE CORRECT GENDER AND AGE GROUP. 

IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR BOYS LEARN TO PLAY, PLEASE PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE BOTTOM FOR THE REGISTRATION BUTTON

PRACTICES: will begin middle/end of March with early season practices varying on time and location depending on weather and playing surface availability.  Once we are on the fields (Smith Bridge Road in Plymouth), practices will typically be held from 5:30 to 7:00PM twice a week.  This year, some practice days and times will vary so that we can maximize the space for all teams and accommodate our coach volunteers’ schedules.  We understand it is helpful for families to have kids on different teams practicing at the same time, but we cannot always make this a reality, especially this year.  The practice schedule will be sent to all registered families as soon as it is available.  Coaches may add an extra practice at their discretion. 

GAMES: All teams play eight games, usually on Sundays, with a goal of four home and four away, some of which will include travel to southern New Hampshire.  We do not provide transportation so families must transport their children, but this does not preclude carpooling with other families you have made arrangements to be in close contact with.  The first games are scheduled for Sunday April 11th.  Both Sundays of the April vacation ARE game days.  No games will be scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend. The final games will be played on June 5th and 6thThe NHYLA festival will be on the weekend of June 12th and 13th at Souhegan High School in Amherst. Each team will play on only one of these two days as determined by the standings at the end of the season.

TEAMS: The parent organization of all competitive NH youth programs is the New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association (“NHYLA”). As established last year, NHYLA will be placing teams in divisions with the goal of fostering a positive playing experience.  Our 10U and 8U teams will be playing small field, which will give all players a better opportunity to learn and develop in the sport.  Placements are made by grade. We follow all US Lacrosse rules for these reasons: player safety, competitive fairness and consistent experience for participants. We encourage membership with US Lacrosse, which is $30 annually and includes insurance, a subscription to US Lacrosse magazine and lots of resources. Join here (optional) at: https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership  

PYL offers the following teams for both boys and girls:

* 14U (7th/8th graders) **GIRLS LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE - SIGN UP ASAP**

* 12U (5th/6th graders)

* 10U small field (3rd/4th graders) Note that boys will also play small field this season.

* 8U small field (K/1st/2nd graders) **NEW THIS SEASON** Coaching assistance needed – please contact Kelly at 603-706-2051.  Kindergartners and first time players in this age group should register if they want to try out the sport before committing and making payment.  Kindergartners may play in games upon mutual agreement of coaches and parents.

COST: Registration is $200.00 for all teams, with discounts for successive family members.  There is no fundraising commitment, though donations are welcome. All coaches are volunteers and we will need family members to assist with timekeeping and scorekeeping at games.  Registration covers uniforms, field lining and maintenance, equipment, officials, league dues, etc. We want all eligible athletes to play regardless of ability to pay.  Payment plans and reduced fees for athletes are available, as well as assistance with equipment purchase.  We will work with you! Please register your child for the correct program without making payment and e-mail Kelly Wieser confidentially at kelly@wiesermail.com if you are requesting a payment plan or reduced registration fee.

EQUIPMENT: Used equipment of all types can be dropped off for sanitization and re-distribution to other PYL kiddos with Kelly at 438 NH Route 49 in Campton just before the lights/dam (Mountain Country Realty Building) in the bin on the side porch.  We have lots of cleats looking for new homes and will be posting more about equipment exchange soon.  Dick’s Sporting Goods (Concord, Manchester, Nashua and other locations as well as online) is a key sponsor of NHYLA.  A 20% off ALL PURCHASES (lacrosse and otherwise) for NHYLA teams day at Dick’s is coming up on March 5-8. See the link to the pdf coupon on our website or attached to your email.  Capital Sporting Goods in Concord has used gear and you can also check local thrift shops. You can also find lacrosse equipment online at: Lax.com;  Lacrosse Fanatic; Lacrosse Monkey; Lacrosse Unlimited and also great used gear at Sideline Swap; eBay Lacrosse

>GIRLS EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Lacrosse stick – Girls’ specific stick with length overall between 90 cm or 35.5" to 110cm or 43" and may be shortened for smaller players;

Cleats, turf shoes or sneakers – Turf shoes or cleats (lacrosse-specific or soccer and field hockey are fine) are best for field play and sneakers are best for indoor or hard surfaces;

Eye protection – All field players must properly wear eye protection that is SEI certified to the ASTM standard F3077 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play. There are also two types of approved soft protective headgear for girls to wear at their option. Look for the SEI mark on your product and check the SEI online listing for product certification.

Molded mouth guard – clear, white and graphic design mouth guards are not legal at the higher levels so get in practice now.  Get a couple of extras for the season;

Goalies – NEW THIS YEAR 2021, all goalie chest protectors must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE performance standard, ND200 as certified by the Safety Equipment Institute and include the NOCSAE Lacrosse label.  We will make sure that all goalies are outfitted with required protection.

>BOYS EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Lacrosse stick – Boys’ specific stick with lengths varying on position.  8U and 10U players need a basic Boys’ specific stick.  Experienced 12U and 14U players should discuss position-specific sticks with coaches;

Cleats, turf shoes or sneakers – Turf shoes or cleats (lacrosse-specific or soccer and football are fine; no baseball) are best for field play and sneakers are best for indoor or hard surfaces;

Lacrosse-specific gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads and rib pads - Beginning in 2022, all field players in the boys’/men’s game must have shoulder pads or protectors that also meet the NOCSAE performance standard, ND200, so make sure if you are purchasing new equipment that it is certified and can be used for play in the years to come;

NOCSAE certified lacrosse helmet (no hockey helmets);

Athletic supporter with protective cup;

Molded mouth guard – clear, white and graphic design mouth guards are not legal at the higher levels so get in practice now.  Get a couple of extras for the season;

Goalies – NEW THIS YEAR 2021, all goalie chest protectors must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE performance standard, ND200 as certified by the Safety Equipment Institute and include the NOCSAE Lacrosse label.  We will make sure that all goalies are outfitted with required protection.

After a year away from the field, we look forward to another successful spring season of lacrosse for our youth players!

E-mail Kelly at kelly@wiesermail.com with questions!

Boys 8U Learn to Play

Opened: 04/10/2021
Closes: 06/01/2021

Open to: Boys
born between: 08/31/2012 and 08/31/2016

In Grades: K to 2 for 2020-21 School year