Want to participate in your local community? Become a sponsor for Northampton Area Youth Lacrosse and support youth in your area.
When is Lacrosse played?
Lacrosse is played in the Spring. Practices begin mid-March dependant on weather.
The boys season runs from late March/early April until beginning of June. The girls season historically runs from late March/early April until the weekend before Memorial day.
At what age can my child start playing?
Why is a US Lacrosse membership required?
US Lacrosse is the National Governing Body of Lacrosse. US Lacrosse provides national leadership, structure and resources to fuel the sports growth and enrich the experience of it's participants. Your membership provides the resources for US Lacrosse to provide the education for our coaches. There are currently 2 US Lacrosse Level 3 Certified coaches in our program. It is our goal to have a minimum of one certified coach per team. 100% US Lacrosse membership also provides liability insurance to our organization.
What benefits do I receive with my membership?
US Lacrosse members receive US Lacrosse Magazine, lacrosse injury insurance, membership in a local chapter, an e-mail newsletter, discounted merchandise, free admission to the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, eligibility to attend US Lacrosse events, knowledge of supporting the growth and development of the sport, access to programs and services and ability to utilize national partnerships. View US Lacrosse Member Discounts.
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Why is the cost more than other local sports?
Northampton Area Youth Lacrosse is an independent program not associated with a community program. The club does not have subsidies from a municipal entity, thus requiring us to lease field space.
Our youth program is in line with other lacrosse programs. As a recipient of the US Lacrosse First Stick Grant we are able to provide equipment to first time players. We will also provide that equipment for additional years to families with a financial hardship.
Northampton Area Youth Lacrosse also believes that cost should not be a barrier to play. If this is cost prohibitive we ask families to contact the club treasurer, emails are kept confidential.
My son/daughter plays other sports, is it possible to play both?
Northampton Lacrosse aligns its belief with current sports psychology research, that young players should experience as many sports as possible as a youth athlete and avoid early specialization. We often have youth players who share the practice week with other sports. As players transition to Middle School and above is when they should start to decide. At 5/6th and 7/8th grade is when A & B divisions start to develop, players who want to continue to play multiple sports and share the practice week can play B and players who have committed to lacrosse can play A at the older levels.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of Northampton Area Youth Lacrosse?