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K-2 Lacrosse Information

We are happy to offer our K-2 lacrosse program this spring.  This program will meet one or two times a week, and has traditionally been held on Friday nights at the Middle School.  The specific dates and times will be finalized when the season gets closer with the coaching staff.  Players must have turned five (5) by 8/31/2021 to be eligible to play this season.  

Please note we do allow second graders the opportunity to play up in the 3/4th division if they would like.  Those teams typically meet 2-4 times per week and do travel to other communities, play games and have equipment requirements.  We only recommend doing this if they have played lacrosse before as they will be playing 3rd and 4th graders from other communities.  

Players must provide a lacrosse stick and sneakers or cleats.  Any stick will do for this activity; however, boys and girls sticks differ so if you are planning on using it in future years, this might matter.  A girls lacrosse stick has a much more shallow pocket than a boys stick. More information can be found here:  https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment

We use a very soft, safety lacrosse ball.  If the players want to wear eye protection or a helmet, that is up to them.  This activity concentrates on drills and skills, with some fun games so that is not required. 

Boys Lacrosse Information

Grade 3-8 Boys Lacrosse Information (2nd graders can play here if they would like)

League Website: www.cvyl.org

South Hadley Boys Lacrosse Websitewww.leaguelineup.com/shboyslacrosse

Practices will start in late March or early April depending on the weather and field conditions.  Play is typically at the Middle School and the turf field at SHHS.  Games will start late April and will run through middle of June.   You will hear from us and/or your coach in late March.

Equipment Information:
Players for Boys Lacrosse must have the following equipment at a minimum: helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and cleats.  Additional equipment allowed by rule may be used such as rib and leg pads. Information about equipment from US Lacrosse can be found here: https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment. We recommend that you purchase a black helmet if buying a new helmet, although this is not required.

Beginning in 2022, players at youth, high school and college must also wear chest protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 standard.  Check the US Lacrosse website if you have any questions.  

We are no longer offering starter kids anymore; however, we do have a few helmets leftover for a first year player. 

As always, we need coaches for our teams so don’t hesitate to volunteer! You can indicate your interest during the registration process.


Girls Lacrosse Information

Grade 3-6 Girls Lacrosse Information (2nd graders can play here if they would like)

**We will not be offering a 7/8th grade girls lacrosse team this season. Any 7/8th grade girl interested in playing lacrosse this spring
should email Athletic Director Eric Castonguay for information about how to register with the high school JV program.   Eric's email is [email protected].  Their practices begin Monday, March 21.  Please note, you must be a student in the South Hadley Schools and/or a South Hadley resident home-school student to play. 

Practices will start early late March/early April depending on the weather and field conditions.  Play is typically at the Middle School and the turf field at SHHS.  Games will start around late April and run through mid June.   You will hear from us and/or your coach in late March.

Equipment Information
Players must provide a girl’s lacrosse stick, goggles and cleats. Please note that the girls lacrosse stick has a much more shallow pocket than a boys stick. Any type of molded rubber cleats will work.  

Referees will be checking to make sure the eyewear is compliant as the rules have been recently changed, more information can be found here: https://www.usalacrosse.com/equipment

Players may wear headgear, provided it meets the rule requirements. Additional information about equipment from US Lacrosse: https://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment

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Contact

South Hadley Recreation Department
116 Main Street 
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

Phone: 413-538-5030
Email: [email protected]

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