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Goffstown Parks and Recreation lacrosse is open to all boys and girls ages 6-14. Teams will be created based on players age and registration numbers. Boys and girls will play separately. This is a competitive travel program that stresses skill development, sportsmanship, and fun. All abilities are invited to participate, there are no tryouts. Non-residents of Goffstown are able to participate in this program, only in the event that the town/city in which they reside is not offering a lacrosse program. Please check with your local department first. New Boston residents should sign up for our Goffstown teams. Youth lacrosse, for all age groups, will begin in late March/ early April and will go until June.
Team uniforms will be supplied by the Parks and Recreation department and will be loaned out to each player for the season. Jerseys are to be returned to the department at the end of the season. Failure to return the jersey will result in a replacement fee. There will be a uniform agreement included as part of the registration.
To see some of the other towns and programs in the NHYLA league please visit: NHYLA.
The 8U instructional programs consists of one practice per week. During these practices players will learn the basic rules and technique to lacrosse. There is the potential for the 8U programs to scrimmage against other local 8U town programs as well.
10U, 12U, and 14U
The 10U, 12U, and 14U age divisions will play in the NH Youth Lacrosse Association (NHYLA) league with other teams from throughout the state. Games are played on Sundays with practices throughout the week (Monday through Friday). Each team's practice day and time will be determined by the coaches of each team, but the practices will begin no earlier than 6pm. Home games will be played at one of our field complexes in Goffstown and away games will be at varying locations throughout NH. Also please note that this program will not interfere with the middle school program, so players are able to play for both programs if they so choose.
Visit the USA Lacrosse Age Chart (PDF)
All participants must provide their own gear and protective equipment. For the girls teams that consists of: a lacrosse stick, goggles, and mouth guard. For the boys teams that consists of: a lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and mouth guard.
Please visit the USA Lacrosse Equipment Guide (PDF) for more specific details about required equipment for the season.