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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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by posted 11/24/2021
NHWLUA members wishing to train as youth officials

 

This registration is for members of the NHWLUA who wish to train as youth officials by attending the Zoom class on Sunday March 20, 2022

Class will begin at 9:00am and end at noon. There is no cost to registered NHWLUA officials.

Attendance is limited to NHWLUA officials with 1 year of experience or more.

Zoom details will be distributed to those NHWLUA officials who have registered for the training on the NHYLA.org web site.

Attendance is mandatory. Officials who complete the sessions will be on the NHYLA assigners list of officials available to officiate youth lacrosse games in NH.

Go to Home, Scroll down to Officials Registration, then scroll down to the 2022 NH Women's Lacrosse Umpires Association Zoom Class (it the the 13th registration module).

Must be a US Lacrosse women's official.


by posted 11/23/2021
To all interested in becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official

To All Interested in Becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official

Registration Opens on October 27 2021

 

BOYS:

To become a Boy's youth lacrosse official you must be at least 15 years old by April 1, 2022 (adults are welcome) and be prepared to complete the following items:

  1. Register with US Lacrosse as an official (in the past this has required a phone call to US Lacrosse membership department at 410-235-6882 X102.
  2. Take the following on-line official’s introductory course before the classroom sessions begin. Bring completion certificate to the 1st class. This is found on the US Lacrosse web site at uslacrosse.org then Officials, Officials Certification, Junior Officials Certification, then choose Boys Lacrosse Rules On-line Course.
  3. Attend one of the 2 classroom sessions. The first is scheduled for February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2022. These classes will begin at 6:00pm and end at 8:00pm. These classes will be held at the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH.
  4. The second classroom option will be held in Wolfeboro, NH on March 6 and March 13, 2022. The classes will begin at 9am on both Sundays and go through 1:00pm. Attendees must attend all 4 classroom sessions in Exeter or both classroom sessions in Wolfeboro. You cannot mix and match and mandatory attendance is required.
  5. Take the 2 on-line, open book, exams and pass with an 85% or better. Exams are found at uslacrosse.org then Officials, Officials Certification, Junior Officials Certification, then choose Annual On-line Rules Exams, log in using the UN & PW you created when registering with US Lacrosse, then choose Catalog, Officials, then Men’s game. The two exams are Boys – NFHS Boys Exam & Youth Boys Exam. This will be further explained in class.
  6. On Sunday March 27 and possibly April 3, 2022 the boys we will hold on-field training opportunities at Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH. On-field training will involve new officials working 3 games in a row with experienced lacrosse officials. Completion of the on-field training will enable new officials to begin accepting games. The 2022 season will begin on April 10, 2022. All games during the season will be played on Sundays.
  7. Rule Books and other classroom materials will be provided at the first classroom session.

 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 and must have a minimum of 10 students.


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 27th, 2022. Times to follow.

 

GIRLS:

To become a Girl's youth lacrosse official you must be at least 15 years old by April 1, 2022 (adults are welcome) and be prepared to complete the following items:

  1. Register with US Lacrosse as an official (in the past this has required a phone call to US Lacrosse membership department at 410-235-6882 X102.
  2. Take the following on-line official’s introductory course before the classroom sessions begin. Bring completion certificate to the 1st class. This is found on the US Lacrosse web site at uslacrosse.org then Officials, Officials Certification, Junior Officials Certification, then choose Girls Lacrosse Rules On-line Course.
  3. Attend one of the 2 classroom sessions. The first is scheduled for February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2022. These classes will begin at 6:00pm and end at 8:00pm. These classes will be held at the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH.
  4. The second classroom option will be held in Wolfeboro, NH on March 6 and March 13, 2022. The classes will begin at 9am on both Sundays and go through 1:00pm. Attendees must attend all 4 classroom sessions in Exeter or both classroom sessions in Wolfeboro. You cannot mix and match and mandatory attendance is required.
  5. Take the 2 on-line, open book, exams and pass with an 85% or better. Exams are found at uslacrosse.org then Officials, Officials Certification, Junior Officials Certification, then choose Annual On-line Rules Exams, log in using the UN & PW you created when registering with US Lacrosse, then choose Catalog, Officials, then Women’s game. The two exams are Girls – NFHS Girls Exam & Youth Girls Exam. This will be further explained in class.
  6. On March 27, 2022 on-field training will be held at To Be Determined. On-field training  involves new officials working 3 games in a row with experienced lacrosse officials. Completion of the on-field training will enable new officials to begin accepting games. The 2022 season will begin on April 10, 2022. All games during the season will be played on Sundays.
  7. Rule Books and other classroom materials will be provided at the first classroom session.

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 and must have a minimum of 10 students.

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 Saturday March 27, 2021. Times to be announced.


by posted 10/27/2021
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 (2022). Returning officials must also take and pass the US Lacrosse (USL) youth rules and National Federation of  High School (NFHS) lacrosse rules exams and pass with an 85% or better.

Boy’s rules interpretation update meeting is currently scheduled for Sunday March 20, 2022. The meetings will last for 3 hours and be held on-line. Log in information will be provided to those returning officials who register for the 2022 season on the NHYLA.org web site.

Girl’s rules interpretation update meeting is currently scheduled for March 20, 2022The meeting will last for 3 hours and be held on-line. Log in information will be provided to those returning officials who register for the 2022 season on the NHYLA.org web site.

 


by posted 10/27/2021
New Adaptive Lacrosse Program

Dear Parent:                                                                               October 26, 2021

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 1, 2022. 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 2022.

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

 

Wayne Demers

603-778-8411

 


by posted 10/26/2021

 

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