Welcome to the start of the 2016 Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse season!
Each season the program grows with more and more youth of the town participating in this fun, traditional Native American game. This year we're looking forward to another successful season with boys laughing, competing, learning and having fun.
Our organization continues to evolve and the best way to improve the program is to have new adult volunteers become actively involved with Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Come out and have your voice heard and help us improve the program that benefits our children.
Our next General Business Meeting is Tuesday December 1, 2015 at Amsterdam School in the Cafeteria, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
All Board members, Coaches and Committee Chairs should attend this meeting and we strongly encourage all others to attend as well.
HILLSBOROUGH “Bring A Buddy” YOUTH LACROSSE CLINIC
GRADES K through 8 … COME PLAY LACROSSE FOR THE BORO
November 29, 2015 … FREE Youth Lacrosse Clinic
Hillsborough “Bring A Buddy” Youth Lacrosse Clinic is a collaborative event that brings together Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse, HHS Lacrosse Booster Club, HHS Lacrosse coaching staff, HHS/HYL alumnus and other invested Hillsborough Lacrosse stakeholders. The free clinic is a three hour community event that will feature the best instruction from some of the sports past and present local college lacrosse players. Youth participants and their parents will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and contest, while experiencing the Hillsborough Lacrosse culture firsthand.
The Hillsborough “Bring a Buddy” Youth Lacrosse Clinic is available to any Hillsborough resident that is current in the K – 8th grades. No Equipment is necessary. Lacrosse sticks will be made available to all new youth participants. This is a no contact clinic.
Current HYL youth participants and their buddies will participate in a 3 hour lacrosse clinic that will focus on the sport’s basic skills, while introducing the core concepts of the game. The program will consist of 45 minutes of hands on instruction from many of the HYL’s most accomplished alumnus. Youth participants and their parents will have the opportunity to participate in a various contests with the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Watch our current 7th and 8th grade player showcase their skills in the 1st annual “Showdown” game. Food and drinks will be available at the concession stand. Hillsborough High School and Youth Lacrosse apparel will be available for purchase.
Hillsborough High School turf field
November 29th, 2015, from 10 am to 1 pm
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED...CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Registration for the Spring 2016 Season is now open!
Welcome to the 2016 Spring Lacrosse Season!
The Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Board and Coaching Staff have been busy preparing for next year's Spring season. There are a number of changes being considered and instituted to address the popularity and growth of our lacrosse programs. Some of the changes for Spring 2016 are outlined below along with links for more information:
Volunteer / Equipment Deposit - Workbond Changes
HYL has the lowest program fees in the area and provides significant value for our players. HYL provides facilities, equipment, uniforms, paid referees, as well as volunteer and paid coaching (for 7/8th grade) which all contributes to a safe and fun lacrosse experience for our players. Our registration fees, however, do not cover the full cost of running the program. As such, HYL relies on the annual LaxMayHem and Just Lax'n Jam tournaments to provide additional operating income to sustain and fund our programs. We rely on all families to volunteer at least 4 hours at these tournaments to operate the concession stand and assist with the logistics of operating a well run tournament. Many families contribute well beyond the 4 hour minimum while some families do not volunteer at all and as a result forfeit their work bond. Unfortunately, the families that do not volunteer put a heavier burden on those who do volunteer. Even with all the in-season SOS emails requesting help, there is still a shortage of volunteers. This has become a significant issue in managing all the work that needs to be done to support the tournaments.
Our choices in addressing this issue are limited. Scaling back our services at the tournaments would result in reduced operating income which translates into increased player registration fees and increased tournament registration fees. One of our basic tenets is keeping the financial barrier to playing youth lacrosse as low as possible thus allowing more families to participate.
Instead of raising registration fees, we need to improve the volunteer participation rate. Therefore, the workbond fee will be adjusted for the 2016 season. Currently, the workbond is $100 per player which will change to $200 per family. For example, a family with two players and a workbond on file will not be charged anything additional. A family with one player and a workbond on file will be charged an additional $100. The full workbond is refundable at the end of the season provided the volunteer requirements are fulfilled, the player's uniform and all equipment is returned. By default, an unforfeited workbond rolls over to the next season and is automatically refunded at the end of the 8th grade. Refunds can also be requested at the end of season.
Also important to note, the current equipment/uniform return and workbond refund processes will be changed dramatically. The current process is not serving the needs of our families and there have been extensive delays in uniform returns and issuing refunds. These processes are being streamlined for the 2016 season.
Early Bird Registration Discount
Please take advantage of the early bird registration discount ($25) by registering by 10/31/2015. As a reminder, all Hillsborough Lacrosse fees are FULLY REFUNDABLE prior to the start of the season. USL membership is required for all HYL programs, is paid directly to USL and is not refundable.
All program registrations are open now and can be completed online through this website. All fees (registration, equipment/workbond deposits) will be collected via a secure registration program. Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse will only accept Visa/Mastercard payment. If your family and children were registered with the program last season, the registration process is very simple since your information is already in our member database. No paper forms, no signatures, no fuss, no muss! Click here to register now or look for Register Online on the left menu bar.
Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse does not retain any credit card information in our database and this information is only used to process your registration.
The "Compete with Class - Honor the Game" pledge summarizes important elements of the men’s lacrosse experience and confirms our commitment to Sportsmanship and Fair Play.
This season, as a parent, coach, player or official, I pledge to COMPETE with CLASS and HONOR THE GAME…
• I will honor the history of the men’s lacrosse and commit to the maintaining the core values of the game's culture.
• I will recognize the value of safe and fair play by teaching, enforcing and playing by the letter and spirit of the men's game.
• I will practice and encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other men’s lacrosse event.
• I will place the emotional and physical well being of our players ahead of any personal desire to win.
• I will support coaches and officials working with players in order to encourage a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all.
• I will do my very best to make the sport fun for every one who participates.
• I will ask all family members and fans to be tolerant and inclusive by treating other players, coaches, fans and officials with high regard and respect.