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2 Lacrosse Helmets Fail to Meet Standards

US Lacrosse has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.

These helmets are not used by Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse. However, if you purchased one of these helmets, you will not be permitted to use these helmets anymore. Click this link for more information and instructions from Cascade and Warrior.

by posted 11/29/2014
Modell's Holiday Discount Coupon

Modell's Holiday Discount Coupon

Click here to download a 15% off coupon for Modell's Sporting Goods that is valid from Black Friday 11/28/2014 through 12/25/2014 at all NJ retail stores. You will save 15% off all regular and sale priced merchandise while the organization will receive 5% back of purchases made during our "Team Weeks" shopping period. Certain exclusions apply. You can also continue to earn Modell's MVP points while supporting the organization. You can use the coupon for multiple purchases and share with your friends.

Thanks for your support of Hillsborough Lacrosse!

by posted 11/21/2014
Winter Clinic for New Players

Attention Prospective Youth Lacrosse Players!

Are you new to the game of lacrosse?
Not sure if it's right for you but want to give it a try?
Looking to learn lacrosse basic skills and game concepts?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then sign up for the Hillsborough Lacrosse Winter Clinic.

Join us Tuesday nights in the Woods Road School Cafeteria for a 4-week lacrosse boot camp. The Winter Clinic will be held 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 & 2/17. 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade will meet from 6:30-7:30 while 4th and 5th grade will meet from 7:30-8:30. 

This clinic is designed for NEW youth players in grades 1 through 5. You'll learn lacrosse basic skills, run through drills for practice and play games to put your newly learned skills to the test. It's a great way for new players to get themselves prepared for the spring season.

If you have a lacrosse stick bring it. If you don't have a stick we'll have sticks to borrow for the evening. If you don't have a stick and want to buy one, cruise on over Universal Lacrosse in Raritan, the exclusive lacrosse retail sponsor of Hillsborough Lacrosse.

For new players, the Winter Clinic is free but a $25 US Lacrosse annual membership is required. All of our programs require USL membership so you won't be charged this again if you subsequently decide to register for the Spring program. SPACE IS LIMITED so register online now!

by Hillsborough Lacrosse posted 11/01/2014
New 7th/8th Grade Team Structure

This Spring 2015 season HYL will be fielding two teams, A and B, at the both the 7th and 8th grade level. With this change, there are some important distinctions in how the teams will be structured, coached and managed.  The A/B teams are primarily a game day structure, as the teams will always practice together. The teams will split during a portion of practice and concentrate on the specific needs of the A/B teams. All players will be evaluated and assigned to either the A team, the B team, or the A/B group.  For example, if there are 36 players, 12 to 13 will be on the A team, 12 to 13 will be on the B team, and 10 to 12 will be in the A/B group, all depending on positional needs to fill the teams.

An important point to note is the A/B group will attend half of the A team games and half of the B team games. This fluid A/B group will give more players the opportunity to gain experience playing at the more competitive A-team level while gaining confidence and experience at a more equivalent skill level. There is also flexibility for players to shift based on coaches evaluation of their development as the season progresses. The Board and Coaches designed this hybrid structure to provide the best balance of player development and competitive desire.

In addition, the game schedules will be constructed to more closely match the relative skill level of the teams played. It is important to understand that the skill of an HYL A/B team may not always match another program’s A/B team. Regardless, more closely matching team experience levels will result in more competitive games, better player experiences and maximized playing time.

The philosophy of HYL is to teach lacrosse skills and game strategies for all players, regardless of experience, in a fun and competitive environment. All players will be coached equivalently with an improved focus on their developmental needs. Our new A/B team structure is intended to be consistent with our program philosophy while recognizing we need to adapt to changes occurring in the sport as well as in surrounding towns.

by Hillsborough Lacrosse posted 09/14/2014
Spring Registration Now Open

Registration for the Spring 2015 Season is now open!

Welcome to the 2015 Spring Youth Lacrosse Season!

All program registrations are open now and can be completed online through this website. All fees (registration, rental and 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.

As a reminder, all Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse fees are FULLY REFUNDABLE prior to the start of the season on 3/1/2015. USL membership is required for all HYL programs, is paid directly to USL and is not refundable.

Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse does not retain any credit card information in our database and this information is only used to process your registration.

by Hillsborough Lacrosse posted 09/01/2014
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