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The Hillcrest Lacrosse Program

Hillcrest began participating in the Hudson Valley youth lacrosse program in 2007.  Each spring, our boys and girls travel teams play 12-15 games throughout the Hudson Valley region and also participate in tournaments and jamborees.  Hillcrest also holds an introductory lacrosse clinic for K through 2nd graders in the spring and a skills clinic for 3rd-8th graders in the fall.  

Our philosophy is to promote the game of lacrosse for our youth players by emphasizing the development of lacrosse skills, teamwork, respect for rules and others, and of course, FUN!  

All Hillcrest lacrosse players are also encouraged to become members of US Lacrosse.  Log onto the US Lacrosse website to become a member, fee is only $25 for youth players. Be sure to choose Hillcrest as your group.

Spring Registration / Fees: Grades 3rd to 8th

  • All players must be Hillcrest members. To become a Hillcrest member there is a $75 membership fee to join for the 2016 calendar year.  Membership entitles a family to register their children for any sport offered during the calendar year (subject to timely registration for each such sport and tryouts for travel teams). There is a separate fee due for each sport/season program.
  • Grades 3rd-8th: Online registration will take place January 1 to March 12.  After March 12, those registering will be placed on wait lists and added to teams ONLY if there is space available. Please register promptly. Only players who register by the deadline will be guaranteed a position on one of our teams. After the deadline players can be added only at the discretion of the Lacrosse Committee in the order in which they are on the waitlist.  
    • Fees for the Spring Season are 
    • Boys 2nd Grade: $85
    • Boys 3rd-4th Grade: $175
    • Boys 5th-8th Grade: $175
    • Girls 2nd Grade: $85
    • Girls 3rd-8th Grade: $175
    • Boys-Grisl K and 1st Grade: $85 
  • Grades K through 2nd: Online registration will take place March 1 to mid April for the spring lacrosse clinic.
  • Only Credit Cards are accepted for payment.

   Fields / Schedules

  • Practices will begin early April, weather permitting.
  • Games will begin mid-April and run through early/mid June.
  • Practices and home games for the Hudson Valley travel teams will be at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, and will generally be on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Away games may be on other days.
  • Location and dates for practices and games for our house league and spring clinic are TBD.

   Equipment

     Boys Required Equipment

  • Boys lacrosse stick, regulation size for all ages
  • Helmet and mouthpiece; helmets will be loaned with a deposit to 3rd-4th graders
  • Gloves, chest protector, elbow pads
  • Protective cup
  • Cleats
  • Rib pads are optional, but highly recommended
  • Please contact a coach if you have any questions regarding equipment.

     Girls Required Equipment

  • Girls lacrosse stick, no mesh, small pocket
  • Mouthpiece - cannot be clear or white; any excess in front must be clipped off
  • Lacrosse eye goggles
  • Cleats
  • Players may not wear earrings, bracelets, necklaces or jewelry of any kind.
  • Hair must not obstruct a player’s vision; ponytails must be secured by rubber bands or soft material, not hard plastic clips.
  • In cold weather, girls lacrosse gloves are recommended; they are similar to softball batting gloves. 

Spring and Fall Clinics Programs

Each spring Hillcrest hosts a 5-week introductory clinic for boys and girls in grades K and 2nd.  No special equipment is required and sticks are provided.  This clinic is intended to provide an early look at the game for a nominal fee.  Signups are in March.

 

Each fall Hillcrest hosts a 6-week skills clinic for boys and girls in grades 2-8.  The focus of this clinic is to improve fundamental lacrosse skills and to keep players touching their stick in the off-season.  Signups are held in August and the clinic runs in September and October.

Parents Guide To Lacrosse

A very good introductory guide is available online for those who want to learn about the history, rules, player positions, field diagrams, and related information concerning boys and girls lacrosse.
http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/EducationTraining/USLNationwideParentsGuide.aspx

Lacrosse Links

Hudson Valley Lacrosse - local chapter of the US Lacrosse organization www.hudsonvalleylacrosse.com

Inside Lacrosse - lacrosse news www.insidelacrosse.com

Lax.com -  lacrosse scores and information www.lax.com

LaxLinks - a collection of links to lacrosse companies, teams, organizations, news, and resources related to lacrosse.  www.laxlinks.com

US Lacrosse - the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse; rules, education and training videos, etc.  www.uslacrosse.org

Women’s Lax – women’s lacrosse information www.womenslax.com