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Welcome to our website.  This site has registration and sponsorship forms, the most current schedules, directions to travel games, general updates and actions of the LHYL Board. 

Please feel free to  if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.


The Spring season of 2016 will be our 11th year
offering opportunities to play the fastest sport on two feet

for the following groups:
Boys youth (2nd - 8th grade)
Girls youth (2nd - 8th grade)

Boys high school club
Girls high school club
and iLax, our developmental program. 

This past summer we hosted our
6th year of Northwest Corner Summer Men's Lacrosse for high school and older players
4th year of 30-and-up Northwest Corner Summer Men's Lacrosse for the "older" crowd 
and 2nd year of Northwest Corner Summer Women's Lacrosse.



LHYL * PO Box 884 * Litchfield, CT * 06759

we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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Registration for the 2016 season will be closing soon. 

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LHYL members & friends, I know it’s hard to believe,...
BOYS Rules changes - 2016
Just a note / reminder about new boys rules this season.   Boys...
US Lacrosse representatives have reached an agreement with the Sports...

LHYL members & friends,

I know it’s hard to believe, it feels like Spring just started, but NWC summer ball is just weeks away!!

We will again be offering 3 programs for summer lacrosse for upcoming 9th graders and older. (see note at bottom for younger players)

Registration is NOW OPEN for NWC (NorthWest Corner) Summer Lacrosse.

Registration and payment are required before stepping on the field.


Three groups:

NWC Men's High School and up - for incoming freshmen and older (Under 30) - on Tuesday nights.

NWC Men’s 30+ League – 30 and older - on Wednesday nights - less "intense" for us older guys.

NWC Women’s High School and up - for incoming freshmen and older - on Thursday nights.


All groups are "pick-up" style, there are no coaches. Players show up, we throw sticks in a pile and split into two teams and play!

If we get a lot of players in a particular group, we go into 3 teams and do round-robin - 3 shorter games.

Games have referees and rep’s from LHYL are on hand to supervise.

Registration fee covers insurance, fields, paint, balls, referees, and custom NWC reversible pinnies (optional shorts are available for men this year too!).

We go for 7 weeks with make-ups for rain-outs.

For starts, we are looking at:

“Old Men's" league starting on Wed, June 8

Men’s High School+ will start on MONDAY, June 13 (Tuesdays after that).

Women’s starting on Thurs, June 16. 

Men’s games are played at Bantam Civic Association field on Route 209 in Bantam, 6:15PM starts.

Women’s games are played at Morris Town Beach field, on East Shore Road in Morris, 6:15PM starts.

Goalies are always desperately needed.  Any and all goalies interested in playing and in a free registration should contact Jeff Porter.  Contact info below.

OPTIONAL SHORTS: For men; Matching shorts are available this year, $40. Orders must be in by May 18. Opting in will be part of U30 registration if registered by May 18.  

Note:  These are not “elite” leagues playing other clubs, nor instructional clinics.  They are designed as friendly, for-fun, summer games for rising high school athletes, college kids and adults of any skill level to have some fun, get a good workout in, and keep lax skills sharp.  A referee will strictly enforce rules, particularly prohibiting "take-out" checks, unnecessary roughness, etc.  Such activities will result in immediate expulsion from the program. All players must be in proper, legal equipment.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Men’s: 860-483-0046

Women’s: 860-919-7883


NOTE: For younger boy players, incoming 8th graders and below, Coach Paul Cerone will again be doing the Wed night clinics at Bantam field. Details will be coming.



by posted 04/27/2016
BOYS Rules changes - 2016

Just a note / reminder about new boys rules this season.


Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes - 2016


Shooting strings are only allowed within the top 4" of the head (does not apply to goalkeepers).  No more U's, no V's....

Currently, the head of the crosse at its widest point shall measure between 6½ and 10 inches, inside measurement, at the top and the bottom of the wall. There shall be one crosse 10 to 12 inches, inside measurement at its widest point, at the top and bottom of the wall. This crosse shall be used by the required designated goalkeeper. The walls of any crosse shall not be more than 2 inches high. 

** Starting in 2018 - Heads must conform to NCAA specs - see link below to NFHS page for specifics.

Tape rings:  Tape rings on shaft cannot be greater than 3.5” circumference nor be more than 3 inches from the butt end.

Face-Off: Procedure has changed.

Ball will be placed between players' heads after they are down.

A violation will be called if a player picks up and carries the ball on the back of his stick. It is legal to clamp the ball with the back of the stick, but it must be moved, raked or directed immediately. Immediately is defined as within one step.

NEW Tape rule <HIGH SCHOOL ONLY>: A single-wrap of tape must be applied to the handle of the crosse for any player taking a face-off. The tape is to begin (but not be touching) the plastic at the throat of the crosse and continuing six inches down the handle. Tape must be of contrasting color to the head, gloves, and shaft.


Once the ball has been successfully advanced into the goal area, a team is provided the opportunity to run its offense in its offensive half of the field. If the offensive team carries, passes or propels the ball to its defensive half of the field and the offensive team was last in possession, and last touched the ball (except on shot), the result will be an immediate a turnover or play-on. If the ball does not touch or go over the centerline, no infraction has occurred. Players may legally bat the ball to keep it in the offensive half of the field, but if it is possessed and their feet are in the defensive half, it shall be a turnover.

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by posted 03/09/2016

US Lacrosse representatives have reached an agreement with the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) to delay implementation of the new standard for women’s lacrosse eyewear until January 1, 2017. Until that date, both the current standard for women’s eyewear, ASTM F803, and the new standard passed in 2014, F3077, will be legal for all levels of play governed by US Lacrosse rules.

Follow link for approved eyewear Listing at

by posted 02/24/2016
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