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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. 

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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

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Registration for the 2016 season will  be open December 1, 2015. 

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BOYS Rules changes - 2016
Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes - 2016 Crosse: No shooting strings...
2016 Spring Registration Opens December 1!!!
Registration for the 2016 season opens December 1! Open House/Info...
A thank you and some news
A thank you and sharing some news from latest Board meeting. Thank...
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Dear LHYL families and friends, On behalf of the Board of Directors...
BOYS Rules changes - 2016

Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes - 2016


No shooting strings within 4" of the top of the head

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.

Tape rule: 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.

New Over-and-Back rule:

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 11/20/2015
2016 Spring Registration Opens December 1!!!

Registration for the 2016 season opens December 1!

Open House/Info Night will be Tuesday, January 12 at Litchfield firehouse on Route 202. 6:30-8:00 PM.


Some notes about this year's registration, for all EXCEPT iLax.

Game shorts and skirts will still be able to be ordered during registration.

There is a $10 earlybird discount for registrations received and paid for by Dec 31, 2015.

There is a $25 late fee for registrations paid for after Feb 1, 2016.

There is a $35 late fee for registrations paid for after Feb 15, 2016.
Roster spots are not guaranteed for registrations received or paid for after Feb 1, 2016.
Registrations close Feb 28, 2016.


by posted 11/19/2015
A thank you and some news

A thank you and sharing some news from latest Board meeting.

Thank you to all who supported and/or attended the 2015 fundraiser event, especially our Event Committee of Jenn Marecki-Lehman, Tina Landau, Jill Cody and John Donnelly!!! These go a long way in helping us support the program, like paying for the 40 dozen balls we went through for the 2015 season!!

A big thank you to Tony Wilson and Besse’s Paint of Torrington for donating all of the line paint for the upcoming 2016 season!

For the 2015 season we had 163 Youth, 40 High School, 32 iLax, and 141 Summer registrants.

There will be some minor fee increases this season. Only $5 for Bantam boys, youth girls and High School girls. Boys will rise $20 due to a change in uniform policy. All players will still receive a numbered gold jersey and a reversible pinnie, but they will now KEEP the pinnie.   Only the jerseys get returned to LYHL at the end of season.

One note, a goal of LHYL has always been to keep registration costs affordable and not be prohibitive.  We are proud to say that we are still, by far, the least expensive program out there.

2016 registration portals will open on December 1.  The schedulers have a lot of work to do very soon and it is imperative we have an idea of roster numbers as soon as possible. To that end we are now offering a $10 earlybird discount for those that register and pay by Dec 31. We are also installing a tiered late fee system. For those that register or pay after February 1, there will be a $25 late fee. For those that register or pay after February 15, there will be a $35 late fee.  Yes, you may register right away and pay later (we actually encourage that!) Just be aware you must pay your balance before the late fee dates.

The 2016 Open House / Information Night will be on January 12 at the Litchfield Firehouse from 6:30-8:00 PM.

We will again be distributing electronic and/or paper flyers into the local school systems. We will be reaching out looking for volunteers to help with that effort very soon.

LHYL will now be reimbursing all of our volunteer coaches for their required US Lacrosse membership ($50).  The least we can do for all of their effort and time! It’s been a long time coming.

And finally, some of you may not know who “the Board” is. We are:

Jeff Porter; President & Boys coordinator

John Long; Vice-President & Girls coordinator

Jay Swan; Treasurer

Margaret Gregory; Secretary

Adam Harrison; Boys CONNY rep & equipment coordinator

Jessica Travelstead; Girls CONNY rep

John Donnelly; Sponsorship coordinator

Scott Damico

Jason Webster

Greg Gannon & Lance Loomis, co-founders and Members Emeritus

by posted 11/18/2015
Thanks To Our Sponsors

Dear LHYL families and friends,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Litchfield Hills Youth Lacrosse, I would like to thank our sponsors for their support this past season and remind our members to please patronize our sponsors' businesses when possible.  Their sponsorships help defray costs and keep our registration fees down, enabling more children to participate in this great sport.
We sincerely thank the following businesses and families for their generous sponsorships.

Link to our Corporate Sponsors page

The Balbirer Family
D'Amico Agency, Inc.
Diamond Roofing
Dick's Sporting Goods
The Forman School
Litchfield Hills Nursery, Inc.
Loomis Creative Woodworks
Northwest Corner Electric, LLC
Spelman Brushworks & Builders, LLC
Sportsmen’s of Litchfield
The Quiet Zone
The Washington Montessori School

Families or businesses looking to participate in our sponsorship program can contact John Donnelly, our sponsor coordinator, at  , or  860-567-2590.
Jeff Porter, President
Litchfield Hills Youth Lacrosse

by posted 08/19/2015
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