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Happy 10th Anniversary!
Spring of 2015 will be our TENTH yearoffering 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.
In the summer of 2015 we will host 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.
Next Friday, May 29, is the second annual Under The Lights boys high school game. Litchfield Hills High School team vs Wamogo High School. 8:00PM game time at Bantam field.
LHYL will have the merchandise table set up as well as have snacks and drinks for sale. Pack up the family and some chairs and come enjoy a great night with great people!
Last year we had a huge turnout and we hope to repeat that this year.
Many of the players from both teams have come up through the Litchfield Hills youth program. This year we are especially proud of 2 Seniors who played with LHYL for many years. Sean Wright from Hills who joined us a Lightning in 2008 and Andy Shepherd from Wamogo, who was a Bantam in our very first year in 2006!
Come, enjoy the fun and watch the last ever high school lacrosse game for the Seniors.
LHYL: Matt Longo, Eric Pelletier, Sean Wright
Wamogo: John Kilbourn, Riley McAlpine, Patrick Noonan, Sean Scanlon, Andy Shepherd
Special thanks for putting this together goes to the LHYL Board of Directors and volunteers, Daniel "Boomer" Parsons and the Bantam Civic Association, John Threlfall, Wamogo Athletic Director, the players and coaches of both teams and ALL of the parents and families.
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.
We are looking at “Old Man's" league starting on Wed, June 10, Men’s High School+ league starting on Tues, June 16, and Women’s on Thurs, June 18. We go for 7 - 8 weeks with make-ups for rain-outs.
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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Washington Montessori is offering a lacrosse camp for both boys and girls (ages 9-14) during their summer camp program. Once again, the camp will be run by John Long, LHYL Vice President, and will focus on skill development, game strategy, and teamwork. The camp is designed to handle a variety of skill levels with fun being a priority. The dates are as follows:
Boys Camp - June 29th to July 3rd, 9:00-12:00
Girls Camp - July 6-10th, 9:00-12:00
The camp is $185 for the five days and you may register at:
As you all know, LHYL is a volunteer organization that relies on the Board and its membership to keep running. The running of the organization has always been handled by a handful of dedicated folks, but as time has gone on our membership has grown, along with responsibilities, and we are spreading thin....
We are looking for help in a couple different areas. Please read below and if you are able to help out, please email Jeff Porter at
or talk to your child's coach or a Board member.
Volunteer coaches / assistant coaches are always needed, even if you haven't played the game you can help out by aiding coaches running stations at practices or simply by keeping the kids inline (literally).
Boys Juniors, Girls Lightning, and Boys iLax are currently in need of good, level-headed coaches/assistant coaches.
Contact Jeff Porter if interested and I can tell you what is involved.
From time to time we need work done at the fields or items transported here or there. We need weekly help in-season in keeping the lines at all of our fields painted. Even if we had one or two parents who would split the task of refreshing the lines at Bantam and/or Morris fields once a week that would be a huge weight off of coaches who try to fit that in to their already busy schedules.
HOME GAME CREWS:
We would like to get back to having tables set up at our home games at the various fields to sell various items like drinks, snacks, etc, and logo gear like hats...
Believe it or not, it puts quite a bit of money in the kitty by the end of the season for the Club, BUT we need folks to run it: Set-up, breakdown, and split time "working" at the table for the games. One or two parents from each team and we would be all set!
A parent (or two) that can help the coach, when needed, for things like handing out and recording uniforms, collection of the same, handling the team water for games
Very helpful for the U15 and High School level teams.
As many of you know, Connecticut now has a professional men's indoor lacrosse team, the Black Wolves, out of Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
As a member of the LHYL group we get discounted ticket pricing. See flyer link below and remember to use the code "LITCHHILLSYOUTH" when ordering. The 2015 schedule is also linked.