Youth Lacrosse 2021


Program Description

Goffstown Parks and Recreation lacrosse is open to all boys and girls ages 7-14. Teams will be created based on players age and registration numbers, boys and girls will play separately. This is a competitive travel program that stresses skill development, sportsmanship, and fun. All abilities are invited to participate, there are no tryouts. Non-residents are able to participate, only in the event that the town/city in which they reside is not offering a lacrosse program.

Games will be played on Sundays with practices throughout the week, beginning in April and going until June. Home games and practices will take place at Sarette Field in Pinardville; away games will be at varying locations.

All participants must provide their own gear and protective equipment. For girls that consists of: a lacrosse stick, goggles, and mouth guard. For boys that consists of a lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and mouth guard. We have some donated equipment available for those who are interested.

Here is a link to the US Lacrosse equipment guide.

Participants will also need to purchase a team uniform. The order form for the uniforms is incorporated into the RecDesk registration and will be purchased through Brown Graphix. There will also be an apparel store for parents and family members who are looking to get some spirit wear for the season.

Available age groups:

8U Instructional (Grades 1/2)

10U (Grades 3/4)

12U (Grades 5/6)

14U (Grades 7/8)

Safety Guidelines

CDC Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html

COVID Guidelines, NH.gov: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/2020-05/guidance-amateur-youth-sports.pdf

General Safety Protocols

  1. Coaches and athletes will wear masks and/or face coverings while on the sidelines. In some instances, athletes may be required to wear masks and/or face coverings DURING competition.

  2. Goffstown Parks and Recreation will NOT permit the use of benches at home games; as well as away games (even if benches are available).

  3. Personal bags/belongings will be placed appropriately on the sideline with 6 FEET of spacing.

  4. Coaches and athletes will maintain safe social distancing whenever possible, and especially when there is a stoppage of play during practice and/or game play.

  5. Coaches and athletes will wear masks upon entering sideline area(s) when coming off the field. Masks may be removed when subbing into the game.

  6. Families, Parents/Guardians and Spectators agree to comply with recommended CDC social distancing (at least 6 FEET) and agree to wear mask and/or face coverings when on the sideline during practices and games.

  7. There will be no sharing of equipment during practices and/or games (except for game/ practice balls). All shared equipment shall be properly cleaned and disinfected after use.

  8. Families and athletes will immediately exit the field and/or facility of use.

  9. Families and athletes will not congregate following practices and/or games.

  10. Families and athletes will clean/disinfect all uniforms, apparel, and equipment immediately after practices and/or games (this includes all lacrosse equipment to the best extent possible).

  11. Hand washing and hand sanitizing is required by all athletes and coaches at the beginning and of each team meeting/activity.

  12. Athletes will bring their own bottles and water and personal water bottles shall not be shared with other athletes.

  13. There shall be no sharing of food or other type products among and between athletes.

Registration: 2/8/2021

Fee: $80 Resident, $90 Non-Resident

Instructional: $40 Resident, $50 Non-Resident

Program Start Date: TBD, Late-March

LINK TO REGISTRATION SITE: https://goffstown.recdesk.com/Community/Program