LACROSSE


    2023 SPRING LACROSSE

    ORYA lacrosse is committed to offering a community-based program open to kids ages 4-14. Kids are welcome to join at any age regardless of previous experience. In practices we focus on fun and our teams participate in either the SAYLL or NHYLA programs for game play. Practices are held at one of the town fields (in either Madbury or Lee). The 7U program is skills and drills only for our youngest players. While our 8U-14U have 2 practices a week with one game per weekend. Please remember that the registration deadlines are driven by league enrollment requirements so please honor the sign-up dates below!

    Registration Cost:  The Lacrosse AG works hard to keep the registration cost to a minimum. If your child would like to play but registration or equipment costs are an issue, please reach out! ORYA offers financial assistance to qualifying families and the Lacrosse AG members can help find equipment if needed.

    • 7U Intro to Lacrosse | Grade K

      The 7U program is a COED introduction to the sport of lacrosse, focusing on having fun while learning basic skills. This 6 week program utilizes drills, small stations, and lacrosse-inspired games to keep kids active and engaged. Come with sneakers and a stick (or ask for a stick and we can help!) and you’re set to play!  This program is intended for 4-6 year olds; prek and k.

      *Differences in registration rates correspond to town subsidies for youth, recreational sports. You can reach out to the ORYA Office with any questions.

      PRACTICE DAY | Wednesdays (expected)

      SESSION DATES | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 

      TIME | 5:00-6:00pm

      LOCATION | Demerritt Park (expected)

      REGISTER HERE!

    • 8U Lacrosse | Grades 1&2

      The 8U program is for our 1st and 2nd graders. At this level we are focused on teaching fundamental skills and provide an introduction to game play. Teams will have 1-2 practices a  week with a game on Saturdays. All games are played close by in the seacoast region.  Our goal for these young players is to love the game while working as a team and on basic lacrosse skills. Boys equipment requirements include pads, cleats, helmet, mouth guard, and stick. Girls equipment requirements include eye cage, stick, mouth guard, and cleats.

      Our teams will participate in the Seacoast Area Youth Lacrosse League (SAYLL) with games held on Saturdays. Roughly half are played at home and half away.

      REG DEADLINE | March 31

      +$30 LATE REG DEADLINE | April 1 onward

      PRACTICE DAYS:

      *Girls: Expected Mondays & Wednesdays

      *Boys: Expected Tuesdays & Thursdays

      *Subject to change based on coach/field availability

      TIME & LOCATION | Evenings; TBA

      OUTDOOR START DATE | Turf practices usually start late March

      EXPECTED SEASON | Late March – June 10

      REGISTER FOR 8U BOYS
      REGISTER FOR 8U GIRLS

    • 10U Lacrosse | Grades 3&4

      The 10U program is for 3rd and 4th graders.  We stay focused on honing their ball-handling skills and game play.  Teams will have 2 practices a week with weekly games on Saturdays.  Boys equipment requirements include pads, cleats, helmet, mouth guard, and stick.  Girls equipment requirements include eye cage, stick, mouth guard, and cleats.

      Our teams will participate in the Seacoast Area Youth Lacrosse League (SAYLL) with games held on Saturdays. Roughly half are played at home and half away.

      REG DEADLINE | Feb. 24

      +$30 LATE REG DEADLINE | Feb. 25 onward

      PRACTICE DAYS:

      *Girls: Expected Mondays & Wednesdays

      *Boys: Expected Tuesdays & Thursdays

      *Subject to change based on coach/field availability

      TIME & LOCATION | Evenings; TBA

      OUTDOOR START DATE | Turf practices start late March

      EXPECTED SEASON | Late March – June 10

      Deadline has Past | EMAIL If Interested In Joining

    • 12U Lacrosse | Grades 5&6

      The 12U program is for 5th and 6th graders.  Players begin to work on some advanced skills and team play.  Skills are still introduced as players are ready but team offense, defense and specializing in positions may begin to take place.  Our 12U teams have 2 practices a week and games on Sundays.  Boys equipment requirements include pads, cleats, helmet, mouth guard, and stick.  Girls equipment requirements include eye cage, stick, mouth guard, and cleats.

      Our teams will participate in the NH Youth Lacrosse League (NHYLA) with games held on Sundays. Roughly half are played at home and half away.

      REG DEADLINE | Feb. 24

      +$30 LATE REG DEADLINE | Feb. 25 onward

      PRACTICE DAYS:

      *Girls: Expected Mondays & Wednesdays

      *Boys: Expected Tuesdays & Thursdays

      *Subject to change based on coach/field availability

      TIME & LOCATION | Evenings; TBA

      OUTDOOR START DATE | Turf practices start late March

      EXPECTED SEASON | Late March – June 10

      Deadline has Past | EMAIL If Interested In Joining

    • 14U Lacrosse | Grades 7&8

      The 14U program is for 7th and 8th graders. Players build on what they’ve learned in 10U & 12U seasons and begin to master some of the more advanced skills and game tactics. Team play becomes more of the focus with players needing to understand their role. Positional awareness and specialization becomes more important. Our 14U teams have 2 practices a week and games on Sundays.

      Boys equipment requirements include pads, cleats, helmet, mouth guard, and stick. Girls equipment requirements include eye cage, stick, mouth guard, and cleats.

      Kids are encouraged to play both ORYA as well as ORMS lacrosse! Playing both gives kids the chance for more games and ultimately more touches on the ball. Conflicts rarely occur but our coaches understand this might happen and will work with you once schedules are finalized. 

      REG DEADLINE | Feb. 24

      +$30 LATE REG DEADLINE | Feb. 25 onward

      PRACTICE DAYS:

      *Girls: Expected Mondays & Wednesdays

      *Boys: Expected Tuesdays & Thursdays

      *Subject to change based on coach/field availability

      TIME & LOCATION | Evenings; TBA

      OUTDOOR START DATE | Turf practices begin late March

      EXPECTED SEASON | Late March June 10

      Deadline has Past | EMAIL If Interested In Joining

    ABOUT US

    The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.

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