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Stoughton Youth Boys and Girls Lacrosse promotes the sport of Lacrosse and provides a fun, positive and enriching experience for both the kids and parents of Stoughton. Our objectives are: 

  1. Give every kid the opportunity to play and enjoy Lacrosse;
  2. Teach the sport and skills of lacrosse, improve the level of play over time;
  3. Teach teamwork and sportsmanship at all times;
  4. Be competitive against other teams we play and;
  5. Develop players who wish to continue playing in high school.

General Information
The program is for boys and girls in grades 1-8 and is divided into four age groups. It is primarily for Stoughton residents but children from other towns are welcome to join if their town does not have a program. The program is built around participation in MassBay Youth Lacrosse League and Founders Girls Lacrosse League. There are some key differences in the age groups.


  •   Grades 1 and 2
  •   Focus is instruction on Lacrosse basics
  •   No contact play
  •   Equal playing time


  •   Grades 3 and 4
  •   Focus is on Lacrosse instruction and skills building, some team setup concepts introduced
  •   No contact play
  •   Equal playing time


  •   Grades 5 and 6
  •   Focus is on lacrosse instruction, skills building, introduction of lacrosse offensive and defensive team concepts
  •   Introduction of 5 foot long defensive sticks (poles) {boys game}
  •   Contact play
  •   Equal playing time


  •   Grades 7 and 8
  •   Focus is on lacrosse instruction, skills building, advanced play concepts
  •   Introduction of 6 foot long defensive sticks (poles) {boys game}
  •   Time limits to clear and reach the offensive box
  •   Contact play
  •   Equal playing time

In this program we distribute the players across the teams to create balanced teams. There is no concept of A, B and C teams as seen in other sports. Our philosophy is to balance teams that will grow the sport because new, less skilled players will be an equal part of the team and will develop alongside the more experienced players.

It is never too late to start playing Lacrosse; new kids join at every age group every year. The practice plans at the U9 and U11 level primarily focus on basic skills. The U13 and U15 still work on basic fundamentals but also focus on team tactics. If you are new at the older age groups we encourage you to pick up a stick and start using it. Toss the ball with a friend or against the wall and attend winter lax clinics.

The games are played during the Spring season from April through June. Registration begins in the fall of the previous year so we can determine how many teams we will have to schedule. During the fall and winter, we have skills clinics so that players can refresh their skills and new players can get started with some basic skills. Our first outdoor practice will begin mid-March.

We also continuously look for other opportunities for players during the summer, fall and winter seasons. As we find these opportunities we will send out notifications to gauge interest and see if we can form a team.


Registration occurs during 2 periods in the year:

      Fall Registration -   This happens during the fall(October- 
      December).  We are looking to get player commitment in order to
      determine how many teams we should declare with the league for
      each age group.

      Winter Registration - This happens in January up to the beginning
       of the Spring season.   Since we have declared the number of 
       teams,   we only open up registration if there is room for more
       players on the teams.  If the cap has been reached, your son or daughter
       would be wait listed and may not get a chance to play.  We highly
       encourage players to sign up during early or Fall registration.

Registration is done on-line.  

The games we play will normally be scheduled with surrounding towns.