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Hamilton/Wenham Girls Youth Lacrosse Information
Spring 2021


HWYGL is affiliated with the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (FGLL) and US Lacrosse.  The official season is April - mid June.  Games are on Sundays, mornings or afternoons.  Select games are on Friday nights.  Indoor practices may start as early as February or March.

In addition to the recreation teams, we are very excited to offer Select teams for both U13 and U15 this year. More information to follow.

Registration Deadlines:

Registration is open for all girls age groups from 12/7/20 - 2/28/2021

FGLL assigns teams based on school grade.  All HWYGL programs are travel teams to nearby towns:

U9    (Grade 1 & 2) 
U11 (Grades 3 & 4) 
U13 (Grades 5 & 6) 
U15 (Grades 7 & 8)
ALL PLAYERS must register by January 14th to guarantee a spot on the team.  There is a predetermined amount of space available given our coaching commitments.  After that date, players may be waitlisted based on space availability and team assignments.  Team registrations are due to the league by January 15th.
-  A non-refundable fee of $160/180 is required for participation in U9, U11, U13, U15 programs.  

The HWYGL fee includes:

  • A $10 per player payment to HW Recreation for maintenance and use of fields
  • A $30 fee payable to FGLL for insurance coverage and training.
  • Field fees at Pingree School
  • Referee fees for each game
  • Goalie gear, training equipment, goals and balls
  • Field lining
  • Indoor training time

No child will be denied participation for financial reasons.  Please email Allison (acollins810@gmail.com) for more information.
If your uniform from last year still fits you can wear that.  If it does not fit or you are new to the program you will need to order a new uniform.  

Uniforms can be ordered at the following lnk:  https://blatantteamstore.com/collections/hamilton-wenham-girls-lacrosse-team-store 

Your child will need:

  •   goggles from US Lacrosse approved eyewear list

  •   a colored mouth guard (extras are good)

  •   a uniform

  •   cleats are recommended, but not required

  •   a girls lacrosse stick



Log into your account or create a new account on hwlax.org

Select Registration from Home menu or left navigation menu

Scroll down and select the program 


NOTE: You will NOT be able to see the Registration menu if you are not first logged ino your account on hwlax.org


EQUIPMENT can be purchased locally at Lacrosse Unlimited or Dick's Sporting Goods, both in Danvers.

Call or email  Wes McCullough (617-501-3337)  with any questions




For Pre-K through 2nd grade:  SCOOP Lacrosse

SCOOP lacrosse is a developmental program for Pre-K through 2nd grade girls that teaches the fundamentals of lacrosse in a fun and positive environment.  SCOOP is a great way to learn the basic skills of lacrosse that are necessary for success as a player on a travel or club team.  Each SCOOP practice follows a lesson plan that teaches cradling, scooping, throwing, shooting and defense through fun drills and games.  The season ends with a Play Day of scrimmages.  SCOOP uses sticks with a larger plastic head and a softer ball which makes mastering catching and throwing easier.  No goggles or mouthguards are needed.  Each SCOOP team has 10-12 girls (grouped by grade level) and is led by 1-2 adult coaches and several high school or college lacrosse players.  The SCOOP season is on the following days: May 2, 9, 16, 30 and June 6 with rain date June 13.  The location is The Brookwood School, 1 Brookwood Rd., Manchester-by-the-sea, MA.


If your daughter is already comfortable with the basic skills of lacrosse and seems ready to move onto travel play then she may be appropriate for the U9 team.  SCOOP is an appropriate spot to start lacrosse but also a great place for girls already playing at a higher level to improve their skills which are so important at this stage.  Last year, we had a group of girls who played both SCOOP and U9 travel team.  If you have any questions about the difference between these 2 programs or you are not sure which one is right for your daughter, please contact Julie Smail at (scooplacrosse@outlook.com) or at 617-771-2894.



To register for SCOOP: https://bit.ly/2rel4qv