Amherst Youth Lacrosse Massachusetts

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Boys Lacrosse Program


Register Now to join the fastest growing sport in the U.S.!  Amherst Youth Lacrosse (AYL) is a long-standing community recreational program for athletes in grades 3-6. There are two divisions (players are divided among the teams based on grade level) that hold regular practices and compete in games organized through the Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse league. 


​Registration is available to Amherst residents.  Residents of adjacent towns may also be welcome if their town does not currently offer a youth lacrosse program (some exceptions apply).





Evenings and weekends mid-March through early-June



Practices and home games take place on the Amherst town fields and UMass athletic fields.  Away games take place at the home fields of the other teams in the league (all in W. Mass and Northern CT).



Effective as of the 2017 Boys Lacrosse Season, the Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse League has adopted the U.S. Lacrosse age based establishment of the Junior and Bantam Divisions of CVYL as follows:


Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse Boys Divisions
Division NEW Birthday Range for 2017 Season NEW USL Age Designation OLD Grade Based Designation
Junior Mar 1, 2004 - Aug 31, 2006 U12 Grade 5 & 6
Bantam Sep 1, 2006 - Aug 31, 2008 U10

Grade 3 & 4





Beginners to Advanced players welcomed on all teams



Helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, lacrosse stick, cleats, athletic supporter and mouthgaurd (some equipment will be available for rent)



* Click on the REGISTRATION tab to register your child.


If you have questions please contact:



Andrew MacDougall

President, Amherst Youth Lacrosse