Except for the MINIs program,
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
Except for the Cocheco MINIs (Kindergarten and 1st grade), registration officially ended March 1st. MINI registration will be open until March 15th.
Have a girl interested in playing? You may contact VP Nancy Wood to be placed on our waitlist.
There are a handful of spots available for boys at u11, u13, and u15. These spots are available first come, first serve. In addition, since uniforms have been ordered, anyone registering from this point will be accommodated from our inventory and might not get an ideal fit. Please contact Michael Gallipo with any questions regarding boys. email@example.com
As a reminder, at the start of practice for the girls or evaluations for the boys, players must have all of their required equipment.
Look for more announcements soon on evaluation dates and times, next parent's meeting, possible trip to see a college lacrosse game, pre-season clinic and special-order sweatshirts and shooting shirts.
Cocheco Lacrosse is a youth lacrosse organization serving kids in the towns of Dover, Barrington, Rochester, Somersworth, Farmington, Madbury, Nottingham, Strafford, and Rollinsford. This coming season we will have teams in the u15, u13, u11, and u9 divisions. The boys u11, U13 and U15 and the girls u13 and u15 will play a New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse (NHYLA) schedule. Boys u9 and girls u9 and u11 will play in the Seacoast Area Youth Lacrosse League (SAYLL) schedule. Player age is determined by the child's age on October 1, 2013.
All registrations are done on-line. Players and coaches in Cocheco Lacrosse must also be members of US Lacrosse. This will be done as part of your registration. Register early to lock in a lower price. Only a $50 deposit and the $25 US Lacrosse membership required at this time.
Games begin April 12 and end June 15. Practices/evaluations will begin in March.
As soon as your driveway is clear of snow, encourage your players to bounce and catch and cradle. LEAGUE POLICY: no lax balls allowed in any house, anywhere. We also encourage avoiding windows and vinyl siding. Backyard sheds are available at the discretion of the homeowner.
The on-line store is OPEN! Cocheco gear makes a great gift.
TO MODIFY your record: click login in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password. Your family record will show. Use this to add or change an email address, and to register. If you need help, send your question to:
Registration or uniform refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. USLax membership is non-refundable. Please contact our treasurer, Kris Cook @
A few scholarships are available. Please contact David Darrah @
From time-to-time, there is a player whose birthday makes them one of the younger kids in their class. When registering for lacrosse, their date of birth has them playing with some teammates two grades behind them. To address this situation, the Cocheco Lacrosse Board of Directors is enacting the following policy, effective immediately.
Age Brackets: All players are required by US Lacrosse rules to play on the teams as designated by their age on the prior August 31st. (For the Spring 2014 season, that would be as of August 31, 2013.) A player is allowed to petition to play up with his or her current classmates upon validation of the player's grade level (i.e., report card) and with the approval of the league president. This petition must be made, and approved, prior to the start of assessments. Players cannot play down an age level.
Most likely users of this policy: an 8th-grade student slated to play U13, a 6th-grade student slated to play on U11, or a 4th-grader slated to play with U9. It is important that everyone understand that this is not an opportunity to tryout to play up. This is solely an issue of grade level conflicting with age levels set by USLacrosse and NHYLA. Also, this change is purely optional. Every player has the right to stay where their date of birth puts them.
Registration is now open for the all-new Cocheco MINIs.
Cocheco Lacrosse is pleased to announce the new and improved version of our Developmental Program. The Cocheco MINIs is for children in kindergarten and first grade only. It was universally felt that while our youngest players really enjoyed practices, games were a little much for them. Thus, the MINIs will practice in conjunction with our U9 teams, twice each week. When we have opportunities to have them play in a game format or jamborees, we will poll players to see if there is enough interest to field a team on that given date. These games would most likely be against teams of the same age bracket.
$75 gets you in the mix: $50 to Cocheco Lacrosse and $25 for a membership with USLax. If your player has been playing in a skill sessions this winter that required a membership in USLax, you should be all set. If not, you will be prompted to renew. Players must be registered NO LATER THAN March 15.
Did your child play U9 last year but still fit the K-1 age?
You have the option this year for them to play in whichever group you prefer.
If you have already registered for U9 and want to switch, contact Lisa Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYI: Once players age out of the MINI program, they will move up to the U9s. At this level, teams are in the Seacoast Area Youth Lacrosse League (SAYLL). As they will know from MINIs, the U9s play in a 7v7 format on a half field, with two practices a week and games on Saturdays. Opposing teams are from the NH and Maine seacoast area. We encourage players and their families to watch a game from SAYLL. This helps practice drills make more sense - and is a cheap and fun outing. The 2014 SAYLL Season opens April 12.
If you haven't already, join us on: www.facebook.com/cochecolax. We pride ourselves on making players at every level of the game feel welcome and ensuring they are better players at the end of the season than when they started. Here's to seeing our youngest players start a long and exciting involvement with Cocheco Lacrosse.
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Options include, but are not limited to: hats, hoodies, and sweats.
New items in the works. If you don't see what you'd like, let us know.