The start of our lax season on March 2nd is rapidly approaching!
Below is the practice schedule for March (Saturdays & Sundays only) and then the remainder of the season (weeknights). You’ll notice that we’re inside for 4 Saturdays in March and we’re on the HHS turf for 5 Sundays so hopefully we can limit the impact of any bad weather we receive in March. You’ll also notice that our little guys are going to be practicing at the Willow Road Complex (former baseball complex) in April and May which is a change from years past.
Games will start the first weekend in April and run through the end of May with our season ending party on Saturday, June 1st. The games and tournaments will be mostly on the weekends, with a handful of weeknight games mixed in. The official game schedules should be posted on borolax.com by the end of February.
Lacrosse season is right around the corner. We will be having equipment distribution on Sunday, February 24, 2019 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019. As we mentioned previously, we are only going to be providing equipment (helmets and pads) for grades 1-2 going forward as an organization. This means that if your son is in grades 1-2 and receives a helmet and pads this year, they will be responsbile for returning pads/helmet at the end of the year. If your son is between third grade and six grade and receives a helmet and pads, it will no longer be necessary for him to return it to Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse. Your son will be permitted to wear the helmet and pads for as long as they fit him. Kids in grades 7-8, as in past years, are responsbile for providing their own equipment and helmet (usually the Middle School/High School Helmet which can be ordered at Universal Lacrosse).
Starting next year, kids in grades 3 and up will be responsible for purchasing their own equipment.
Below is the Equipment Distribution Schedule. I would ask all Coaches to be avaiable to assist in the equipment fitting for the February 24, 2019 fitting. In event a parent cannot make a time slot, I would ask that you contact your son's Coach so they can grab pads/helmets so they are ready to go the first weekend in March.
February 24, 2019
9:30am - 11:00 am Grades 1-3
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Grades 4-6
February 27, 2019
5:30 pm - 7: 00 pm
James Harding, Equipment Manager and Tournament Director
Happy New Year Hillsborough Lacrosse Families! The Hillsborough Youth lacrosse organization would like to inform you of some IMPORTANT changes we will be making for the 2019 season.
First, we will be purchasing new uniforms for the teams this year for 3rd-8th grade. In order to purchase the new uniforms we are going to be hosting a sizing through January 21st at Universal Lacrosse, Route 22 East, Somerville, NJ. It is extremely important that you attend to assure your child’s uniform fits correctly. In order to have the uniforms in on time we need to order them next week. Please make sure to get to Universal Lacrosse for a fitting prior to the 21st during their regular store hours. If you do not make it to the fitting we can NOT guarantee the sizing of your uniform and you will be given what is provided.
That being said, this is going to be the last time the Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Organization is purchasing the uniforms. The players will be able to KEEP the uniforms, and you will want to size your player’s uniform accordingly to get more than one season out of them. We will do our best to keep the logo and uniform design the same. If the player loses, grows out of, or wears out the uniform you will be responsible for purchasing the replacement. So you have an idea of the cost for the 2019 season is about $60 per player. AGAIN, WE ARE PROVIDING THE UNIFORMS FOR THE PLAYERS TO KEEP THIS YEAR. YOU ARE REPSONSIBLE FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND FUTURE UNIFORMS.
Second, we are making changes to equipment as well. We currently provide shoulder pads and helmets for all our players. We will continue to do that this year. At the end of the 2019 season we will donate the equipment to the players. If the players need different shoulder pads or helmets after the 2019 season, you will be responsible to purchase this equipment. WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING SHOULDER PADS AND HELMETS FOR 3-8TH GRADE AFTER THE 2019 SEASON.
We will continue to offer equipment and uniforms for our 1st and 2nd graders only. They are at the initial stages of learning the game and we decided to continue to provide uniforms and equipment for them. AGAIN, WE ARE PROVIDING UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR 1ST AND 2ND GRADE ONLY.
Last, if you register for the program and receive a uniform and your player decides mid-year not to finish out the year – you will automatically forfeit your work bond.
We appreciate you understanding our decision as an organization, and we thought this is a great solution to providing uniforms and equipment to our players. Going forward this allows us to use these recourses in other areas to help improve our organization. We look forward to the upcoming season and appreciate the support provided throughout the years.