All games are played at NH Sportsplex (68 Technology Dr, Bedford, NH)
Building 1 (Fields A, B & C is the BACK building)
Building 2 (Fields 1, 2, 3 is the FRONT building)
Schedule: Week 1 is posted. Week 2 will be posted on 1/25 and weeks 3-6 will be posted by 1/27. Week 7 (based on seed) will be posted 3/8. All teams play week 7.
Each teams schedule will be posted on the Tomahawks website: http://www.nhtomahawks.com/
Equipment: Players need to wear light/dark reversible pinnie (any color). Cleats, turf or sneakers (most wear cleats). Players need full equipment (including mouth guards) - Do Not Forget to bring water for your players. (Water Bottles that especially made for lacrosse helmets with the long straws work best during the games)
Decals/payment: Please stop by the registration table (there will be one at the front of each building) to receive your helmet decal (boys) and stick decal (girls) If you have not yet paid, please bring payment on week 1 and drop at registration desk.
**Please visit each week for updates and scheduled time. Please arrive minimum of 15 minutes before start of game or at direction of your coach as each game starts on the hour. Players should be geared up and ready to play at this time.
xtended the deadline for avoiding the $75 late fee until 1/22,
We are pleased to let you know that we have extended the deadline for avoiding the $75 late fee until 1/22, but registration spots are filling up fast!
Also, please be aware that we are utilizing the wait-list this year to ensure that the teams are filled with an appropriate number of players. If the team that you are looking to join is full, please join the waitlist. We will be monitoring these closely and, where warranted, we will open up additional spots (adding a second team, etc.). You do not pay while on the waitlist, only when your child is placed on a roster, but it is on a first come - first serve basis.
Thanks and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Become a Certified Coach for Amherst Lacrosse Club
Are you interested in becoming a boy’s or girls coach with the Amherst Lacrosse Club?
US Lacrosse,NHYLA and ALC requires all Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches to have the minimum of a Level 1 Certification. This includes anyone on the players side-lines for games. (Not including time keepers)
Level 1 Certification coaches will receive instruction on the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. Amherst Lacrosse Club will reimburse coaches for US Lacrosse Ceritified classes and instructional clinic once you satisfactory complete the course and become certified by US Lacrosse.
Whether you’re a first-timer, a coach of beginning players or a coach who’s looking to take the next step in your career, US Lacrosse instructional clinics are designed to help you achieve your goals.
Amherst Lacrosse Club also offers opportunities for Continued Coaching Education Program certified coaches to gain knowledge and credit for ongoing learning about the sport of lacrosse and the art of coaching.
If interested, please go to http://www.uslacrosse.org for more information about taking the Level 1 on line courses that will prepare you for the next instructional clinic to be held on:
March 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women's Level 1 with PCA & Men's Level 1 with PCA
@ Exeter High School Exeter, N.H.
March 17 Time TBA Men’s CEP Level 2- Bow NH
PCA Courses: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) aims to make lacrosse a positive, character-building experience for every athlete and to improve the experience for officials, coaches, parents and fans. Through workshops and online courses, PCA has impacted more than four million youth. PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools.
If you are interested and/or have any questions please contact ALC VP Boys Andy Jordan/ALC VP Girls Chad Kimball.
Take advantage of the Spring Season regular registration fee now.
Deadline to register is January 15, 2017 before the late fee will be added.
The season itself will kick-off in early March and run through mid-June. The cost for the season, including uniforms is $195 for your first player and each additional player will receive a $20 discount.
Registration is $195 for the season. $75 Late fee starts January 15th.
For families new to Amherst Lacrosse, ALC field teams from the Souhegan Valley towns and we are looking forward to another great Lacrosse Season for 2017.
Once again this year we will be offering the opportunity to play Indoor Lacrosse in conjunction with our Wednesday Skills Program. We have skills/practice on Wednesdays and play in the NH Tomahawks Indoor League. The remaining skills sessions are 1/18, 1/25, 2/1 and 2/8 from 6-8pm at the Hampshire Dome. Games are on Sundays: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12. Game times are throughout the day.
The cost is $135 if you are already enrolled in winter skills. The cost is $200 for the remaining Winter Skills sessions and to play on the team.
We will be entering 3 grade based teams of up to 14 players. Spots on the teams are first come, first served. The link to sign-up and pay for each team is below. Please act quickly if your son would like to play.
I need to enroll in both the remaining Skills Sessions and the Indoor League
Coaches are some of the most influential role models in kids' lives today. Are you up for the challenge?
With the explosive growth of the sport of lacrosse around the country, the need for knowledgeable, experienced coaches is greater than ever before. US Lacrosse is committed to providing opportunities to develop these important leaders, through online offerings, clinics and comprehensive certification.
The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program provides you with all the tools you need to be a successful coach. Learn more about the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program.
is motivational and inspires athletes to improve and work hard,
is knowledgeable about the skills and tactics of the sport,
is relational and excellent at communicating with players and parents,
possesses good character and is a positive role model.
US Lacrosse will help you achieve these goals, whether you played the game, have coached for many years, or are just volunteering for your child's program.
Positive Coaching Alliance
US Lacrosse is proud to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to increase your ability to not only help your players with games, but to teach them important life lessons through the sport of lacrosse.
If you are interested in becoming a coach with the Amherst Lacrosse Club please contact ALC President Bob Williams for more information.
The season itself will kick-off in early March and run through mid-June. The cost for the season, including uniforms, is $195 for your first player and each additional player will receive a $20 discount.
Also, as many of you have seen already, US lacrosse is requiring age verification of all players when you renew your membership. This is a one-time event and will help ensure competitive age-based play across the country.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please don't hesitate to ask.
Finally, if you know of any other families who may be interested in learning more about the sport or our program, please let them know we are having an OPEN HOUSE Wed 12/7/16 at 6:00 at the Hampshire Dome.
Many of our coaches and some past players will be there to answer questions.
Also, if you are interested in becoming a coach or helping out with the program in other ways, this is a great opportunity to come and chat with our members.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Mouth guards are required for all boy’s and girl’s players at level of play (Learn to Play, U9, U11, U13 and U15). Mouth guards cannot be clear.
Goggles are required for all U9, U11, U13 and U15 girls teams. There are various price levels for these goggles. Goggles should be worn during practices, scrimmages and league scheduled games.
U9, U11, U13 and U15 boys teams are required to have full protective equipment. Protective gear consists of helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, and athletic cup. Rib protection is optional. All protective equipment should be worn during practices, scrimmages and league scheduled games.
Appropriate footwear is also required. Sneakers or cleats can be used for indoor practices. Rubber cleats are recommended for all outdoor practices scrimmages and league games. No metal cleats or spikes are permitted.
We have some board positions that have opened up and we need volunteers to fill these positions! ALC depends entirely on volunteers. It is essential to keep our board positions filled for each season to run smoothly. In particular, there are essential positions which need to be filled as soon as possible for ALC to operate properly. We hope you will consider running for a board position by replying with your interest.
Below are all of our Board Members and Positions that are open. As you can see we do have members doing double duty on the board plus some of our board members are also coaching teams. We would greatly appreciate your support.
Additionally, there are Directors positions which report into various board members. Directors are non-voting members of the board. We hold our meetings the first Monday of each month September through June at the Amherst Recreation Department office; unless otherwise posted. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm and end around 8:00 pm.
Please contact any Board Member below with any questions you may have.
Current Board Members are as follows: (Open Positions Highlighted)
President: Bob Williams
Vice President - Boys: Andy Jordan
Vice President - Girls: Chad Kimball
Treasurer: Kevin McIntyre
Secretary: Mike Hannon
Registration Coordinator: Mike Guarrera
Equipment Coordinators: Buddy Erb
Controller: Kelly Mullin
Fundraising Coordinators: 1) Jon Gagnon 2) Mike Hannon 3) Bob Williams
Uniform Coordinator: Christian O’Shaughnessy
Scheduler and Officials Coordinator:Open Position
Tournament Coordinator:Open Position
Marketing and Club Communications: 1) Mike Hannon 2) Open Position
General Board 1. Roy Merenda 2. Merritt Eddy3. Open Position 4. Open Position