The Northampton Girls Youth Lacrosse League (NGYL) was founded in the spring of 2001 and is now a member of the Northampton Parks and Recreation Department (NPRD). NGYL competes in the Western Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse League(WMGLL), and fields teams at three divisional age levels: Bantam (3rd/4th graders), Junior (5th/6th graders), and Senior (7th/8th graders). Any girl who resides in the city of Northampton, or who attends a Northampton school, or who resides in a neighboring town that is not a member of the WMGLL league may be eligible to play.
The mission of NYGL is to increase participation in the game of Lacrosse by providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment for girls to play; to strengthen local athletic programs through early player identification and encouragement; and, to contribute to the growth and development of healthy, well-rounded young women.
Registration on this website and at the Parks and Recreation office will begin on Friday, February 1st at 8:30am. Players may register in person at the NRPD office or online at this website. If there are enough registered players to field more than one team at any level, the NPRD will determine team rosters.
The Senior program are currently full. Players can still register and will be added to a waiting list. If there is enough interest and coaches a second team will be added.
The registration schedule is:
February 1-8: All Bantam (grades 3 & 4) and returning Juniors (grades 5 & 6) and Seniors (grades 7 & 8)
February 8-12: New players who are Residents of Northampton, Florence, Leeds
Coaches are needed at all three levels: Bantam (3rd/4th graders), Junior (5th/6th graders), and Senior (7th/8th graders). You do not need to know lacrosse to coach. Coaches are given pre-season on-line training and there are other resources NGYL can can provice parents to learn more about girls youth lacrosse. Please contact the Northampton Parks and Recreation Department if you are interested.