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Girls rule, boys drool!
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NALAX now in Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse

Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse (MYL) a non-profit 501(c)3


North Andover Lacrosse Association is now a part of the Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse program for both the boys' and girls' leagues starting in March of 2023. North Andover is excited to be a part of this growing program with both Classic and competitive Select play, the largest youth lacrosse Jamboree in the country and league All-star games. Like North Andover Youth Lacrosse, the league contiues to support for all lacrosse players at any experience level, any age or gender teaching our coaches and players the merits and sportsmanship associated with the game of lacrosse. 

For more details regarding the upcoming season, pleasse visit: https://www.massyouthlax.org/2023-season-key-dates

Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse (MYL) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, was founded in 1992 by a group of town youth lacrosse programs that had the common goal to promote the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training, and structure to anyone interested in lacrosse. Over 110 town programs participate in MYL with over 1,000 teams and 14,000 players participating in an 8-week Spring Season followed by the largest youth lacrosse Jamboree in the country over two weekends in Devens, MA. In the Spring of 2022, a new Girls League launched with 21 town programs and 2,000 girls players. Over 65 girls programs will be participating in 2023. For more information, visit
www.massyouthlax.org .

by posted 11/08/2022
FOUR NORTH ANDOVER - Mass Bay Colonials!

Finley - Face-off to Score!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FOUR NORTH ANDOVER - Mass Bay Colonials! - 45 youth lacrosse players were selected for the 2022 Mass Bay Colonials  teams that will travel to Houston, Texas on Dec 10-11 to compete in the Best of Texas Lacrosse Tournament. 23 girls and 22 boys were selected from over 100 town youth lacrosse programs in Central and Eastern Massachusetts to be on the third ever Mass Bay Colonials all-state team.

Boys U14 (7-8)

  • Finley McClintock (Middie)

Girls U14 (7-8)

  • Lauren Dockray (Middie)
  • McKenna Mohr (Attack)
  • Sophia Fina  (Middie)

by posted 10/17/2022
Girls rule, boys drool!



by posted 06/16/2022


NALAX Frequently Asked Questions


When does registration open?

Registration for the SPRING 2023 season begins on Nov 4th, 2022. While registration is open, the nalax.net website has a “REGISTER NOW” icon on the home page; all payments are made via credit card through the website. Questions about registration can be sent to .


When does registration close?

North Andover Town Lacrosse Registration CLOSES on February 1st, 2023. 


What is your refund policy?

Not all North Andover Lacrosse Registration fees are refundable and we do not refund after April 2nd, 2023. If you need to cancel, and it is within the programs cancelation/refund available period, please note the following policy & dates:


  • March 3rd, 2023 - By this point North Andover Lacrosse has confirmed and paid for teams in each of the league (MYL) and our indoor sessions at Home Grown Indoor Sports (400 Osgood St., North Andover, MA 01845) for March 2022. If the season is canceled prior to the commencement of league games NALAX will refund registration fees, less $100 per player. 

  • April 2, 2023 - League games commence. Cancellation of the season after league games begin will be non-refundable. Once the season has started, NALAX has incurred almost all its costs and refunds will no longer be possible.


When does the season start?

The season begins in March with weekly indoor sessions (approximately four per season), typically on Sundays at Home Grown Indoor Sports (400 Osgood St., North Andover, MA 01845). These are informal practices designed to get sticks in, or back in, kids’ hands. The cost for indoor sessions is included in the spring registration fee.


How long does the season last?

Once the indoor sessions are underway, teams move outside as the weather permits. When Mother Nature is kind to us, we are outside at the end of March. The Town of North Andover makes the decision as to when the fields are playable, as is the case throughout the season. Games start in the last weekend of March / early April and end in mid-June. Typically teams participate in the Jamboree for the girls, or the MBYLL Jamboree for the boys (which is the largest boys’ lacrosse jamboree in the nation), which occur in mid-June.


How are the teams created?

Our league (MYL [www.massyouthlax.org] for the boys’ and girls' programs, mandates that we field teams of equal strength within each level. The coaches use the indoor sessions and early outdoor practices to gauge each player’s skill level, then work together in order to create balanced teams.


Team rosters and final practice schedules are set typically in late March.


When are games scheduled? Are all of the games played in town?

Games are on Sundays; times vary week to week. MYL is a “travel” league. We play opposing teams in the Merrimack Valley, Cape Ann, and North Shore regions. Average travel time for away games is 30 minutes. Our home games are typically at NAHS or Carter Field.


When and how long are the practices? When is the schedule determined?

Typically teams practice twice per week for 60 - 90 minutes each session. Most practices are on weekday afternoons, and some teams have Saturday morning practice. In the girls’ program, the entire level (for example, 3/4 girls) practices at the same time and place each week. In the boys’ program, most practices are group practices where multiple teams of the same level will practice together, allowing for more scrimmage opportunities and in-game tactical instruction. The practice schedule for both programs is determined by field availability and coaches’ availability and usually finalized with teams at the end of March (after the indoor sessions).


Which level is appropriate for my child?

NALAX uses a grade-based system for division of levels. 1/2 is 1st/2nd grades; 3/4 is 3rd/4th grades, 5/6 is 5th/6th grades, and 7/8 is 7th/8th grades. We also take into account an age-based system designed by US Lacrosse. If you have concerns or questions about which level is most appropriate for your child, please don’t hesitate to let us know (email addresses for boys’ and girls’ program directors are below).


Do I need to purchase a uniform or other special gear?

New players will be provided a reversible game jersey and shorts as itemized in the 2023 registration fees ($60). Players provide their own socks, preferably black as well as cleats, turf shoes or or sneakers.


Each player is responsible for having acquired their own equipment.

  • Girls need a women’s-game stick, protective goggles, and mouthguard.
  • Boys need a men’s-game stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm/elbow guards, gloves, mouthguard, and a protective cup.


Is there a “Select” program?

Yes, both the boys’ and girls’ programs at the 5/6 and 7/8 levels offer the opportunity to play on a Select team. There is a tryout and there is an additional fee for this team. An additional practice and game each week is expected of these players. Select games are usually on Fridays, sometimes Saturdays. (There is no Select program for 1/2 or 3/4.)


Can my daughter/son play an additional sport in the spring?

For families that choose to participate in multiple sports, it is inevitable that there will be some conflicts. Our coaches understand this and our policy as a recreational program is to not penalize players with less playing time in games due to absence at practices. We certainly encourage attendance at all lacrosse practices in order for each player to improve and therefore have more fun; however, we know that players have a variety of commitments. When conflicts arise, we ask that parents keep the coaches informed so that practice plans and game plans can be altered if necessary. Our number one goal is to provide a great experience with the game of lacrosse for all participants.


I don’t see the answer to my question here. Whom can I ask?

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about NALAX!

For questions regarding the girls’ program, please contact Joe at .

For questions regarding the boys’ program, please contact Mike or Amanda at .

For questions about NALAX in general, please contact .

by posted 08/11/2015

We received this kind email through our website: "I had the pleasure of officiating the Pentucket Memorial Day tournament and I was so impressed with the North Andover coaches and athletes. Their hearts and minds are in the right place."

Useful Links

USA Lacrosse

Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse (MYL)