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Used equipment now available online!

Available Used Boys Equipment!



A few pieces of used boys equipment are available on our equipment page.  

Reach out to Cindy Pitts at cindyloupitts@comcast.net for a pick up time if interested.  First come, first serve.

Equipment needed for boys lacrosse is:

    •    Stick (regular size unless older and using a defense pole)

    •    Helmet Please purchase white cascade so the lax stickers will fit.

    •    Chest pads

    •    Elbow pads

    •    Gloves

    •    Cup

    •    Mouth Guard

    •    Cleats (not needed for HK until we move outside in April)


Lacrosse Unlimited (Madison, CT)  is giving all HK lacrosse players 15% off all lax equipment next Friday and Saturday (February 23rd and 24th).

by posted 02/20/2018
HK Turf Time at the Blackwolves!


HKYLAX Black Wolves Night!  

Join your family and friends on

Friday, March 16, 7:30pm

at Mohegan Sun to watch the New England Black Wolves play against Toronto.    


HKYLAX friends and families can purchase DISCOUNTED tickets - only $15.00 per ticket - by clicking HERE

********ATTENTION BOYS IN GRADES 2-5 - Not only do you get to watch the Black Wolves game, but you get turf time before the game!  HKYLAX will also start off the second half of the game with a fan tunnel with the Black Wolves players!!  If you are planning to participate in the pre-game turf time, please send a quick email so that I can get an approximate headcount -

Boys who are playing that night need to meet outside the box office at 4:30 sharp, ready to play with FULL GEAR and a PINNIE.

All of the players and families that attended this event in the past had a great time!  It is a fun night of professional lacrosse with family and friends.  

If you have any questions, please contact me at or Alec Pacelli, our Black Wolves rep, at .

by posted 02/17/2018

March 4th Practice begins!

Every Sunday in March, indoors, at the HKMS gym!


Girls 14U (7th & 8th)     8-10am

Girls 12U (5th & 6th)    10-12pm

Girls 10U (3rd & 4th)    12-2pm


Boys AND Girls Instructional    12:30-2pm


Boys 10U (3rd & 4th)    2-4pm

Boys 12U (5th & 6th)    4-6pm

Boys 14U (7th & 8th)    6-8pm


We plan to start outdoors in the beginning of April, depending on the condition of the KRP fields.

by posted 02/14/2018
Lacrosse Questions & Answers

When does the season begin and when does it end?
The season will begin in March 2018 for 10U, 12U, and 14U boys and girls teams.  Practice will likely begin indoor with a transition outdoor as soon as weather permits.  We will start to play games in April with the season ending in mid June.   Instructional program will begin early to mid April and end early June.

How will teams be structured this year?  
HK Youth Lacrosse teams are organized according to the age and eligibility youth rules established by U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body for lacrosse:

Age Bracket/Team
  Born on or after 3/1/2003
  Born on or after 9/1/2005
  Born on or after 9/1/2007

How is the Kindergarten and first grade program structured?        The Instructional Program is designed for boys and girls, ages 5-8.  Boys and girls in 3rd grade who are new to lacrosse may choose to play in the Instructional program, while returning players may choose to play on the 10U team if they meet the age requirement.  Please email us at   with any questions about the best option for your son or daughter.  Each year we have some Pre K players in the Instructional program.  While the atmosphere is very light and focused on fun it may not be appropriate for all pre-K players.  Please email us to discuss your particular child.  The cost of the Instructional program is $80 per player.  This program meets once per week on Saturdays.

Do the boys and girls play together?            Boys and girls lacrosse are very different games; from the equipment, to the field lines and measurements, to the rules.  They do not play together or practice together.  
My child knows nothing about lacrosse...will he/she be able to play? What does my child need to know?
New players are welcome to our program and do not need to know anything about lacrosse.  Being a rapidly growing program we have become accustomed to new players, and we spend time to ensure that all players are learning the basic skills of lacrosse.  New players need to learn basic rules, how to play safe, technical skills and team skills.  We hope to host some winter sessions that will introduce new players and parents to the game and some of the games concepts and technical skills, such as scooping, cradling, passing, catching etc.

Each year we have many new players join our program, even at the 14U level, with great success.  This success is due to the coaches focusing on fundamentals, and due to the individual's determination to catch up to the skill level of their teammates.
How many times per week do you practice and play games? 
10U to 14U teams will likely practice 1 to 2 times per week in March and practice/ play games 2 to 3 times per week from April to June.  This will depend on a number of things including field availability.
How many games will you play during the season? 
We won't know definitively until we go to the scheduling meeting with nearby clubs in early March.  Our goal is to have between 10 and 15 games per team one or two tournaments as well.
My child is already committed to another sport or plans to play another spring sport, is it OK if he/she plays lacrosse also?
It is our belief that young players need to be exposed to as many different sports and activities as they can in order to see what fits them best.  We are open to young players in this situation particularly when they are trying to chose between two "in season" sports such as spring baseball and spring lacrosse.  At the older age level (14U), individual skills, team strategy and team cohesiveness becomes more important, so players at this level should have a higher level of commitment to their "in season" sport of choice.    
Will there be several teams within our towns that play against each other like Rec. Basketball?
Given that we have have only had one team per graduation year our games have been and will likely continue to be against neighboring towns.
Are full pads really necessary for the Instructional Program since there is no body contact?  What if my child decides he does not like the sport after a couple practices what will I do with all that equipment?
We feel that it is necessary to play with full equipment because, while there is no “body contact”, contact will still occur whether by ball or stick, so it is important for each child’s safety to wear protective equipment.  We play with a hard ball (standard lacrosse ball as opposed to soft practice balls), because we feel that it is easier for the player to learn to play.  Regarding the equipment, HKYLA does not want to be an equipment “owner” due to storage, liability, etc.; however we will work with families to broker equipment deals as best we can.  There is a link on our website where players can swap equipment.  There will always be new players coming into the program that will need equipment.  Used equipment typically sells for half the price of new equipment so it should not be a problem to sell it.  Interested in having your child play but don't want to invest in the equipment??  Let us know, and we will try to help. 
Will there be travel involved?
10U, 12U, 14U teams will travel.  Typically half the games are home at Killingworth Recreation Park (KRP) and half are away. There are many teams that are local to us, but all require a degree of travel.  We do not anticipate the need to travel more than 45 minutes and on average about 20 minutes for away games.  

Lacrosse looks like a physical game...will my child get hit?
The boys and girls games are very different.  Boys’ lacrosse is a contact sport.  Boys’ youth lacrosse has rules that allow body contact at “age appropriate” levels.  As an example, in 10U age group, stick checking is allowed but “intentional” body checking is not allowed.  

Girls’ lacrosse, on the other hand, is a game of speed and finesse and is a non-contact sport, more comparable to basketball than hockey.  

How much will it cost to play?  Do I need my own equipment?  What is the cost of equipment?
Registration fees are $190 per child.  Discounts apply for families registering more than one child.  Please click on the “Register Online” tab (available December 1th through January 31st on the website home page for additional details.  
Is equipment provided?
Equipment is not provided and must be purchased by the player.  Boys’ equipment includes: NOCSAE approved helmet, Shoulder pads, Arm pads, Gloves, Stick, mouth guard, and protective cup.  Optional equipment includes rib guards.  The cost of boys’ lacrosse equipment can range widely and may be purchased new or used.  Used equipment packages may cost anywhere from $100 to $200.  New equipment packages (including stick) cost between $150 and $200.  There are stores in the area that will buy used equipment if your child decides to not continue playing.  We plan to organize an equipment exchange where parents looking to sell outgrown equipment can also look to purchase the next size up from an older player. 
Girls’ lacrosse equipment is considerably less and consists of a stick, goggles and mouth guard. 
Do I need to go out and buy equipment now?  What should I get?
Unless we have indoor winter clinics, equipment will not be needed until March, so it is not yet urgent to get it.  Please see the equipment descriptions under the “Documents” tab and where to buy under the "Equipment" tab on the home page of the website.  Helmets should be white Cascade brand, and pads should be dark blue or black.  We are working with area retailers to get discounts for HK players so stay tuned for where to go.
Do you have equipment to loan to my child?
Some equipment is available for the Instructional program.  For older players, we will have some equipment donated by players who have grown into the next size equipment.  We do not have loaner equipment per se; however a limited amount of financial aid is available depending on your families’ financial situation.  Please send an email direct to the association President, Mike Civiello ( ) with any questions.   Inquiries will be handled in confidence.  
Does Haddam Killingworth High School have a Boys Varisty lacrosse team?
YES!  Haddam Killingworth Boys Varisty lacrosse celebrated it's inaugural year in 2013.    


by posted 12/01/2017
New to Lacrosse?

If you are new to lacrosse and want more information about the sport or our program, please email us or attend the new player information meeting on January 6th (please see calendar).  Every team in our program is open to new and experienced players alike.

Lacrosse is an exciting fast-paced game combining individual skill with team tactics.  New players can get a head start by learning to pass and catch with a friend or simply by bouncing a ball off of a wall.  There are also many resources on the web!  To get you started read through our Q& A on this page and click on the  "Documents" tab to the left. 

Additional resources may be found on the links tab.

by posted 12/02/2014
Visit Our Sponsors!!!!!

Sponsors are critical to the success of the HK Youth Lacrosse success.  These sponsors have generously donated their resources to our program.  Please be sure to support them through your patronage.

Note to new sponsors:  We are still in need of funding and continue to have room on our sponsors page.  Please contact Mike Civiello and Bill Burley at  if you would like to participate in helping to fund the success of this program.

by posted 01/12/2010
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