Registration for the 2015 season is now open! Tell your friends. Early registration is both recommended and requested. We need to submit our team numbers to NHYLA by the end of February, so an accurate headcount is important. Also, our uniform prices and shipping schedules are based on meeting specific dates. Please take advantage of the "early bird" registration period, which will run until February 15th. Any registrations received after that not only are subject to a fee increase of $30, but likely a waitlist, too. Registration cutoff is February 28. We cannot guarantee a roster slot or uniform after that date.
The season will be in full swing before we know it. If you haven't already, please offer some time in any of the following capacities:
-coaching (training available)
-team parent (coach's needs vary),
-coordinating the year-end picnic (There is a complete file for this. Not terribly time-consuming, just busy for a couple of weeks in June),
-scorers and ball people just during game(s).
Three schedule notes: opening weekend is April 11+12, there are no games Memorial Day Weekend, and the year-end NHYLA Festival will be the weekend of June 13+14.
LEAGUE POLICY: no lax balls allowed inside any house, anywhere. We also recommend avoiding windows and vinyl siding. Backyard sheds are available at the discretion of the homeowner. Pre-season skill sessions/league play is recommended. If not possible, use free time to play catch, practice cradling, and get in some conditioning workouts. A half-hour show is a great time to jog in place or do toe touches.
The on-line store is always OPEN! Cocheco gear makes a great gift.
TO MODIFY your record: click login in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password. Your family record will show. Use this to add or change an email address, and to register. If you need help, send your question to:
Registration or uniform refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. USLax membership is non-refundable. Please contact our treasurer, Kris Cook @
Financial assistance is available. Please contact David Darrah @
Equipment assistance is available. Please contact Neal Stacy @ email@example.com with needs.
Houlagan Lacrosse is the premier club lacrosse program on the Seacoast. Our program allows players with the interest and passion to play lacrosse year round and develop their skills through clinics and tournament play. We offer several different levels of participation throughout the year. Houlagan Lacrosse is a family operated business where we consider each member of our club as an extended member of our family.
Summer Skills Clinics
Houlagan Lacrosse will be hosting a lacrosse summer skills clinic series Tuesday evenings at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME.
Our clinics are unique in that each clinic will focus specifically on one or more fundamental lacrosse skills. Each skill will be broken down into a few basic and coachable elements which will be taught through explanation, demonstration, and drills. As we build from week to week, we will recap what we have learned, introduce new skill elements, and play some "small-ball" to get the kids playing fast and smart.
Shooters will work on roughly 10-12 different shots during the clinic. The more shots you have in your bag, the harder it will be for goalies to predict where you're going to shoot the ball.
Goalies and Defense will train with concentrations on stance, footwork, positioning, and communication. Goalies will also get coached on outlets and reading shooters.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
31 Academy St
South Berwick, ME 03908
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
K - 11th grade
Boys & Girls
Fall, Spring & Summer Select Teams
These teams are invitation only elite tournament teams. We no longer hold try-outs for our travel teams, but perform continual evaluations on our players. We feel this gives players a better opportunity to showcase their skills through gameplay and clinics and allows us to easily and continuously evaluate them. If you are interested in having your player evaluated for a Select Team, please contact us for further information.
It was recently announced that the Cascade R lacrosse helmet did not meet NOCSAE concussion standards. Cascade and US Lacrosse worked closely with NOCSAE to devise a solution.
Anyone who owns a Cascade R may send it back to Cascade free of charge to have additional padding put in. Following the modification, Cascade will put a new tag on the helmet labeling it as a Cascade RM. You can request a pre-paid shipping label from Cascade to have the helmet sent to them. According to their website, Comlax will also send the helmets to Cascade for you free of charge, though I would confirm that with the store prior to going in. More information can be found at the following link - http://r.cascadelacrosse.com/
All other Cascade helmets are fine, it is only the R that needs to be modified. The R was Cascade’s top of the line helmet, so we probably don’t have many at the youth level. However, a Cascade R that has not been modified will not be considered proper protective gear for any Cocheco/NHYLA event. Evaluations are expected to start in less than two months, so if you need to get helmet modified, NOW is the time to do it.
Hard to tell today, but before long it will be time to take the field.
That means it is now time to register for the 2015 Season of Cocheco Lacrosse!
The process is the same as in previous years, and everyone who registers before February 15 can lock in last year's fee. After 2/15, the $155 fee jumps $30, so make a deposit now to save some dough. We cannot guarantee a spot on a team or a uniform for registrations received after March 1.
MINIS: for kindergarten and pre-schoolers, MINIs will be on Saturday mornings only. We provide a stick and a t-shirt; you provide a player and a mouthguard. $25 to Cocheco; $25 to US Lax.
Questions? Click on the FAQ button on the main page of our website.
From time-to-time, there is a player whose birthday makes them one of the younger kids in their class. When registering for lacrosse, their date of birth has them playing with some teammates two grades behind them. To address this situation, the Cocheco Lacrosse Board of Directors is enacting the following policy, effective immediately.
Age Brackets: All players are required by US Lacrosse rules to play on the teams as designated by their age on the prior August 31st. (For the Spring 2014 season, that would be as of August 31, 2013.) A player is allowed to petition to play up with his or her current classmates upon validation of the player's grade level (i.e., report card) and with the approval of the league president. This petition must be made, and approved, prior to the start of assessments. Players cannot play down an age level.
Most likely users of this policy: an 8th-grade student slated to play U13, a 6th-grade student slated to play on U11, or a 4th-grader slated to play with U9. It is important that everyone understand that this is not an opportunity to tryout to play up. This is solely an issue of grade level conflicting with age levels set by USLacrosse and NHYLA. Also, this change is purely optional. Every player has the right to stay where their date of birth puts them.
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New items in the works. If you don't see what you'd like, let us know.