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.
We have had a number of players come in at the wire, throwing off our rosters a bit. As a results, registration has been extended until next Thursday, March 5. Please let your friends, neighbors, and classmates know that there is still time to get in on the fun. In particular, several openings at U13 boys and U15 girls, but we will do our best to find spots for all who want to play.
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As a sponsor of our league, Dick's Sporting Goods wants to recognize your commitment and dedication to youth sports by extending an exclusive invitation to a special two-day League Appreciation Weekend at the NewingtonDick’s Sporting Goods on February 21 and 22. Coupons are available at the store, or you can mention Cocheco Lacrosse at checkout.
On this day you will receive 20% off throughout the entire store! Discount will be good on all of your lacrosse needs including cleats, shafts, heads, equipment bags, training items, goalie gear, apparel and protective equipment like goggles, gloves, shoulder/arm pads It is also good on all of our already discounted boys and girls lacrosse packages! The offer is valid on anything in store with just a few exception of high-end gold and any firearms.GREAT SAVINGS on all of your lacrosse needs for the upcoming season! It also is available on our customizable helmets (see an associate to order) and stringing services and supplies.
If Dick’s does not have your item, size or color, please see an associate and they can help you order it online for you with 20% off plus free shipping! We hope that you will take advantage of this special team shopping event, so you can enjoy Dick’s Sporting Goods best lacrosse gear at a great savings! EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS!
Dick’s Sporting Goods carries:
Complete Lacrosse Stick
Boys: Helmet. / Girls: Goggles
Boys: Shoulder Pads/Arm Pads/Gloves
Girls: Gloves are optional and really only needed at U15, but help on cold days
Mouthpieces. Only wear one at a time, but spares are a great idea!
Socks. Wear whatever makes your feet happy. Wicking suggeste.
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.