What is Smithtown Youth Lacrosse?
Smithtown Youth Lacrosse offers one of the most value driven lacrosse programs on Long Island. We are a non-profit 501c-3 organization that has been providing highly competitive, town-focused teams benefiting the Smithtown community for many years.
GOLD STICK AWARD
Smithtown Youth Lacrosse was recognized for excellence by US Lacrosse. We were selected as one of the best run lacrosse organizations in the country, the only one in New York State, and 1 of 8 in the entire country to receive this award.
US Lacrosse Gold Stick Program
What ages does youth lacrosse start?
Our program is offered to residents in the Smithtown School District. The program starts in Kindergarten and goes all the way up to 8th grade.
We are considered a feeder program for the High Schools. We are committed to creating a positive environment, giving players the tools and skills they need to play at the next level. Whether your son is new to lacrosse or a returning player, there is a comfortable spot in Smithtown Lacrosse for them. Smithtown Youth Lacrosse also encourages multi-sport athletes. We believe this makes them well rounded and even better lacrosse players. We do our part to make participating in our program conflict free.
What is the cost to play?
The youth program is separated in two parts. PAL and Travel.
PAL program is open and available to all boys interested in playing lacrosse. The season starts, weather permitting, in March and ends at the end of May. It consists of an 8-game season with games being played on Sundays. Practices are once to twice per week at the Armory (Nesconset Library/Charles Toner Park) on Smithtown Blvd. The cost for PAL is $160 per season, plus uniform. You can use the uniform for subsequent seasons or purchase one each year.
The Travel program is year-round with the primary commitment during the spring. Teams are selected based off of a 2-day tryout, one held in August and one held in September. Practices are once per week off season and twice per week in season. During the winter, practices are held indoors at the Sports Arena in St. James. Our practice field locations include Nesaquake Middle School, High School East, High School West, and the Armory.
Cost for grades 3-6 is $960 which includes uniforms, 4 tournaments, custom helmet or gloves, ref fees, permit fees, Indoor, 8-week PAL season, festival day, and a board selected trainer for each team.
Cost for 2nd grade is $600. This is designed to be an introduction to travel lacrosse. Fee includes 3 tournaments, custom gear bag, ref fees, permit fees, Indoor at Great Hollow Middle School, 8 week PAL season, festival day, and a board selected trainer.
Cost for 7th and 8th grade is $550. This program is designed to work around the commitments to middle school lacrosse and other sports programs. The fee includes one Tournament, a reversible pinnie and shorts, 8-week PAL Championship format season, ref fees, permit fees, and board selected trainers. This team will have practices during the fall season and spring season, scheduled after or around the middle school lacrosse.
Smithtown Youth Lacrosse also holds clinics throughout the year at extremely affordable prices and sometimes at no cost. Staffed by our senior trainers, board members and High School East and West players. Be on the lookout by following us on Facebook or visit our website below.
What is the difference between any other club team out there and Smithtown Youth Lacrosse?
Today’s club scene can be overwhelming. There are many out there and it builds an atmosphere filled with FOMO (fear of missing out). Clubs are for-profit businesses. Smithtown Youth Lacrosse is not. They are interested in pure numbers to make money. We do not turn anyone away from playing club. We do not direct or persuade anyone between one club or another. This is a personal choice by you. We understand that club is here and WE as a town continue to work to find ways to keep the two existing together. We understand many of our players want to be a part of club lacrosse. There are many advantages in doing so, but keep that in mind, it is not for everyone.
Playing for your town is important. These are your close friends that you go to school with and that you will be playing with in middle school and high school. It is important to keep the dynamic together at an early age and build upon it all the way to the high school level. Kids can do both. If you decide our program it’s not for you for whatever reason, don’t get overwhelmed by the travel experience and caught up in the FOMO. Remember that if your son is playing the sport than he is progressing. That is what’s important. We hope to see your son on a Smithtown Team!
How can I sign up?
For registration and all other information visit www.smithtownyouthlacrosse.com