Amherst Lacrosse is the youth lacrosse program for Amherst and Mont Vernon communities, which feed into the Souhegan High School. The youth programs are run by Amherst Recreation Department with consultation and support from Souhegan Valley Lacrosse. Amherst Lacrosse offers:
Competitive Travel Teams. Boys and girls Spring lacrosse teams for grades 1-8 playing in the New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association (NHYLA) League.
Development League. A non-travel boys and girls in house development league for children in grades K-2. A great way to try out the game without the commitment level of our travel teams.
US Lacrosse Trained Coaches. We require all coaches to participate in the US Lacrosse Coaches Training Program. We have both US Lacrosse Level 1 and Level 2 Certified Coaches on our responsible, adult coaching staff.
US Lacrosse Certified Officials. All of our referees have to attend and be certified the US Lacrosse Referee Certification Program.
Souhegan Valley Lacrosse (SVL) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and grow the game of lacrosse in the Souhegan Valley. In addition to supporting the youth programs, we support our local high school programs through fundraising activities and create a direct connection between high school coaches and the youth programs. SVL also hosts programs and events including the Spring Jamboree, the NHYLA Festival & Winter Skills programs.