Mission & History Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center envisions a community in which young people of all ages and backgrounds possess the leadership skills, self-confidence and knowledge to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.

Sponsored By:   PJT Memorial Foundation
Charlestown, Boston, MA
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*Scholarships are always available!!!  Please email me at cllcexecutivedirector@gmail.com for more information...



Chess I runs for an eight-week session, beginning on Saturday, May 8th from 10am-11am.
The cost for the eight classes is $160 per student. 
How old does my child need to be to enroll in this class?
As we know, chess is a skills-based game which requires players to be able to sit quietly for periods of time. It really depends on your student, although generally we recommend the player be at least six years old to take group lessons. 
Classes are not age-based, so players in this class may range from 6-12 or so. 
My child has played before, should they begin in Chess II?
We start every new student in Chess I, even if they have experience. In addition to the openings, Vadim reviews all aspects of beginning chess, including strategies and tactics, and if time allows, notation. Vadim is a very experienced instructor and he recognizes when a player is ready to move to Chess II.
What if we have to miss a couple of classes?
Instructional Chess is skill-based, and builds from one lesson to the next, so it's best if your player can attend as many classes as possible. That being said, of course all families are busy, and things do come up. We do charge per session, not per class, however.

Base Cost: $160.00

Opened: 05/05/2021
Closes: 05/10/2021

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/19/1920 and 05/19/2015

In Grades: K to 10 for 2020-21 School year

11 registrations 4 open positions.  


We'll begin on Saturday, May 8th at 11am, and run for an eight week session as usual. The cost per student is $160, and we do have some financial aid available.
If you'd like me to order a new notation book for your student please include an extra ten dollars. We can also try to make arrangements for you to pick up their books from last year at the Lacrosse Center, if possible.
Chess II is going to be a private registration since we don't want there to be any mix-up with new families. That means that your family will be able to access this class, but it's not available publically. Chess I is open registration should you have any interested friends.

Base Cost: $160.00

Opened: 05/05/2021
Closes: 05/10/2021

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: K to 10 for 2020-21 School year

6 registrations 14 open positions.  


Coaches, please register to create an online account...

Opened: 01/07/2021
Closes: 05/15/2021

Open to: Men & Women



Thursdays April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and June 3rd & 10th



O40s - Tuesdays - June 15th to Mid August

O30s - Thursdays - June 17th  to Mid August

Base Cost: $200.00

Opened: 04/20/2021
Closes: 08/15/2021

Open to: Men

25 registrations

Creative Writing - Virtual Launch Party


Don't miss your chance to learn writing from Award Winning and Best Selling author Alyson Gerber!  Alyson is the author of the critically-acclaimed, own-voices novels FOCUSED and BRACED published by Scholastic. Her highly anticipated third novel TAKING UP SPACE will be in stores on May 18, 2021. She'll be talking about how to develop strong characters, tell compelling stories, and use what you already know to make your writing stronger. Everyone at every level is welcome. 

  • Who:  4th-7th graders - room for 20 students
  • What: Creative Writing Workshop
  • When:  3 consecutive Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm
    • Tuesday January 26th and February 2nd & 9th
  • Where:  Online via ZOOM
  • Why:  Because this will be AWESOME!
  • Cost: $30
    • Scholarships are ALWAYS available and applied during registration

Base Cost: $10.00

Opened: 05/05/2021
Closes: 05/12/2021

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 3 to 10 for 2020-21 School year

2 registrations 18 open positions.  

Co-Ed InHouse Practice Program - Spring 2021

Co-Ed inhouse practice only program for 1st - 8th graders. 

$50 registration fee


T&Th: 5:30-6:30

  • Starting Tuesday April 20th
  • Sunday Events possibly when schedule permits for last 6-8 weeks



  • Wall Ball (we’ll do a wall ball certification)
  • Stick Skills
  • Partner Play
  • Shooting
  • Fitness & Strength

Scholarships & Financial aid packages are ALWAYS available...

Base Cost: $50.00

Opened: 04/17/2021
Closes: 05/08/2021

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 1 to 8 for 2020-21 School year

3 registrations 9 open positions.  

CLLC Alumni Group

The CLLC Alumni Group is made up of former CLLC Scholars,
Athletes, Tutors, Parents, Coaches, and Students. 
We are greatful for all the opportunities the CLLC gives the Charlestown Community,
and we are dedicated to further improving all that the CLLC offers. 

The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center Alumni Association seeks to support the CLLC with contributions from former Players, Coaches, Student-Athletes and Scholars alike.       

Open to: Men & Women
born between: 12/11/1918 and 12/11/2001