Boys Program Overview:
League Philosophy: The Chester/Mendham Lacrosse League is a non-profit 501c3, recreational lacrosse club for Boys (K-8). We maintain that there is a place for everyone in Chester/Mendham Youth Lacrosse, regardless of skill, experience or athletic ability. All you need is a desire to play and a willingness to respect the game. Our coaches, parents and players are encouraged to have fun while developing the player's character, skill and love for the game. We value good sportsmanship (both on and off the field) and encourage our player’s to reach their full potential. We hope our youth can develop into great Lacrosse players and leave our club with fond memories of a program that was the foundation and the inspiration of their continued future playing Lacrosse.
Lacrosse Season: The lacrosse season begins in early March with indoor pre-season at ISP in Randolph and concludes during the first week of June. Team coaches will contact players via email to confirm practice days/times/places prior to the first meeting of your team.
Team Divisions: Boys lacrosse teams are divided by grade: K, 1st/2nd grade clinic; 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade travel teams. All boys play on the team of the grade that they are currently enrolled in, regardless of age, size, or experience.
Game/Practice Locations: The home fields for Chester/Mendham boys lacrosse are at Black River Fields, located on North Road (route 513) next to Black River Middle School in Chester. Mostly all practices and home games are held at Black River fields. Our away games may include traveling to fields in Long Valley, Kinnelon, Morristown, Mt. Olive, Maplewood, Montville, Mountain Lakes, Sparta, Somerset Hills, Tewksbury, Chatham, Madison, Randolph, and other nearby towns.
Equipment: Chester/Mendham Lacrosse will no longer be providing equipment. All players are responsible for having their own equipment. This includes a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves, cleats, colored mouth guard, athletic supporter, and regulation-size stick (toy “fiddlesticks” are not acceptable). When purchasing helmets for club play we ask that you do so in the club’s colors: navy blue shell with a red visor and chin guard. Universal Lacrosse in Randolph has put together an excellent package at a reduced rate for Chester/Mendham players. Their experienced staff can help size your player and answer any equipment-related question.
Uniforms: â€‹Boys in 3rd grade and older are responsible for purchasing uniforms. Practice pinnies must be returned at the end of the season. The wearing of elite team uniforms or helmet stickers is strictly prohibited.
Parental Activities: The Chester/Mendham Lacrosse Club is growing. Please volunteer to assist our league during the spring season.
Town of Residence: Per NJYLL rules, all players must reside in Chester Township, Chester Borough, Mendham Township or Mendham Borough. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Board and with NJYLL approval before the season starts.
Coaching Committee: A Coaching Committee is the liaison between the league’s board and parents. The co-chairs also oversee coaching assets (including training and certification), recruit coaches, oversee the evaluations from parents, maintain the playbook and coaches manuals, organize specialty clinics, and evaluate players for all-star tournaments. They further coordinate between the three middle school teams, Mendham High School teams, and the Chester/Mendham Youth Lacrosse League. Any parent with a concern may reach out to the committee. Contact information for the committee co-chairs is on the “Contacts” Link of this website.
US Lacrosse Youth Membership:
The New Jersey Junior Lacrosse League requires that each player, coach and program have US Lacrosse Association insurance and membership. League games will not be sanctioned under US Lacrosse Youth Council guidelines without this coverage due to liability concerns. Therefore, Chester/Mendham Lacrosse requires that all players be registered. This membership provides the league insurance and players a subscription the quarterly magazine Lacrosse. To simplify the registration process for you, we have integrated the US Lacrosse registration form and payment into our registration process.
Boys Registration Dates: Chester/Mendham Youth Lacrosse registration for the Spring 2017 season will begin November. You may register online at CMLax.org. Our registration deadline is January 15th. We ask that you register on time because our ability to order enough uniforms, schedule games, recruit sufficient coaches and fields depends on our knowledge of the number of players that will play on each team. If a coach approves, we will welcome new players after Jan. 15th date but there will pay a $50 late fee. In addition, the league president must approve new players joining after this date.
Boys Registration Fees:
1st/2nd grades Clinic: $150
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades: $225
Please note, there is a $30 US Lacrosse registration fee which is processed as separate transaction within registration. Should you wish to withdraw your child from the program prior to Feb.1st, we will refund your registration fee (by check) minus the $25 US Lacrosse Youth Membership Fee and a $15 credit card processing fee. After Feb. 1st, there will be no refunds.
PRESEASON INDOOR TRAINING - MARCH 2017 - TBD Details to follow via email.
4 weekends in March: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25 between 1-3:00pm at ISP
Coach will communicate exact team times
PO Box 74
Chester, NJ 07930
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