Northern Dutchess

Girls Lacrosse

A recreational girls youth lacrosse program serving Northern Dutchess County, New York.


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November 18, 2022 —

Registration for the spring 2023 season will be opening soon.  We’ll send out an email and update the site here when it’s open.  We’re looking forward to another awesome season!

— Dan, Nick, and Connie

What is Lacrosse?

Lacrosse is one of the most exciting sports in existence, and as a result its popularity is growing extremely fast throughout the United States.  Many public-school systems now offer both boys and girls lacrosse programs, and there are numerous town and regional recreation and travel leagues popping up to support the demand.


Lacrosse was invented by the Native Americans in what is believed to be the 12th century. Contests were seen as major event, often taking place over several days.  They were played for recreational and religious reasons, and also to toughen up young warriors for battle.


Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball.  Players use the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the lacrosse ball into the opposing team’s goal.  At the end of the game, the team with the most goals is the winner.

Northern Dutchess

Girls Youth Lacrosse

Northern Dutchess Youth Girls Lacrosse club was established circa 2001 and serves Northern Dutchess County in New York, including the towns of Hyde Park, Staatsburg, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, and Red Hook.  We provide a recreational environment for Pre-K through grade 8 to promote and teach the game of lacrosse.  We are committed to developing the skills required for players to play and compete at the middle- and high school levels.

Club format / age groups

Age groups

  • U6 GirlsPre-K and K
  • U8 GirlsGrades 1 and 2
  • U10 GirlsGrades 3 and 4
  • U12 GirlsGrades 5 and 6
  • U14 GirlsGrades 7 and 8

For all age groups

New and experienced players welcome

All players will receive a Northern Dutchess reversible pinnie

All players must have an active membership with US Lacrosse


U6 Girls

Practice:  1x per week, Skills clinic and 4v4 scrimmage

Games:  None

Equipment required:  All equipment is provided

U8, U10, U12, & U14 Girls

Practice:  2x per week, skills development drills

Games:  TBD, 7v7 intra-squad or inter-town

Equipment required:  A stick, goggles, & mouth guard



An appropriate lacrosse stick and club pinnie will be provided.


U8, U10, U12, and U14

A Northern Dutchess club pinnie is included in your registration fee.  A girls lacrosse stick, googles, and a mouth guard are required.


For more detailed equipment requirements and recommendations, click below.

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