To support and promote youth lacrosse in the towns of Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury Mass

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Update - as of 4/30/20:

Dear PYL town team, NS Fishercats, and Merrimack Riverhawks Select teams Parents & Players:

We hope you continue to be safe and well during these unprecedented times and that everyone is able to enjoy a little backyard lacrosse whenever they can take a break from school. Please read this in its entirety as we have worked hard to clearly lay out our approach, the rationale for decisions to move forward, and the immediate next steps.

The Pentucket Youth Lacrosse league board has met this week, and frankly almost every week since this pandemic began to make final decisions for refunds for the 2020 spring season. We thank you for your patience while we navigated the cancellation of the 2020 season. As a nonprofit program that relies on a volunteer board of directors, and volunteer coaches, our mission is to ensure our program is not only sustainable for the future but is also empathetic and supportive of our community. 80% of our program expenses are paid before the season begins. Expenses include:

  • coach training and registration
  • team registrations
  • equipment
  • goalie training
  • indoor field time
  • uniforms

Learning that PYL will not be reimbursed for any expenses except for a portion of our team registrations and that if we were to fully refund all players, there would be no PYL for the future, the board voted to offer the following options to our families:

Option 1. Donate your child's 2020 registration fees to ensure and sustain the future of Pentucket Youth Lacrosse. If you are able to donate your fees, our program would be grateful.

Indoor practice time is our largest expense. We must have access to indoor spaces due to the poor condition of the fields in our town and the fact that we are the only school system in our leagues who does not have access to a turf field. We hold three major fundraisers that pay for a portion of the indoor field time. Those will most likely not happen this year, leaving us with very little money to carry forward for the 2021 season.

Option 2. In lieu of a donation, we are offering the following refunds of program fees paid for the 2020 season:

  • 100% refund to our Little Laxers 
  • 100% refund to U9 (1/2 grade) players
  • 60% refund to all U11 (3/4 grade), U13 town and select (5/6 grade), U15 town and select (7/8 grade)

Please know that the refund will be on 60% of what you paid, so if you never paid for your registration, you will not receive a refund, and if you received a sibling discount, you will get 60% of that amount, not 60% of the original registration fee. 

We have some updates on the boy's MBYLL $40 per player insurance fee and the girl's US Lacrosse $30 per player insurance fee. MBYLL is not refunding their player fee. US Lacrosse is doing the same for their $30 insurance fee. Remember that this fee will cover your player through the end of the year for any club play or camps they might attend. 

We hope to be able to credit any cards used for payment through our system, but in case we need to issue checks, we need to collect some information from you to make sure we process everything efficiently. 

Please fill out this required GOOGLE FORM to let us know your preference (refund vs. donation) and to give us the proper information to process your request. 

No refunds will be processed unless you fill out this form. We request that you submit the form by Monday, May 4th at the latest. 

Please click on the link below to access the form.

We hope you realize we are doing everything we can to help our program during this time. We will continue to post workouts and challenges throughout the coming months and we also hope to have some good news soon about possible summer and or fall lacrosse opportunities for everyone. 

Please take care, stay safe and be well,

PYL Board




Center for Disease Control

What can you do to stay active and keep up your lacrosse skills? 

Our board and coaching staff are busy preparing youtube videos of Wall Ball routines and workout routines that you can do at home or alone on a wall somewhere. Watch for them in daily emails, IG and FB posts and subscribe to our YouTube channel Here. 

We know it #sucks, and we all want to be out there playing lacrosse, so hang in there, wash your hands, stay away from your friends (as hard as that is), and have some fun with the challenges we post each day. We have TEN $50 Dick's Sporting Good Gift Certificates to give away to contest winners, so stay tuned. 



PYL Board

Todd Durocher - President
Angela Palmer - Girls Program Director and Communications Director
Peter Turpin - Boys Program Director

Bill Goff - Assistant Boys Director
Sharon Ferrant - Treasurer
Lisa Maduzia - Assistant Girls Director 

Lindsay Goff- Assistant Girls Director, Fundraising
Justin Napolitano -Fundraising Director
Peter Atwood - Equipment Manager
Mike Torissi - Field Coordinator
John Colton - Webmaster



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Field Status
Emery Street Field - Merrimac OPEN (6/4) 
Groveland Pines - Groveland OPEN (6/4) 
Groveland Pines #2 (U11) - Groveland OPEN (6/4) 
Groveland Pines Girls - Groveland OPEN (6/4) 
Groveland-Pines #1 (U09) - Groveland OPEN (6/4) 
Groveland-Pines #3 (15) - Groveland OPEN (6/4) 
Pingree School Indoor Tf - Hamilton OPEN (6/4) 
Pipestave - West Newbury OPEN (6/4) 
Pipestave 2 - West Newbury OPEN (6/4) 
Pipestave Hill Field 4 - West Newbury TBD (6/4) 
PYL High School Field - West Newbury OPEN (6/4) 
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