Hyde Park Lacrosse Club

A recreational youth lacrosse program serving Hyde Park, New York and surrounding towns.

HPLC // Latest News

August 21, 2023 —

We have been busy planning at Hyde Park Lacrosse. We secured fields at Haviland Middle School for a fall ball season in September! We want our players to keep the lacrosse sticks in their hands this fall.

Our practice days for girls and boys lacrosse will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September. For the girls club, we are also planning to host a fall jamboree/play day with local clubs on Saturday September 30th.

Please get registered for fall lacrosse on our website. As usual, if there are any conflicts with other sports, we are happy to work with you to make it happen.

Let’s get back on the field this September!

Register here:

— Dan, Nick, and Connie

December 13, 2022 —


Northern Dutchess Girls Lacrosse is now Hyde Park Lacrosse Club!  Same great experience, with a new expanded mission to prepare our local youth to play at the middle- and high-school level.

The decision to change the name of the club was not taken lightly given the rich history of Northern Dutchess dating back to 2001.  The program will continue to operate in much the same way, but better represents the town in which we are located and our ties to to the school district that provides the facilities where we play. Additionally, it distinguishes us from the Northern Dutchess Boys Lacrosse program with which are not affiliated.  We are considering offering a boys program in the future as well.

Registration for the spring 2023 season is now open.  We are using a new registration system through USA Lacrosse which has a simplified registration experience for our players.  Purchase and renewal of the required USA Lacrosse membership is now integrated into the process, using the same login information you used previously for  

Click to register.  Early registration will close 1/15/2023.

— 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.

Hyde Park

Lacrosse Club

Hyde Park Lacrosse Club (formerly Northern Dutchess Youth Girls Lacrosse Club) was established circa 2001 and serves Hyde Park, New York and the surrounding towns of 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 Co-edPre-K and K
  • U8 GirlsGrades 1 and 2
  • U10 GirlsGrades 3 and 4
  • U12 GirlsGrades 5 and 6
  • U14 GirlsGrades 7 and 8
  • Boys ClinicGrades K - 5

For all age groups

New and experienced players welcome

All players will receive a Hyde Park Lacrosse reversible pinnie

All players must have an active membership with USA Lacrosse

U6 Co-ed

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 (U14 is practice only)

Equipment required:  A stick, goggles, & mouth guard

Boys K-5

Practice:  1x per week, skills development drills

Games:  None

Equipment required:  A stick and protective equipment




An appropriate lacrosse stick and club pinnie will be provided.


U8, U10, U12, and U14 Girls

A Hyde Park Lacrosse Club pinnie is included in your registration fee.  A girls lacrosse stick, googles, and a mouth guard are required.



A Hyde Park Lacrosse Club pinnie is included in your registration fee.  A boys lacrosse stick and protective equipment is required.


For more detailed equipment requirements and recommendations, click below.

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