Haven Youth Lacrosse: Welcome

5th-6th Grade Girls

Registration for the 2013 Haven Youth Lacrosse Boys and Girls Season is open. 

Questions on boys travel teams, intramural team, and boys loaner equiptment - Kevin Clifton clifksc@verizon.net

Questions on girls teams -Jen Duckenfield  coachducklacrosse@gmail.com    

Registration questions - Bill Shields wjshields55@yahoo.com 

Welcome to the online home of Haven Youth Lacrosse

Haven Youth Lacrosse has instructional programs for boys in grades 1 through 3 and girls in grades 3 and 4. We also field competitive travel teams for boys in grades 3 through 8, and girls in grades 5 through 8.

Participation is open to all who reside within the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, i.e. Wallingford, Nether Providence, Rose Valley, Moylan, Swarthmore, and Rutledge.

We provide the opportunity for young people to learn and enjoy the exciting sport of lacrosse, the "fastest sport on two feet",  in a safe and instructive environment. We strive to develop skilled and competitive lacrosse players while instilling in the players sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, a strong work ethic. Players will carry on the tradition of “Honoring the Game”, through respect for other players, coaches, officials, and oneself.

* Haven Youth Lacrosse is not affiliated with the Wallingford/Swarthmore School District.

Thursday, March 28
Boys Intramural Practices

Boys Intramural Practices are Sundays, 11:30AM to 1:00PM at the Mesa Field (Brookhaven Road entrance) at Strath Haven High School.

Any changes or weather cancellations will be posted here. If the weather is questionable on a morning of a practice, please check here. We will try to announce any cancellations by 9:30AM.


Tuesday, January 22
Girls' Practice Schedule

      HYL Girl’s Spring Lacrosse Practice Schedule

Strath Haven Middle School Fields

Monday Nights 6:30pm-8pm 7/8th – 5/6th  – 3/ 4th


Wednesday Nights 6:30pm- 8pm  5/6th and 3 /4th grade

Games Saturday and Sundays

Questions? Contact Jen Duckenfield  coachducklacrosse@gmail.com

Monday, November 5
Haven Youth Lacrosse Officers for the 2013 Season

Haven Youth Lacrosse Officers for the 2013 Season

- President: Kevin Clifton 610 368-3407 clifksc@verizon.net

- VP and Head of Girls Program: Jen Duckenfield 484 571-1112  coachducklacrosse@gmail.com

- Secretary: John Carzo jcarzo@monarchbilliards.com

- Treasurer: Jen Raech jraech1415@comcast.net

Wednesday, January 26
A note to boys considering trying lacrosse for the first timeĀ….

1.       New Players:  In the past, new players have occasionally expressed some reservations and/or hesitation in giving lacrosse a try because they were concerned other players may have more advanced skills and it would be hard to catch up to them.   When those new players took the leap of faith and gave lacrosse a try, they generally found that the skills and confidence they have from other sports (soccer, football, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, etc.) …such as hand/eye coordination, running, moving with and without the ball, positioning on offense and defense, teamwork, hustle, etc. - carry over onto the lacrosse field.  These players are amazed to find how quickly they pick up the game of lacrosse and how much fun it is, and how it helps them in their other sports as well.  The also realize that just like practicing any other sport (i.e. practicing foul shots in basketball, juggling a soccer ball, taking batting practice, etc), if they spend a little time on their lacrosse stickwork, the amount of fun they have increases dramatically.  In other words, it is awesome to watch how quickly new players pick up the game and have a great time doing so.  If you asked any Haven kid who gave lacrosse a try in grades 1-8, you would be hard pressed to find any who regretted doing so…


2.       Loaner Gear:  HYL has limited supplies of loaner gear that may be available for players to borrow for the indoor sessions and the season – please contact Kevin Clifton clifksc@comcast.net.  Finally, as an indication of good faith and investment in the future of Haven Lax, HYL has a policy where the program will purchase equipment back from a new player (at 50% off the receipted purchase price within one year of purchase) if the player tries lacrosse and decides not to continue playing (that gear will be added to the future stock of loaner gear).


We hope this information is helpful and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tuesday, January 11
Why Play Lacrosse?

Why play lacrosse? Wayne Gretzky Answers the Question!

The Great One on Lacrosse - Reprinted from the National Post March 2000

"If sport has a high point of the year, it must be the first week of spring." 

"...When I was growing up, I used to love this time of year. It was when I put my hockey equipment away and I was absolutely ecstatic to see the end of the hockey season. One of the worst things to happen to the game, in my opinion, has been year-round hockey and, in particular, summer hockey. 

"All it does for kids, as far as I can tell, is keep them out of sports they should be doing in warmer weather. I could hardly wait to get my lacrosse stick out and start throwing the ball around. It didn't matter how cold or rainy it would be, we'd be out firing the ball against walls and working on our moves as we played the lacrosse equivalent to road hockey." 

"All the good hockey players seemed to play lacrosse in those days and everyone of them learned something from the game to carry over to the other - things athletes can only learn by mixing up games they play when they are young." 

Wayne Gretzky 

Wednesday, March 9
images 5th/6th girls

Wednesday, March 9
image 7/8 girls team

Wednesday, March 9
5th Grade Boys