The Somerset Hills Lacrosse Club, Inc. (SHLC), a non profit 501(c)3 organization, maintains an educational youth lacrosse program open to both boys and girls from K through 8th grade, from the towns of Bernardsville, Bedminster, Far Hills, and Peapack-Gladstone. SHLC is a member of the North Jersey Junior Lacrosse League (NJJLL) for the boys division and the Jersey Girls Lacrosse Association (JGLA) for the girls division. SHLC follows the guidelines of US Lacrosse, the national governing body for lacrosse.
Our K-2nd, 3rd and 4th grade programs focus on fundamentals and instruction to develop the basic skills of lacrosse. Our 5th through 8th grade programs are developed and train to participate in competitive spring games and tournaments scheduled against other programs in the NJJLL and JGLA leagues. As a club we look to develop our young athletes' love for the game of lacrosse, and also their skills and strengths to help them excel at the game and look to play for the Bernards High School Mountaineers, or other program of their choice.
SHLC teams participate as a club in the spring season only. Online Registration using our website begins late November and closes at the end of February. Practices begin in February or March, games begin in early April and the season concludes in early June. All of our teams are formed by grade level.
SHLC youth also have opportunities outside the spring season to play and train together and with youth from other programs. These opportunities are offered by private, for-profit organizations that are NOT affiliated with SHLC. As a club, SHLC does encourage training with some of these organizations to keep our youth playing in the off season, but we receive no financial or any other form of incentive from any of these entities.