A non-profit organization with the mission to provide youth boys in the greater Derry area an opportunity to learn and enjoy the sport of lacrosse.

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Lacrosse, started by Native Americans and referred to as The Creators Game, is the fastest growing sport in the USA! DYLA has been offering organized youth lacrosse in the greater Derry community for over 25 years. There are many benefits of participating in the sport—from mental acuity to increased fitness—and there are also many reasons to select to play for DYLA, such as:

  • Great coaching: We select excellent coaches who have the ability to teach both new and experienced youth lacrosse players.

  • Reputation: Founded in 1991, we are a long-standing NHYLA lacrosse organization with an outstanding state championship history.

  • Pinkerton pride: Our players take pride representing our community as an Astro while competing against the same towns they'll face in Pinkerton! We have strong relationships with Pinkerton's varsity lacrosse coaching team and were founded by Pinkerton's "winningest" coach, Brian O'Reilly.

  • Friendships: With events such as the family BBQ/picture day, year-end festival, and North/South games, DYLA provides opportunities for both players and their families to forge lifetime friendships.