The Saugerties Area Youth Lacrosse (SAY-LAX) mission is to provide the youth of Saugerties and its surrounding areas (Woodstock, Catskill, Mountain Top & Cairo) access to America's first and fastest game on grass, Lacrosse.
SAY-LAX is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2006 under Bob Slate and re-booted in 2019. We are sanctioned under US Lacrosse and a verified partner of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL).
In addition to having a Kindergarten through 2nd-grade recreational program, our Boys & Girls travel teams (grades 3/4 & 5/6) compete in the Mid-Hudson Youth Lacrosse League and the Empire North Lacrosse Association. SAY-LAX conducts its programs at the Saugerties High School.
In partnership with parents and coaches we strive to ensure that children are provided a meaningful, enjoyable, challenging and safe lacrosse experience. We are an athlete-centered organization that places the needs of children first. We give each player the opportunity to participate to the best of their ability and to develop as a young athlete.
Together, we will nurture the physical and emotional well-being of all children in an environment that fosters and promotes a sense of community. We are guided by the values of good sportsmanship, honesty, respect for all individuals and personal integrity. SAY-LAX is committed to the long-term growth and development of all levels of developing lacrosse players. Our success will be measured by more children who enjoy playing and participating in lacrosse in the future.