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Information about Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse

MBYLL (Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League), as stated in its Mission, promotes the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training, and structure to anyone interested in lacrosse.

If you have any questions about lacrosse in Massachusetts, don't hesitate to ask and we will try and get you the appropriate response. 

If you have technical issues with registration please email

Thank you for your interest in lacrosse!

Click the graphic (below) to register your child for the 2020 Boys MBYLL season.

(Once complete, go to your town program website and complete your town registration using your MBYLL number.)

 

Learn to Lax - New player clinics

Towns across Central and Eastern Massachusetts are hosting clinics or Fall programs for kids who have never played lacrosse. A great opportunity to let your child try out the sport and if/wehn they like it you know you are making a good decision to register them for Spring lacrosse in your town!

Don't see the town you live in listed? Email and ask for more information about youth lacrosse in your town.

 

Check back as we will add towns and clinics to this list as they are announced!

 

ARLINGTON

Fall Lacrosse for NEW and Returning Players

Date: Sundays, Sept 22 to Oct 27

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages: 1st to 8th Grade

Location: Arlington HS Turf Field

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

ASHBY (see North Middlesex)

 

ASHLAND

Date: Sunday, Sept 22

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ages: Pre-K to 8th Grade

Location: Ashland Middle School

FREE

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

BEDFORD

Fall Speed Lacrosse for NEW and Returning Players

Date: Sundays, Sept 22 to Oct 27

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages: Grades 1 to 8

Location: Bedford High School Turf

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

DIGHTON-REHOBOTH

Fall Ball Lacrosse

Date: Mondays, Sept 16-Oct 28

Ages: 1st to 9th Grade

Location: ForeKicks Taunton

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

GRAFTON

Stick Day for NEW Players

Date: Sunday, Novemebr 3

Ages: 1st to 8th Grade (for players new to lacrosse)

Location: Norcross Park

FREE for new players

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

LEXINGTON

Fall Ball Clinics

Date: Sundays, Sept 8-Oct 27

Ages: K to 2nd Grade

Location: Fiske Elementary School

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

LITTLETON

Littleton Lacrosse Academy

Date: Sundays, Sept 15-Oct 27

Ages: Grades K-8

Location: Middle School Grass Field

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

MEDWAY

Friday Night Fall Ball for NEW and returning Players

Date: Fridays, Sept 6 to Oct 25

Ages: Grades 1-4

Location: Medway High School

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

MILFORD

Free Clinic Series for NEW players!

Date: Mon, Sept 23; Wed, Sept 25; Mon, Oct 21; Mon, Oct 28

Ages: 1st to 8th Grade

Location: John Smith Sports Center

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

MILTON

Milton Fall WeeLax & Little Laxers

Date: Mondays & Wednesdays; Sept 23-Nov 6

Ages: PreK to 5th Grade

Location: Cunningham Park

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

NATICK

Dates: Sundays, Sept 22, 29 and Oct 6

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ages: 1st to 7th Grade

Location: Cole North Turf Field

FREE

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

NORTH MIDDLESEX (Pepperell, Townsend & Ashby)

Free Lacrosse Clinic

Date: Sundays, Sept 22, 29 & Oct 6

Time: 10am-11:30am

Ages: K to 6th Grade

Location: North Middlesex High School

FREE

Detials/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

PEPPERELL (see North Middlesex)

 

REHOBOTH (see Dighton-Rehoboth)

 

SHARON

Boys "Try Lax Program"

Sunday, Oct 6

Ages: Returning U9 players & NEW Players K to 8th Grade

Location: Sharon Middle School

Cost: FREE

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

TEWKSBURY

Fall Recreational League for NEW and returning players

Ages: Pre-K to 4th Grade

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

TOWNSEND (see North Middlesex)

 

WATERTOWN

Youth Fall Speed Ball Lacrosse (for NEW and returning players)

Dates: Monday & Wednesday Nights, Setp 16 to Oct 23

Ages: 1st to 8th Grade

Location: Casey Park Outdoor Rink

Details/Registration: CLICK HERE

 

QUESTIONS? Email Kevin Barney at 


by posted 09/18/2019
Player & Associate Official Scholarship Applications

Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League awards a Player Scholarship (in the amount of $500) to one graduated youth player in each of the five regions of MBYLL. All current 9th graders who played for an MBYLL town team in the 2019 spring season are eligible to apply.  An AO Scholarship (in the amount of $1,000) is also awarded each season to one of our current Associate Officials. All registered AOs who've officiated games for an MBYLL town in the 2019 spring season are eligible to apply.

You will be asked to upload your most recent report card / school transcript as well as to answer two short essays. The essays should be no more than 400 words each and we encourage you to write them out on a word document and copy/paste your essay into the application after careful editing. 

The deadline to apply is October 14th. Winners (one in each region) will be announced shortly after Thanksgiving after our MBYLL Scholarship Committee has reviewed all applications.

2019 MBYLL PLAYER Scholarship Application

2019 MBYLL ASSOCIATE OFFICIAL Scholarship Application

One of the five regional scholarship winners will also be selected to receive the McCrae Williams Memorial Leadership Award with an additional $500 cash prize.

Our Scholarship is named after the late McCrae Williams, former MBYLL player and Associate Official who passed away in September of 2017. McCrae leaves behind a legacy of excellence, selflessness, passion for lacrosse, and commitment to community.

The cash prizes for this scholarship will be given to you directly and is intended for you to put towards high school / collegiate athletic costs.

MBYLL will recognize our scholarship winner at a time and place to be determined. Past winners have been recognized at a Boston Cannons home game and/or the Championship Chat with Paul Rabil and Bill Belichick.

We look forward to reviewing many terrific applications and wish you all the best of luck! We hope you are having joy and success in the new academic year so far and will continue to think of your local youth lacrosse program and Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League.

- MBYLL Scholarship Committee


by posted 09/17/2019
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by posted 08/13/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 7

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!  CLICK HERE to see all of our award winners from this season!

WEEK 7 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - JORDAN GOPIN of Sharon Youth Lacrosse!

Jordan's was nominated by his coach for his maturity and compassion playing against a less experienced team.  Rather than running up the score, Jordan worked on passing and allowing younger players on his team to shoot.  He also made sure goals scored by his team were done with respect.

 

Sportsman Coach of the Week - KEVIN NEMSICK of Shrewsbury Youth Lacrosse

Caoch Nemsick was nominated by a parent who cited Coach always going above and beyond with lessons both on and off the field in the commitment to build young men with integrity.  It was also cited Coach Nemsick organized a "Sunday FUNday" and in addition to playing games, a drive was organized for Veteran's Inc.  Under his leadership the boys in Shrewsbury continue to learn about sportsmanship and giving back to the community. 


by posted 06/05/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 8

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods! 

WEEK 8 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - BROGAN BECKMAN of Amesbury Youth Lacrosse!

The reason cited was Brogan is always a team player and his willingness to sacrifice for his teammates.  Brogan sacrificed his own play multiple times this season by jumping in goal when the scheduled goalie did not show.

Sportsman Coach of the Week - MARK MATIJEVIC of Marlborough Hudson Youth Lacrosse!

The reason cited was how Coach Matijevic always teaches his players that first and foremost sportsmanship in the game is number one. It was also noted how his coaching style is always calm and constructive when teaching his players and how Coach is quick to praise players showing great effort. 


by posted 06/05/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - WEEK 6

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!  Nominations can be made each week Sun-Tues by clicking HERE

WEEK 6 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - NICK BALICKI of Reading Youth Lacrosse!

Nick was nominated by his coach for showing leadership and sportsmanship during their week 6 game.  After scoring a few goals, Nick approached his coach and told him he wanted to pass instead of shot to get the younger players more involved. Nick not only did this, but it lead to other older players doing the same and getting everyone on the team involved.

 

Sportsman Coach of the Week - COACH ROBERT KELLEY of Saugus Youth Lacrosse

Coach Kelley was nominated by a parent on his team.  The reason cited was not only his dedication to teaching the game to the boys on his team, but teaching them how to respect the game, teammates, opponents, coaches and referees.  Coach Kelley always gives equal playing time and provides the boys opportunities to play all positions while encouraging camaraderie and teamwork!

 


by posted 05/21/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 5

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!  Nominations can be made each week Sun-Tues by clicking HERE

WEEK 5 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - KAIN KILLIAN of Chelmsford Youth Lacrosse!

Kain was nominated by a parent on the opposing team for his sportsmanship! The reasons cited was Kain playing with sportsmanship and effort all game. Also noted, was his concern for a injured player on the opposing team and after the game shaking his coaches hands and thanking them.

 

Sportsmanship Coach of the Week - MATT EHRLICH of Westboro Youth Lacrosse

Coach Ehrlich was nominated by the opposing coach. Reasons cited were under his leadership, Coach Ehrlich's team seeking out kids from the opposing team to award a game ball to. And that his players were seeking a player from the opposing team who been "doing the right things during the game".  Having his players keeping an eye out for good sportsmanship during the game, led to them playing the game with great sportsmanship.


by posted 05/15/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 4

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!  Nominations can be made each week Sun-Tues by clicking HERE

WEEK 4 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - GARRETT WILLWERTH of Northboro-Southboro Youth Lacrosse!

Garrett was nominated by the opposing coach in week 4.  The coach was impressed with the sportsmanship Garrett displayed during their game.  A shot by Garrett hit the opposing goalie, sending him to the ground.  The coach noted Garrett's concern for the goalies well being not only right when it happened, but as he went to the goalie after he got up to make sure he was ok.

 

 

Sportsman Coach of the Week - CEAN COMLEY of Leominster Youth Lacrosse

Coach Comley was nominated by a parent in his program. The reasons cited are Coach Comley's encouragement, patients, and making every player feel a part of his team. It was also noted that Coach is always complimentary of your opponents after games and seek out individual players on the opposing team to compliment them on their hustle and effort.


by posted 05/15/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 3

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!  Nominations can be made each week Sun-Tues by clicking HERE

WEEK 3 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - CONNOR ROY of Triton Youth Lacrosse!

In week 3, Triton's opponent was short on players and when the coach asked for a volunteer to play for the other team, Connor was quick to volunteer.  Furthermore, he volunteered to play in goal. Connor played against his friends and his own brother in the name of sportsmanship.  

 

Sportsman Coach Of The Week - CHAD GADBOIS of Danvers Youth Lacrosse

Coach Gadbois is a favorite amoungst his players.  He is known for giving every player ample playing time and the opportunity to play multiple positions in practices and games. Parents on the team admire the example he sets for his players by not only cheering them on, but makes sure to congratulate and support the opponent when they make a good play.


by posted 04/24/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 2

Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as the Sportsman of the Week! The player and coach will each receive recognition, a MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Certificate, and a $50 gift caertificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!  Nominations can be made each week Sun-Tues by clicking HERE

WEEK 2 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS!:

Sportsman Player of the Week - EVAN LIND of Milford Youth Lacrosse!

Evan committed numerous acts of Sportsmanship during his game last Sunday.  He ran to the opposing sideline to let the coach know they were short a player on the field, so the game could be played fair.  Evan helped instruct a new player on the opposing team where and how to line up for a Face-Off, and he helped an opposing player back to his feet after falling down during a play. Thank you Evan and congrats on being named the MBYLL Sportsman of the Week for week 2 of the season!

 

Sportsman COACH Of the Week - MARK HASBROUCK of North Middlesex Youth Lacrosse!

Coach Hasbrouck was nominated by a parent for not only his years of volunteer service as a coach, but for going above and beyond to support the other 5/6 classic and select team in their program, team's his kid does not play on.  Coach Hasbrouck is known for always being positive, and making sure the kids on his team have fun and have positive experiences playing the sport of lacrosse!  Thank you Coach Hasbrouck and congrats on being the MBYLL Sportsman Coach of the Week for week 2!

(Coach Hasbrouck seen in the background, on his team's sideline)


by posted 04/12/2019
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK - Week 1

Back for 2019 is the MBYLL Sportsman of the Week Award.  Each week of the season, 1 player and 1 coach will be recognized as Sportsman of the Week!  Nominations can be made Sun-Tues each week by clicking HERE.  Winners will be recognized here on our website, in our email newsletter and on our social media channels.  They will each also receive a $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods!

WEEK 1 SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK

Sportsman Player of the Week -- JACK ROYCROFT of Westwood Youth Lacrosse!  Jack was nominated by a coach for his selfless play, and when his team's goalie got injured, teh midfielder got in goal for his team with a smile on his face and a positive attitude!  

 

Sportsman Coach of the Week - STU SALYER of Weston Youth Lacrosse! Coach Salyer was nominated by his opposing coach from this past weekend.  Caoch Salyer's Weston team was on their way to a victory and instead of concentrating on running up the score, they still played with intensity and heart without embarassing the opposing team and goalie.  "Stu coached his team ina  way that perfectly demonstarted the spirit of the game," said the opposing coach.

 

Congrats to Jack Roycroft and Coach Salyer!

 


by posted 04/04/2019
Regional Enrichment Funds Announcement

Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League Announces

Regional Enrichment Funding for 2019

 

(BOSTON, MA) – February 28, 2019 – Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) announced today that the Board of Directors approved $75,000 in regional enrichment funds for the 2019 season.   Each of the five regions in MBYLL will be allocated $15,000 to be used at their discretion. This follows board approval last Fall to reduce both the league player and coach registration fees for the 2019 season.

“The MBYLL Board of Directors took action over the past few years to lower our operating and insurance costs,” said Tom Spangenberg, President of MBYLL.  “These actions put us in a strong financial position to both lower league registration fees and provide funds to support enrichment programs across Central and Eastern Massachusetts.”

Representatives from each town meet at monthly regional meetings. This month they will be discussing how to best utilize the enrichment funds to meet the needs of their town programs.  Regions will look to host coach education clinics and player skills clinics, conduct end of season celebrations, and provide equipment to towns and individuals in need.

“Our mission as a league is to teach, grow and honor the game,” said Spangenberg.  Lowering fees and providing more education and experiences through enrichment funds are key steps to meeting our goals.”


by posted 02/28/2019
Welcome to the 2019 Season

Dear youth lacrosse families,

The 2019 spring season is a month away and we cannot wait to get started! For those of you who are returning to your towns for another great season of youth lacrosse, welcome back! For those of you playing for the first time… we are so thrilled you decided to try this amazing sport: one of the oldest sports in North America – but also one of the fastest growing sports.

Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) is a confederation of 100 town programs. We are the league that your town plays in for boys games. As a league, we provide a schedule, rules, officials assignments, and governance. We support each town with coaching education and certification, your secondary accidental medical insurance (good for all of 2019 for all lacrosse events on the East Coast), and many other benefits that are exclusive to MBYLL athletes and families. This newsletter has a number of events and opportunities available to you. Please check it out and take advantage.

MBYLL is a volunteer-led organization. Though our spring season is only 10 short weeks from March 31 – June 2nd… our volunteer board, committees, and regional leaders work year-round for this experience hoping to make this enjoyable, educational, safer, valuable, and memorable for our players and coaches. Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and check out our website (www.mbyll.org).Please look out for our periodic newsletters and our electronic magazine The Scoop: Magazine of Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League

Thank you for being a part of an MBYLL town, for your commitment to your community, for being great ambassadors of sportsmanship and integrity, and to our parents: for being loyal, supportive, and positive spectators. MBYLL would not be the biggest and most acclaimed organized sports league in the United States without our amazing lacrosse families! So thank you for 27 years of excellence and growth.

Wishing you a terrific few more weeks of winter and we cannot wait for our first face-offs next month!

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Joey Picard, MBYLL Director (as well as a fellow parent, coach, and megafan)


by posted 02/28/2019
MBYLL Scholarship Winners

Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League awards a scholarship to one graduating youth player and one active AO (Associate Official) who best embody the mission of the league: To Teach, To Grow, To Honor the sport of lacrosse. The Leadership Award is named for former MBYLL player and Associate Official McCrae Williams who passed away in 2017. McCrae Williams was an enormous ambassador of the game locally and internationally, excelled as a player in the Weston Youth Lacrosse program, and was an exemplary official for MBYLL and EMLOA.

 

2017 winners Michael McLaughlin of Stoughton and Trevor Carroll of Norwood receiving their award at the most recent Cannons game at Harvard Stadium, joined by Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Dianne Williams (parents of the late McCrae Williams) and Joey Picard and Rick Zaccardo of the MBYLL Board of Directors


by posted 08/16/2018
THE SCOOP - Volume IV, Issue II

CLICK HERE to read the latest issue of THE SCOOP!


by posted 07/20/2018
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