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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 HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR TOWN PLAYS IN OUR LEAGUE, LEARN ABOUT THE LACROSSE PROGRAM IN YOUR TOWN, AND YOUR TOWN'S REGISTRATION FEES. TO PLAY FOR YOUR TOWN, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH THE TOWN (separate fee) AND MBYLL.

Click the graphic (below) to register your child for the 2021 MBYLL season.

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

 

New Girls League for 2022

MBYLL To Administer Girls Lacrosse League Beginning In 2022

 

(July 12, 2021 - Natick, MA) Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) announced today that the board of directors recently approved expanding the organization’s charter and mission to teach, grow, and honor the game of youth lacrosse to now serve both girls & boys by administering a new girls league beginning in 2022.

Why:  To fulfill our mission and our non-profit fiduciary responsibility to provide equitable services and resources to grow both girls & boys youth lacrosse participation while supporting a thriving youth lacrosse culture in all MA town/city communities—benefiting all participants (players, families, coaches, refs, leaders, fans).

What:  Provide equal & inclusive access along with needed resources, enrichment funds, and advocacy for both girls and boys community-based youth lacrosse programs throughout Massachusetts.  Provide a true non-profit 501(c)(3) structure, seasoned leadership team, financial transparency, experienced operational support, and valued member benefits.  The organization will continue to be led by an all-volunteer board along with operational support from paid staff with proven experience focused on serving & expanding youth lacrosse participation in town/city community-based programs throughout Massachusetts—benefiting all players, families, coaches, refs, leaders, programs, and an ever-expanding community of youth lacrosse fans and partners.

How:  From a game operations & scheduling perspective, the girls’ game and boys’ game will be run separately under the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse organization umbrella, yet both games will always have equal access to the resources, discounts, and funding support needed to deliver a fun and sustainable experience for ALL participating programs, teams, coaches, refs, players, and fans.

When:  Beginning with the 2022 Spring Season. Town Registration for 2022 is now open. Player registration on a unified site for BOTH boys & girls will open on August 1, 2021.

Cost for Member Registration:  Player: $40.   Coach: $0.   Team: $0   Program:  $600 for one program (girls or boys) OR $900 for two programs in a town (both girls AND boys). There is an early-bird discount of $100 for any Girls Program registered by August 31.

Who:  Any town/city community-based program and their girls & boys teams interested in participating in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse spring season game schedule (mid-March thru June) and our annual Jamboree held at Devens over 2nd & 3rd weekends in June.

What we are NOT doing:  We are NOT changing the Girls youth game nor the Boys youth game.  Our objective is to provide resources and support so BOTH games can thrive EQUALLY in every community.

Value:  Here are some of the benefits MBYLL provides its members:

  • Unified AND integrated registration system and web portal for both girls and boys, and their town/city community-based programs (same website & process the vast majority of town programs already use today—so families & programs can go to one unified website for both girls & boys registration)
  • Enrichment funds:  Over $100,000 allocated over the past 2+ years alone to help grow local youth lacrosse participation across Massachusetts
  • Coaching Education:  How to coach AND protect kids, coaching YOUTH lacrosse, Positive Coaching Alliance, secure platform to provide national background checks, abuse prevention & training, including online AND in-person sessions
  • Open, consistent Communication & a decentralized leadership structure:  our standard practice of holding regular regional meetings & sending out on-going communications representing all participating town/city community-based programs across Massachusetts will continue.  Paid positions for a Girls director & a Boys director are to be staffed as part of our strategic and operational plans going forward—along with any additional support positions as needed.
  • Leadership support:  Program Leader’s Guide, Coach & Ref Pre-game Checklist, Parent & Player Guide, Unified Field Lines & Diagrams, Youth Lacrosse Program Best-practices, Youth Player’s Bill of Rights, Youth Player Development focus (character, camaraderie, community), Play Local campaign.
  • Girls & Boys Jamboree at Devens:  is already one of the largest—if not largest—youth lacrosse event in the USA, held over the 2nd & 3rd weekends of June.
  • Group Buying Power:  access to greater equipment & program supply discounts (sticks, safety equipment, balls, goals, AEDs, nets, training gear, field supplies, uniforms, etc.)
  • Advocacy & Marketing:  greater voice on importance of YOUTH lacrosse in all communities across Massachusetts (and neighboring states too, and across USA!).
  • Integrated AND coordinated Girls & Boys season game schedules:  Result = Peace of Mind.  We follow our game scheduling motto:  “Play who you like, like when you play”
  • Integrated AND coordinated Girls & Boys Select League program (5th-8th grade levels):  division standings, division playoffs, division championships, and grade-level All Star Games.
  • Stated Spring Season Goal:  Safety, Sportsmanship, Fair Play, Fun Always!
  • Join us…..and help us make an even greater impact participating in youth lacrosse can have in your community.  We Are Stronger Together!

MBYLL will be hosting multiple informational and Q&A meetings throughout July and August for Town Program Leaders and Youth Coaches. For more information on the new Girls League or details on Informational Meetings please contact Kevin Barney, MBYLL Director of Sales & Marketing at

 

About Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League – MBYLL, a non-profit 401 (c)3 organization, was founded in 1992 by a group of town youth lacrosse programs that had the common goal to promote the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training, and structure to anyone interested in lacrosse. Over 95 town programs participate in MBYLL with over 1,000 teams and 12,000 players. For more information, visit www.mbyll.org

 


by posted 07/12/2021
Grow The Game 3000

MBYLL Launches Grow The Game 3000 Fundraiser

Major fundraising initiative to provide equipment and memberships to 1,000 players in 2022

 

March 9, 2021 (Natick, MA) –Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) today announced a new fundraising initiative, Grow the Game 3000, to support equipment, membership, and program grants throughout Central and Eastern Massachusetts for 2022 to increase youth lacrosse participation. Donations are being accepted now at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/grow-the-game-3000

“The initial costs for a new player are undoubtably a barrier to some in having their child play youth lacrosse,” said Jim Dalton, MBYLL President. “We are launching this fundraising campaign to eliminate that barrier completely for 500 players and provide another 500 players with free sticks for 2022.”

Grow the Game 3000 has the goal of raising $300,000 by September 30. With this fund, MBYLL will-

  1. Cover the costs and provide the following for 500 new players:
  • Town Membership Fee
  • Helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves
  • Complete stick
  • Lacrosse Cleats
  • League Membership Fee
  • Uniform
  1. Distribute an additional 500 sticks to returning MBYLL players
  2. Provide a total of $50,000 in grants for the league and member towns to use towards Grow the Game initiatives such as, but not limited to: Learn to Lax Clinics, getting lacrosse into elementary schools, community outreach for new players, player scholarships, and player equipment.

The basis of the campaign name is to find 3,000 individuals, families, or businesses to donate $100 in support of giving more kids the opportunity to play lacrosse next year. While $100 is the goal per donation, donations of any amount will be accepted. CLICK HERE to donate today.

“This league wide initiative will allow MBYLL to support growth in all 96 of our member programs by fully funding players in need in every town and having the ability to financially support programs specific to their town and programs that expose kids to lacrosse across the region,” said Kevin Barney, MBYLL Director of Sales & Marketing.

MBYLL will announce over the summer how town programs and individual families can apply for the 500 fully funded player equipment, memberships and uniforms, as well as the 500 complete sticks. Town Programs will also be able to apply starting in July for Grants to support Grow the Game Initiatives in their towns.

For more information on Grow the Game 3000, please contact Kevin Barney, MBYLL Director of Sales & Marketing at kbarney@mbyll.org

 

About Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League:
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. MBYLL represents 120+ towns in eastern & central Massachusetts with over 10,000 players in 1st through 8th grades on 800 teams led by 2,000 volunteer coaches. For more information about MBYLL please visit www.mbyll.org.


by posted 03/08/2021
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