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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 2020 Boys MBYLL season.

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

 

SEASON UPDATE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

March 13, 2020 – The Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) board of directors today announced the cancellation of Week 1 of MBYLL season (April 3-5) for both Classic and Select due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Week 2 of Select play (April 10-11) will be rescheduled for later in the season. At this time, the MBYLL season will be scheduled to start on the weekend of April 17-19 for both Select and Classic league play. The board will continue to monitor the situation and take any necessary actions based on the latest facts and recommendations from local, state and national health and government agencies.

The MBYLL Board is asking all member town programs to follow local and state government mandates and guidelines regarding gatherings and the use of public space and fields in their towns. The board is strongly advising its member town programs TO CANCELL ALL in-person lacrosse activities through the end of March and reassess at that time based on information and guidelines at that time. This includes indoor and outdoor practices, team meetings, and any in-person gatherings.

“The health and safety of our players, coaches, referees and families is the utmost importance to our league,” said MBYLL President Jim Dalton.  “While our first games are three weeks away, the fast-paced changes taking place in all of our communities led the board to make this decision to provide guidance and understanding for our 12,000+ families for at least the next month.”

MBYLL will be in contact with town directors about having extra help with re-scheduling games later in the season.


by posted 03/13/2020
Coach Certification Announcement
COACH CERTIFICATION &
TOWN PRE-SEASON EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENT
 
 
March 12, 2020 -- MBYLL President, Jim Dalton, announced today that MBYLL was shifting all remaining 2020 Coach Certification Clinics from in-person clinics to online educational video requirements.
 
In concern for the well-being and safety of our players, coaches, referees and their families, the MBYLL Board of Directors has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation. We are looking to local, state and national government agencies for guidance as it pertains to MBYLL events.
 
Over the next three weeks there were 9 Coach Certification Clinics scheduled to place indoors at middle schools, high schools, colleges and other indoor venues. There was an expected attendance of 50-150 coaches at each event. In an abundance of caution and weighing the risk-reward for hosting these events, the board of directors decided on this change in the best interest of our coaches, their families, and to potentially helping curb the spread of this virus.
 
Our in-person coach clinics are a key component to providing the best experience for our coaches and players. Our long term vision will continue to emphasize the value and need for in-person coach education. For this season only, during this extraordinary time, we are making this adjustment as we keep a focus on playing games in April.
 
The online requirements will be held through our SafetyOne platform. Coaches who have already registered for an upcoming clinic will be notified when the video requirements are ready for viewing on SafetyOne (expected no later than March 23). Coaches who need certification but have NOT registered for a clinic will still need to register on MBYLL.org by selecting from the two new Certification Event Options, one for coaches of 1st-4th grade teams and one for coaches of 5th-8th grade teams. They will be notified when the videos are ready for viewing on their SafetyOne profile.
 
2020 Coaching Badges with certification stickers will be mailed out the week of March 30 to those who have completed the online certification requirements.
 
REMINDER, ALL COACHES are still required to-
1)     Register as a coach on MBYLL.org
2)     Complete Compliance Requirements on SafetyOne
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATORS- MBYLL is asking all Town Programs to make decisions in regard to any pre-season events over the next 3 weeks (practices, meetings, gatherings) based on the latest local, state and federal information and guidelines. This is a fluid situation and one that can vary based on situations in each town. 

The MBYLL Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation. Any necessary decisions for league games will be made at a later time, based on the latest information and guidelines, in the best interest and safety of our players, coaches and families.

 
RESOURCES-
Center for Disease Control
Mass.gov
 

by posted 03/12/2020
Coach Registration, Compliance & Certification

MBYLL 2020 COACH REGISTRATION, COMPLIANCE, & CERTIFICATION

(CLICK HERE to download this story as a pdf document)

Please read below the NEW MBYLL Coach Registration, Compliance & Certification requirements and procedures.  MBYLL has partnered with SafetyOne to have a platform the Coaches, Town Administrators and MBYLL leadership can all use to track this process.  Any questions, please email Kevin Barney at

 

  1. ALL coaches (anyone who will assist with practice or be on the sideline at games) MUST have a 2020 MBYLL Coaching Badge. Anyone without a MBYLL Coach badge is NOT allowed on the sidelines for games as they are not Insured (putting everyone at risk should there be an incident) and they are not MBYLL Compliant (including lacking CORI and National Background Check approval).
    1. Each year, MBYLL will issue badges that are valid for that current season only to all coaches who complete Registration and Compliance.
    2. Coaches who attended an in-person Certification Clinic the previous season, or attend one that year, will receive a MBYLL Coaching Badge WITH a Certification Sticker (All Registration and Compliance requirements must be completed prior to receiving Badge with Sticker).
    3. All previous badges will no longer be valid.  Anyone with a previous Badge with a 2020 Sticker will receive a NEW 2020 Badge with Certification Sticker after they complete Registration and Compliance requirements.
    4. Coaches who attend an In-Person Certification Clinic will be considered Certified for 2 seasons.  To receive a Coach Badge with Certification Sticker for the 2nd season, the coach MUST complete all registration and compliance requirements.
  2. ALL coaches MUST register on www.MBYLL.org starting December 15– NO cost to coach or town program to register (new for 2020)
    1. Coaches will be asked at Registration
      1. Will they be attending a Coach Certification In-person Clinic (1 coach on every team must be MBYLL certified. Certification is good for 2 seasons)?
        1. YES – please send me the list of Clinics
        2. NO– I attended one in 2019
        3. NO – I just need a Coach Badge, another coach on my team will be certified
    2. Within 1 week of registering on MBYLL site, coach will receive an email invite to access their profile on SafetyOne to complete Compliance requirements and receive a Coach Badge for that year.
  3. EVERY ADULT on the sideline of games MUST be wearing a 2020 MBYLL Coach Badge.
  4. AT LEAST 1 ADULT on the sideline of each CLASSIC game MUST have a 2020 MBYLL Coach Badge WITH a Certification Sticker.
  5. ALL ADULTS on the sideline of each SELECT game MUST have a 2020 MBYLL Coach Badge WITH a Certification Sticker

 

ALL COACHES REGISTERING FOR 2020 FALL INTO ONE OF THE BELOW CATEGORIES. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE CATEGORY YOU FALL INTO.

RETURNING COACH WHO ATTENDED CERTIFICATIN CLINIC IN 2019 – Coach received a badge in 2019 with a 2020 sticker.  That badge is NO LONGER valid. Coach’s certification will be valid for 2020 and they will receive a 2020 Coach Badge with Certification Sticker once they complete Registration and Compliance Requirements.

  1. Coach MUST register on MBYLL.org
  2. Coach MUST log into their SafetyOne profile and complete the following-
    1. National Background Check (no cost to coach or town program)
    2. Abuse Prevention Online Training Course (no cost to coach or town program). Course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
  3. Once completed, Coach will be mailed a 2020 MBYLL Coach Badge WITH Certification Sticker
    1. Badges will be mailed out on March 16, or once Section 2 is completed (whichever is later date)

 

RETURNING COACH WHO ATTENDED A CERTIFICATION CLINIC PRIOR TO 2019 – Any badge they have from previous season are no longer valid and should be discarded. MBYLL will issue Coach Badges every season, and if the coach is Certified, they will have a Certification Sticker on the badge.

  1. Coach MUST register on MBYLL.org
  2. Coach MUST log into their SafetyOne profile and complete the following-
    1. National Background Check (no cost to coach or town program)
    2. Abuse Prevention Online Training Course (no cost to coach or town program). Course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
  3. If Coach answered that they WILL be attending a Certification Clinic, their 2020 Coach Badge with Certification Sticker will be given to them at the Clinic IF Section 2 above is complete at time of clinic.
  4. If Coach answered that they WILL NOT be attending a Certification Clinic, a 2020 MBYLL Coach Badge WITHOUT Certification Sticker Badges will be mailed out on March 16, or once Section 2 is completed (whichever is later date)

 

NEW COACH – A coach who never attended a MBYLL In-Person Certification Clinic

  1. Coach MUST register on MBYLL.org
  2. Coach MUST log into their SafetyOne profile and complete the following-
    1. National Background Check (no cost to coach or town program)
    2. Abuse Prevention Online Training Course (no cost to coach or town program). Course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
    3. “MBYLL Intro To Coaching” Online Course – Course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
  3. If Coach answered that they WILL be attending a Certification Clinic, their 2020 Coach Badge with Certification Sticker will be given to them at the Clinic IF Section 2 above is complete at time of clinic.
  4. If Coach answered that they WILL NOT be attending a Certification Clinic, a 2020 MBYLL Coach Badge WITHOUT Certification Sticker Badges will be mailed out on March 16, or once Section 2 is completed (whichever is later date)                      

by posted 12/12/2019
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