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Welcome to the Barnstable Youth Lacrosse Program

Barnstable Youth Lacrosse is an instructional program aimed at introducing youngsters to the exciting and fun game of lacrosse. As an instructional program, emphasis will be on learning stick skills, game fundamentals, and most of all on having fun.  We will be competing against several towns in the South Shore, Cape and Islands.  BYL has one team at U9 grades 1 &2 and two teams at levels, U11 grades 3 &4, U13 grades 5 & 6 and U15 tgrades 7 & 8.  If you are new or inexperienced, don't worry!  You're not alone and you'll learn quickly, especially if you work hard.  All of the coaches want you to have a great time playing lacrosse this spring. If you or your parents ever have any concerns, speak to a coach or to any board member. Remember, "Work hard, Play as a Team, Have Fun and get Better Every Week"

Practice Schedule:  Practice schedules are posted on each team page.
 

Game Schedule: Each team will play approximately eight games plus the season finale jamboree.  Games will be on Saturday or Sundays.   As the season progresses, games may be scheduled with other towns on practice days.   All schedules are subject to change – please check team schedules on the web site for updates.

Equipment:  The required equipment you purchase to play can be very expensive.  Put your name clearly on all your equipment.

Mouth Guards:  Every player must wear a mouth guard.  You can't play without one.

Water:  Bring your own water bottle to practices and games.

Balls:  Always chase the ball after a missed catch or shot.

Team Assignments: Are finalized prior to the first game - the teams are divided equally based on skill level.ave a select 

Weather:  If the weather is bad, games and/or practices may have to be rescheduled – please check the Teams section of the web site for updates. We will occasionally practice and play in the rain.

Attendance:  Lots of kids have signed up to play this year. The ones who come to practice, dedicated to developing their skills, will see the most action in games, but our goal is to play everyone equally in all games.

Lacrosse Magazine: Once players have registered for Barnstable Youth Lacrosse, they automatically become members of US Lacrosse and receive a membership card and Lacrosse Magazine.

Home Practice: Find a masonry wall or backboard to throw against while working on your catching and throwing between practices. There is no better way to improve going both right and left-handed, which is extremely important.

Behavior:  When players registered for the Barnstable Youth Lacrosse program, all participants and parents were required to sign a  MBYLL Lacrosse Code of Conduct.  As a reminder, please treat your coaches and teammates with respect.  Be a leader.  Never get down on a teammate; always encourage each other.  Never retaliate in a game; let the other team serve the penalty.  Never complain to the refs about a call.  Most importantly, keep up your schoolwork.  We want everybody to have a positive experience.  Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.  "Work Hard, Play as a team, Have Fun, and get better every week"


Youth Programs

 

Registration:  The registration fee for all U9, U11, U13 and U15 programs is $250.  Late registrants pay a registration fee of $300. Registration closes March 22, 2020 to ensure all team numbers and uniforms are organized and ordered in time .


 

Uniforms and Equipment:  All players will be provided a game jerseys and one pair of shorts. Players may keep all of our great BYL swag !!  A list and description of required equipment can be found on our web site.

Commitment:  Coaches and members of the Board of Directors have made a significant time commitment to the program.  As a player, you should make the same commitment to your teammates and coaches.  Players are expected to attend practices and games and should consider lacrosse their primary sports commitment during the season.  Barnstable Youth Lacrosse generally offers two practices and one game per week beginning in early April and extending through mid-June.   Questions and/or Comments

If you have any questions or comments concerning the Barnstable Youth Lacrosse Program, this web site, or are interested in volunteering in the program, please contact barnstableyouthlax@gmail.com