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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 Boys MBYLL season.

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

 

SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK WINNERS

 

Back for 2021 in the MBYLL Player and Coach Sportsman of the Week Award! Coaches and spectators nominate players and coaches who promote sportsmanship, integrity, character, and fair play. Each week, we will select one player and one coach from nomination submissions to be our league's "Sportsman of the Week."
 
Weekly winners will be recognized on the main page of our website, on our social media pages, in our email newsletter and they will receive a $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods! The player will also receive a lacrosse stick from Signature Lacrosse and the coach will also receive a hat from Powell Lacrosse! All honorees will also be invited to a special recognition ceremony in June!
 
To nominate a player or coach for examplary acts of sportsmanship, please Click Here!
 
WEEK 1 WINNERS:
 
REILLY NEWCOMB from Amesbury Youth Lacrosse. Reilly was recognized for always encouraging his teammates when they are down with the right words of encouragement to boost them up. Reilly has been a leading example for his team in working hard to learn a new sport at home and at practice. He also never gave up trying and encouraging his teammates this week, regardless of the score in the game. Congrats REILLY NEWCOMB for being the Week 1 MBYLL Player Sportsman of the Week!
 
COACH GREG MATTERA from Wapole Youth Lacrosse! Coach Mattera was nominated by another coach for the way he spoke up to the town board and handled the situation this weekend around the tragic accident last year with a Walpole player that has him in a wheelchair.  Coach Mattera took a leadership role in contacting the family who is still dealing with his injuries, had the difficult conversation and invited the player to join his team prior to the first game. Arranging for the player to meet up with the team pre-game and then how the players reacted is a testament to their coach.  Congratulations Coach Mattera for being named the MBYLL Coach Sportsman of the Week for week 1!

 

by posted 04/14/2021
Get Up & Play Challenge Winners

Thank you to all who participated in the GET UP & PLAY CHALLENGE over the past 3 months. The following players were randomly selected from the entries submitted to win prizes for getting outside and doing a lacrosse activity!

Special thank you to DICK'S Sporting Goods, Signature Lacrosse, Powell Lacrosse and Lax.com for donating prizes!

 

Get Up & Play Challenge Prize Winners

Name - Town Program - Points - Prize

Richie Donohue - Reading - 128 points - Powell Lacrosse Complete Stick

Hunter Laverdiere - Grafton - 110 points - Back Yard Lacrosse Goal

William MacDonald - Ashland - 103 points - $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods

Aidan Steele - North Reading - 100 points - Powell Lacrosse Complete Stick

Finn Alpers - Melrose - 99 points - $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods

Liam Steele - North Reading - 95 points - $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods

Quinn Davis - Grafton - 94 points - $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods

Luke Alimi - Burlington - 92 points - Powell Lacrosse Complete Stick

Logan McAndrew - Easton - 89 points - $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods

Ryder Laverdiere - Grafton - 88 points - $50 gift certificate to DICK'S Sporting Goods

Max MacDonald - Ashland - 85 points - Signature Lacrosse Complete Stick

Bretton Pliakas - Grafton - 83 points - Signature Lacrosse Complete Stick

Thomas O'Leary - Marlborough-Hudson - 82 points - Signature Lacrosse Complete Stick

Jacob Wong - Grafton - 81 points - Signature Lacrosse Complete Stick

Cole Moore - Milford - 78 points - Lacrosse Stick & Head from Lax.com

 


by posted 04/14/2021
RETURN TO PLAY GUIDES

The MBYLL Board of Directors approved on March 25 the latest version of the MBYLL RETURN TO PLAY GUIDES for parents and for coaches. On March 22, the state of Massachusetts eventerd Phase IV, Step I of reopening and with it came the latest standards for youth sports play. Please read the guides below to ensure a safe and compliant start to the season. Points of emphasis (see guides for more details):

  • All players, coaches, officials and spectators MUST wear a mask at al times. A mask is defined as a cloth facial covering that completly covers the mouth and nose. 
  • Spectator Limits: Each town program will be setting Spectator Limits based on their local board of health and field complex's spectator viewing areas needed to meet state standards. Please be aware that Spectator Limits will vary from town to town.
  • Face-Offs: Face-Offs will be allowed to start the season. For weeks 1-3, both coaches must agree to play with face-offs. If either coach does not want to play with Face-offs, there will be a coin toss to determine opening possession and following goals, the team scored upon will be given possession either at mid field or goal line extended.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PARENT-PLAYER RETURN TO PLAY GUIDE

CLICK HERE TO READ THE COACH RETURN TO PLAY GUIDE


by posted 03/28/2021
Game Day Guides

PARENTS & COACHES: Please click on the images below ot download the Parent/Player Guide and the Coach Pre-Game Checklist

 


by posted 03/28/2021
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
2021 Player Refund Policy

2021 MBYLL Player Refund Policy

(November 13, 2020)

The $30 Player memberships provide immediate insurance coverage to players that last through Dec 31, 2021. While the spring season is the focus of youth lacrosse in Massachusetts, memberships provide year-round insurance coverage for coaches and town programs that is used to host lacrosse activities throughout the year.  

The MBYLL Board approved a new refund policy should the season be forced to cancel the Spring season. Taken into account was the expenditures that are incurred prior to the start of the season, keeping the year-round insurance policy for players, coaches and town programs, and being able to continue operations in future years for youth lacrosse in Massachusetts.

POLICY

If MBYLL is forced to cancel the 2021 season for any reason, such as a Covid-19 health emergency, MBYLL will KEEP the player, coach & town program insurance policy ACTIVE for the 2021 calendar year. This will allow players and programs to conduct lacrosse activities at any time during the year when permissible by state and local authorities.

MBYLL will provide the following to players based on the date the season is cancelled:
* Prior to Jan 1, 2021 - $25 refund (83% refund)
* Prior to Feb 26, 2021 - $20 refund (66% refund)
* Prior to March 14, 2021 - $10 credit for 2022 (players in 8th grade will be sent a $10 refund check)
* After March 14, 2021 – MBYLL will send financial support direct to Town Programs to allow them to give a greater refund on town fees charged to families.


by posted 11/13/2020
MBYLL Partners with Signature Lacrosse

MBYLL has partnered again with Signaute Lacrosse for the 2021 season to provide discounted lacrosse balls, quick connect goals, complete sticks and more to Town Programs, coaches, players and families in MBYLL.

Signature Lacrosse is one of the most trusted brands in the sport today and MBYLL is excited to offer these discounts-

  • Case of 120 balls for $135
  • Shooter bag of 25 balls for $67.46
  • Quick Connect Goals starting at $180
  • and more!

Simply CLICK HERE and use code MBYLL10 at checkout!


by posted 10/29/2020
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