"New To Lacrosse"?
Here are some frequently asked questions
regarding the Cornwall Youth Lacrosse organization:
What grades can participate in Cornwall Youth Lacrosse?
Boys and Girls in grades K-6th and when needed we will support grades 7/8.
What team will be player be assigned to?
5th/6th Grade (12U)
7th/8th Grade (14U)
5th/6th Grade (12U)
7th/8th Grade (14U).
Depending on the number of players registered and available coaches, we will determine how many teams we have at each level. Early registration is key to getting the teams made early so players will have the best opportunity for play.
7th/8th Grade teams are not always supported by CYL due to CCSD initiation of modified Lacrosse in CMS.
Additionally players often have an opportunity to play on the CHS JV team.
What equipment is required and where do I get it?
While there is an inital investment in equipment to play lacrosse, many of the items are sized in a way they can be worn for muliple years. For details informaion visit the US Lacrosse Guide.
Boys must have:
2. mouth piece
3. shoulder pads
4. elbow pads
6. a stick
7. athletic protective cup
Girls must have:
1. a stick
3. eye protection
Boys and girls should have cleats, soccer or football cleats are absolutely fine, as long as they do not contain any metal spikes.
We encourage all of our current and past player to donate old equiptment to CYL. We will be conducting an annual donation drive at the beginning of every season to help reduce costs for new and returning players.
Do I have to purchase new equipment?
No, you do not have to purchase new equipment.
Your coaches can help determine if your used equipment is safe, fits properly and is in good condition.
Play It Again Sports has a large selection of both new and used equipment the closest ones are in NJ and CT. We encourage you to also check Craigslist and Facebook Market place for local transations. Below are some links to online vendors. Please be careful to compare prices and what is included. Prices may change and supplies maybe limited.
Boys Under Armour Complete Starter Package
Boys Under Armour Starter Package (no stick)
Boys Under Armour Starter Package (pads only)
Boys STX Stallion 200 Complete Starter Package
Boys STX Stallion 75 Starter Package (no stick)
Girls STX Exult Starter Package
Girls STX Crux Starter Package
Girls Maverik/Brine Combo Starter Package
Dick's Sporting Goods also offers Lax packages and has equipment in stores.
When is the Season?
Practices March - June and games April - June.
Field conditions will determine how early we can start the season.
Can my child play more than one spring sport?
Some children do participate in more than sport per season. Be sure to speak to your coaches if you will face scheduling conflicts with practices and games well in advance of the events.
Who will we play?
Teams in the Mid-Hudson Valley Area including Warwick, Washingtonville, Pine Bush, Goshen, Monroe-Woodbury, Minisink and others. Teams will occasionally have the opportunity to play in area tournaments as well. Schedules detailing game and practice info will be posted on our website before the beginning of the season.
Is there contact in Lacrosse?
In boys’ lacrosse controlled stick checking is allowed at all levels, but body contact (body checking) is not permitted until players reach the 5th grade.
In Girls lacrosse there is no body checking permitted and only very minimal stick checking.
What if a practice or game is cancelled or postponed?
You should always check our website for the most up-to-date information concerning such matters. Our website is interconnected to the other teams in the league and this makes it very easy to keep in touch in such events that something gets rescheduled. Also, you should receive an email or phone call from your coach informing you of the situation.
My child is very nervous about playing with kids who have played before, how can I help them feel comfortable?
We welcome new players, but it can be helpful to contact the coach directly and meet before the first practice begins to let them know your player is new. Also have them look at our website page "HOW TO LACROSSE" where they can learn lacrosse terminology and watch videos on a number of skills to get them familiar with things they will be doing in practice. Parents can be supportive by giving lots of encouragement and praise. Kids will gain confidence as they become proficient in learning the basic skills.
Why does my player have to have a US Lacrosse membership to register or play?
CYL is required by law to have insurance to practice on fields and play in league games. The organization pays annually for a policy and the policy requires each player to be a registered with US Lacrosse so they can be included in that coverage. The annual membership and must be valid through the start and finish of the entire season.
If you desire to register for clinics, travel teams or independent leagues you do not have to pay again so long as your membership has not expired nor does it expire until after the completion of that program. The same number can be used for those other leagues if they also require US Lacrosse membership.