Our mission is to teach, grow and honor the game of lacrosse throughout the Clackamas area by providing leadership, guidance, training and structure to all who are interested in participating in CYL's program. Our leading principle of "Building Winners in Life" helps us direct and lead our program in a positive direction while having fun and being competitive.
Our philosophy is that all players at the "recreation" level will be played as close to "equal play" time with other players. We are a Positive Coaching Alliance organization and we follow the Double Goal Coaching rules of Win the Game, Win at Life.
Our Recreational teams are balanced teams based on player skill, experience, size and grade.
There are NO ‘stacked’ teams & NO ‘A’ & ‘B’ teams at the recreation level in CYL. NO standings are kept and NO playoffs or league championships are held at the recreational level in the Oregon Youth Lacrosse Association or in CYL.
Our coaches are teachers & role models. We have very high expectations of our coaches to do the right thing for the right reason during all interactions with the players and while representing CYL on and off the field.
CYL is an inclusive organization that provides a safe, enjoyable, learning experience for all participants; and in an environment not swept up in the pressure filled, win-at-all-cost mania all too common in today's youth sports. Success will come with the positive experience that our youth have in playing the game and learning the skills.
Our goal is for all players, coaches, parents, teams & programs to reflect role-model sportsmanship on & off the field while we learn, share and teach the fundamental skills & teamwork required to play the game well.
CYL provides training, guidance, certification and age-specific rules of play for all participating coaches & officials with a particular focus on ensuring player safety & that our games deliver a positive, fun-filled experience for all involved.
Honor the Game
We honor the game by practicing positive coaching, teaching life lessons beyond the playing field and developing a strong community among players, parents, coaches, officials and fans that will last a lifetime.
As CYL members, we continue to improve our lacrosse knowledge & program capabilities each season as we learn, share and teach the game based on speed, stick skills, athleticism and teamwork--and not physical intimidation.
Thank you for your participation and making the Clackamas Youth Lacrosse program a continued success .