CYL 2021 Fall Lacrosse Overview

Our once-a-week Fall Lacrosse Skills Development Program runs September 12th through October 24th!

WHO:ALL CYL Boys and Girls ages 6-15
+ feel free to bring friends to try out lacrosse!!
WHEN:We run Sundays through October 24th - weather permitting
 GIRLS: U9 2-3p & U11/13/15 2-3:30p
 BOYS: ALL 2-3:30p
WHERE:Danehy Park Field #3 (girls) and #4 (boys - inside of track)
COST:Please consider a tax-deductible donation to CYL

Our fall program emphasizes age-appropriate fundamental lacrosse skill development, structured games, and scrimmages for both boys and girls, ages 6-15. Let’s shake off some of the rust, continue to develop skills for the spring, and have lots of fun out there!

There is NO formal fall registration and sessions are FREE and 100% optional. Fall sessions should be attended in addition to your fall sports. We are strong believers in multi-sport athletics, so join us whenever you're not on the ice or another field. Fall sessions are scheduled to minimize conflicts with your athlete's traditional fall sports commitments.


CYL 2022 Spring Lacrosse Overview

Cambridge Youth Lacrosse (CYL) will be offering the following options for the 2022 Spring season:

Founders Girls/Mass Bay Lacrosse League Teams

Each Girls FGLL and Boys MBYLL team will:

  • have two team practices per week
  • have 8 Sunday league games (4 home, 4 away - time TBD ) versus other towns
  • participate in an end-of-season tournament/jamboree

Program runs outdoors March 26th – June 18th, weather permitting.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We will be fielding teams in these age groups:

Under 91st & 2nd Grade
Under 113rd & 4th Grade
Under 135th & 6th Grade
Under 157th & 8th Grade
* If a team option is not available for your peer group, we will make our best effort to place you on an appropriate team.

Teams will be filled on a first come, first served basis. However, we will add additional teams by age group if the numbers support it.

Future Falcons Co-Ed Lacrosse Development Program

Our Saturday Co-Ed development and skills program for both boys and girls 7 years old and younger emphasizes:

  • Age-appropriate Fundamental Lacrosse Skill Development
  • Structured Games
  • Scrimmages

Program runs Saturdays, April 9th – June 11th, weather permitting, starting 9am at Danehy Park.

Prior experience playing lacrosse is NOT required!

Duration of sessions will be based on parent input and the stamina/attention span of this year's "flock" of Future Falcons.

Depending on numbers, we will schedule one-off scrimmages with other programs as parents see fit.

MBYLL Select Teams (Boys)

We look to field both U13(5th & 6th Grade) and U15(7th & 8th Grade) boys Select teams in the spring. Our Select teams offer 7 additional weekly games + playoffs for those interested in participating at a high-level against very competitive teams. Interested players will be evaluated in mid-March prior to the season.

Only players demonstrating the highest levels of skill, athleticism, attitude, and commitment will qualify for these rosters. Select games are in addition to our normal Sunday gameday schedule and are scheduled by the league on either Friday or Saturday evenings. Select players are REQUIRED by MBYLL to play both "classic" town AND Select games.

A separate Select team registration IS NOT required. Simply inform your coach of your interest and you will be included in pre-season tryouts!

Rostered Select team players will be responsible for their equal share of MBYLL Select team league expenses (i.e., $1,245 per 2022 MBYLL Select team) for refs, scheduling, team equipment, etc... Select fees due after second game - Financial aid available. We divide Select expenses up this way to keep costs as low as possible for our families. Other towns charge a separate upfront "Select team" fee of between $150-250.

NOTE: Playing Select lacrosse requires a deeper commitment to team, coaches, and teammates. We expect our Select players to make all practices and games and complete simple weekly lacrosse "homework" assignments. All planned absences (e.g., school conflicts, vacations) need to be communicated responsibly with coaches well in advance. Failure to do so will impact playing time and roster placement.

Important Spring Dates

Nov 8th, 2021CYL Spring 2022 Registration OPENS!
Jan 3rd, 2022"Early Falcon" Registration Discount ENDS
Feb 10thTeam Registration CLOSES
Mar 26thOutdoor Team Practices Begin
Apr 3rdFirst Gameday for all Teams
Apr 8-9thFirst MBYLL Select Gameday
Apr 9thFirst Future Falcons Practice
Apr 17thNO GAMES (Easter Sunday)
May 2ndPro Rata Refund Period ENDS
May 22ndGirls Jamboree (G12, G34, G56 & G78)
Ft. Devens, MA
May 28thNO GAMES (Memorial Day Weekend)
Jun 5thLAST Gameday
Jun 11thBoys Jamboree (G56 & G78)
Ft. Devens, MA
Jun 18thBoys Jamboree (G12 & G34)
Ft. Devens, MA

Coaching Philosophy

Lacrosse is a great game, and our coaching philosophy starts with the belief that playing lacrosse is fun for everyone. If your son or daughter is interested in playing lacrosse, whether he or she is just beginning or has been playing for years, we hope they will play with CYL. We want your boys and girls to work hard, to learn some skills, to run around, to play fair, to make some friends, and to take some risks. There are a ton of new and challenging situations we will put your children through, and as they go through these situations and sometimes succeed and sometimes fail, we will support them relentlessly, and in the process, they will gain new confidence and have a ton of fun.