CYL 2019 Spring Lacrosse Overview

Cambridge Youth Lacrosse (CYL) will be offering the following options for the 2019 Spring season:

Founders Girls/Mass Bay Lacrosse League Teams

Each Founders Girls Lacrosse League (FGLL) teams / Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) will:

  • have two team practices per week.
  • participate in a Weekly Lacrosse Skills session
  • have 8 Sunday games (4 home, 4 away - time TBD ) versus other towns
  • participate in an end-of-season tournament/jamboree (mid-June)

Program starts March 23rd – mid-June, weather permitting. No Experience Necessary!

We will be fielding teams in these age groups:

Under 91st & 2nd Grades
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.

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 a minimum of 7 additional weekly game opportunities 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 evaluations!

Rostered Select team players will be responsible for their equal share of MBYLL Select team league expenses (i.e., $1,245 per 2019 MBYLL Select team) for refs, scheduling, team equipment, etc... 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.

Future Falcons Co-Ed Lacrosse Development Program

Our weekend 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 6 – June 17th, weather permitting, AM time block at Danehy Park.

Prior experience playing lacrosse is NOT required!

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

Important Spring Dates

Dec 1st, 2018CYL Spring 2019 Registration OPENS!
Jan 7th"Early Falcon" Registration Discount ENDS
Feb 11thFBLL / MBYLL Team Registration CLOSES
Mar 23rdFirst Week of MBYLL Team Practices
Mar 30thFirst Week of FGLL Team Practices
Mar 31stFirst MBYLL Gameday
Apr 5thFirst MBYLL Select Gameday
Apr 6thFirst Future Falcons Practice
Apr 7thFirst FGLL Gameday
Apr 21stNO GAMES (Easter Weekend)
May 26thNO GAMES (Memorial Day Weekend)
Jun 8th & 9thBoys Jamboree (G56 & G78)
Jun 15th & 16thBoys Jamboree (G12 & G34)
Jun 16thGirls Jamboree (U13 & U15)

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.