CYL 2023 Spring Lacrosse Overview

Cambridge Youth Lacrosse (CYL) will be offering the following options for the 2023 Spring season:

Founders Girls Lacrosse League / Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse

Each Girls FGLL and Boys MYL 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 25th – 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 8th – June 17th, weather permitting, starting 10am 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.

MYL 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 MYL 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 MYL Select team league expenses (i.e., $1,245 per 2023 MYL 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.

FGLL Select Teams (Girls)

We will field FGLL select teams IF there is enough demand.

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 7th, 2022CYL Spring 2023 Registration OPENS!
Jan 2nd, 2023"Early Falcon" Registration Discount ENDS
Jan 10thGirls Team Registration CLOSES
Feb 10thBoys Team Registration CLOSES
Mar 25thOutdoor Team Practices Begin
 Equipment Swap Week Begins
Apr 1stEquipment Swap Week Ends
Apr 2ndFirst Gameday for all Teams
Apr 7th-8thFirst MYL Select Gameday
Apr 8thFirst Future Falcons Practice
Apr 9thNO GAMES (Easter Sunday)
May 1stPro Rata Refund Period ENDS
May 28thNO GAMES (Memorial Day Weekend)
Jun 4thLast Gameday
Jun 10thBoys Jamboree (G56 & G78)
Ft. Devens, MA
Jun 11thGirls Jamboree (G12, G34, G56 & G78)
TBD
Jun 17thBoys Jamboree (G12 & G34)
Ft. Devens, MA
 Last Future Falcons Practice

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.