CYL 2021 Spring Lacrosse Overview

Cambridge Youth Lacrosse (CYL) will be offering the following options for the 2021 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 games (4 home, 4 away - time TBD ) versus other towns
  • participate in an end-of-season tournament/jamboree (mid-June)

Program runs outdoors April 10th – mid-June, 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.

Due to COVID, teams will be filled on a strict first come, first served basis.

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 tryouts!

Rostered Select team players will be responsible for their equal share of MBYLL Select team league expenses (i.e., $1,245 per 2021 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

Dec 20th, 2020CYL Spring 2021 Registration OPENS!
Feb 14thTeam Registration CLOSES
Apr 4thFirst Week of Outdoor Team Practices
Postponed by Cambridge Department of Public Health
Apr 10thOutdoor Team Practices Begin
Apr 11thSecond Outdoor Practice
First Gameday
Apr 16thFirst MBYLL Select Gameday
Apr 18thFirst Gameday for all Teams
May 30thNO GAMES (Memorial Day Weekend)
Jun 6thLAST Gameday
Jun 12th & 13thBoys Jamboree (G56 & G78)
Ft. Devens, MA
Jun 13thBoys Battle of Bunker Hill Tournament (G34, G56 & G78)
Hosted by CYL at Danehy Park!
 Girls Battle of Boston Tournament (U9, U11, U13 & U15)
Hosted by CYL at Danehy Park!
Jun 20th & 21stBoys 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.