* Create a weekly match schedule for member teams to compete.* Promote the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Eastern Massachusetts.* Cultivate and assist additional towns to start youth lacrosse programs.* Train coaches and officials.* Est
MBYLL Festival Teams At the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver
What: MBYLL is proud to showcase the exemplary lacrosse being played by our youth athletes on an International stage! For what will be a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity, the league will be sending one U15 and one U13 team to participate in the 2014 World Lacrosse Festivals in Denver, Colorado.
When: July 12-16, 2014 (Games on July 13-15 plus two travel days).
Where: The teams will be flying into Denver International Airport, staying in hotels central to the festivities and playing in the festival games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.
Who: The team will be comprised of players from all five regions of MBYLL. Selected athletes will be chosen based on their performance and leadership qualities; youth players who not only possess first-rate lacrosse skills, but who embody the spirit and integrity of the sport and our league.
How: Each program will have the opportunity to nominate one player from the U13 and U15 levels to attend a regional try-out. An impartial evaluator will select the final roster of athletes who will be invited to join the team making the trip to Denver.
How Much: MBYLL will be subsidizing a portion of this endeavor including the tournament registration fee, the uniforms, and possible other expenses. Each selected player would be expected to pay for part of their participation including, but not limited to, travel and accommodations. This trip could cost as much as $800 per athlete, though MBYLL will be exploring a number of projects to help bring the per-player-costs down. All players are strongly encouraged to bring a parent/guardian who would be responsible for paying for his/her own five day trip. More financial and logistical information will be available in a FAQ informational packet.
Why: MBYLL is extraordinarily proud of the youth athletes, the coaches, and the programs that make up our league. We view this trip as an opportunity to demonstrate the preeminent caliber of lacrosse being played, taught, and administered in our little corner of the world. This experience will enhance the growth and education of the selected athletes as it pertains to his lacrosse development. He will not only play some of the most exciting lacrosse of his adolescence, he will watch and witness some of the most exciting lacrosse of his life. These opportunities are important enough and valuable enough to prioritize as a "must-do" project for MBYLL.
The Next Step: Program Directors must first take inventory of players in their program who have the willingness and ability to participate. Every program will be asked to distribute this leaflet as well as some other important information to every U13 and U15 family in their program to determine how many seriously interested players would like to be nominated. All interested players will be required to fill out an application. Once the inventory has been taken, program directors will be asked to nominate one U13 and one U15 player.
The Registration for any boy interested in being considered by their town and MBYLL is available at this link > Festival Registration. This registration program will close at midnight April 30th.
Want something fun to do during Aril School Vacation?
This Spring Break, Trilogy Lacrosse & Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse have partnered to provide players with an opportunity to learn from some of the games’ best at the home of the New England Patriots!
Instructional sessions will focus on advanced individual and team concepts and how to improve each over the course of the season. Each group will gain incredible tools for developing lacrosse IQ and practice habits that create excited and ultimately, better, lacrosse players!
Players are welcome to attend one session, two sessions, or all three sessions.
One session: $60 per player
Three sessions: $120 per player
Wednesday April 23, Thursday April 24, Friday April 25
Your registration for a Mass Bay Clinic also includes 1 Ticket to the Trilogy MLL Experience at the All Star Game at Harvard Stadium Thursday June 26, 2014. Additional discounted tickets ($15) may be purchased at time of check out. All your tickets will be located together in a Trilogy Lacrosse Fan Zone.
Date: Thursday, June 26
Location: Harvard Stadium, Allston, MA
Coaches Registration and Clinics for Spring 2014 Season
ALL COACHES are required to do the following:
1.register on the MBYLL website (requires your date of birth)
2.have a valid US Lacrosse membership good through June 30
3.be CORI checked annually by your Town Administrator
4.Take an online Positive Coaching course (only required once)
5.Pass the online US lacrosse online level 1 course (only required once)
6.Take an MBYLL Clinic, or USLacrosse Clinic or a Trilogy Clinic (required every two years)
Coaches who have completed the prerequisites, PRIOR TO ATTENDING A CLINIC, will receive a MBYLL/ USL Level 1 or Level 2 certification card, which will be valid for two years, at the end of the clinic.
Coaches who have NOT completed the prerequisites prior to attending a clinic, WILL NOT receive a card until they submit proof of completion to MBYLL. There are no guarantees that these coaches will receive their cards prior to their first game, so, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that as many coaches as possible complete the prerequisites ahead of time.
Our goal each year is to run at least ten certification clinics. We try and schedule 1 MBYLL and 1 Trilogy clinic in each of the five geographic regions. US lacrosse also runs the full level 1 and level 2 certification clinics in our area each year, for a total of 12 opportunties to become trained. The registration for each of these is made public at the link below to register as soon as we secure a date and location for each one. If you want to help secure a location please let your regional Director know, as getting these is always the key part of the planning process.
What is that card I see hanging from the Coaches neck?
What is that card I see hanging from the Coaches neck?
One of the things that sets MBYLL apart from every other league is the high quality of coaching throughout our 126 member programs. Each year we train over 800 coaches in all aspects of the game of lacrosse, and also on the philosophy of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Every coach in our league is required to be certified at least every two years.
For Select games every Head Coach AND every Assistant Coach is required to be certified and display the card visibly around their necks in order to be on the sideline. For the Classic Sunday games a minimum requirement is that the Head Coach be certified, and it is recommended that all assistant coaches be certified as well.
How can you tell who is certified?
All Coaches should be wearing their certification card visible around their necks. This is another way that we honor the game.
“Referees umpires and officials are human and make mistakes, just like players, coaches and you. No one shouts at you in front of other people when you make a mistake, so please don’t yell at them. We do not have video replay; so, we will go with their calls”.
Progress Report: 5 days after getting his first prosthetic - Matthew Frietas walked right out on the field for practice. There is no holding this boy back.
On Friday, January 4, Matthew Freitas, 11, son of Scott and Melissa (Greene) Freitas, was injured in a car accident in Maine. Matthew suffered a very serious injury to his right foot and despite great efforts made by his medical team, Matthew's right lower leg was amputated. Matthew faces years of rehabilitation and a long road to recovery. Over the next few months and years, Matty will need physical and occupational therapy, he will have numerous doctors appointments and he will need a new prosthetic annually until he is an adult. The out-of-pocket medical expenses will be enormous. Please consider making a donation to Matty's Support Fund and helping this very special family.
If you would like to contribute Donations can be mailed to: Matthew Freitas Support Fund
c/o Weymouth Savings Bank
744 Broad Street
Weymouth MA 02189
We are opening up the registrations for the coaches certification clinics. Each team is required to have at least one coach become certified (and we recommend that all coaches get certified) and has the proper card to present to the official prior to the start of the game during the pre-game conference with both coaches and the Referee.
Failure to have a certified coach results in the game not being played.
Please help us continue to raise the bar by exceeding the standards of the game we love so that we can pass on a great experience to our kids!
There must be a minimum of at least one certified coach on each side on game days
• Coaches will be carded by the official before each game
• Certification is good for 2 years
• The initial certification is MBYLL/USL Level 1 Certification
You must complete all of the following to become certified:
• USL Level 1 On-Line
• PCA Double Goal On-Line
• MBYLL/USL Level 1 Clinic
• CORI certification
Re-certification (for those who are already MBYLL/USL Level 1 Certified)
• USL Level 2 Clinic and MBYLL Refresher
• MBYLL/Trilogy Lacrosse Subject Matter Specific Clinic (details forthcoming)
Town Admin link for registering your town in MBYLL
There have been several towns who missed, forgot, or simply did not see the town registration button. As a reminder, the town needs to register as a program in MBYLL, and that is where you put in the information about which fields you use, who you prefer to play or prefer not to etc.
This piece is the most critical for Ted to set up the schedule. So thank you for registering your teams, but if you have not yet registered your town please do so immediately so the scheduling can begin!