New to the 2018 Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League spring season is an award called "Sportsman of the Week" in which players and coaches are nominated for their commitment to sportsmanship, integrity, fair play, and character - ideals we champion at MBYLL. Each week, 1 coach and 1 player will be awarded as Sportsman of the Week and receive recognigtion and gift from Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse!
Player Sportsman of the Week -- DAVID RIZZO from Metheun Youth Lacrosse -- leadership, enthusiasm, and verbal & emotional support of his teammates - especially four new players at Level 7/8, for which he cheered and motivated on and off the field over the weekend.
Coach Sportsman of the Week -- DAVID CITRO from Wachusett Youth Lacrosse -- when the opposing team (Leominster) had a player who was injured after a shot, his team scooped up the ball and had an opportunity for a fast break and a good scoring opportunity. Despite it being a close game in the fourth quarter, Coach Citro asked the officials to take their time-out so the opposing team could attend to their injured player.
WEEK 2 (Apr 13-15):
Player Sportsman of the Week -- AIDAN MOORE (pic above) from Leominster Youth Lacrosse -- leadership in stepping into the role of Goaltender (for the first time) during a Select game when neither team goalie appeared (and without notice). Your coaches felt this was an enormous gesture to the rest of your teammates as well as to your opponents (so the game could be played) and that you did a very admirable job on top of it.
Coach Sportsman of the Week -- BRIAN HANCOCK from Groton-Dunstable Youth Lacrosse -- dedication to your players through a positive style of coaching and by giving back to your community by sharing your love of the game with the next generation of lacrosse players.
MBYLL Announces New Partnerships Providing Benefits and Discounts to Member Towns, Coaches, Players and Families
As the Spring season approaches, we are continuing to create partnerships that will provide discounts and opportunities for our members. See below the following partnerships and benefits for Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse member towns, coaches, players and families!
WARRIOR LACROSSE -- Warrior Lacrosse, one of the largest lacrosse equipment manufactorers in the world has partnered with Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse to offer discounted items to our members. Each month, they will offer discounted itmes, available for 2 weeks and new items will be added each month!
April discounted item is the Warrior Black Hole Gear Bag, 50% off regular price! CLICK HERE to order yours today! Website access code: lax
YOUTH DAY at HARVARD MEN'S LACROSSE
CLICK HERE to order your ticket/tshirt pack (use promo code YOUTH18)
SMART BACKSTOP: Do you have a lacrosse goal in your backyard? Do your teams spend more time at practice on ball hunts, than shooting? Smart Backstop is the ideal piece of equipment for individuals, teams and towns! Save windows, save time, practice smart with a Smart Backstop! Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse member towns, coaches, players & families, save $25 off and get Free shipping by using code MBYLL at checkout! CLICK HERE to visit their site
FLIP GOALIE: Flip Goalie is a unique product for practicing your shooting. Acts as a goalie or target in any area of the goal based on how you set it up. Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse members can save 20% off when orderging online. Use the following codes, based on the number of panels you order:
RABIL TOUR - Boston: Paul Rabil is bringing the RABIL TOUR to Boston on May 27. Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse players can save $20 by using code MBYLL when signing up! This event will sell out CLICK HERE for more information on The Rabil Tour.
PAUL RABIL'S personal message to Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse players...
Winners of the 2017 MBYLL Player & Associate Official Scholarships & McCrae Williams Memorial Leadership Awards will be announced soon.
Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League awards a scholarship to one graduating youth player and one active AO (Associate Official) who best embody the mission of the league: To Teach, To Grow, To Honor the sport of lacrosse. The Leadership Award is named for former MBYLL player and Associate Official McCrae Williams who passed away in 2017. McCrae Williams was an enormous ambassador of the game locally and internationally, excelled as a player in the Weston Youth Lacrosse program, and was an exemplary official for MBYLL and EMLOA.
2016 winners (Declan Buckley of Walpole and Ryan Frost of Georgetown) receiving their award at the most recent Cannons game at Harvard Stadium