* 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
In order to provide the best experience possible for the youth who currently or will be playing the sport of lacrosse, the US Lacrosse Gold Stick Standards of Excellence represent the Best Practices that should be incorporated by quality youth lacrosse programs, whether they are in established, well-resourced areas or serving emerging, less resourced communities.
US Lacrosse has worked with a select number of leagues throughout the country to pilot the Gold Stick Program, and has now awarded the first Gold Stick Affirming Leagues (GSAL). US Lacrosse defines a league as being "an organizing entity that oversees and manages lacrosse play for multiple lacrosse teams within a designated geographic area and/or age group and level of play."
Gold Stick Goals
Gold Stick for Leagues is created to ensure that leagues across the country are following the best practices for the safe and consistent play of lacrosse.
The Gold Stick Standards are not meant to create a police state that governs league play, nor are they intended to discount the efforts of any league that does not currently meet all of the standards.
The Gold Stick Standards are benchmarks by which every league can measure its progress and create a plan for continued improvement. Every organizational leader (league or otherwise) nationwide should see the value of the stated standards, and should embrace the challenge of creating a culture where young women and men can acquire the love of our sport, the lessons of teamwork, and exposure to the “Life’s Lessons” that only youth sports can provide.
Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse program will hold a youth clinic on April 11 (no fee). This will be followed by the Mens game vs Colgate and a HS game with Medfield playing a California team. This is part of a program to honor the Wounded Warrior Project. More info to follow.
The Terriers are set to host Loyola Maryland at 1PM at Nickerson Field. Join us for an exciting season of BU men’s lacrosse! Your team is invited to a postgame autograph session and a meet & greet with the team.
Warrior replacement guidelines for the de-certified "Regula
On Wednesday, Warrior announced new replacement guidelines for consumers who own the de-certified “Regulator” helmet. The plan outlines a partnership with retailer Lacrosse Unlimited, with 52 store locations nationwide, in hopes of expediting replacements.
The statement from Warrior reads:
We recognize that we need to have a replacement option available for our valued consumers. The Regulator 2 helmet, which has been certified as meeting NOCSAE standards, would be the most appropriate option for consumers in need of a replacement Regulator helmet, however, due to current demand, Warrior will not be able to expedite replacement helmet orders for all Regulator consumers in a timely manner. Therefore, to ensure all affected consumers will have a certified helmet as quickly as possible, Warrior has partnered with Lacrosse Unlimited to accommodate the needs of all Regulator Helmet consumers.
The replacement will be completed at no cost to the consumer, however, customers will be required to return their de-certified Regulator helmet to Lacrosse Unlimited before receiving the replacement helmet. Replacement helmets may be from non-Warrior models.
For team helmet needs, Warrior is directing consumers to call 855-483-2658 in order to work with the Lacrosse Unlimited team sales department.
For individual helmet needs, Warrior is asking consumers to visit one of Lacrosse Unlimited’s store locations. If no local location exists, customers are asked to call 877.800.5850 to speak to a Lacrosse Unlimited retail staff member.
Warrior also stated that it is working directly with all Regulator owners who have contacted the company directly over the past 60 days.
Last month, Warrior announced that NOCSAE had partially reinstated its license agreement, permitting Warrior to begin shipping its new “Regulator II” helmet, which is certified as meeting the NOCSAE standard. The Regulator II is a new model, separate from the Regulator, and can be easily identified by a large model denotation (“Regulator II”) on the rear of the helmet. The Regulator has no marking in the same location on the rear of the helmet. Other than this difference, the exterior look of both helmets is identical (shown below).
While the new Regulator II is certified for play by NOCSAE, the original Regulator helmet remains de-certified and NOT legal for play at this time. Therefore, since it is important to be able to distinguish between the Regulator and the Regulator II, any removal, tampering, obscuring or covering of model information and/or NOCSAE logos on the Regulator II helmet, or any helmet, is prohibited and will void any and all NOCSAE certifications for that helmet.
Warrior has stated that it remains in discussions with NOCSAE about the re-certification of the Regulator helmet, and will announce further updates to consumers as they become available.
Questions regarding the Regulator or Regulator II helmets should be directed to Warrior Customer Service through one of the methods below:
The certification classes are now open for sign-up. All coaches in Mass bay are required to be registered on this website. Last season we offered 14 certification and training classes for coaches thoughout eastern Massachusetts. We plan to offer that many again. Seven classes are now taking registrations, and the rest will open up as soon as the venues are confirmed by the host town programs.
The USLacrosse level 1 + MBYLL class is the first requirement for new coaches in our lacrosse league. All coaches are required to be re-certified every two years. If you have taken the level one class before, we also offer level 1.5 and 2.5 classes run by Trilogy Lacrosse. You may also take the Level 2 USLacrosse class.
All the kids deserve a trained coach. Click Here to register for a class.
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”.
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!
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