* 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
Box-Out Lacrosse will be coming to Boston on 10/4/14 to run a one day youth box tournament at Thayer Academy. Box-Out is a one of a kind box lacrosse experience where you get more touches, more lacrosse, more action, and more fun than you've had in any tournament you've ever been to.
Box lacrosse is becoming an essential part of off season training, because of its emphasis on stick work, playing in tight spaces, and the increased number of touches the players get. Box-Out is an unique tournament in which portable boxes are installed on turf and box lacrosse is played outside. We hope you see the value in our tournament and will consider our event for your local teams.
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!