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THE SCOOP - Volume IV, Issue II

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by posted 07/20/2018
Open Board Positions

 

Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League is a volunteer-led organization which relies on community service from passionate and dedicated people who help administer lacrosse for 100 town programs.

The 13-member Board of Directors meets monthly to shape policies ranging from scheduling to rules, from league financing to special events (and much, much more). It can be very rewarding to have a positive impact on thousands of youth lacrosse players in Massachusetts.

There are currently a few board positions as a result of expired terms and retirements. We are seeking interested candidates who believe they can contribute to MBYLL league administration as well as the protection and promotion of community-based youth lacrosse.

If interested (or have questions) please contact: with the Subject Line: Open Board Positions

Four open positions (with simplified duties and obligations):

Treasurer:

  • Collect revenue and pay expenses
  • Draft and monitor annual budget
  • Provide financial statements and support necessary for tax filings
  • Update financial status at regular Board meetings

 

Director of Communications:

  • Shape league message (why we do what we do)
  • Email members with important news and notes
  • Answer members who have non-technical questions
  • Oversee Social Media 
  • Oversee other publications (website messaging, The Scoop, Team App, etc.)

 

Regional Director (Metro West & West Central openings)

  • Host semi-regular meetings for town directors
  • Communicate league initiatives to regional representatives
  • Represent regions needs and objectives to MBYLL Board
  • Provide support for local programs (best practices, additional resources, other lax opportunities)

by posted 07/18/2018
Mass Bay Colonials Are Back!

     The Mass Bay Colonials are back!

(and heading South for the Winter)

We are resurrecting the Tour Team of MBYLL and opening our application process for a special tournament in Orlando Florida (November 30th – December 2nd) followed by an optional Theme Park Day on Monday December 3rd. There would be a handful of practices in the fall at centralized locations leading up to the two-day tournament. These practices will also include special team-building exercises and (lacrosse) educational components.

Eligibility

All MBYLL athletes who were born between 09/01/04 and 8/31/08 are eligible to participate so long as they are not in high school in the 2018-2019 season.

Tryouts

Once we receive all our applications (due by July 31st), we will ask the town programs to help nominate and recommend applicants, of which roughly 100 per level will receive an official invitation to attend one of two tryouts. There will be a $25 tryout fee to cover the costs of pinnies, equipment, personnel, and field rentals. If selected, the $25 will be credited to the players for their team fee. Tryouts will last 90-minutes, will be run by professional lacrosse evaluators, and the final team will be built by an impartial selection committee and the team announced on (or before) September 1st.

Cost

There will be a team participation fee of $500 (potentially less if the league can obtain sponsorship). The fee would include the tournament fee, insurance, uniform, shooter shirt, and team helmet. The fee would NOT include travel and accommodations (airfare, hotel room, rental cars, optional theme park ticket). MBYLL is working to secure a block of rooms at the Omni Championsgate Resort (site of the tournament) with rooms for approximately $170 / night. Airfare fluctuates and most Orlando theme park tickets are around $100 / day.

For more information, please see the Brochure and FAQ Document.

To apply to attend a tryout, please click here.


by posted 07/09/2018
Peak Goalie Camp

CLICK HERE for more info or to sign up for Peak Goalie Camp!


by posted 07/07/2018
HGR Elite Team Tryouts


by posted 07/01/2018
2018 Select League Championships

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 -- HARVARD UNIVERSITY

4 Championship Games held at Harvard University on Thursday, June 7

Congrats to our 2018 Championship Teams

U15 DI - Weston

U15 DII - Grafton

U13 DI - Brookline-Parkway

U13 DII - Lynnfield

 

CLICK HERE to see more pictures


by posted 06/08/2018
SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK

 

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!

To nominate a youth player or a coach, CLICK HERE

WEEK 7 (May 18-20):

Player Sportsman of the Week: LANDON MITCHELL from Amesbury Youth Lacrosse 

Coach Sportsman of the Week: NATE SKUSE from Beverly Youth Lacrosse

 

WEEK 6 (May 11-13):

Player Sportsman of the Week: AIDEN MULLIGAN from Lowell Youth Lacrosse

Coach Sportsman of the Week: MIKE KELLY from Haverhill Youth Lacrosse

 

WEEK 5 (May 4-6):

Player Sportsman of the Week: JEREMY EATON from Melrose Youth Lacrosse

Coach Sportsman of the Week: Coach KEVIN REEN from Swampscott-Nahant Youth Lacrosse

 

WEEK 4 (Apr 27-29):

Player Sportsman of the Week: NATHAN CARLO from Walpole Youth Lacrosse

Coach Sportsman of the Week: CHUCK BOOTH and his assistants JOE DESTEFANO & GREG O'SHAUGHNESSY from King Philip Youth Lacrosse

 

WEEK 3 (Apr 20-22):

Co-Player Sportsman of the Week: MATTHEW BARBERA & ANDREW ALMQUIST from Wakefield Youth Lacrosse

Coach Sportsman of the Week: JOHN KEEGAN from Wakefield Youth Lacrosse

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.

WEEK 1 (Apr 6-8):

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.

 

 


by posted 04/12/2018
MBYLL Scholarships

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

          

 


posted 08/13/2017
Jamboree Flyover

Birds Eye View of the 2015 Jamboree

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posted 04/29/2017
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