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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 MULLIGANfrom 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 CARLOfrom 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.
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
One case of NOCSAE lacrosse game balls. Price is $1.20 per ball.
These balls meet the new NOCSAE safety standard in effect since June 2017.
There are no taxes on this purchase since we are a non-profit.