**New Equipment Requirements for 2022 Season**
A new safety rule begins Jan 1, 2022 with a requirement that all SHOULDER PADS meet a new NOCSAE ND200 requirement. Product compliance with ND200 reduces impact forces and thus the risk of commotio cordi (cardiac arrest due to a blow to the heart area).
This rule standard was put into place on Jan 1, 2021 for GOALIE CHEST PROTECTORS.
All goalie chest protectors AND shoulder pads on the MYBLL Lax.com discount page meet this new standard. CLICK HERE to look for shoulder pads and chest protectors.
CLICK HERE to read up more on the NOCSAE ND200 standard
Who can I contact for registration assistance including financial assistance?
Please contact Erin Brogan at firstname.lastname@example.org
How old does my child have to be to join Boston Youth Lacrosse?
BYLA accepts Boys and Girls who are in K1-8th grade.
Where does Boston Youth Lacrosse practice and play?
Our home turf is Saunders Stadium, located at Moakley Park in South Boston, MA. All of our practices and home games take place here. Our away game take place nearby in towns such as Charlestown, Arlington, Cambridge, Dorchester, Milton, Parkway, Brookline, Newton and Malden.
My child has never played lacrosse before, is this program right for him/her?
Absolutely! We encourage new athletes at all ages. Our coaches are trained to teach new players all of the fundamentals and our weekly skills sessions will assist in developing those fundamentals.
What is the practice schedule for BYLA?
- Our Girls in 1st-4th grade practice Tuesdays and/or Wednesday 6-7pm and Saturday 11-12pm.
- Our Girls in 5th-8th grade practice Tuesdays and/or Wednesday 7-8pm and Saturday 9:30-11am.
- Our Boys in 1st-4th grade practice Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays 6-7pm and Saturdays 12-1pm.
- Our Boys in 5th-8th grade practice Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays 7-8pm and Saturdays 1-2:30pm.
- Our Instructional/Learn to Play program practices on Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30am.
When are games played?
Games are played on Sundays from the beginning of April to the beginning of June. Exact game schedules are not released until mid-February.
When does the lacrosse season run?
Practices begin the first week of March. Games begin the first Sunday of April. Our season runs through mid-June.
What do I need to register my child?
Boys and Girls 1st-8th require MBYLL membership prior to completing registration on our website. Please obtain that at www.mbyll.org NO additional memberships are required for K1/K2 Learn to Play
What equipment does my child need for lacrosse?
Boys lacrosse equipment consists of a helmet, mouth guard (cannot be white or clear), shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, and a stick.
Girls Lacrosse equipment consists of goggles, mouth guard (cannot be white or clear), and a stick.
Can BYLA provide equipment?
BYLA has both boys and girls equipment available to borrow if any athlete is without necessary equipment or does not have the ability to get equipment.
Where can I purchase lacrosse equipment?
Lacrosse equipment is available at any sporting good store or online! Dicks Sporting Goods has a large selection, SportStop is an online lacrosse retailer our program frequently uses. Feel free to reach out for recommendations!
Can I request my son/daughter's team?
BYLA does not take team requests. Siblings are placed on the same team, otherwise, teams are selected by BYLA and cannot be changed.