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Welcome to Sandwich Youth Lacrosse!

Sandwich Youth Lacrosse Facts

SYL Background

  • Started in 1994 for boys and girls in Sandwich
  • Volunteer Organization
  • 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation
  • Member of US Lacrosse
  • 250+ kids from K through 8th grade
  • Fuels the High School teams: Freshmen, JV and Varsity

Our Leagues

  • Boys- Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse (MBYLL) www.mbyll.org
  • Girls- South Shore Lacrosse League (SSLL) www.southshorelax.org

How Our Program Works

  • Travel programs play 8 games per season (4 home and 4 away)
  • Girls and Boys season typically ends with an all day Jamboree event
  • Boys travel rosters will be finalized after the first week of practice
  • We cannot place kids on specific teams because of friendships or carpooling
  • Sibling rule- go to the same towns on away game weeks

Boys and Girls “Travel” Teams (3rd through 8th grades)

Team

Members

Grades

Group

Equipment

U15

Boys and Girls

7th/8th

Travel

Full

U13

Boys and Girls

5th/6th

Travel

Full

U11

Boys and Girls

3rd/4th

Travel

Full

  • Two Practices per week typically starts around the middle to end of March
  • First game is typically at the end of March or beginning of April
  • Boys and Girls practices are at the Oakridge School
  • Boys games are played at the Oakridge School
  • Girls games are played at Sandwich High School

Boys and Girls “In-House” Teams (Kindergarten through 2nd grade)

Team

Members

Grades

Group

Equipment

U9

Boys and Girls

1st/2nd

In-House

Full

U7

Boys and Girls

Kindergarten

In-House

Stick/mouthpiece

  • U7 Boys/Girls practice for seven sessions on Saturdays at 2:00 pm starting in mid-April
  • Instruction only / no games
    • Girls and boys play together
    • Soft balls / no contact
  • U9 Boys practice twice a week with the main practice on Saturday’s from 3:00-4:30 pm starting in mid-April
  • U9 Girls practice once a week on Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Oakridge School

Program Expectations

Teamwork

  • Kids- respect and effort to their teammates, coaches, parents
  • Coaches- fun environment, fairness, skills
  • Parents- time, enthusiasm, attitude

Sportsmanship

  • Recreational program
    • No league standings
    • Equal playing time
    • No cuts
    • No A & B teams
  • Emphasize fun, skills development, unselfish play
  • Code of Conduct applies to players, coaches, parents, and officials
    • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Expectations

  • Attendance
    • Good communication from both sides
    • We expect a commitment from players and families
    • We understand that children are playing multiple sports
  • Practices and Games
    • Timely pick up and drop off at field
    • Come early if weather changes or it gets dark
    • Cancelations- you will hear from us through “calling post”
    • Keep contact info up-to-date on our website
    • Dress appropriately for early season practices
    • Always come with sufficient water for practices and games

Equipment

  • Write your name on all equipment, including your stick
  • Recommended stores/websites
    • Legit Lax in Mashpee Commons
    • Butler Sporting Goods in Hyannis
    • Commonwealth Lacrosse in Kingston
    • Lacrosse Unlimited in Weymouth
    • Sport Stop Website- www.sportstop.com

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Coaching
  • Operational (no lacrosse experience necessary)

by posted 02/26/2015
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