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Welcome to the Auburn Youth Lacrosse website.  We are an organization that believes youth sports should focus on developing young players to be the best that he or she can be.  We focus on developing a player's skill, sportsmanship, teamwork and love of the game.  We, the coaches, will never berate an athlete or another coach or referee.  We expect the same kind of attitude and behavior from our players.  We play hard but we play clean and with respect for those around us.  We hope your young athlete will consider joining us.  We promise to teach your child what he/she needs to know in order to play this game competitively.  We also promise to provide an environment which is positive and encouraging to help your child play the best that he/she is capable of playing.

 

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Register for the upcoming Free Indoor Clinics and Spring Season
10/24/2018
Hey Auburn Youth Lacrosse families,   Just a quick statement...
Registration opens 11/1/18 for returning players!!!
09/30/2015
Q: When is lacrosse season? A: We start practice in March when...
 
Register for the upcoming Free Indoor Clinics and Spring Season

Hey Auburn Youth Lacrosse families,

 

Just a quick statement about the name change. WE STILL ACCEPT BOYS AND GIRLS, GRADES 1-8, FROM AUBURN, WORCESTER, AND SURROUNDING AREAS. If you are from these areas, we are the team for you.

 

Our next clinic is this weekend, Sunday November 18th!!!! It is 9-11. We have had a good turnout with new players. Now we need everybody to register for the actual season.

These will be INDOORS in the Auburn High School gymnasium from 9-11.

We will also be having a clinic on Sunday November 25.

This is for new and returning players, Boys and Girls, Grades 1-8, Auburn, Worcester, and Surrounding areas that do not have a youth program.

These will be stick only clinics. Wear your gloves if you have them, but they are not needed.

Regular sneakers and water only please.

 

You can also register for the 2019 spring season. Girls and Boys are both open NOW. 

Register Now and Pay in 2019!!!!

Boys will need to register with the MBYLL first. (www.mbyll.org) Girls will need to register with the MBGLL first. (www.mbgll.org) This is for insurance purposes. After you register at those sites, return to the Auburn Youth Lacrosse website (www.auburnyouthlacrosse.com) Look for the "Register Online" selection on the left side of the main page.

If you are new, parents will need to set up an account and then add the child on to the parent account. Remember your email and password. Please register ASAP so we can figure out number of teams, coaches, field times, etc. You can register now and pay later if you wish. Please register though. If you have any questions, email us at lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com 

 

I hope to see at the clinics,

Josh Plumb


by posted 10/24/2018
Registration opens 11/1/18 for returning players!!!

Q: When is lacrosse season?

A: We start practice in March when the fields are released; games are played on Sundays from end of March through Mid-June. (Same season as baseball and softball)

 

Q: When does registration open?

A: We open registration in mid to late October

 

Q: I am having trouble with the registration (Girls)

A: In the registration process you are required to go to US Lacrosse and create and pay for a membership, and then it will bring you back to the AYL website.  There is often on issue doing so on IOS based devices (iPads, iPhones)

 

Q: Why can't I figure out how to complete my registration on the AYL website? Why is it asking for an MBYLL player registration number (Boys)

A: You need to go to the MBYLL web site and register your player.  You will create a profile for yourself, add your child, then register them for the spring 2019 season.  You pay $35 there and will be sent a code via email.  The $35 covers insurance for the year and the portion of the league fees the AYL used to pay directly to the MBYLL.  The money will go back into the regions for trainings, coach education and other lacrosse based events. (US Lacrosse membership is no longer required for boys program)

 

Q: Why is the process to register my son and my daughter different?

A: The process within the AYL web site is the same, but the parent leagues control where we get our insurance from.  US Lacrosse for girls and MBYLL for boys. (New in 2018)

 

Q: How often do you practice?

A: U11 and above practice two days a week and play on Sundays

A: U9s practice one day a week (last 3 years on Saturday mornings), they also play on Sunday. A second practice day may be available at the coach's discretion.

 

Q: Are there tryouts?

A: The town based teams do NOT require tryouts, we welcome all players, new or returning, as long as there is space.

A: SOME years we have enough kids to add a "select team" for additional games and practice, those teams will require a tryout.

 

Q: How much does it cost for the season?

A: Boys in 2019: the rate will remain the same as 2018 as it no longer includes a uniform, it will be $180 for U11 and above, $165 for U9. That cost includes the $35 fee to MBYLL you pay directly on their website. http://mbyll.org/

A: Girls in 2019: the rate will remain the same as 2018 as it no longer includes a uniform, it will be $170 for U11 and above, $155 for U9. That cost includes the $30 fee to US Lacrosse you pay directly on their website. 

 

Q: Where does the AYL practice?

A: Over the past several seasons we have used Lemansky and Swanson Rd Intermediate School for practice and Auburn High School for games.

 

Q: What equipment do I need?

A: Boys need a lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves and a lacrosse stick. You can find starter packages for around $150-$200

A: Girls need goggles, mouthpiece and lacrosse stick (girls have different sticks than boys)

 

Q: What towns can play for the Auburn Youth Lacrosse organization?

A: The AYL represents both Auburn and Worcester, but we allow players from surrounding towns that do not have their own lacrosse program.

 

Q: What league does the AYL play in?

A: The AYL plays in the MBYLL and MBGLL, “town lacrosse”, there are programs all over Massachusetts that are part of the MBYLL and MBGLL.

 

Q: Who runs and coaches the AYL?

A: The AYL are a nonprofit, all volunteer organization.  We have volunteers that run the program as part of our Board.  The coaches are all parent volunteers like you.  Most have never played lacrosse.

 

Q: If your coaches didn’t grow up playing how do they learn to coach?

A: The MBYLL/MBGLL and US Lacrosse sponsor a coach training program, there are required on-line and in-person trainings.  There are experienced coaches in the program always willing to help out or answer any questions you have.

 

Q: What do you pay coaches or do they get discounts on signing up their children?

A: We do not pay coaches and they still are required to pay for their children to play.  We do reimburse coaches for the expenses incurred for training classes and certification

 

Q: If is a spring sport why do we register in the fall?

A: We are required to submit how many teams at each age group we will have by 12/31 to the league.  We also place our uniform order by 11/1 to keep the uniform costs as low as possible

 

Q: What is the refund policy for the Auburn Youth Lacrosse?

A: The AYL can NOT refund any funds paid to US Lacrosse or MBYLL/MBGLL.  Prior to Feb 1 the AYL will refund all money paid to the AYL for registration only.  After Feb 1 the AYL will refund 50% of the fees paid to the AYL for registration.  Exception being if we have a player waiting to take the slot of the player leaving.  We incur 75% of the cost for the season prior to 2/1 which is why we can only offer the 50% refund.

 


by posted 09/30/2015
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COACHING POSITIONS

Anyone who may be interested in a coaching position for the upcoming 2019 spring lacrosse season can submit an inquiry to lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com.  All potential coaches or volunteers will need to be CORI cleared before being considered for a positions.