Welcome to the Trumbull Youth Lacrosse website! Here you'll be able to get the latest news, bulletins, rosters, schedules and game results as well as exchange items and learn about our game - Lacrosse. For team specific bulletins chose the "Team" button at the top and click on it. From there you can choose your specific team, bulletins, rosters, and schedule. You should check your team site regularly for updates and messages.
This website, coupled with email and text messages sent from your team’s roster, will provide the most up-to-date and accurate information. If practices or games are canceled due to weather, or for any other reason, you should expect to get an email or text message.
PLEASE NOTE: You can add or change email addresses or cell phone numbers for text messages by accessing your own TYL account through the “Edit my Account” button on the left below or simply clicking here.
Our 2014 Fall Lacrosse program will be held on Sundays on fields at the Trumbull High School/Hillcrest complex. Fall ball is scheduled to start Sunday, September 7th and run through November 2nd. Weather permitting. Registration is now open.
TYL’s fall lacrosse sessions are weekly non-mandatory skills based clinics for one hour. Focus is on fundamentals and game simulation within grade-based divisions (listed below). Registration fee is $60. Payment via PayPal. Each group will have a 60 minute session. Our registration numbers and coaching availability determine Sunday practice times that are tentatively listed below.
TYL fall lacrosse is open to new and returning players. All participants must be Trumbull residents. All new players must become members of US Lacrosse (www.USLacrosse.org). For new players UL Lacrosse registration is required to complete TYL registration process, and the registration system will automatically link you to USL to complete. Children who participated in the spring 2014 season are already insured through US Lacrosse as part your spring 2014 registration.
Equipment questions can be found on the "Parents Guide to Lacrosse" tab on the top menu bar of our website: www.TYLacrosse.org
The fall clinics are ideal for new players to be introduced to the game (skills and rules) as well as experienced players to improve fundamentals. TYL works in conjunction with Trumbull High School boys and girls varsity lacrosse coaches begin implement our core curriculum and education program for both our players and coaches. Former TYL players that are current students from Trumbull High and St Joseph's assist in the fall.
BOYS and GIRLS - GRADES 5 - 9 Field Location TBD (The Pit is closed for renovations this fall). TYL will announce location once TYL is assigned a field.
9-10a Girls Grades 5 & 6
10-11a Girls Grades 7 & 8 11-12a Boys Grades 5 & 6 12-1p Boys Grades 7 & 8
BOYS and GIRLS - GRADES K - 4 will be on at the field in front of Hillcrest
9-10a Boys Grades K thru 2nd
10-11a Boys Grades 3 & 4 11-12a Girls Grades K thru 2nd 12-1p Girls Grades 3 & 4
Former TYL player Avery Collins recognized with national award from US Lacrosse
Recognized for her hard work in the classroom and as a volunteer on the lacrosse field, Trumbull resident Avery Collins was awarded the "All for One" award from US Lacrosse. Collins, a junior at Trumbull High School, was presented with the prestigious honor during the US Lacrosse National Convention, held January 10-12, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.
The "All for One" award is presented annually to a young adult (boy or girl) who has unselfishly volunteered his or her time and talent to help grow and build lacrosse awareness, and who thoroughly embodies the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. The recipient is typically an individual who has volunteered time, while balancing a busy schedule, to mentor others and give back to the sport. US Lacrosse is the national governing body for youth, high school and intercollegiate lacrosse.
"It's such an honor to be recognized for simply doing something that I love,” Collins said when she learned she had won the award. “Lacrosse will always be a part of my life and it is a joy to share what I know with the next generation of awesome lacrosse players. I want to thank Coaches Ted Chase, Peter Tinnesz, and Mike Spinner for giving me the opportunity to be so involved at the youth level."
Spinner, former Trumbull High School girls lacrosse coach and current Pace University Head Women's Lacrosse, said, "There are hundreds of young women in Trumbull who were not only introduced to the great game of lacrosse, but learned to love the game because of Avery's passion and dedication to Trumbull Youth Lacrosse (TYL). The fact that Avery is a student of the highest caliber, an outstanding lacrosse player, and such an amazing kid has made her a great role model for the young women in our program and our community as a whole. I am very proud of Avery for being recognized nationally for her commitment to the young lacrosse players in our town."
Collins, a passionate student-athlete who plays both varsity lacrosse and field hockey at Trumbull High, boasts a 4.33 GPA while taking AP and honors coursework. In addition to her efforts in the classroom, Collins has served as a volunteer coach for Trumbull Youth Lacrosse (TYL) with multiple age groups over the last three years. She has also served as a student-assistant coach for the girls’ under-13 team and the head coach of the U-7 Little Eagles girls program.
In his recommendation letter to US Lacrosse, Ted Chase, TYL president and director of the girls’ program noted, “For the past two years, I have found Avery to be incredibly selfless with her time, extremely dedicated to the sport, a positive role model and mentor to our young players, a strong leader amongst her peers, and an excellent and committed student.”
Avery pictured above with Coach Spinner and Ted Chase, TYL Prresident
TYL Travel Team Commitment for Boys and Girls at the Lightning, Junior, and Senior Age Divisions
Participation on a TYL travel team requires enthusiasm, focus and 100% effort.
We expect that if you want to play on a travel team, you will attend all practices, Trumbull Youth Lacrosse League (TYLL) games as well as your travel team games. In fairness to those players who do attend all practices and games, players who miss TYLL or travel practices or any games without good reason (school, religion, family or health) may lose playing time or their position on the team.
If a player accepts a spot on a team and demonstrates an inability or unwillingness to live up to the level of commitment required by the team, TYL reserves the right to move the player from that team to another. All coaches value this commitment – if you and/or your child are not fully committed, please do not take a spot from a player who is.
If you want to play on a TYL travel team and you also play another spring sport, we expect that you will make lacrosse your PRIORITY sport this spring. Our expectation, on behalf of all boys and girls who want to play on travel teams, is that you will attend all lacrosse events if you are chosen for a travel team, even if there is a scheduling conflict with your other sport. Travel team players that need to miss a practice or game for good reason must email or call their coach prior to the practice or game they will miss.