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Welcome to Greenwich Youth Lacrosse

Teaching excellence in lacrosse, character and sportsmanship since 1972

Greenwich Youth Lacrosse (GYL) is the founding lacrosse program to the town of Greenwich, CT. GYL is the only non profit lacrosse organization in Greenwich serving Kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls since 1972. GYL is a member of the CONNY lacrosse association in the state of Connecticut and Westchester/Bronx NY. CONNY serves all town-based programs and promotes a season-ending league tournament at Yale University. GYL has trained tens of thousands of players since its inception and prides itself on teaching the game of lacrosse through sportsmanship, respect for the individual, integrity, effort, enjoyment, teamwork and loyalty. 


  

 

House League Week # 10

This is our final week of Friday Night Clinic and House League.  Jerseys will be collected following House League.  Details will also follow regarding the Greenwich Memorial Day Parade where all GYL players are invited to march.  Our mission is to teach excellence in lacrosse, character and sportsmanship.  Since 1972 we have been a community based not-for-profit which relies upon our coaches and volunteers.  We hope that all of our players enjoyed the season and we are forever indebted and grateful to all of our coaches and volunteers for their time and commitment to our youth.  Go GYL!!!

 

 

Friday 5/18

Saturday 5/19

Girls

6:30 – 7:30pm

GHS #3 for all grades

K-1 – 1:00 to 2:00pm

2 – 2:00 to 3:00pm

3 – 3:00 to 4:00pm

4 – 4:00 to 5:00pm

GHS Field #6

Boys

6:30 – 7:30pm

GHS #6 for K-2

GHS #7 for grades 3-4

 

K-1 – 1:00 to 2:00pm

2 – 2:00 to 3:00pm

3 – 3:00 to 4:00pm

4 – 4:00 to 5:00pm

GHS Field #7

 

 

 

  


by charlesspiess posted 05/02/2018
GYL 2018 Travel and Intro to Travel Age Segmentation Grid

 

 

Age Segmentation for GYL Boys and Girls Travel 2018 Season. All players must follow this CONNY lacrosse age segementation policy.

 Grade                       

Birth Range (Oldest to Youngest)

8

March 1st 2003-August 31st 2004

7

September 1st 2004 – August 31st 2005

6

September 1st 2005 - August 31st 2006

5

September 1st 2006 – August 31st 2007. If you are in 4th grade and your birthday falls in this range you may opt to play 5th grade Travel and no House League. For all Boys and Girls.

 

Age Segmentation for GYL Boys and Girls Intro to Travel for those that OPT to play up into Intro to Travel due to their birthday.

All 2nd-4th grade players can stay with their age group but may have the option to move up to an older age group. This is purely optional as it has not been adopted by CONNY lacrosse but gives those children that are old for their grade the option to play with their age group as this will be mandatory when they play Travel.

Grade                      

Birth Range (Oldest to Youngest)

 4

September 1st 2007 - August 31st 2008. If you are in 3rd grade and your birthday falls in this range you may opt to play 4th grade Intro to Travel and 4th grade house league. For all Boys and Girls.

3

September 1st 2008-August 31st 2009. If you are in 2nd grade and your birthday falls in this range you may opt to play 3rd grade Intro to Travel and 3rd grade house league. For Boys only.

 

Kindergarten and 1st grade boys and girls can only play in House League and must play with their grade. The option to move up only applies to those children who age into Intro to Travel or Travel.

Any questions, please contact Pat Coleman at patrickdcoleman@msn.com

 

 


by alisonknight posted 12/18/2017
Preliminary Dates for the 2018 Season

 

January 2 -- Registration Opens

February 1 -- Late Registration begins

March 2 -- PCA Night for all coaches

March 3 -- Jersey Day for all HL Players at OG School

March 3, 4, 10 and 11 -- Tryouts for all Travel Players in Grades 5-8 (Location and Times TBA)

March 16 -- Friday Night Clinic Starts (ends on May 18th)

March 17 -- House League Starts (ends on May 19th) (note:  the first House League will be at Cos Cob Park; the remainder will be at GHS) 

April 7 -- Intro to Travel Begins (3-4 Boys, 4 Girls) (Location and times TBA)

June 2, 3 -- Season-ending CONNY Tournament for Boys and Girls in Grades 7 and 8

June 9, 10 -- Season-ending CONNY Tournament for Boys and Girls in Grades 5 and 6

Click here for more detailed information

 


by posted 10/22/2017
GYL Statement on Player Commitment

In light of the tremendous growth of youth lacrosse, in particular the increasing number of playing options for elementary and middle school children in Greenwich, GYL would encourage you to refresh your understanding of the GYL Statement on Player, Family Commitment and Guiding Principles. Please click here:

https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=150127&org=GREENWICHYOUTHLACROSSE.ORG 

In addition, US Lacrosse provides the following article, 5 Big Things Every Lacrosse Parent Should Know as guidance in raising your young athletes. 

A Note to our program dated March 28, 2018

 

Dear GYL Parents and Players,

 

Our spring season is short and we want everyone's experience to be productive so we are writing to help clarify our commitment policy.  GYL promotes all players participating in multiple sports year-round for balanced development. GYL respects all school, religious and family conflicts. Outside of this, we ask that all players commit to GYL as their spring season primary extra-curricular activity. If you can navigate other activities around GYL, that is your decision.

 

We are respectful of winter season closure with hockey, skiing, basketball, swimming, etc. and we are respectful of early-season family vacations. We get it. Playing on two lacrosse teams or conflicts that arise because of a commitment to another spring sport, not to mention your school team, will be problematic. Our policy states that if a player has three unexcused absences, for either games or practices, they will need to speak with the GYL board about their further participation in the program. Yes, a player can be dismissed. This isn't about punishing those who miss. It's about supporting those who commit. It's about supporting those who are committed to their team and have made a choice to play for GYL over other things. It is not fair to have spots go to players who are less than 100% committed.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Pat Coleman (boys travel) at   or Katie Johnson (girls travel) at  .

 

We hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous season!

 

The GYL Board


by posted 01/02/2017
GYL UNIFORM RECYCLING INITIATIVE

GYL UNIFORM RECYCLING INITIATIVE
"Environmental and Fiscal Responsibility"

GYL has a mandatory recycling program for all House League and Travel teams. The program will not only reduce GYL's environmental footprint, but also permit us to continue to invest in the experiences that make GYL's House League and Travel teams so special.

House League pinnies, Travel game reversibles, tryout pinnies and girls skirts will be collected by your coach on the last day of the season.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation
Greenwich Youth Lacrosse


by posted 03/01/2016
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