Our mission is to provide young athletes an opportunity to learn, participate and compete within a structured league environment. Our staff is committed to developing character, teamwork and respect for the game through a high level of coaching and instru
2017 CYL Coaching Staff 
 

Chris Scheriff
D1 A “Black Team” Head Coach


 Born and Raised on Long Island, NY Coach Scheriff grew up playing a variety of sports. After joining his first lacrosse team at East Islip Middle School Chris fell in love with this fast paced, action packed, contact sport. As a multi sport athlete Chris played both Lacrosse and Soccer at East Islip Middle School and East Islip High School until graduating in 2001. After attending 1 year of college on Long Island, Chris moved to Maryland to attend Towson University to pursue a degree in Physical Education where he continued to participate in both Lacrosse and Soccer at the club level.
 After graduating from Towson University Chris moved to Carlsbad California in 2006. Chris has coached Lacrosse at the High School and Middle School level for the past 10 years along with being a partner and coach for a box Lacrosse company called TNT Lacrosse. Chris was the head JV coach at SDA for one year until he became the Varsity head coach at Carlsbad High School for 3 years. Chris has been the President and Head Coach of Carlsbad Youth Lacrosse for the past 6 years and is very excited to be coaching at this age level where he first got his start as a Lacrosse player.

 

 

Geoff Schwartz
D1 A “Black Team” Assistant Coach

 

Geoff grew up in New Jersey playing multiple sports.  Geoff started playing lacrosse in Middle School and continued through College.  Geoff has coached High School lacrosse for 5 years.  Geoff was the Assistant Head Varsity Coach at San Dieguito Academy for 2 years and Head JV Coach for 3 years. 

 

Bryan Bertotti

D1 B “Purple Team” Head Coach
 

My name is Bryan Bertotti I am 26 years old and I currently go to Mesa College. I have 14 years of lacrosse experience and I have coached previously at Bella Vista High School(10-3). In high school I was a National All-American (2008,2009) and was recruited to Villanova University (NCAA Division 1). I have played college at Sierra College where I was First Team All-Conference and First Team All-american in the WCLL. I have also played at Santa Barbara City College and I currently play for Beachcomber Lacrosse Club in the SCLA. I have a passion for coaching and playing lacrosse. I am a dog lover and I currently have a Husky/German Shepherd mix and I am also an Eagle Scout. I am bilingual and I hope to build CYL for years to come.

 

Chris Walcott
D1 B “Purple Team” Assistant Coach
 

Chris Walcott is a Business Administration student who loves the game of lacrosse. Chris played lacrosse year round during middle school through high school, specializing as a defenseman. He has been part of several tournament winning teams, both in box and field lacrosse, and has assisted in coaching El Dorado Hills Youth Lacrosse while in high school. Chris aims to teach exceptional sportsmanship, how to work hard on and off the field, and to grow the game.

 

Chris Simonetti
D3 A "White Team" Head Coach


Coach Simo grew up playing Lacrosse in West Islip, NY where the sport is very popular. I have played Lacrosse my entire life and helped coach the generation younger than me who went on to be National Champions in high school. This is my first year coaching for Carlsbad Youth Lacrosse and I hope to help these athletes develop their basic skills and teach them about the sport while having a fun season.

 

Christian Munch
D3 A "White Team" Assistant Coach

 

Christian grew up in Canton, MI where he attended Canton High School.  After High School he attended the University of Louisville where he played one year as a defenseman.  Christian is thrilled to spend his first year coaching lacrosse with the Carlsbad Youth Lacrosse Program and looks forward to seeing growth in each player throughout the 2017 season.

 

Gregg Bensinger

Head 3rd/4th Grade Pee Wee Coach

Coach Bensinger is in his 10th season as a Head Coach for CYL.  He started playing lacrosse in Rochester, NY in the 6th grade and later at the US Naval Academy. Gregg keeps up his skills by playing periodically with the Navy Alumni team.   He wants to give back by teaching the kids the game of lacrosse and play it with good sportsmanship, hustle and teamwork.

 

Pete Avery

Assistant 3rd/4th Grade Pee Wee Coach

Coach Pete was introduced to lacrosse through his older brother and began playing on an organized team in middle school.  He played High School lacrosse at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, OH and went on to play four years of Club lacrosse at Miami University.  Coach Pete has helped coach Carlsbad Youth Lacrosse for the last 2 seasons and enjoys helping introduce the game to the kids of Carlsbad.