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Welcome to Greenwich Youth Lacrosse

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. 


  

 

Memorial Day Parade


by posted 05/23/2017
Farewell to Andrew Kirkaldy

We are saying goodbye to Andrew Kirkaldy at the end of the season.  Kirks was appointed the Head Coach at Trinity-Pawling School beginning next school year.  Undoubtedly he will have an immediate impact on their school, culture, and lacrosse team.  The vast majority of our house league boys have had Kirks their entire lacrosse career.  Kirks does a fabulous job teaching the game but he also teaches life lessons the kids won’t soon forget.  Thank you Kirks.


by posted 05/18/2017
House League 2017

Thank you to all the players and coaches for a wonderful year!  Stay tuned for some photos from our last day of the 2017 season.


by posted 03/03/2017
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. 


by posted 01/02/2017
NEW AGE Based Player Segmentation - Boys & Girls Travel

CONNY Lacrosse has implemented a new Grade-Based Player Segmentation Policy in order to further the programs concern of fairness and safety with our players in addition to those who we compete against.The CONNY Lacrosse Board (GYL is a CONNY Board member) modified the proposed US Lacrosse Grade-Based Segmentation rules to its current policy below. It was unanimously approved by all 70 CONNY member towns including Darien, New Canaan and Rye. This policy will be implemented for the start of the 2017 season.

The change impacts Travel Players in grades 5-7. For those players, the age cutoff will be September 1st of the year preceding the season. Those born before September 1st will automatically play up one grade. Players who are “young in grade” have the option of staying with their own grade or can opt to play down a grade if they so choose. You must designate at the time of registration that you are playing down. 8th grade players have been offered an 18 month extended range for play. See below:

 

Grade              Birthday Range (Oldest – Youngest)

8                      March 1 2002 – August 31 2003

7                      September 1 2003 – August 31 2004

6                      September 1 2004 – August 31 2005

5                      September 1 2005 – August 31 2006

 

Players born before their oldest birthday range must play up this year based on the new policy.

Players born after their youngest birthday range have the option to play with their actual grade or with the grade below them.     

If your child is in K-4, your child will remain in their grade.   

 

For more information please click on the below links or reach out directly to Pat Coleman at   

 

2017 CONNY Grade-Based Player Segmentation Policy

2017 CONNY Grade-Based Player Segmentation FAQs

2017 CONNY Birthday Ranges By Grade

 


by posted 09/28/2016
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