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2017 Key Dates

2017 GYL Key Dates

Registration Dates
January 3rd: Registration is open for ALL players - Kindergarten-8th grade - House League and Travel

Tryout Dates:
March 4th, 5th: Travel Tryouts for Grades 5-8  ***Time and Place TBD***
March 11th, 12th: Travel Tryouts for Grades 5-8  ***Time and Place TBD***

2017 Season Dates
March 3rdPCA Night - 6:00pm-8:00pm - all parents and coaches welcome to attend
March 4th: Jersey Day - Old Greenwich School - 9:00am-11:00am
March 13thTravel Begins (5-8 Boys & Girls)
March 18thHouse League Begins (K - 4)
March 18th: Intro to Travel Begins (3-4 Boys, 4 Girls) **Time and Place TBD**
May 21thHouse League Ends

CONNY Dates:
June 3rd, 4th - Season-Ending CONNY Tournament for Grades 5 and 6 (Boys & Girls Travel Only)
June 10th, 11th - Season-Ending CONNY Tournament for Grades 7 and 8 (Boys & Girls Travel Only)

**For More Information Click GYL Program Information Tab and click on Key Dates 2017**

by posted 01/03/2017
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: 

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.         


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
2017 Registration is now open!!

GYL is a proud member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. 

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