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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 & Intro to Travel

The countdown is on to the start of the 2018 GYL House League season. Please click on the House League tab above for more information about our programs for girls in boys from grades K-4. This program runs Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons for all House League players. We also offer Intro to Travel Lacrosse for 4th grade girls and 3rd and 4th grade boys in addition to House League. 

Some key dates for 2018:

  • March 2nd: PCA Night - 6:30 to 8:30pm at Eastern Middle School - all parents and coaches welcome to attend
  • March 3rd:  Jersey Day - 9:00 to 11:00am at Old Greenwich School - for all House League players. Come pick up your house league jerseys and shop for the latest gear.
  • March 16th:  Friday Night Clinic begins - 6:30 to 7:30pm at GHS #3 (girls) and GHS #7 (boys)
  • March 17th: House League begins (note: the first House League will be at Cos Cob Park only; the remainder will be at GHS)

 

For further information about of programs, please contact (girls) or (boys).


by craigwingrove posted 01/29/2018
Travel Tryouts for Grades 5-8

 

GYL Travel Tryouts for Grades 5-8
(Tentative Schedule)

 

Saturday March 3rd ONLY (Location TBD)

Girls**
1:00 - 2:00 Grade 8
2:00 - 3:00 Grade 7
3:00 - 4:00 Grade 6
4:00 - 5:00 Grade 5

 

Boys**
1:00 - 2:00 Grade 5
2:00 - 3:00 Grade 6
3:00 - 4:00 Grade 7
4:00 - 5:00 Grade 8

Sunday March 4th, Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th (Location TBD)

Girls**
9:00 - 10:00 Grade 8
10:00 - 11:00 Grade 7
11:00 - 12:00 Grade 6
12:00 - 1:00 Grade 5

Boys**
1:00 - 2:00 Grade 5
2:00 - 3:00 Grade 6
3:00 - 4:00 Grade 7
4:00 - 5:00 Grade 8

**Please always arrive 30 minutes early to check in and warm up


 


by melissa frey posted 01/29/2018
Girls Junior Referees

GIRLS JUNIOR REFEREES

 

Who: 9th-12th grade students


What: GYL needs junior referees to referee GIRLS 4th, 5th and 6th grade games


When: Classroom Training: March 3rd, 9:00pm-3:00pm at GHS
            Field Training: April 8th, 1:00pm-5:00pm at GHS
           After you are trained you will select the games you can work through a Google Doc


Where: Most games are in Greenwich


Why: Because it is fun, you can earn money and we need you!

If interested, contact David Roth at dsroth1@icloud.com
 


by alisonknight posted 11/15/2017
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. 


by posted 01/02/2017
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