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  • Registration for the 2019 Season opens January 7th, 2019

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. 


  

 

Welcome to the 2019 Season!

We are planning another amazing season of lacrosse! Click on the link for 2019 Key Dates.


by craigwingrove posted 12/06/2018
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
2019 GYL Registration
***Please note: You may NOT register for GYL from a mobile device or a tablet***

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • January 7, 2019: ALL GYL PLAYERS start the registration process
  • February 4, 2019: Registration continues for all programs at a 50% penalty
  • February 27, 2019: Travel Registration closes for grades 5-8
  • March 30, 2019: Registration closes for Travel Grades 3 and 4 (boys) and 4 (girls) and all House League
  • GYL serves the town of Greenwich only and is unable to register any families who are not Greenwich residents. GYL also reserves the right to limit enrollment in each age group to maintain the high quality program it has always provided.
  • Please note that during the online registration process, you will automatically be directed to the US Lacrosse website, where you will pay their $30 annual membership fee. This is mandatory.
  • 3rd and 4th grade boys, and 4th grade girls who play travel must also participate in house league. Your registration for the travel program includes this requirement. You do not need to register separately for House League.
  • If your child only wants to play house league (offered in grades K-4 only), please choose the registration module for that option.
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.  Any unpaid registrations at the close of each day will be deleted. Payment for online registration is by credit card only (MasterCard or VISA preferred).
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Players must attend tryouts in early March to play in the travel program in Grades 5–8. All players will be placed on a tier 1, tier 2 or tier 3 team based on ability. 
  • CONNY Lacrosse will follow its Age-Based Player Segmentation Policy in order to address the programs' concern of fairness and safety for all players.

 

 


by posted 12/06/2018
GYL COMMITMENT POLICY

GYL Statement on Player/Family Commitment

In order to ensure that all of our players’ spring seasons are fulfilling and productive, GYL
adheres to a straight forward commitment policy.  A player’s first unexcused absence from a
practice or a game will result in he or she sitting out half a game. A second unexcused absence
will result in sitting out an entire game. Following a third unexcused absence, the player’s case
will be referred to the GYL Board for review. Players may be dismissed if the Board determines
they have failed to show sufficient dedication to their team. Late arrivals or early departures,
due to unexcused conflicts, will be treated as absences.


GYL understands that our players have many commitments, and we excuse all mandatory
school, religious, and family conflicts. GYL promotes all players participating in multiple sports,
for balanced development, and so we also excuse conflicts with winter sport “post-seasons” for
hockey, skiing, basketball, swimming, etc. GYL is respectful of family spring break vacations,
and will excuse those conflicts as well. Outside of these exceptions, we ask that all players
commit to GYL as their spring season’s primary extracurricular activity. If you can navigate other
activities around GYL, that is your family’s decision.


This commitment policy isn't about punishing those who miss, it's about supporting the players
and coaches who are committed to their teams, 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.


by amyadorney posted 12/06/2018
CONNY AGE SEGMENTATION POLICY

The policy impacts ALL Travel Players. 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.

 

Grade             Birthday Range (Oldest – Youngest)

8                      March 1, 2004 – August 31, 2005

7                      September 1, 2005 – August 31, 2006

6                      September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2007

5                      September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2008

4                      September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009

3                      September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010

 

Players born before their grade's oldest birthday range must play up on the next oldest grade team.

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

Boys in Grades 2, 3 and 4 and Girls in Grades 3 and 4 whose birthdays are before September 1st of the preceding year will have the OPTION to play in the Travel Program of the grade above them. For example, an "older" 2nd grade boy (whose birthday is before September 1, 2010) can choose to play 3rd grade Intro to Travel (which will also include 3rd grade House League). You must make this selection at the time of registration and once you've selected this option it cannot be changed. Please contact Pat Coleman at patrickdcoleman@msn.com if you have any questions about this. 

Except as otherwise provided above, House League will continue to run based on grade and you MUST be in kindergarten to join the program regardless of age.

 

by posted 12/05/2018
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