Boys Program Philosophy We strive to provide each player the appropriate age level of coaching instruction; we seek to build a player’s confidence in learning lacrosse skills; we aspire to develop a sense of teamwork and fair play; we honor the game by respecting the rules, our opponents, officials, our teammates and ourselves; and we aim to develop character values that will benefit today’s players in later years and in other endeavors. Players will learn the value of teamwork, determination, and commitment, and HAVE FUN playing lacrosse.
House League - Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Focus on skills development and small-sided intramural games.
Emphasis on stick handling, cradling, catching and passing with GYL coaches and teammates.
Introduction to Travel - 3rd - 4th Grade
Emphasis on learning the fundamentals of lacrosse, good sportsmanship, and developing an understanding of the game of lacrosse.
Increased clinic style learning with small-sided drills and games to allow for maximum repetitions and playing time.
Participation in House League is MANDATORY for Introduction to Travel team placement.
Travel - 5th - 8th Grade
Teams participate in the Connecticut New York Youth Lacrosse Association (CONNY).
Consists of 2-3 practices weekly, 10-15 games (including tournaments and jamborees)
Year-end CONNY tournament at Yale University
*Please see the House League and Travel tabs for more information on each program*