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. 


  

 

by: Dawn Hasapis

GYL 2018 Travel and Intro to Travel Age Segmentation Grid

 

 

Age Segmentation for GYL Boys and Girls Travel 2018 Season. All players must follow this CONNY lacrosse age segementation policy.

Grade

Birth Range (Oldest to Youngest)

8

March 1st 2003-August 31st 2004

7

September 1st 2004 – August 31st 2005

6

September 1st 2005 - August 31st 2006

5

September 1st 2006 – August 31st 2007. If you are in 4th grade and your birthday falls in this range you may opt to play 5th grade Travel and no House League. For all Boys and Girls.

 

Age Segmentation for GYL Boys and Girls Intro to Travel for those that OPT to play up into Intro to Travel due to their birthday.

All 2nd-4th grade players can stay with their age group but may have the option to move up to an older age group. This is purely optional as it has not been adopted by CONNY lacrosse but gives those children that are old for their grade the option to play with their age group as this will be mandatory when they play Travel.

 

Grade  

Birth Range (Oldest to Youngest)

4

September 1st 2007 - August 31st 2008. If you are in 3rd grade and your birthday falls in this range you may opt to play 4th grade Intro to Travel and 4th grade house league. For all Boys and Girls.

3

September 1st 2008-August 31st 2009. If you are in 2nd grade and your birthday falls in this range you may opt to play 3rd grade Intro to Travel and 3rd grade house league. For Boys only.

 

Kindergarten and 1st grade boys and girls can only play in House League and must play with their grade. The option to move up only applies to those children who age into Intro to Travel or Travel.

Any questions, please contact Pat Coleman at patrickdcoleman@msn.com

 

 

by: alisonknight

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

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 18 -- House League Starts (ends on May 19th) (note:  the first House League will be Sunday 3/18 and will return to Saturday for the rest of the season)

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: melissa frey

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: Alison Knight