*** Registration closes on Sunday, February 1st.***
GYL Coaches Clinic and Pre-Season Clinic for Players
Join us on February 28th, 2015 for a fun, free and optional pre-season tune-up!*
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coaches only clinic (Attendance is Mandatory)
And for ALL GYL 5th-8th Grade Travel Players:
12:00 - 1:00 p.m: 5th Grade Boys and Girls
1:15 - 2:15 p.m: 6th Grade Boys and Girls
2:30 - 3:30 p.m: 7th Grade Boys and Girls
3:45 - 4:45 p.m: 8th Grade Boys and Girls
No need to pre-register ... just show up! While we strongly encourage all players to attend, we know there will be conflicts. Please note that your child's attendance at this clinic has absolutely no bearing on tryouts!
Registration is open to ALL families (new and returning players) from January 5th - 31st.
After February 1st, registration will remain open on a space-available basis, but at a 50% penalty for all programs. Travel registration will close on March 4th; House League registration will close on March 17th.
Full payment is required at the time of registration.
There is plenty of space available for your children to participate in GYL. If you have any problems with registration, DO NOT PANIC. Kindly email our registrar, Melissa Frey, at
if you're having trouble and she will help solve your problem in a timely manner.
Get your computers ready as you cannot register on your mobile device or tablet.
Recently two lacrosse helmets currently available have been recalled by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) due to safety concerns. We strongly encourage you to check to make sure this recall does not affect you.
Cascade Model R (details on Cascade’s resolution can be found here).
Warrior Regulator helmets
US Lacrosse and, subsequently, CONNY Lacrosse rules require that a player must have a NOCSAE approved helmet. By not having approved equipment the player will be removed from the playing field and it may void your insurance.
Please click here for more information from US Lacrosse including FAQs. CONNY Lacrosse also has posted some information about the recall on the front page of their website. To get specific information on how to return a helmet, reach out to the helmet manufacturers directly (contact and website details provided in the US Lacrosse link). The manufacturer will answer any and all questions about returns and replacements.
We are pleased to announce that Bruce Park Sports is our official clothing distributor for the 2015 season. We have been working with BPS to deliver superior quality products, innovative design and branding, and reliability to our organization. Orders can be placed at BPS at 104 Mason Street or through the BPS or GYL website. Start your holiday shopping now!
Available in many colors and sizes. Click on items above or click here to go to Bruce Park Sports.
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 is repeating here its standing policy on Player Commitment. In addition, US Lacrosse provides the following article, 5 Big Things Every Lacrosse Parent Should Know as guidance in raising your young athletes.
GYL Statement on Player Commitment
Participation on a GYL travel team requires enthusiasm, focus and 100% effort.
We expect that if you want to play on any GYL team (House League, Travel Academy or Travel) you will attend all practices and games in their entirety.
In fairness to those players who do attend all practices and games, players who miss practices or games without good reason (school, religion, family or health) may lose playing time or their position on the team.
If you want to play on a GYL team and you also play another spring sport, we expect that you will make lacrosse your PRIORITY sport during the GYL spring season.
Our expectation, on behalf of all boys and girls who want to play for GYL, is that you will attend all lacrosse events, even if there is a scheduling conflict with your other sport.
Players who need to miss a practice or game for good reason must email or call their coach prior to the practice or game they will miss.
Stay Involved with GYL! GYL is a volunteer based organization and we strongly encourage giving back to the game. For the girls program specifically, here are a few ways to stay involved in lacrosse and the GYL program:
House League Umpires - Saturday afternoons - 9th and 10th graders
Junior/Youth Umpires - Referree travel games along side an experienced adult official. Classroom session and field training are mandatory.
Travel Coaching - For the older and more experienced player, GYL has a limited number of travel coaching positions available.