Hello, Scarborough Youth Lacrosse Families!
Here are a few key pieces of information that many people have been wondering:
1. YES! US LAX has confirmed return to play guidelines and there will be a Spring season this year.
2. Registration will open on March 1st, 2021.
3. Scarborough Youth Lacrosse will follow the rules and regulations set forth by USLAX for "Return to Play" guidelines. You can check out the guidelines HERE.
More information will follow soon as we work out exact details of the season, but we wanted to make everyone aware of the information above in the meantime.
Dust off your sticks - see you soon!
WELCOME TO SCARBOROUGH YOUTH LACROSSE!
Offering lacrosse to K-8th grade boys and girls every winter and spring
Scarborough Youth Lacrosse is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization that exists to offer positive athletic experiences to Scarborough boys and girls in grades K-8. Our focus is on teaching sound lacrosse fundamentals, techniques, and skill development. Our goals are to:
provide opportunities for young athletes interested in playing lacrosse
to expand the sport of lacrosse in Maine
and above all, to provide the youth of Scarborough with a vehicle for learning the joys and values of hard work, fair play, and team dynamics through athletics
The program teaches the basic skills of lacrosse and provides game-play situations. If you're ready to move, run, and work together in a close team environment then Scarborough Youth Lacrosse Club is for you!
SYL Philosophy and Rules
Scarborough Youth Lacrosse believes in the development of all players, regardless of size, athletic ability or skill level. Safety, a positive team experience, and kids having a great time exercising are our top priorities. We are not coaching for wins.
For that reason:
All SYL teams are created to be even weighted.
Playing time is equal through sixth grade. Players will be substituted through different positions to gain exposure to various experiences.
Attendance is important to ensure playing time. Players not attending practices will be limited in their playing time and the positions they are allowed to play. We ask that you inform coaches when your player will not be able to attend practices or games.
Behavioral, safety, and/or disrespect issues to coaches, officials, or teammates WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. We have a 3 step process for addressing these issues:
1st offense: Coach will speak with the player and explain the issue. Player sits out the remainder of practice/ game.
2nd offense: Coach will speak with the player and explain the issue. Player sits out the remainder of practice/ game. Coach will discuss with the parents of the player.
3rd offense: Player will be removed from the team and Scarborough Youth Lacrosse Club.
We will not move players up to different levels because of talent level. Players will play with their grade based teams. If you feel your child's talent is advanced for his/her grade there are plenty of off-season opportunities available.
We encourage all children to play multiple sports when not in lacrosse season. Our strong belief (and that of all lacrosse high school and college coaches) is that specialization at these young ages is detrimental to the young athlete.
2021 REGISTRATION DETAILS COMING SOON
The following information is from the cancelled 2020 season. Please check back soon for updated 2021 information.
Regular Registration: February 1st - March 4th (closes at midnight)
Extended registration: February 1st - March 31st (closes at midnight + costs $75 extra)
Registration: February 1st - March 31st (closes at midnight)
The 2020 season will run approximately from the beginning of April to late June, depending on field/space availability and game schedules.
COSTS for the 2020 SEASON
Grades K through 2 - $85.00 per child
Grades 3 through 6 - $135.00 per child (plus $75, if registering after March 4th)
Grades 7 and 8 boys - $160.00 per child (plus $75, if registering after March 4th)
In addition, a $30.00 - US Lacrosse Membership is required to participate at every grade level
** Please note that 7th and 8th grade GIRLS play lacrosse through the Middle School team
US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP
For insurance purposes, SYL requires membership in U.S. Lacrosse. During the registration process you can obtain or renew your child's US Lacrosse membership. Membership must be valid through the duration of the 2019 season.
Your U.S.Lacrosse Membership also gives you access to tons of information about the sport on their website and you will receive a monthly copy of Lacrosse Magazine.
PRACTICE & GAMES
K-2nd grade practices 1 day a week and have intra-team games on Sundays.
3rd-6th grade practices 2 days a week with games on Saturdays or Sundays. Games are in Scarborough or require travel to local/regional towns. Coaches will set their practice days of the week as soon as possible and notify all parents.
The Boys Middle School teams (7th - 8th grades) practice up to 4 days a week, with games Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. Games are in Scarborough or require travel to local/regional towns.
No Equipment is needed for Grades K through 2. Equipment is loaned by SYL to the players and must be returned in good shape at the end of the season.
Players grades 3 through 8 must provide their own equipment as follows:
* Approved lacrosse helmet
* Official sized lacrosse stick
* Arm pads
* Shoulder pads
* Athletic supporter with cup
* Protective eye wear/goggles
* Official sized lacrosse stick
We highly recommend cleats for all players!