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Spring Season Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Medfield Youth Lacrosse (MYL)

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In the event of a cancelled season (winter or spring) due to COVID-19 or other such disaster, MYL will refund expenses that have not been incurred. Examples of expenses that cannot be refunded may include, but are not limited to, administration, US Lacrosse membership, FGLL membership/insurance, field rental fees, and league team fees.

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Q: What is the Little Warrior Program?
A: The Boys and Girls Little Warrior Programs are for 1st and 2nd graders, and are designed to introduce and advance your daughter’s/son’s lacrosse skills and knowledge. 

 

Q: My child is too old for the Little Warrior Program.  Will they be the only new player joining an older grade team?
A: No, we often have new players each season all the way through 8th grade. 

 

Q: When does the season begin?
A: We try to get the season started in March for the boys/girls 3rd - 8th grade programs and we finish the season in mid-June. The Little Warrior Program starts mid-April and goes to mid-June.  Please keep in mind; spring sports are very weather and field dependent. We have to wait until the Town authorizes field usage. The fields must be dry enough by the first practices so we do not destroy the grass before it has a chance to get strong enough to last the whole season.

 

Q: What are the Spring Season fees*?
A:  Fees by grade: 

Grade(s)

Fees

Late Fee

Boys & Girls 1st & 2nd

$105

$10 late fee after Feb 15

Boys & Girls 3rd & 4th

$200

$25 late fee after Dec 15

Girls 5th – 8th  

$250

$25 late fee after Dec 15

Boys 5th – 8th  

$250

$25 late fee after Dec 15

Payment is done on-line and by credit card only (MC and VISA accepted).


DISCOUNT RATES: Families with three or more children registering in the Spring program are eligible for a 20% discount:

Grade(s)

Discount Fee

Late Fee

Boys & Girls 1st & 2nd

$84

$10 late fee after Feb 15

Boys & Girls 3rd & 4th

$160

$25 late fee after Dec 15

Girls 5th – 8th  

$200

$25 late fee after Dec 15

Boys 5th – 8th  

$200

$25 late fee after Dec 15

 

 

Q: What are the uniform requirements?

A:  Uniform information

Uniforms for 3rd to 8th Grades:  

·      New players are required to order both a game shirt and shorts (skirt for girls).

·      Returning players will use their prior season uniforms.  If you lost or have out grown your uniform, please order a new one.  **You must order your assigned number from last season.  

Returning 3rd grade Boys need to order game shorts - which were not required in the clinic.

Returning 3rd grade Girls need to order both a uniform top and skirt - which were not required in the clinic.

Uniforms for 1st and 2nd Grades (Little  Warriors):  

·      New players will receive a complimentary jersey.

·      Returning players will use their prior season jersey.  If you lost or have out grown your jersey, please order a new one.   **Boys - You must order your assigned number from last season

You will receive an email with additional information and ordering instructions in January.


Q: How many days a week do you practice?
A:  See draft practice schedule below - may change due to field availability.  

Girl's Program

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

1st/2nd Grade 

           

X

3rd / 4th Grade

 

X

   

X

 

Game

5th / 6th Grade

X

 

X

     

Game

7th / 8th Grade

 

X

 

X

   

Game

               

Boy's Program

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

1st/2nd Grade 

           

X

3rd Grade

 

X   X

 

 

Game

4th Grade

 

X

 

X

   

Game

5th Grade - A Team

 

X

 

 

X  

Game

5th Grade - B Team

 

X

 

 

X  

Game

6th Grade - A Team

X

 

X

    X

Game

6th Grade - B Team

X

 

X

    X

Game

7th Grade - A Team

 

X  

 

X 

 

Game

7th Grade - B Team

 

X

 

X

   

Game

8th Grade - A Team

X

   

X

 

 

Game

8th Grade - B Team

X

 

 

X

 

 

Game

X - denotes a Team practice.         .

 

Q: How can I volunteer as a coach or assistant coach?
A: For the boys program, contact Adam Graber.
     For the girls program, contact  .

Q. What lacrosse leagues is Medfield Youth Lacrosse (MYL) involved with?
A. The Boys program plays in the Town Pride League (TPL). The Girls program plays in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (FGLL). 

 

Q. What is TPL?

A. The Boys program (Grade 3 through 8) plays in the Town Pride League (TPL) exclusively.  MYL is a charter founding member of TPL.  The Town Pride League is made of a group pf like-minded town lacrosse programs dedicated to providing the best lacrosse experience possible for its players.  It is a league that is configured to grade level play with the goal of developing as many players in each grade as possible.  More information is available at the TPL Website.

 

Q: How are teams created in the Boy’s TPL program?
A: All teams are based on grade levels (e.g. 7th graders play 7th graders only). For 5th-8th graders, there will be A and B level teams, while the 3rd-4th grade teams are balanced. Tryouts are held typically in November for placement on the 5th thru 8th grade A and B teams, but there is room and a spot for everyone. No one will be turned away.  For the Boys 5th-8th grades, the try-outs are organized and managed by the grade coordinator. In an effort to obtain objective feedback, MYL uses independent evaluators. 
  

Q: What is FGLL?
A: The Girls program plays in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League (FGLL). FGLL’s mission is to promote girls’ youth lacrosse in an environment that emphasizes fun while developing skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and integrity. For further information on FGLL, see its website at http://www.fgll.org.  Participating girls will be insured under the FGLL's progam.  US Lacrosse membership is not required.

 

Q: How are teams created in the Girl’s FGLL program?
A: For the girls, all the teams are balanced so there are strong players as well as newer players on each team.

 

Q: Do I have to buy equipment?
A: Yes. The following equipment is required at all levels. For insurance and safety reasons, actual lacrosse equipment is required – for example: no hockey helmets.

·      Boy’s and Girl’s lacrosse sticks are very different – please verify the type of stick prior to purchasing one.

·      MYL provides goalie protective gear and a goalie stick for all levels.

·      Boys (1 – 8 grades): Lacrosse stick, arm and shoulder pads, helmet, gloves, protective cup and mouth guard.  For additional information please click on this link: Boys equipment info.   How to properly fit a lacrosse helmet: https://youtu.be/4HQdzp691bU

·      Little Warriors - Girls (1-2 grades):  Lacrosse stick and mouth guard.  MYL will supply goggles.

·      Girls (3-8 grades):  Lacrosse stick, goggles and mouth guard.   The mouth guard is not allowed to have any protrusions (i.e.: no tabs)

Click here for a helpful equipment guide from US Lacrosse  

Additional requirements may be imposed due to the pandemic (such as mask wearing).  Any additional requirements will be announced separately.

 

Q: Can I request that my son/daughter play on a team with his/her friend so that we can car pool?

A: As described above, our main goal is to create teams that will be successful.  Requests to switch teams will not be considered.

 

Q: My child is repeating a school grade - what are our options?
A: Our program and our league are organized with the philosophy of having grade-level teams competing against one another.  

Boy's TPL Age Rule for 5th through 8th Grade:

1.  The TPL grade division a player participates in must coincide with the grade they are enrolled in school during the spring youth season. If an exception is needed, it can be petitioned to the appropriate grade level director.

2.  However, there is an age limit in place to provide a safe playing environment:

5th Grade Division – born on or after 05/01/2009.  Born before, play in 6th Grade Division

6th Grade Division – born on or after 05/01/2008.  Born before, play in 7th Grade Division

7th Grade Division – born on or after 05/01/2007.  Born before, play in 8th Grade Division

8th Grade Division – born on or after 05/01/2006.  Born before, not eligible to play in TPL


Q: Why are sign-ups in November?
A: We are required to submit how many teams we will field for each grade (boys and girls) by early January. Also - Boys (Grade 5-8) try-outs are in November.  We need to have registration complete so that we can determine how many teams we will field for each age group. With over 450 kids in the program it takes time and effort to handle the late sign-ups, satisfy the coaching needs, determine equipment and uniform needs, create the schedules with all the towns we play against, schedule the referees, and so on.

 

Q: Is there a place I can get more information?
A: The MYL website will be updated ongoing and is the first place to check for information. Your assigned coach will use your email to communicate ongoing information to their specific team.  Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook                 

 

Q:  Refund Policy
A:   
You may cancel at any time and receive a partial refund until March 15th.  MYL will withhold $10 per player for processing refunds and will withhold othernon-refundable expenses which may vary by program (e.g.: US Lacrosse memberships, FGLL insurance, etc).   No refunds are granted after March 15th

 

In the event of a cancelled season (winter or spring) due to COVID-19 or other such disaster, MYL will refund expenses that have not been incurred. Examples of expenses that cannot be refunded may include, but are not limited to, administration, US Lacrosse membership, FGLL membership/insurance, field rental fees, and league team fees.