Registration Information

Updated Friday January 13, 2017 by CYLA.

Welcome to CYLA Lacrosse 2017

Open registration for the spring 2017 season for all age groups is December 1, 2016.

Clinic, Pee Wees, Middies and Juniors - $140

Sticklettes & Scoopers - $70

IMPORTANT DATES:

Registration Closes

January 22, 2017 for all upper divisions, February 21 for Stickettes & Scoopers

Uniform fittings

Thursday, February 2nd and Friday, February 3rd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lake Shore Baptist Church, 2nd floor, enter from around the back of church, 4613 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD

Coaches Meetings

Early February / Exact date and time TBD

Evaluations (if needed)

Mid-February (Middies and Juniors only)

Practice Begins

March 1, 2017

Girls ChargeUP Tournament

March 18th, 2017 Woods Road Athletic Completx

Season Begins

The week of 3/28/2017

Practice and Game Schedules

Practice schedules will not be posted until closer to the season. Practices typically begin the first week of March but are weather dependent. Game schedules are released right before the season and will begin the week of March 28.

Volunteers 

We are always looking for volunteers to help the program run smoothly, especially coaches! Other open positions are: Boys field supervisor, Girls field supervisor, Girls Sticklette Coordinator, Girls Junior Coordinator. This season we have set up a committee for our annual Girls ChargeUP Tournament held in mid-March. This event is our big fundraiser and we are looking for a group of volunteers to help with sponsorship contact, time keeper, field preparation, logistics and food (purchase, preparation and serving), and clean-up, etc. Please contact info@cyla.org if you are able to help. Thank you!! 

Special Requests

We will give our best efforts to meet any and all special requests, but understand that not all requests may be met.

Girl’s Division’s Age Group Information:

Sticklettes - Girls in grades K-2. Practices will begin in late March with games beginning around the beginning of May. Games may be played at home or at any designated Sticklette field within Anne Arundel County. Games are officiated by the coaches with (2) 20-minute halves. The format is 6v6 on a 50-yard field (midline is the restraining line) with 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and 2 attackers. Two players must stay behind the restraining line at all times.  No goalie or shooting net is used.  All free positions are indirect and there must be at least one pass made after any whistle before a shot may be taken. Checking is not allowed nor is double teaming. No score is kept at this level as the emphasis is on learning the fundamentals of the game and having fun. The focal points of this league will be skill-building and sportsmanship, with some emphasis on the basics of positioning, rules and field play.  

Pee Wees - Girls in 3rd and 4th grades. The format is 8v8 on a 50-yard field with 7 field players plus a goalie. Field player setup is 2 defenders, 3 midfielders and 2 attackers. Draws are used to start the game and to restart after every goal. The rules are similar to Sticklettes. Three-Seconds in the 8m is not called but Shooting Space is definitely enforced to keep the girls safe. Games are officiated by referees that have been trained and certified. No checking or double teaming is allowed. The “3-Seconds Closely Guarded” rule is enforced (see below). All teams will be scheduled 12 games that will consist of (2) 20-minute halves each. No score is kept as the emphasis is on learning the fundamentals of the game and not on winning. The county guarantees a minimum of 9 games so weather related cancellations will only be rescheduled if your team falls below the 9 game minimum.

Middies - Girls in 5th and 6th grades. They play on a full 100-yard field with 11 field players and 1 goalie. Rec & Parks requires that teams are designated as A, B, or C level. Only 7 offensive players are allowed over the restraining line at any time. Games are played with (2) 25-minute halves and an 8-minute halftime. Modified checking (the entire stick of the ball carrier must be below her shoulder) is allowed. The “3-Seconds Closely Guarded” rule is enforced. Score is kept and reported to the county. Twelve regulation games will be scheduled with an 8 game minimum guaranteed by the county.

Juniors - Girls in 7th and 8th grades and is played by high school rules in a more competitive environment. Full checking is permitted but carefully regulated by the officials for the safety of the players. Score is kept and reported to the county. Games are played almost exclusively on high school turf fields within the county. Ten games will be scheduled and will consist of (2) 25-minute halves with an 8-minute halftime. Playoffs will determine the Junior A, B and C championship teams.

Evaluations
We hold evaluations for the MIDDIES and JUNIORS divisions only with the dates, times, and locations TBD, so they may be placed on A, B or C level teams determined by the coaches.

Boy’s Division’s Age Group Information:

Scoopers - Boys with birthdates 9/1/2009 through 12/31/2012. The goal of this program al is to introduce and develop the fundamentals of the game in a fun environment and build continuity into the program at an early age. The Scoopers program will begin with skills training in the early sessions and will evolve into a 6 v 6 format on a half sized field without goalies as the season progresses. Every player will rotate throughout the field of play in order to gain exposure at each position.

Clinic - Boys with birthdates 9/1/07 to 8/31/09. The emphasis is high on instruction and less on competition. 12-minute quarters – running time (clock stops for official timeouts only). NO 10 sec. or 20 sec. count. Games are played on a full-sized field and rules are slightly modified to eliminate heavy contact. NO BODY CHECKS! Goalies will be introduced at this level. One coach will be allowed on the field during play but must remain in the alley areas, and there will be one referee. Games are played in various locations throughout Anne Arundel County.

Pee Wee - Boys with birthdates 9/1/05 to 8/31/07. Games are played with nearly all the normal rules as the Clinic with some minor differences. 12-minute quarters – running time (clock stops for official timeouts only). NO 10 sec. or 20 sec. count. Games are played throughout the county and are refereed by county officials. NO TAKE-OUT CHECKS or UNNECESSARY or EXCESSIVE body contact will be permitted.

Middie - Boys with birthdates 9/1/03 to 8/31/05. 10-minute quarters with start/stop time. Basic skills are taught to all players and many beginners start playing lacrosse at this level. All aspects of the game are played at this level, with the introduction of man down and extra man play. NO TAKE-OUT CHECKS or UNNECESSARY or EXCESSIVE body contact. The season ends with County and State Championship games for the top teams. Most games will be played on Turf Fields.

Juniors - Boys with birthdates 9/1/01 to 8/31/03. 10-minute quarters with start/stop time. (10 or 20 second count WILL BE USED). The program is open to players of all level of ability, including beginners. NO TAKE-OUT CHECKS or UNNECESSARY or EXCESSIVE body contact. Games are played throughout the county and the season ends with County and State Championship games for the top teams. Most games will be played on Turf Fields.

**For additional information on the county rules for each division, please refer to the AACO proposed 2016 Boys Lacrosse rules: http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/sports/Resource/boyslacrosse/2016%20AACYLA%20White%20Rules.pdf

Evaluations
We hold evaluations for the MIDDIE and JUNIORS divisions only with the dates, times, and locations TBD (if needed), so they may be placed on A, B or C level teams determined by the coaches.

Commissioners  & Directors:

Christopher Croyts – Boys Commissioner, boyscommissioner@cyla.org

Jon Pisano – Boys Director, vicepresident@cyla.org

Lois Warner – Girls Commissioner, president@cyla.org

Amanda Makarovich – Girls Director, girlsdirector@cyla.org