Welcome to Greeley Youth Lacrosse, the fastest game in town!
“Greeley Youth Lacrosse is a privately funded youth lacrosse organization whose mission is to provide girls and boys youth lacrosse programs that inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game and to provide the New Castle community with the opportunity to participate in the game of lacrosse.We strive to help players develop their skills in a safe and fun environment while placing higher value on sportsmanship and learning, rather than solely on winning. Through positive and effective leadership, we hope to provide every child the opportunity to discover, learn, participate and develop a love and passion for the game of Lacrosse.”
Helmet Design 10/25/2013 If considering purchasing a new helmet for your son, please purchase...
If considering purchasing a new helmet for your son, please purchase our team colors, both EZ Sports & Lacrosse Unlimited carry our blue helmet with orange visors & the GYL stickers for the sides.
Registration for the 2013-2014 Greeley Youth Lacrosse program is now open online at www.greeleyyouthlacrosse.com for girls and boys in grades K-8 who live in New Castle. Prior experience is not required.
Please note that volunteers are needed to assist on and off the field. If you are interested in helping in any capacity, please contact any one of the board members listed on the GYLA website.
A general description of the GYL program is below. Please note that our programs may vary slightly from the descriptions below depending upon the number of registered players, volunteers in each grade and field space.
The registration fee includes winter clinics at Armonk Indoor, SUNY Purchase or other facility for boys and girls in grades 3 – 8. The winter clinics will begin around Thanksgiving and will run through the end of March. More specific announcements regarding the winter clinic times will be made to those girls and boys that have registered on our website.
Attendance at the winter clinics is encouraged as the clinics provide a relaxed and fun environment to improve individual skills for players of all levels. The lacrosse fields in Chappaqua are not available to GYL until mid-April (weather permitting). Typically, those players who have participated in the winter clinics have had a smoother transition when the regular season practices begin in March and thus better able to compete in games and tournaments early in April.
K-2 girls programs:
Kindergarten girls meet for one hour each week. Only a girl’s stick is required. Soft lacrosse balls and plush balls are used.
Grades 1-2 girls meet for one hour each week. A girls stick, eye protector and mouth guards are required. The girls in this group will be separated into even squads and play intramural games.
K-2 boys programs:
Kindergarten boys will meet for one hour each week. There will be a 40-minute practice, 5 minute water break and 20 minute game. No equipment other than sticks and gloves will be required. Soft lacrosse balls will be used.
Boys in 1st gradewill begin the season by meeting for one hour each week and follow the same format as K (40 minute practice, 5 minute break, 20 minute game). Full equipment is required and IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A NEW HELMET, PLEASE CONSIDER A NAVY BLUE HELMET WITH ORANGE VISOR.
Boys in 2nd gradewill meet twice each week. Each session will last approximately 1 hour. One session will consist of a group practice. The other session will be a game either against another town (home or away) OR will be intramural. Full equipment is required and IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A NEW HELMET, PLEASE CONSIDER A NAVY BLUE HELMET WITH ORANGE VISOR.
The K-2 girls and boys programs begin in the spring. The size and number of teams will be determined once registration is complete and we have sufficient volunteers. The emphasis will be on learning and enjoying the game. Coaches ask for commitment from the players and parents in making practices so that the players progress together.
Grades 3 & 4 Programs
Girls in grades 3 & 4 will be evaluated at the beginning of the season and divided into equal, balanced teams with players from each grade.Teams will practice two to three times each week and play one or two games each week.
Boys in grades 3 & 4 will be divided into separate grade based teams.Teams will practice two to three times each week and play one or two games each week.
Grades 5 through 8 Programs
In order to provide more opportunities at all levels for boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 GYLA offers both travel and recreational programs.Travel players will participate in both.
Tryouts for travel teams will take place in January.
ØGirls in grades 5 & 6 will be combined to form a travel team and girls in grades 7 & 8 will be combined to form another travel team.
ØBoys in grades 5-8 will be divided into grade based travel teams. These teams will practice one to two times each week and play one game each week on Saturday.
Boys Sunday Extra (subject to change depending on enrollment numbers)
For those lacrosse players who are available on Sundays, a subset of the grade based travel teams will be chosen for Sunday Extra.Two Sunday Extra teams will be formed – one for boys in grades 5 and 6 and one for boys in grades 7 and 8.
Key qualifications to be considered for Sunday extra are as follows:
1.Travel level skill set as determined by travel team tryouts (must also play on grade-based team).
2.Availability to play at any time on Sundays.No consideration will be given to other scheduled activities.Roster spots for Sunday Extra will be limited and attendance will be strictly enforced.
On all travel teams, playing time will be determined by the coaches based on attendance and performance at practice.
No one will be denied the opportunity to play lacrosse. Players who are not selected for a travel team or do not wish to try out for a travel team will have the opportunity to play in a recreational program. All players, including travel team players, will be assigned to a team. There will be one practice a week and one game. Players that are not on one of the travel teams may also have the opportunity to play some games against other towns. In addition, players who excel in the recreational program and are not already on a travel team may be offered the opportunity to play games with the travel team.
NOTE: It is widely recognized that the team on which a child is placed in youth lacrosse does not dictate how he or she will perform at the high school or college level. Having fun and developing stick skills and a hard work ethic are more important. Many developing/non-travel players make major contributions to their high school and college teams, while some very talented/advanced players in youth leagues never develop beyond that level.
IMPORTANT: It is important that registration be completed shortly, so that we can organize our teams; prepare game and practice schedules; and secure sufficient field space for practices and games.Prior year’s fees must be paid in full before registration for the 2013-14 seasons can be completed.
Fees: Registration fees can be paid by credit card online at the registration page on the GYLA website. The fees below do not include the cost of the uniform. In order to avoid the late fee, payments must be received no later than January 15, 2014.
Team Before 11/15
Girls: K 125
Girls: 1 175
Girls: 2 175
Girls: 3 & 4 300
Girls: 5 - 8 325
Boys: K 125
Boys: 1 175
Boys: 2 275
Boys: 3 – 8 325
* Girls and boys in grades 5 – 8 that are selected for a travel team and boys selected for Sunday Extra will pay additional fees, to be determined, which will be collected once the teams are announced.
**Included in the base fee will be an additional $25 assessment to support the field improvements at Greeley.
NOTE: Financial assistance is available upon request by contacting any one of the board members listed on the GYLA website, any requests will remain confidential. Also, discounts for multiple family players will be applied.
Please be advised that the New Castle Recreation & Parks Commission has adopted a rule that prohibits dogs on all town and school ball fields. The lacrosse club will be fined in the event that a dog is on or around a lacrosse field during a lacrosse game or practice.
On behalf of the Greeley Youth Lacrosse Association and the New Castle Recreation & Parks Commission we ask that you DO NOT bring any dogs to the lacrosse fields.