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Information about Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse

MBYLL (Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League), as stated in its Mission, promotes the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training, and structure to anyone interested in lacrosse.

If you have any questions about lacrosse in Massachusetts, don't hesitate to ask and we will try and get you the appropriate response. 

If you have technical issues with registration please email

Thank you for your interest in lacrosse!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR TOWN PLAYS IN OUR LEAGUE, LEARN ABOUT THE LACROSSE PROGRAM IN YOUR TOWN, AND YOUR TOWN'S REGISTRATION FEES. TO PLAY FOR YOUR TOWN, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH THE TOWN (separate fee) AND MBYLL.

Click the graphic (below) to register your child for the 2021 Boys MBYLL season.

(Once complete, go to your town program website and complete your town registration using your MBYLL number.)

 

 
 
 
 
 

2025 and 2026 NCAA Lacrosse Championships Return To Gillette Stadium

 

Lacrosse fans…thank you! With your help, the NCAA has chosen Gillette Stadium and Harvard University to host the 2025 and 2026 NCAA Men’s and Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championships.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NCAA Lacrosse Returns to Gillette Stadium
for the Sixth and Seventh time in 2025 and 2026
 
Gillette Stadium will once again welcome the nation’s best lacrosse programs to Foxborough, hosting the 2025 and 2026 Men’s and Division I Women's Lacrosse Championships.

“We are honored to have earned the privilege of hosting the 2025 and 2026 NCAA Men’s and Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championships, building on Gillette Stadium’s and New England’s rich lacrosse tradition,” said Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group. “After first bringing the men’s and women’s lacrosse communities together at Gillette Stadium for the 2017 championships, we cannot wait to welcome fans from across the country and the nation’s best lacrosse programs back to Foxborough for another landmark weekend for the sport. Lacrosse is especially important to our family, as my son Dan played collegiately at Tufts University, and my three grandsons have all enjoyed playing the game in the past. We have an extremely passionate community of lacrosse fans across New England, and have seen that enthusiasm for the game shine through each of the five previous times we have hosted this great event, setting attendance records and welcoming thousands of fans to Gillette Stadium.”

Gillette Stadium will once again bring the lacrosse community together, hosting the men’s and women’s championships in 2025 and 2026. These landmark weekends mark just the second and third times in NCAA history that the Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse championships will be hosted at the same venue, with Gillette Stadium serving as the host venue for each occasion.

Ticket, hospitality, reunion opportunities and fan activity information will be announced at a later date after finalizing details with the NCAA. For more information check www.gillettestadium.com/ncaa-lacrosse.

Thanks again for your passion for the game and interest in attending the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium. We look forward to welcoming the lacrosse community to the home of champions for a tremendous weekend of family fun, entertainment and lacrosse.
 
 
 
 
 
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Gerry Byrne, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse – “New England will once again welcome the nation’s best teams to Gillette Stadium for the NCAA lacrosse championships. Hosting the NCAA championships provides all New England youth, high school, college and post-graduate players with a great opportunity to enjoy the games with their friends and families and continue the incredible growth of the game across the region.

Devon Wills, The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Lacrosse – “It truly is a privilege to be the host institution as we bring together the men’s and women’s championships at Gillette Stadium, creating an impactful and exciting weekend attractive to all the young girls and boys playing the game. We are excited for the opportunity to promote women’s lacrosse to the entire lacrosse community through this landmark weekend for the sport.”

Mike Daly, Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse at Brown University – “New England once again is privileged to be hosting these great championships at Gillette Stadium. It is an exciting time for all the college, high school, youth and club programs to join the celebration of our sport and realize the impact hosting the championships has on the continued growth of the game in the region”

Greg Cannella, Men’s Lacrosse Coach at UMass – “This is the biggest event in our game and to again host the championships at Gillette Stadium is very special. The event has been a tremendous success each year Foxborough has hosted the championships, and this championship weekend will provide more memorable experiences for the teams and the fans.”

Amanda Belichick, Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Holy Cross – “The NCAA’s decision to bring the men’s and women’s lacrosse championships to Gillette Stadium is great news, and I know that many are very enthusiastic about this opportunity. The 2025 and 2026 championships will be a great opportunity to showcase the men's and women's games at a great venue together. To bring these championships back to Gillette Stadium, where the first combined championships took place in 2017, is especially exciting.”

Jim Murphy, Bentley University Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach – “I am excited for all the youth, high school and college players to have an opportunity to watch the best of the best play in the NCAA Championships at Gillette Stadium. Championship experiences in a championship venue is a win for everyone involved.”

Jim Dalton, President of Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League – “The Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse family, comprised of 12,000 players, 2,000 coaches and over 800 teams from 160 towns across Massachusetts truly looks forward to having this great event in our backyard once again. Our families really enjoyed themselves during the past five championships at Gillette Stadium and I know our organization will actively promote the opportunity to enjoy another great experience.”

Christine Habermann, Executive Director of Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League – “Hosting the women’s and men’s championships in a combined format is outstanding for our game and region. This incredible event is a great opportunity to promote the values of lacrosse to entire families across the country. I am excited to get our programs and their families involved in what will be a terrific experience for all.”

Paul Griffin, The Founders Girls Lacrosse League – “The Founders League members are so excited to watch the women’s and men’s championships at Gillette Stadium. Combining the championships in to a festival concept will generate tremendous value for the girls’ game here in Massachusetts.”

Casey D’Annolfo, The Mike Daly Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Tufts University – “It is so exciting to welcome the NCAA lacrosse championships back to Gillette Stadium and the New England region. The teams will enjoy the opportunity to play in a great venue and the fans will have an outstanding experience with all of the excitement surrounding the games.”

by posted 10/19/2020
MBYLL Season Update - 4/29/20

April 29, 2020 -- The MBYLL Board of Directors voted last week to cancel the 8 game Classic Schedule and the Select Regular and Post Season Games. While disappointing to have to do so, MBYLL has not cancelled lacrosse for the rest of the year.  The schedule was cancelled so the league could provide financial relief to Town Programs so they could in-turn give back to their families, especially those impacted the most by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

MBYLL will continue to monitor and follow advice and guidelines from state officials on the ability to return to outdoor youth sports activities. If the opportunity provides for lacrosse activities to resume, MBYLL will support local, regional and league wide events.  The board is also exploring how to save town programs and individual families on 2021 MBYLL season fees.

 

What MBYLL has done-

  1. Provided all programs with 100% refund of their town fee and select team fees to help them in providing the greatest financial relief back to families in their town.
  2. Kept the 2020 MBYLL Player and Coach insurance policies in place to provide coverage for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.
  3. Created the “Town Youth Lacrosse Preservation Fund” to support local, regional or league wide lacrosse initiatives this summer, fall and winter.
  4. Voted to extend Coach Certification for an extra year for both those coaches who were certified in 2019 and those who completed certification for this season.  This will save coaches and town programs money for the 2021 season.

What MBYLL is exploring-

  1. Hosting a modified version of the MBYLL Jamboree at Fort Devens (June 13-14 & 20-21) if the state allows. Devens has not cancelled the event as of Apr 29.
  2. An MBYLL funded event for 8th grade players this Summer or Fall.
  3. Exploring possibilities to seek financial relief in some form for insurance costs now and in the future.
  4. Regional pick-up lacrosse days this summer or fall.

 

We will share more information on future opportunities as soon as possible. Thank you to all who love our sport, who wanted to try the sport, and those who share in our mission to grow the sport of lacrosse in Massachusetts. Stay healthy and safe!


by posted 04/29/2020
THE SCOOP - Volume IV, Issue II

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by posted 07/20/2018
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