WELCOME TO THE SCARBOROUGH YOUTH LACROSSE CLUB!
We offer exciting programming to K-8th grade athletes throughout the Spring.
As a volunteer run organization, we strive to teach players the art of lacrosse, which is called "The Fastest Game on Two Feet". Our focus is to teach sound lacrosse fundamentals, techniques and proficiencies. If you're ready to move, run, and work together in a close team environment then Scarborough Youth Lacrosse Club is for you! No Experience is Necessary.
Registration begins on January 16th and closes at midnight on March 6th.
Last registration (with an additional $75 fee) will be accepted until midnight, April 4th,
Registration begins on January 16th and closes at midnight on April 4th.
Links to the current season registration will be found on the Regular Season Registration Tab
Current fees for the 2018 Spring Season:
$150 (grades 7 and 8),
$125 (grades 3-6)
$75 (grades K-2)
US Lacrosse Membership:
SYL requires membership in U.S. Lacrosse. During the registration process you can obtain or renew US Lacrosse membership. Membership must be valid through the duration of the program which you have registered for. (Regular Season/ Extended Play/Camps/Tournaments). With your U.S.Lacrosse Membership you will be insured for all lacrosse activities, will gain access to tons of information about the sport, and be issued a monthly copy of Lacrosse Magazine.
Practice and Games:
Practice for the K-2 program will be 1 day a week with games most likely on Sundays.
Practice for Grades 3-6 will be 2 days a week with games on Saturdays or Sundays. There is some travel required for this age group, to towns from Wells to Yarmouth.
Practice for Grades 7-8 will be 3 or 4 days a week, with games Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. There will be required travel for these teams.
No Equipment is needed for Grades K through 2. Equipment for Grades K-2 will be issued by Scarborough Youth Lacrosse. This equipment is loaned by the club and must be returned in good shape at the end of the season. Failure to do so by July 1 wil result in the family being charged for the missing items.
For grades 3 to 8, each player must provide his or her own equipment as follows:
* Approved lacrosse helmet
* Arm pads
* Shoulder pads
* Mouth guard
* Athletic supporter with cup
* Protective eye wear/goggles
* Mouth guard
We highly recommend cleats for all players!
TEAM PHILOSOPHY , RULES, AND MAKE UP
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 SYLC teams are created to be even weighted.
- Playing time is equal through Sixth Grade. Players will be substituted through different positions to be exposed 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 you 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.