Waterford Youth Lacrosse Association (WYLA) is dedicated to providing youth boys and girls of Waterford with a positive experience in Lacrosse. WYLA supports equal and fair play in providing the players with a fun and challenging opportunity to learn the
WYLA is committed to providing a high-quality lacrosse experience where equitable treatment of players and fundamental skill development take priority over winning and where every player feels like an important part of the team, learns life lessons of value beyond the field, and improves in the fundamental skills of lacrosse.
Registration for Waterford Youth Lacrosse 2018 Season is here.

Waterford Youth Lacrosse registration is now open through Feb. 25, 2018.  The registration for the 2018 season is $85.  Late registrations will be accepted until March 5, 2018.  All late registrations will be assessed a $20 late fee, and no additional registrations will be accepted after March 6, 2018. (This is to ensure all uniforms and team assignments can be made).  All registrations will be done online via the WYLA web site.  To register for the 2018 season click on the REGISTER NOW button on the right hand side of the page and follow the instructions.   It is highly recommended that you use a computer to register and not a tablet or mobile device. 
 
The registration processes will require you to enter a valid US Lacrosse membership number for the league to receive insurance coverage for all players except for the Instructional level. You will be able to either renew or obtain a new US Lacrosse number as part of the registration process (a direct link to US Lacrosse will be provided, and additional guidance is on the WYLA web site).
 
Teams for the 2018 season will follow the guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse. US Lax has proposed a new age grouping for the 2017 season. The new grouping better aligns with our old grade level system: Instructional (K- Gr. 2), 10U (Gr. 3-4), 12U ( Gr. 5-6), 14U (Gr. 7-8).  Players in grade 2 wil have the option of playing at the Instructional level or on the 10U team. (Additional information on this change is posted on the WYLA website if you would like to read more about it)

Please register your child for the appropriate age group according to guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse.  Any required team adjustments will subsequently be made through the league. (Please refer to the placement policy under the document section).
 
Upon completing the registration process you will be able to pay the registration fee via Pay Pal or via a check.  If paying by check please make all checks payable to WYLA.
 
All checks should be mailed to:
 
WYLA Treasurer
Steve Smith
16 Edgewood Ave
Waterford, CT   06385           
 
If you have any further questions please contact Kristen Huta at 


by posted 01/01/2018
US Lacrosse Number

A Few Additional Tips on Registering Relative to Your US Lacrosse Number
 
All players for the 2018 season will need a valid US Lacrosse number.  Each US Lacrosse number is only valid for one year and this will provide insurance coverage to the league. 
 

  1. Obtaining a US Lacrosse number is part of the registration process,
  2. When you come to this step (should be page 2) you will need to click on the button that says go to USA Lacrosse to obtain a membership.
  3. Your web browser will open a new window and you will be directed to US lacrosse, follow the steps to obtain a new or renew your current US Lacrosse number. 
  4. Once you have paid for your US Lacrosse membership, there will be a green button at the top of the page that says return to Waterford Lacrosse Website (This is a much clearer and easier process then it was last year).
  5. Click this button to return to the Waterford Lacrosse Website to complete the registration process.
  6. You will complete your registration process, and your US Lacrosse number will be automatically updated.

by WYLA posted 01/01/2018
Equiptment Guidelines

For the New players WYLA would like to provide guidelines on what is needed for Lacrosse Equipment

Equipment
:
All Instructional players are encouraged to provide their own sticks.  WYLA does have sticks, helmets and goggles available for instructional players to use for the season, if players do not have their own.
 
All participants at the 10U – 14U level are responsible for supplying equipment and uniforms.  All participants without exception must wear all of the mandated equipment listed below.
 
Girls Mandatory Equipment (10U-14U):

  • Goggles
  • Stick
  • Mouthpiece
  • Cleats    

Girls Optional Equipment - Gloves and Stick Bag
 
Boys Mandatory Equipment (10U-14U):

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Shoulder pads
  • Arm pads / Elbow pads
  • Gloves
  • Mouthpiece (attached to helmet),
  • Cleats
  • Athletic supporter cup


Boys Optional Equipment - Equipment bag
 
Starter kits that contain a variety of the above items are available via the following links.  Please be sure you carefully review what equipment is in each kit as it varies from one package to another.  
 
http://www.lacrossemonkey.com/starterkits.html
 
http://www.comlax.com/lacrosse-protective/starter-packages?utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=starter-packages&utm_source=homepage
 
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=18676356&ab=ACR_Lacrosse_R3_StarterKits
 
 
Uniforms (10U-14U):
Game uniforms are required by all players and can be purchased from the Waterford Lacrosse Association.  
 
Any player NOT having the appropriate equipment will not be allowed to participate due to safety reasons.
 
 
Local Lacrosse Equipment Vendors
Lacrosse Unlimited- Madison, CT
                  www.lacrosseunlimited.com
Dicks Sporting Goods- Waterford, CT            www.dickssportinggoods.com

 
Online Retailers
Commonwealth Lacrosse                           www.comlax.com
Lacrosse World                                          www.laxworld.com
Lax.com                                                     www.lax.com
Lacrosse Monkey                                       www.lacrossemonkey.com


by posted 12/30/2017
WYLA Board Positions

To our Waterford Youth Lacrosse community:

Our WYLA Board plays a critical role in guiding the overall direction and philosophy of the youth lacrosse program in Waterford.  We are looking to fill several Board positions in order to ensure continuity of Waterford’s youth lacrosse program, and to bring fresh ideas and new energy to the Board.  If you would like to have a positive impact on youth sports and in the lives of children in our town, please consider applying for one of the following Board positions.  Previous lacrosse or Board experience is not required!  If interested, you will receive support and guidance from the Board to assist you during the transition.  For more information, or simply to discuss further, please contact:

Paul Deon – WYLA President, at pauldeon@sbcglobal.net

Fundraising Chairperson 

We are seeking an individual to take on the role of Fundraising Chairperson.  This individual sits on the WYLA Board of Directors.  Key responsibilities are outlined below.

  1. Work with fundraising volunteers to identify potential fundraising activities. 
  2. Bring forward recommended fundraising activities to the WYLA Board for approval.
  3. Organize and oversee fundraising volunteers and fundraising activities
  4. Provide periodic fundraising updates to the WYLA Board.

 

Board Administrator/Manager 

We are looking for an organized individual who can assist the WYLA Board of Directors as we look to grow the sport of youth lacrosse within the town of Waterford. The WYLA Board Administrator/Manager is critical to fostering effective communication and facilitating proper follow-through of Board actions and commitments.  This role is responsible for the following activities:

  1. Recommend, agree (in consultation with the Board President), and communicate agenda topics in advance of each Board meetings
  2. Capture action items and agreements resulting from Board meetings, and disseminate to Board members
  3. Ensure follow-through on Board actions and commitments
  4. Organize WYLA records (storing and retrieving documents)

 

 

 


by posted 09/30/2016