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By Staff 10/22/2019, 11:30am EDT

Our fun skill development sessions will challenge all players and levels. We customize to the players not the group. Sessions will run from January through March. 

  Our coaches will be emphasizing the fundamental skills of lacrosse with a strong focus on developing proper technique.  We are committed to GROWING, SKILLS, SPEED AND SPIRIT!

Mondays - January 6 – March 23

Grades 5 - 12, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Wednesdays - January 8 – March 25

Grades Pre K- 4, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Monday Program Dates - 10 Sessions

January - 6, 13, 27

February - 3, 10, 24

March - 2, 9, 16, 23


Wednesday Program Dates - 10 Sessions

January - 8, 15, 29

February - 5, 12, 26

March - 4, 11, 18, 25




$400 for 10 Sessions

$250 for 5 Sessions 


Groups will be split age appropriately for each session

·   Girls Pre K - K 

·   Girls grades 1 & 2

·   Girls grades 3 & 4 

·   Girls grades 5 & 6

·   Girls grades 7 & 8

·   Girls grades 9 to 12


The South Central Division, is comprised of 16 towns, 101 teams, and over ~1600 players. Recently a committee was formed and funded to investigate opportunities to enrich the experience for our players and families. With a portion of these funds, the Enrichment Committee has negotiated a partnership with the Premier Lacrosse League and Kraft Sports and Entertainment to provide our kids and families special access to the weekend’s events, along with recognition opportunities for Players, Coaches and Officials in the weeks leading up to the event. This partnership includes weekly recognition from each South Central town program, that all culminates at Gillette Stadium for on field recognition and an amazing weekend of lacrosse.  For each of the 16 towns in our region, this program honors a “Player of the week”, a “Rookie of the Week” for our first-year players, “Coach of the Week”, and “Outstanding Officials” award for which we would recognize this group of people during the June 1 games at halftime or between during pre-game festivities.  

       Additional activities for those recognized include:

• On-field recognition for all recipients, including special stadium and pre-game access.

• PLL coaches meet the MBYLL recognized Coaches before the games to discuss the impacts a coach can have on young men.

• Officials meet with the PLL game Officials before the games to discuss the values of officiating and to encourage them to continue serving the game.

• PLL player attend a practice of each of the South Central region towns in honor of “Player of the Week” in each town.  This could either be during the month of May leveraging local PLL players or the week leading up to June 1 and 2.  PLL will do their best to accommodate each Town, but is scheduled dependent. 



• Please notify your coaches to nominate a player to your Director or President, where you will decide internally who the winner is each week.

• Celebrate the moment as you see appropriate in your Town.

• Make sure you notify the player and the parent of their award, and also email with the winner by Tuesday evening of each week so we can promote and track accordingly.

• Those recognized will receive a pair of tickets to the PLL event, as well as on-field recognition, special access, and other possible surprises




• Each week a deserving player that is a first-year player that conveys spirit, pride and dedication to learning the game.



• Each week a deserving player that embodies the games as a teammate, leader and player.

• This award is not intended to recognize a top goal scorer, but someone with true on-and-off field commitment to the program.



• Each week to a deserving Coach who is a mentor, educator and role model for these rising lacrosse players. 



• These awards should go to Officials that you witnessed who not only called a fair and controlled game, but provided teachable moments and positivity that overall made the game enjoyable no matter which side of the scoreboard you were on.

• Both Associate Officials and Sr. Officials are eligible to receive based on their officiating during a Sunday Classic game.

• This award is intended to be presented in-the-moment, after a game, by a Coach or Town Director as you deem appropriate. 



• ALL 16 Towns in the South Central region are eligible, and should promote accordingly.  The more we promote within our Town the more benefits you’ll have, and overall we’ll have as a region.

• Do it each week, and don’t wait until the last week.  Make sure you send your results to by Tuesday evening of each week.

• Nominate a leader in your program who will be your designated Town contact so the Enrichment Committee can liaise with each week and up to the Gillette event.

• Take pictures, capture stories, and share the reasons for these recognitions.  These are all great for our community, and what makes each of our programs special.

MBYLL Game Rules and Modifications for all Coaches and Officials

MBYLL Classic and Select games are played by USL Youth Rules with MBYLL modifications.
For the 2019 USL Youth Rules, click here.
MBYLL-specific rules are outlined in the Pregame Checklist.
The 2019 Pregame Checklist and Rules Review will be added here in March 2019.
Game Rules for ALL LEVELS
The same rules will govern all MBYLL Classic games as well as Mass Bay Select games, unless otherwise noted. [adopted in 2014]
Format Rules
  • Games will be played in four 10-minute Start/Stop quarters.
    • Exception: Level 1/2 plays two 25-minute Running Time halves.
    • Variation: Games can be played in four 15-minute Running Time quarters if BOTH head coaches agree before the start of the game.
    • There will be 2-minute breaks between quarters and a 5-minute halftime break.
  • There will be two timeouts per half per team.
    • Timeouts can be called by either team during a dead ball.
    • Timeouts can be called during a live ball by the team with possession.
  • Overtime can be played upon unanimous agreement of both coaches and official(s) and will consist of one 4-minute “sudden death” period.
  • Spectators, in addition to players, coaches, and team personnel, can cause a time-serving unsportsmanslike penalty. [adopted in 2018]
  • A player who accumulates 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. A substitute for that player may enter the game when the disqualified player would have been permitted to re-enter had he not fouled out. [adopted in 2017]
  • A player who is ejected by an official (not the same as “fouling out”) will automatically serve a one-week suspension. The suspension requirement will have been satisfactorily met when:
    • The player attends the next game in street clothes and stands with the team.
    • The coach informs the official the player is present and serving a suspension.
    • The suspension includes all Classic and Select games that take place between the ejection and the following week’s game.
      • A Classic-only player will serve the suspension during the following week’s Classic game.
  • A Select player who was ejected during a Classic game will miss both the Select game of that week and the following Classic game.
  • A Select player who was ejected during a Select game will miss both the Classic game of that week and the following Select game
  • Two unsportsmanlike conduct fouls will result in an automatic ejection.
  • A goal shall be counted as long as the ball has been released from the player’s stick prior to the expiration of the period. [adopted in 2018]
  • A change to what constitutes a legal hold with the crosse, commonly known as “crosse check holding” by the defender. Under the new rule, holding with the portion of the crosse which is between your hands is now legal as long as your hands are no more than shoulder width apart and the pressure being applied by the defender is equal pressure to the pressure from the offensive player. [new 2019 rule]
  • A clarification was issued to the warding off rule for offensive players. It is illegal for the offensive player, with two hands on the crosse, to push their opponent with their crosse to create separation. However, it is legal for a player with the ball and two hands on their crosse to contact the crosse of their opponent using their arm. [new 2019 rule]
Safety & Equipment Rules
  • All helmets and balls must be NOCSAE approved and stamped.
    • Any offending helmet or ball must be removed from play.
    • Official has the final say on helmets and balls that do not meet NOCSAE requirements.
  • There are NO take-out checks at any age level. [adopted in 2014]
    • Example: Any hit with or without possession that has the intent (in the official’s opinion) of injuring or putting the opponent on the ground.
    • 1st offense: Player will be called for an unsportsmanlike personal foul with an automatic non-releasable 2 or 3-minute time-serving penalty (official’s discretion).
    • 2nd offense: Same player will be ejected from game.
  • The creation of a new penalty for body checks that “target” a player. Targeting body checks are those in which a player takes aims with the intent to make violent contact to a player in a defenseless position, or aims his check towards the head or neck area. Penalties which fit this description will result in a 3-minute non-releasable penalty and ejection from the game. [new 2019 rule]
  • One-handed stick checks are considered a slash, regardless of whether or not contact has been made. [adopted by 2013]
  • Contact of any degree made to an opponent’s head while actively making a stick check is a slashing penalty. [adopted in 2018]
  • The second and subsequent violations by a team when their defensive player enters the crease and assumes the position of a goalie shall result in a releasable unsportsmanlike penalty served by the offending player.
  • A stick with strings below 4 inches from the top of the crosse constitutes an illegal stick. [adopted in 2016]
    • Violation of this rule incurs a 3-minute non-releasable penalty and the stick is removed from the game to the scorer’s table for the remainder of the game.
  • NFHS Rule 4-3-3 (requiring contrasting color tape on the handle of the crosse of any player taking a faceoff) will NOT be enforced at any youth level.
  • Game jerseys or pinnies require numbers on both front and back, big enough to read, and in contrasting color to be seen by the officials, coaches, and players. [adopted in 2017]
  • Officials shall not enforce the NFHS eye-black rule, which only allows a single stripe of eye black. [adopted in 2017]
MBYLL Competition Rules
  • If any team gains a 6+ goal lead, the trailing team can receive the ball at midfield without a faceoff. [adopted in 2014]
    • Faceoffs resume when the margin returns to five goals or less.
    • Exception: Mass Bay Select games always require faceoffs, regardless of score differential.
    • Variation: Trailing team may decline and participate in faceoffs if trailing by 6+ goals.
  • If any team gains a 12+ goal lead, the game clock goes to running time. [adopted in 2014]
    • Coaches for the leading team should make discrete adjustments (e.g. requiring 3 passes prior to shooting, encouraging off-hand passing and shooting, switching positions, etc.).
Game Rules Specific to LEVEL 3/4 (using 10U rules)
  • Level 3/4 games are played 8 v 8.
    • Teams are expected to play with 2 Attack, 3 Middies, 2 Defenders, and a   Goalie.
  • Level 3/4 games will be played on a modified lacrosse field with dimension at or near 90 yards by 40 yards. [adopted by 2013]
  • There will be no time-served penalties at Level 3/4. [adopted in 2018]
    • There are no fast breaks on penalties.
    • The official will explain reason for penalty to all players during stoppage, substitute offending players, and change possession of the ball.
  • Long poles are not permitted at Level 3/4 games. [adopted in 2017]
  • No body checks are allowed at Level 3/4.
    • Level 3/4 players are expected to play the ball and not the man when the ball is loose.
    • When defending a player in possession with the ball, the Level 3/4 defender should use no more than equal pressure to prevent progress.
  • One coach from each team is allowed (and encouraged) to be on the field at all times during Level 3/4 games as long as he/she remains within 5 yards of the sideline at all times. [adopted in 2016]
  • Substitutions are allowed on all sideline and endline out-of-bounds for all Level 3/4 games.
  • Level 3/4 shall require one completed pass be made in the offensive half of the field before a legal shot may be taken. [adopted in 2017]
    • This includes a faceoff man winning the draw; he must make one completed pass.
    • This also includes a player awarded possession at the faceoff X after a penalty, or a goal, or when using the fast-break rule.
    • In the event of a whistle, if the offensive team has made one completed pass, they are not required to complete an additional pass. [adopted in 2018]
    • If one pass has been completed in the offensive end and the defensive team gains possession of the ball but does not successfully clear the ball before losing possession, the original offensive team must complete one additional pass prior to shooting. [new 2019 rule]
  • Downward stick checks are allowed at Level 3/4 as long as the checking player does not raise his hands above shoulder height. [new 2019 rule]
  • There is no penalty for raking the ball at Level 3/4. [adopted in 2018]
  • In the event that a loose ball cannot be picked up due to three or more players being caught in a scrum or scramble in a Level 3/4 game, officials should wait approximately four seconds before stopping play and awarding the ball via the alternate possession rule. [adopted in 2018]
  • Unlike 10U USL Youth rules, there are wing players on the faceoff for Level 3/4. [adopted in 2013]
  • Unlike 10U USL Youth rules, partial-team substitutions and on-the-fly substitutions are allowed at Level 3/4. [adopted by 2013]
MBYLL Game Procedures and Expectations
  • Prior to every MBYLL game, the two head coaches and the official(s) must meet prior to the game to review the MBYLL Pre-game checklist and for the coaches to produce their valid Coaching Education Certification badge.
  • For MBYLL Classic games, one coach minimum from each team must have a valid Coaching Education Certification badge on a lanyard, visible during the game.
  • For Mass Bay Select games, all adults in the team bench area must have a valid Coaching Education Certification badge on a lanyard, visible during the game.
  • The home team is expected to have a dedicated person as time keeper / scorekeeper for game who is stationed at midfield between both team benches.
  • The home team must confirm an EMLOA official has been scheduled for the game.
    • The home team is responsible for assigning an Associate Official (AO) to a U9 game as the lead official or to an older level as a second official or for reaching out to EMLOA with assistance in assigning an AO from another town
    • If the assigned EMLOA official fails to show, both coaches will agree on how to proceed.
      • The game should be rescheduled, if possible.
      • Coaches should consider the potential liability and quality of the game if played without a certified official.
    • Towns are encouraged to enlist parents or high-school aged students to become certified EMLOA Officials / Associate Officials.
    • The home coach is expected to pay the official(s) for MBYLL Classic games at the time of the game.
    • Mass Bay Select officials will be paid by the league, but a post-game report is required by both coaches.
  • The home team is responsible for contrasting jersey colors to the opponents’ jerseys and will wear contrasting pinnies if necessary in order to do so.
  • At the conclusion of each contest, players are to line up at midfield behind their respective goalies. Keeping their helmets on and only removing their right glove, they are to partake in handshakes (no fist bumps) with the opposing team.