Founded in 1998 by a small group of interested parents, BYL has grown from a program of approximately 30 boys at the 5th thru 8th grade levels to its present participation of over 150 - 200 players from the town of Bourne Massachusetts. Introduction into the game of lacrosse now commences at the 1st grade level with the learn to play program (LTP) through and including 8th grade boys and girls teams.
BYL's focus is grounded with the Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League, the league within which all of BYL games are played. Their mission, as well as ours, is this simple. We seek to create a weekly game schedule for with other MBYLL towns to compete, and to promote the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
No standings are kept. There are no league championships or playoffs. We strive to play all players as equally as possible with the goal of teaching the sport and providing a fun experience for all involved. Our goal is to provide an outlet for kids that has not been swept up in the pressure filled, win-at-all-cost mania that is too present in today's youth sports.
Dates & Schedule
Practices begin indoors in March. Games start early April and run through early June. We have 8 games (4 home 4 away). Games are Sunday afternoons.
Practices are 2-3 time per week, depending on the coach's schedule.
We play in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) for boys and Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League for girls. We are in the South Shore Cape & Islands Division. Age groupings are by grade and encompass 2 grades and are grouped: 1st & 2nd Grades, 3rd & 4th Grades, 5th & 6th Grades, 7th & 8th Grades.
In order to allow fair playing time for all players, there will be a waiting list after the registration number for each team has been reached. This number has been established by the team coaches. If you have any questions about the waiting list, please contact us directly.
$160 for first participant in a family, $25 discount for each sibling thereafter for grades 3-8.
Family cap at $450
$100 for boys and girls in grades 1-2.
All participants must be members of US Lacrosse which costs and additional $25 per participant.
Payment is due at the time of registration. We are happy to provide a payment schedule if needed, please contact us!
All players must provide their own equipment.
Boys: Stick, Gloves, Helmet, Shoulder pads, Arm pads, mouth guard
Girls: Stick, Gloves, Goggles, mouth guard