When does the season start & end?
TYL starts the spring season in mid-March. Games usually start in the first couple weeks of April. The season is over before the public school summer recess, although there are occasional tournament games in June.
When are games?
Games are scheduled for Sundays. Games that need to be re-scheduled due to weather postponements will be played on regular practice days and will be determined by the coaches and their organizations.
Where are games played?
Home games are played at Central Street Fields (Manter Fields) in Byfield, MA. Away games will be played on the opposing team's fields and addresses provided on the TYL website. There are usually 4 home games & 4 away games
Where can I watch these games?
Spectators are required to watch the games on the opposite side of the field from the two team benches if sufficient room exists.
How are teams organized?
Teams are organized by grades:
U15: 7th & 8th grade
U13: 5th & 6th grade
U11: 3rd & 4th grade
U9: 1st & 2nd grade
Can a player be on a team if they are not in the grade?
Players may play "up" a level if requested by the parents and approved by the team coaches, player agent and president.
Players may not play "down" a level unless TYL secures approval via formal waiver from the state level governing competition committees.
What positions do players get to play?
As players progress through age levels they tend to self select into certain positions to which they are best suited by skill and physique. As they begin to learn the game they are rotated throughout all positions except that generally goalie is reserved for volunteers.
When is registration?
Regular registration for the spring begins on or about October 15 and ends December 1. Late registration begins December 2 and remains open until March depending on individual team numbers. There is an additional fee for late registration, and it is possible to be placed on a wait list if roster space is limited. Team registration can close earlier than March if rosters are full.
How do I register my child?
On line, linked through our registration page.
How do I pay?
The standard method of payment is via credit card. If this is not possible, checks can be used made payable to Triton Youth Lacrosse; Suite 5 Box 254; 174 Newbury Turnpike; Rowley, MA 01969.
Are there tryouts?
Are there all-stars?
Yes. In association with MBYLL and MBGLL, all star leagues have been created. TYL has not yet participated in this program but may consider it going forward in subsequent seasons. Boys in the U13 and U15 divisions have an opportunity to try out for the Bay State Select League once the season begins. See your coach or send the Program Director an email for further information.
Are there playoffs?
What if my kid gets really good at lacrosse, are there are other more challenging leagues available?
Yes. TYL encourages players to stay in the program. There are more competitive programs that cost more, require tryouts, and have playoffs. An outside programs link will be added to the web page.
What kind of equipment do I need for girls?
Girls need a lacrosse stick, mouth guard and lacrosse goggles. Soccer style cleats ( no metal tips ) are also needed.
What kind of equipment do I need for boys?
Boys need a lacrosse stick, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse helmet ( white if possible) , mouth guard, lacrosse shoulder pads, lacrosse arm pads. Soccer style cleats ( no metal tips ) are also needed.
What about uniforms?
TYL provides a way for players to purchase a game jersey, and game shorts. Players need to buy new uniforms only when they grow out of their old uniform. Uniforms are provided through Amesbury Skate and Sport, Amesbury, MA.