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MBYLL Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

  • Create a weekly match schedule for member teams to compete
  • Promote the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Eastern Massachusetts
  • Cultivate and assist additional towns to start youth lacrosse programs
  • Train coaches and officials
  • Establish & lead efforts creating organization & guidelines to support towns in providing a safe & meaningful experience for all

Our Philosophy

There are no standings kept, no league championship or playoffs. We play all players as equally as possible with the goal of teaching the sport and providing a fun experience for all involved.

We police ourselves in the effort 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. Any conduct perceived to be contrary to the best interests of the MBYLL and it's youth participants should be referred to the Regional Competition Committee.

Town's with more than one team in an age group should make every effort to balance the talent levels of the team, (i.e. there should be no A teams and B teams).

During a game, at least one coach from each team must be certified and have their MBYLL certification card with them. Coaches will be required to hold the pre game coaches meeting with the game official.

Conflict Resolution

Towns will require coaches and parents to not attempt to resolve conflicts on the game field. We will communicate proper conflict resolution using the MBYLL website, MBYLL Regional Directors and the MBYLL competition committee process. 


MBYLL Game Rules and Regulations

MBYLL Classic and Select games are played by USL Youth Rules with MBYLL modifications.

For the 2020 USL Youth Rules, click here. For MBYLL modifications click here.

MBYLL-specific rules are outlined in the Pregame Checklist. The 2020 Pregame Checklist and Rules Review will be added to the MBYLL website in March 2020.

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]