The Boys Spring 2018 Season
Information is provided below on the McLean Youth Lacrosse Boys Program, team placement, & registration.
Please contact Chris Cutler
with any questions.
The MYL Boys Lacrosse Program
McLean Youth Lacrosse serves all boys living within the McLean High & Langley High School Districts ages 5-14, mainly zipcodes in 22101, 22102, 22043, 22046, & 22066. You must live in Northern Virginia to play in the Spring League (NVYLL).
Please go to this website: http://boundary.fcps.edu/boundary/ to find out which public High School District you live in. You must enter your public high school where you reside when you register online for the Spring 2018 Season. You don't necessarily have to plan to go to McLean HS or Langley HS, but if you live within these two public high school boundaries then you can play with McLean Youth Lacrosse.
All other players living outside these two public high school districts are highly encouraged to play youth lacrosse in your local public high school district youth program where you live. You may incur higher registration fees if you play with McLean Youth Lacrosse in order to help off-set higher Fairfax County User Fees for non-county residents that use county fields in McLean.
In the 2018 Spring Season, we will participate in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL) in boys 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U divisions. Boys 8UB will be in house and play other 8UB teams from Falls Church and Vienna. No high school players, or anyone playing high school lacrosse, can play in the NVYLL league unless 14 yrs old and not playing in high school. We will also offer a 6U boys (5&6 yr olds) division that will practice only on 6-7 Saturdays in the spring and we will schedule several Saturday scrimmages for this new age-group.
6U Boys & Girls (5&6 yr olds) will start practices on Saturday April 7th, in the morning or afternoons at McLean HS Stadium Turf or Bermuda grass field, 1030am-12pm or 12pm-130pm. 6U Boys and girls will have Saturday practices every Saturday for 6-7 weeks and conclude their Spring season with scrimmages against Springfield and Vienna 6U teams.
Age-Based Programs — The age-based programs in the NVYLL are designed for boys from age 7 to age 14 (8U-14U). Practices are held one to three times a week with boys games on Saturdays and girls games on Sundays. These games are played throughout the Northern Virginia areas and requires travel.
For Boys, there will be four divisions -- 14U, 12U, 10U and 8U. Players who are under the maximum age as of August 31st, 2017 are eligible to play in that division. For example: A player who is 12 years old as of August 31st, 2017 is eligible for the 12U division. If a player turns 13 after August 31st, 2017, they have to play 14U for the Spring 2017 season.
Age-groups for Spring 2018 are determined by the players age as of August 31st, 2017 and their birth year.
Players can play up in the next age-group only with the permission of his age-group coordinator but cannot play down.
Spring 2018 Age-Groups
6U Boys (Birth years 09/01/2011 to 12/31/2013)
8U Boys (Birth years 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2011)
10U Boys (Birth years 09/01/2007 to 08/31/2009)
12U Boys (Birth years 09/01/2005 to 08/31/2007)
14U Boys (Birth years 03/15/2003 to 08/31/2005)
Boys Divisions are separated into conferences based upon the skill level of the players. The conferences are: A for advanced players, Upper B for intermediate players and Lower B for beginner players. Boys teams will be divided into A & B conferences at the 14U, 12U and 10U levels and into A and B conferences at the 8U levels.
2018 Spring Season (8U - 14U) cost is $235. 6Us cost is $199 (need equipment) or $100 (not need equipment). We offer a second thru fourth child discount of $10 to $20 less per child.
All Boys (6U - 14U): Stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, rib pads optional, mouthguard, protective cup, decent football/lacrosse cleats.
Jerseys & shorts are provided for boys, jersey top must be returned at the end of the season.
Goalie gear provided for boys.
Practices and Games
A Team Tryouts will take place in December (posted on front page of mylax.net). B Team Evaluations will take place in January, see tab for Boys Winter Tryout schedule (posted soon). All players in all age-groups, except 6U, are required to attend the team placement evaluations or Tryouts so we can determine player’s ability and placement on the appropriate level team.
Practices for all 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U players will begin in February into March, depending on weather. Practice schedules will be dependent of coaches’ schedules and field availability. After daylight savings time, the practice schedules may change. The schedules will be posted on this website.
Boys games generally are on Saturday and will occur on March 24, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, OFF May 26. The playoffs will be June 2 -June 10, 2018.
Playoffs are held for the 8U through 14U age groups. The 8U "B" age groups will participate in a fun 8U Fun Festival on June 2nd in which all the teams will get together and play games at the same location on the same day. Last year the 8U Festival was held at EC Lawrence Park.
Placement on Teams
The goal in placement is to foster growth of every player by providing an environment with teammates and opponents of nearly equal skills. Team placement will be based upon (in no particular order):
· Age group
· Athletic skills
· Lacrosse knowledge
· Stick work
· Level of commitment