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Mission Statement of Northampton Boys YOUTH LACROSSE

Northampton Boys Youth Lacrosse (NBYL) promotes lacrosse among youth residing in the greater Northampton, MA area through age-level programs open to all interested participants, by teaching fundamentals of the game and promoting good sportsmanship, respect for all participants and teamwork, and by cooperating with the Northampton High School lacrosse program.

Accordingly, the following goals and policies are adopted:

  1. Our goal is not to promote individuals, but to promote skill development, sportsmanship, team play and love of the sport.
  2. Create and maintain grade-level programs focused on teaching fundamental skills and introducing competition with similar programs in nearby towns in Western MA.
  1. Creating a challenging, engaging, learning environment where children of differing levels of skill and physical development can learn and enjoy the game of lacrosse.
  2. At this time Northampton only has a single Travel team for each age group. We encourage equal participation by all players. However, playing time will be ultimately based on the 3 "A's": Attitude, Aptitude and Attendance.
  3. Providing equal attention and support to all participants.
  4. Engaging adults and experienced high school & college players to teach, coach and referee the scrimmages and games in which NBYL players participate.
  5. Providing access to safe, well maintained fields with appropriate equipment and uniforms.