LMYA Boys Lacrosse

Program Goals

Lower Macungie Youth Association Lacrosse sponsors a comprehensive program that provides a positive lacrosse learning experience and recognizes the diverse interests of the participants.  The program is designed to teach the game in a progressive manner while highlighting the benefits of physical activity, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Skill development is the primary focus at an early age.  This focus continues as players progress up through the various level of competition.  There are different competitive levels offered to accommodate the interest and dedication of the individual player.

PLAYER SAFETY

A goal of the Lower Mac Lacosse Program is to promote player safety in everything that we do.  The disussion of player safety, especially in the area of concussion, leads us to conversations about how we can better protect our players.  Below is a link to a website that helps everyone become more informed about concussions and what can to be done to avoid them and treat them properly.
http://nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000
The link below will lead you to a parent's learning guide
https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents
https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037/concussion-in-sports

Rules of Play

US Lacrosse Youth Game Initiative
Under the direction of its Board of Directors, US Lacrosse has developed age-appropriate, national rules of play for youth boys’ lacrosse and youth girls’ lacrosse.
As part of this initiative, US Lacrosse staff and volunteers surveyed more than 50 youth leagues that included nearly 170,000 youth players to better understand the landscape of current rules being used around the country, in addition to receiving input from individual coaches, officials, administrators, youth players and parents.
Based on that research and input from the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee, the US Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Game Committees proposed rules that were voted on and passed by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors for implementation for the current season.
The new youth lacrosse rules are published in various US Lacrosse media.  Visit US Lacrosse for information.

Program Layout

Hello Lower Mac Boys Lacrosse Families!

While COVID -19 may have shut down our 2020 season, we are still prepping for our return in 2021. To help everyone plan accordingly here are some important things to think about.

The LMYA Boys Lacrosse program is a charter member and participant in the Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League (LVYLL).  The LVYLL is dedicated to strengthening the sport of lacrosse in the Lehigh Valley and providing a safe and fun environment for all of its participants and parents.

The 2021 season is configured is the same format as the 2019 and 2020 season with players

being set by grade level.

The LVYLL will be using the US Lacrosse Return to Play Guidelines to help guide the league's return and ensure the safest environment for all our players, coaches, and spectators.

GRADE LEVELS/DIVISIONS:
K-2– This age group is non-competitive and learning- focused. The team practices 1-2 days a week.  There will be travel to other youth organization parks to play games with other programs in the LVYLL.  The season wraps up the first weekend in June with a round robin play-day. Full gear is required and is not provided by LMYA, see the PARTICIPATION/EQUIPMENT section for details.

 

3/4, 5/6 & 7/8

LMYA’s Spring Program tries to field both competitive (A Division) and developmental (B Division) teams. Teams are first determined through pre-season tryouts. However, the pre-season tryout does not mean the Player will not transition between teams during the season due to effort and commitment.

LMYA expectations of a competitive lacrosse player:

  • Respect to all players, coaches, officials & supporters.
  • Commitment &Attendance to all practices.
  • Higher skill set and lacrosse I.Q.
  • Encouragement through positivity.

Both divisions travel to play other programs throughout the league. All teams practice 2 nights a week.

  • The A division is competitive.   The season wraps up with playoffs and a championship game the first weekend in June.  Teams that are eliminated will participate in a round robin play-day.  Player assessments will be held throughout the February indoor sessions.
  • The B division is recreational.  The season wraps up the first weekend in June with a round robin play-day.

 


PRACTICE/HIGHLIGHTS:
K-2, 3/4, 5/6, & 7/8
Indoor practice time for these teams will begin in March. Location and times will be released as soon as times are confirmed. Exact details will be in SCHEDULES section of Boys Lacrosse website.

K-2, 3/4, 5/6, & 7/8: Outdoor practices for ALL ages will start at the beginning of April, weather permitting.  Practices will be at Quarry Road Park. The practice schedule for each division is listed in our schedules section of this page.

League games will begin in April.  Games are usually on Saturdays and the times do vary from week to week. Some games can occur on Sundays (especially in the beginning of season) and can sometimes a weekday game is possible.


REGISTRATION:
2021 Registration dates are officially set.

Early registration opens December 5th and runs until January 8th.
Provisional registration runs from January 9th through February 5th.

Our program is only as strong as our VOLUNTEERS! We have lots of opportunities for you to use your skills and talents.  Help support the program, any amount of time you can give is helpful. 

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to plan, administrate and execute the program.  If you have not contacted us yet and would like to help in any capacity, please contact Joshua Miller at lacrosse@lmya.org.

COACHES - If you are interested in coaching in any capacity please CLICK HERE to review our Background Check Policy. Click on the links in the PDF and you will be taken to the websites to begin your clearances. Clearances must be completed prior to the start of the season.   

If you would like coaching support, we can schedule a coach’s meetings/clinic prior to the season in addition to offering fully paid tuition at the US Lacrosse level one coach’s certification course (one day course). If you are interested, let us know lacrosse@lmya.org.

We are very excited with the promise of the new season and for another fun year!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

LMYA Boys Lacrosse Coordinator - Joshua Miller
lacrosse@lmya.org

WAIVERS

EQUIPMENT

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All four boys lacrosse divisions (K-2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8) offered by LMYA are full gear and require a lacrosse helmet, mouthguard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup, and lacrosse stick.

 

US Lacrosse recently published an Equipment Fitting Guide to help provide first-time buyers, parents and players with suggested guidelines in purchasing equipment.  Designed to help both the boys’ and girls’ youth player, the guide explains how lacrosse equipment should feel when properly worn. Photographs and descriptions for both field players and goalies are featured. DOWNLOAD GUIDE.

 

 

Recommendations:

For K-2 or 3/4 first time/introductory players the following items are recommended solely by LMYA because they have high safety ratings and do help players develop skills.

 

STICKSTX Boys' Stallion 50 Lacrosse Stick- Great beginner stick with a slightly smaller head and skinnier shaft. Helps introductory players master scooping ground balls and cradling.

 

HELMET: Cascade Youth CS Lacrosse Helmet - Cascade helmets consistently have high safety ratings and have enough adjustment options to make the fit comfortable and safe.

 

PADS: Any STX gear or Warrior Youth Pads- STX consistently has high safety ratings year after year. You can find great deals online, but I solely recommend that you go to a local vendor and have your player try on multiple pads to see which pads cover them the best and feel the most comfortable for them.

 

 

LOCAL VENDORS:
Schuylkill Valley Sports - South Mall
Dick's Sporting Goods
Sticks & Flicks - Main Street in Macungie

 

ONLINE VENDORS:
http://www.lacrosse.com/
http://www.lacrossemonkey.com/
http://www.sportstop.com
http://www.lax.com/

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Helmet Reviews

Click HERE to go to LacrosseScoop.com to see the 10 best helmets from 2021 with a proper helmet fitting guide video as well.

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Shoulder Pad Reviews

Click HERE to go to LacrosseScoop.com to see the 10 best shoulder pads from 2021 with a proper shoulder pad fitting guide video as well.

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Elbow Pad Reviews

Click HERE to go to LacrosseScoop.com to see the 10 best elbow pads from 2021 with a proper shoulder pad fitting guide video as well.

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Glove Reviews

Click HERE to go to LacrosseScoop.com to see the 10 best gloves from 2021 with a proper gloves fitting guide video as well.

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Stick Reviews

Click HERE to go to LacrosseScoop.com to see the 10 best sticks from 2021.

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

2021 Winter Skills and Drills

LMYA Boys Lacrosse is pleased to announce our first ever Winter Skills and Drills sessions. The details for the sessions are below:

  1. The cost is $20 total for all five sessions.
  2. All Skills and Drills sessions will be at St. Luke's Sports Performance Center on Union Blvd (702 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109)
  3. There will be five sessions (they are all Saturdays)
    1. January 9
    2. January 16
    3. January 23
    4. January 30
    5. February 6
  4. The sessions will run from 10:00am to 11:00am
  5. These sessions are for any returning or new player currently in grades K-8.
  6. We will have LMYA coaches at all sessions and we are working on having some Emmaus HS players present to help train and coach our younger players
  7. We will be following all LMYA Covid-19 Safety Protocols (Those who register will get detailed information emailed to them prior to the first session.)

Depending on the number of players interested, the session times could be extended to split age groups or I may add a session in February and make them age specific times as well. Additional items specific for those who register will be sent out prior to the first session.

Registration will run from Sunday, November 1st through Sunday, December 20th. You can register by either going to the "Register" page of the LMYA Website or by CLICKING HERE.

If you have any questions prior, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible (lacrosse@lmya.org).

SCHEDULES

 

2021 Indoor Practice Schedule

Tuesday, March 2nd (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 7th/8th Grade Practice

Wednesday, March 3rd (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 5th/6th Grade Practice

Thursday, March 4th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 3rd/4th Grade Practice

Tuesday, March 9th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 7th/8th Grade Practice

Wednesday, March 10th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 5th/6th Grade Practice

Thursday, March 11th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 3rd/4th Grade Practice

Friday, March 12th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-7pm: K-2nd Grade Practice

Tuesday, March 16th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 7th/8th Grade Practice

Wednesday, March 17th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 5th/6th Grade Practice

Thursday, March 18th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 3rd/4th Grade Practice

Friday, March 19th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-7pm: K-2nd Grade Practice

Tuesday, March 23rd (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 7th/8th Grade Practice

Wednesday, March 24th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 5th/6th Grade Practice

Thursday, March 25th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-8pm: 3rd/4th Grade Practice

Friday, March 26th (Location: St. Luke's Fitness & Sports Performance Center, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104)

  • 6-7pm: K-2nd Grade Practice

 

2021 Outdoor Practice Schedule

K-2: Wednesday 6-7/7:15pm

3rd/4th: Tuesday & Thursday 5-6:15pm

5th/6th: Tuesday & Thursday 6:15-7:30pm

7th/8th: Mondays & Wednesday 6-7:30pm

 

 

 

2021 Game Schedule will be released in March and on TeamSnap Team Pages.

LACROSSE ADMINISTRATION

Program Coordinator - Joshua Miller

 

K-2 Coordinator - Joshua Miller

 

3rd/4th - Dave Lamont

 

5th/6th - Dave Lamont

 

7th/8th - TBD

FIELD INFO

Home fields are located at Quarry Lane Community Park

 

7909 Quarry Road

Lower Macungie PA  18062

 

Visit the league website for field addresses and directions for away games

 

http://www.lvyll.com/page/show/2460165-locations

 

SPONSORS

Special thanks to our sponsors who help provide for our program's continued success

AFFILIATES

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TEAM STORE

The 2020 Boys Lacrosse Team Store is now closed. The store will be back open in January of 2021. Click on the hornet above to see all the great gear available when the store is open. All orders are scheduled to be delivered in March of 2021. 

Order custom decals for your helmet. Click on the image above to go to laxdecalz.com and order your LMYA Hornets decals.