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Apr, 2024

Boy's Summer Lacrosse!!

Boy's Summer Registration is OPEN!!

GIYL is looking to form teams for boys currently in grades 1-11.

We plan on offering the following teams this summer: grade 1/2, grade 3/4, grade 5/6, grade 7/8, JV, and Varsity. For grades 1-8, practices will begin on Tuesdays/Thursdays in June and go through July.  ****This is all contingent on having enough players register and having enough volunteer coaches for each team.  If we do not have enough volunteers, then we may have to cancel a team. We are always happy to have extra volunteers to assist with coaching teams if you are available! For JV and Varsity, games will be played on Sunday afternoons/evenings starting late June through early August.

We understand that this is a VERY busy time of year and you and your child may have other commitments along the way. Your child does NOT have to make all practices to participate in summer lacrosse, but please make every effort to make as many practices and games as possible.

Grades 1-8:
Cost for will be $125, plus players must be current US Lacrosse members.
US Lacrosse membership is $30 for U14 and $35 for U15 - U18.
FYI... Your players US Lacrosse membership number must be active through July to finalize registration for any GIYL summer program. Membership information for US Lacrosse must match player profile on the GIYL website.
**Please make sure email, phone # and address are the same on GIYL registration and US Lacrosse registration to ensure you will be able to register without any issues. US Lacrosse membership provides GIYL and its players with insurance coverage. It also includes a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine for each player.

Divisions will go by current grade from 2023-2024 school year (not their grade in September 2024).
** If for some reason you are not able to register your child in the appropriate grade level, please email me at [email protected] with his birth date and current grade level so I can make the appropriate group open to them.

Game schedules will be released around the second week of June. They are made by the Western NY Summer Lacrosse League (WNYSLL). We are anticipating games running from the end of June until the end of July. Games will be held on Grand Island (HS or Vets Park) for home contests. We will also play away games at other WNY locations TBD. We will run on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the week, starting with 2 practices a week, then moving to 1 practice and 1 game, then a few weeks of 2 games to end things off.

JV & Varsity:
We will participate in the ULax Buffalo Lacrosse League. This will be run on Sunday afternoons and evenings starting in late June.  Please refer to their website ( for more specific information and registration. Rising 8th graders may play on the JV team. Current JV players should sign up for the JV team, unless you spent any amount of time with the Varsity team last summer or this spring season.

Equipment: Please remember that players should be properly equipped for every practice and game. This includes lacrosse helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads (new 2021 NOCSAE certified), cleats, and mouthpiece. A cup is also strongly encouraged for all players.  Also, please remember to properly hydrate throughout the day to ensure proper hydration, especially on hot summer days. We cannot offer equipment to all players, but if you are in desperate need of finding equipment, reach out to me with the email stated above and we will work to make something happen.
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