Larchmont Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse program is designed to help each player reach his potential as a lacrosse player. Mastery of the skills of the game is of the utmost importance at all levels and LMYL places emphasis on skill development in all grades. Boys and girls are separated into Boys House League and Girls House League by grades. The focus of all of our teams is to encourage growth and development. Cost of the house league is separate from the travel fees, prices vary by age group.
The kindergarten program is a fun clinic-based format where players are taught the elementary skills of the game. Teams are coached by parent coaches who have taken a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance course) and have participated in LMYL coaches training clinics. The Kindergarten program meets one (1) time each weekend for 8-10 weeks.
1st and 2nd grade
The first and second grade program is an advanced clinic based format where players work on and improve elementary skills and game fundamentals with the addition of in-house scrimmages. In this program, the 7v7 game format becomes further developed (and includes goalies). Teams are coached by parent coaches who have taken a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance course) and have participated in LMYL coaches training clinics. The first step program meets two (2) times each weekend for 8-10 weeks and culminates in a fun end of season jamboree.
3rd and 4th grade
The third grade program continues building on the skills and fundamentals of the game using the 7v7 format. Teams are balanced for in house scrimmages as well as some competition with neighboring towns in games and tournaments. The third grade program is coached primarily by parent coaches to enhance the technical aspects of the game. The bantam program meets two (2) times each weekend for 8-10 weeks and culminates in a fun end of season jamboree.
5th and 6th
Each fifth and sixth grade player will be grouped into a team with players of similar skill level. Travel players will be evenly distributed onto teams. This allows for both competitive play against travel and non travel players and enhanced skill development. Each team has a parent coach. Teams will participate in approximately 8-10 competitive games once a weekend and non travel players will also participate in small group skills clinics to help enhance their lacrosse experience while working on basics in a small group setting.