MBYLL Mission, Philosophy & Goal:
Our Mission: Promote the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training and structure to all town programs interested in participating in the MBYLL's eight game schedule and Jamboree held each spring.
Our Philosophy: All players participate equally (i.e. equal playing time) on every team in all game & league contests; and all town programs who have more than one team at ANY age level (U15, U13, U11 & U9) will use their best effort--based on the honor system--to ensure their teams are as evenly balanced as possible at every age level based on player skill, experience, age and grade at each respective age group. There are NO 'A' & 'B' teams & NO 'stacked' teams at any level in any town or program playing in the MBYLL. NO standings are kept and NO playoffs or league championships are held in the MBYLL. The MBYLL provides a safe, enjoyable, learning experience for all participants; and in an environment not swept up in the pressure filled, win-at-all-cost mania that is too present in today's youth sports.
Our Goal: All players, coaches, teams & programs reflect role-model sportsmanship behavior on and off the field while learning & teaching the fundamental skills and teamwork required to play the game of lacrosse well. The MBYLL provides training, guidance, certification and age-specific rules of play for all participating coaches & referee's with a particular focus on ensuring player safety and a positive, fun-filled experience for all involved. All MBYLL Member towns/programs continue to grow in their lacrosse knowledge and capabilities as they learn the game based on speed, stick skills, athleticism and overall teamwork--and not physical intimidation.
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