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2017 Scheduling Meetings!
This Year's scheduling meetings are upon us:     ...
Mass Youth Officials Training
CVYL - Dick's Appreciation Day
Boston Cannons
NCAA Championship at Gilette!
Subject: NCAA Championship Update     TO: ...
2017 Scheduling Meetings!

This Year's scheduling meetings are upon us:

     Monday, February 27 (Senior Game Scheduling) Windsor Public Library

     Tuesday, February 28 (Junior Game Scheduling)  Grace Church - Windsor


     Thursday, March 2 (Bantam Game Scheduling/Snow Date) Grace Church - Windsor



Please send a coach/rep for each team to be scheduled!


Start time each night is 7pm



by b young posted 02/23/2017
Mass Youth Officials Training







U.S. Lacrosse, Inc. has developed and is implementing a Level 1 Officials Training Program designed to train boys high school and youth lacrosse officials.  Craig Brown is the local U.S. Lacrosse Youth Officiating Committee representative in Western Massachusetts.  Please note that all individuals who previously achieved Level 1 Official status are required to participate in the Training Program and complete the Training Registration Form as a condition to officiating in 2016 but are not required to pay the training fee.  The requirements applicable to participation in the Level 1 Training Program are as follows:


1.Each Trainee must be a member of U.S. Lacrosse as an official.  The attached Training Registration Form will not be accepted unless it includes the Trainee’s U.S. Lacrosse Membership Number.  Individuals who are not members of U.S. Lacrosse and are interested in participating in training can become members of U.S. Lacrosse by registering electronically on line at  You will receive a Membership Number shortly following the completion of registration on line.  If you are already a member of U.S. Lacrosse as an official, simply include your Membership Number in the Training Registration Form.

2.Each first time Trainee is required to pay a training fee of $35.00, which includes the cost of  an Officials Training Manual.  The Officials Training Manual will be provided to each Trainee that submits a completed Training Registration Form as described above.

3.Each Trainee is required to attend classroom training sessions that cover rules and mechanics.  The training program will be conducted as follows:

Monday evenings, February 27, March 6 and March 13, 2017.  Training Sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Each Training Session will be in the Theater at the Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts.

All trainees are required to attend all of these Classroom Sessions.

4.In conjunction with the classroom training, each Trainee is also required to complete the U.S. Lacrosse online course for Level 1 certification, which is made available for free to all members of U S. Lacrosse.  The U.S. Lacrosse online course is available through the U.S. Lacrosse website as part of the Men’s Training Certification Process.  In addition, following the completion of classroom training, each Trainee will be required to complete and pass the Level 1 Test as a condition to achieving Level 1 Official status.



5.Each individual that completes the training program and achieves Level 1 Official status will receive a schedule of youth lacrosse games involving Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse League teams.  Each individual that achieves Level 1 Official status that is sponsored by a Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse League Program will have as such individual’s primary responsibility officiating that Program’s home games.  Officials will not be precluded from officiating games conducted by other Programs, subject to the priority rights of the Program that sponsors the official.

6.If you are interested in participating in the training program, please complete the attached Training Registration Form and return it to Craig Brown together with your Registration Fee in the amount of $35.00 payable to the order of “Craig Brown, YOC Representative” by February 25, 2017.   If you previously completed this training you must nevertheless complete and return to Craig Brown a Training Registration Form, but you are not required to pay the Training Fee.  Training Registration Forms will not be accepted after February 25, 2017.  Completed Training Registration Forms and the Training Fee must be returned as follows:


Craig Brown

9 Kingsbury Lane

Longmeadow, MA 01106


            If you are not required to pay the Training Fee you should feel free to return the completed Training Registration Form either via telecopier (413-734-3910) or email (  If anyone has any questions regarding the Level 1 Training Program please contact Craig Brown at (413) 233-9508 (W) or (413) 567-2386 (H) or contact him via email at

Link to form: 

Registration Form


by b young posted 02/05/2017
CVYL - Dick's Appreciation Day

by b young posted 01/31/2017
Boston Cannons

by b young posted 01/20/2017
NCAA Championship at Gilette!

Subject: NCAA Championship Update



TO:  Youth Lacrosse Leaders.



The college lacrosse season and the road to Gillette Stadium begin in two weeks.  The NCAA lacrosse championships are coming to Gillette Stadium May 26-29 to crown Division I Men, Division I Women, Division II Men and Division III Men champions in what will be a phenomenal weekend of family fun and excitement.


Game times have been confirmed by the NCAA.


Friday, May 26

1 p.m.                                                  NCAA Fan Festival opens

5 and 7 p.m.                                         Division I women’s semifinals


Saturday, May 27

8 a.m.                                                   NCAA Fan Festival opens

Noon and 2:30 p.m.                              Division I men’s semifinals


Sunday, May 28

8 a.m.                                                   NCAA Fan Festival opens

11 a.m.                                                 Division I women’s championship game

2 p.m.                                                  Division II men’s championship game

5 p.m.                                                  Division III men’s championship game


Monday, May 29

9 a.m.                                                   NCAA Fan Festival opens

1 p.m.                                                  Division I men’s championship game


Men’s all-session ticket prices all-session

Club                                                     $135

100-level sideline                                  $110

100- and 200-level corners                     $75

100-level endzone                                 $55


The men’s all-session ticket includes Sunday’s women’s championship game.


Fan’s interested in attending the women’s Friday games can purchase their ticket for $20.  Friday’s and Sunday’s games are general admission.


Women’s all-session ticket is $35


We can work with the NCAA to set up a block of tickets for the men’s games and provide access to purchase the general admission Friday women’s ticket. 


Reunion Village.  A number of town programs have inquired about the Reunion Village which will be located adjacent to the NCAA Fan Festival.  Families from each group in the Village will be able to tailgate before, between and after the games.  Bring your own food, grills and coolers or Gillette Stadium can cater your event.


U9 and U11 Games.   Give your sons and daughters an experience of a lifetime.  As an added bonus to groups ordering 50 or more tickets, we will conduct U9 games Sunday, May 28 and U11 games Monday, May 29 before the college games.  Each participating team will play one mini-game in the Empower Field House and one mini-game on the Gillette Stadium field.


Youth Events.  


*          Gillette Stadium will host a youth clinic Wednesday, May 24 in the evening.  Coached by college and high school coaches, this event will be a hit for young boys and girls.  Additional information will be available later this spring.


*          Gillette Stadium is working with the United Women’s Lacrosse League and the Boston Cannons to provide youth clinics in the Empower Field House February 5, March 5 and March 19.  To register visit


*          Gillette Stadium and Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse will be hosting youth clinics during the Massachusetts April vacation week.  Look for more information coming from MBYLL.



Thank you for your assistance in helping us promote the world’s largest lacrosse event here at Gillette Stadium.  Together we will show the country how well New England supports lacrosse!


We will continue to provide updates as we get closer to the championships.  Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on any of the above items, please email us at or call 508-549-0178.

by b young posted 01/17/2017
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