BYLA MISSION STATEMENT

The Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association (BYLA) is dedicated to promoting lacrosse at the youth level for families residing in the village of Bronxville, NY.  We strive to develop strong fundamental skills and teamwork while adhering to the standards of sportsmanship, respect for all participants and sense of fair play.

The goals of BYLA are as follows:

1) To create a positive, safe and fun experience for all Association participants

2) To create and maintain grade-level programs that teach solid fundamental skills and foster an environment allowing children of varying abilities to grow and develop

3) To provide the best coaching available to all players at every level

4) To provide competitive programs focused on team play and advanced game strategies rather than individual achievement

The Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association (BYLA) strives to provide a fun and safe opportunity for boys and girls to learn and experience lacrosse. We recognize that there are a wide variety of interests and skill levels among the children in every grade and aspire to foster a program and environment which allows each and every one of our youth players the chance to acclimate to the wonderful team sport of youth lacrosse and to improve to their full ability. All children in grades K – 8 are welcome, regardless of experience and skill level. It is our endeavor to provide each player with the appropriate level of instruction in basic skills, teamwork, game concepts and rules by participating in teaching clinics, practices, scrimmages and games between each other and surrounding towns.

For 2018, the BYLA Program will continue a renewed focus on skill development at all levels. Experience has proven that all children will enjoy their lacrosse experience at a much higher level when they develop superior basic skills and the confidence that comes with it. Our dedicated coaches are a combination of experienced parent volunteers and paid coaches, depending upon grade level.

The volunteers who run BYLA are passionate about the sport and devote a lot of time and effort to share that passion with your children. BYLA has an outstanding tradition of excellence regardless of the age or skill level. This is due to the integrity and character of our families, players, coaches and volunteers at all levels. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to pass along the knowledge and traditions of our sport. Our coaches pledge to know each child, teach core fundamentals and to instill the love of the game so that everyone has fun. Our goal is to teach every player to respect their teammates, their opponents, game officials and fans. The players and their families that entrust us with that goal must understand the importance of patience, practice and teamwork as they learn to play this wonderful game. We hope to instill a sense of team first, good sportsmanship and a respect for personal effort and improvement that transcends the game of lacrosse and enters the fabric of our children’s lives.