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MBYLL Coach Level 1 Certification Process:
Coaches Registration and Clinics for Spring 2017 Season
ALL COACHES are required to do the following:

  1. register on the MBYLL website (requires your date of birth)
  2. have a valid US Lacrosse membership good through June 30
  3. be CORI checked annually by your Town Administrator
  4. Take an online Positive Coaching course-PCA (only required once)
  5. Pass the online US lacrosse online level 1 course (only required once)
  6. Take an MBYLL Clinic, or USLacrosse Clinic or a Trilogy Clinic (required every two years)
  7. Our league also requires a Concussion Clinic for Coaches

CLICK HERE for links to PCA, concussion, and clinic information.


The MBYLL Mission, Philosophy, Goal and History
As the MBYLL (Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League) enters its 22nd season and the sport of lacrosse continues its explosive growth in Massachusetts and across the country; we would like to reinforce the MBYLL mission, philosophy and goals as well as share some history and key reasons why the MBYLL, your league, continues to grow & thrive today.
Our mission is to teach, grow and honor 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 spring schedule and the annual MBYLL Jamboree held each June at the end of our season.
Our philosophy is all players participate equally (i.e. equal playing time) in all games and play on evenly balanced teams based on player skill, experience, size and grade at every age level—U15, U13, U11 & U9—in all MBYLL games.
There are NO ‘stacked’ teams & NO ‘A’ & ‘B’ teams at any level in any town program playing in the MBYLL.  NO standings are kept and NO playoffs or league championships are held in the MBYLL Classic League.  Our coaches are teachers & role models.
The MBYLL is an inclusive organization that 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 all too common in today's youth sports.
Our goal is for all players, coaches, teams & programs reflect role-model sportsmanship on & off the field while we learn, share and teach the fundamental skills & teamwork required to play the game well.
The MBYLL provides training, guidance, certification and age-specific rules of play for all participating coaches & officials with a particular focus on ensuring player safety & that our games deliver a positive, fun-filled experience for all involved. 
Honor the Game 
We honor the game by practicing positive coaching, teaching life lessons beyond the playing field and developing a strong community among players, parents, coaches, officials and fans that will last a lifetime.
As MBYLL town members, we continue to improve our lacrosse knowledge & program capabilities each season as we learn, share and teach the game based on speed, stick skills, athleticism and teamwork--and not physical intimidation.
Your League
The MBYLL represents 160 towns in Eastern & Central Massachusetts with over 19,000 players in 2nd to 8th grades playing on 950 teams led by more than 1,000 MBYLL Trained and Certified coaches this spring.  Below are some of the services the MBYLL provides its member towns along with a few facts & highlights about what the MBYLL, your league, represents today:
  • MBYLL is the largest youth lacrosse league & organization in US Lacrosse.
  • MBYLL Jamboree held each June is the largest youth lacrosse event in the USA w/ over 10,000 players, coaches & fans.
  • MBYLL Jamboree sponsor & partnership w/ComLax contributes a good portion of our annual operating budget.
  • MBYLL funds & organizes pre-season coaching education clinics & certification for all our coaches each spring.
  • MBYLL mandates all our coaches be certified every two years or through MBYLL-integrated USL Level I/II clinics. 
  • MBYLL funds & organizes the (8) Sunday & mid-week season game schedule w/ over 7,000 games played each spring.
  • MBYLL funds & contracts with EMLOA Referee Assignor to schedule game officials for all MBYLL league contests.
  • MBYLL funds & contracts with EMLOA to train & certify all new MBYLL Associate Officials (AO’s) each spring.
  • MBYLL funds & organizes the Regional Referee Coordinators in each of our five geographic regions.
  • MBYLL is led by a 13 member all-volunteer board that—like MBYLL town directors—are all passionate about the game.
    Thank you for your participation and making the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League a continued success ...