Welcome to the Guardians Youth Lacrosse Boys Program Page!
Our program offers teams for boys in 1st through 8th grade for the towns of Boylston, West Boylston, Berlin and Clinton. The main season is Spring with additional seasonal options if there is interest.
GYL will field teams in five age levels determined by school grade
U7 Co-Ed Fiddle-Stix Developmental Program - Grades PreK-K
U9 - Grades 1 & 2 / U11 - Grades 3 & 4
U13 - Grades 5 & 6 / 15 - Grades 7 & 8
Each team is capped at 20 players. A waiting list is utilized until there is enough players
to field another team.
Indoor Spring practices start in March, 1-2 times per week. Outdoor practices and games start in April and continue through mid-June. Games are Sunday at either Hillside Field or a neighboring town.
New Players are REQUIRED to purchase a uniform. An email will be sent out in Mid February when our online uniform store is open. Boys Equipment for grades 1-8 can be found on our
Required Equipment Page.
All of our boys' teams play in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL). A $40 MBYLL Membership is required in order to participate in our program. Please see our FAQ page in the sidebar to learn more about this.
FALL: GYL will offer skills-based clinics for all age levels from September through October. Sessions are 1-2 days a week including scrimmages. Players must have full equipment to participate.
WINTER: GYL will offer winter lax for any age level if there is enough interest and players to field a team. Weekly games are held at Fore Kicks in Marlboro, and there are 2 sessions to choose from.
**Please fill out our Additional Lacrosse Survey if you are interested in Fall or Winter lax.
**Our program strives for safety, skills, and team play- coaches teach in practice and implement in games, so practice is important! While we would love to have each player devoted to lacrosse we recognize that children and their families can have other interests and passions and we respect those. For players engaged in multiple spring sports, GYL believes strongly in a "games before practices" philosophy: your lacrosse game is more important than a conflicting practice in another sport, and vice versa. We can accommodate children who play other spots, and they should be encouraged to do so at these ages. Playing multiple sports helps to prevent injury, overtraining and burnout. It can also help build skills and coordination that will help in lacrosse. All of our coaches focus on even playing time for all players. However equal playing time is not guaranteed to players that do not have a good attendance record. This being said, players must be committed to attending the majority of their practices and all games. A team cannot work together if are not given ample opportunity to practice together. We must be fair to those who attend every practice and work hard to excel in one sport where they choose to give 100%. The occasional missed lacrosse practice to attend a game in another sport is understandable, and occasional conflicts are unavoidable at times. We hope such absences will be minimized, but in such an event, you must communicate with your coach. Player’s positions can be determined by a combination of attendance, skill, and overall positive attitude toward teammates, opponents, coaches, and the sport of lacrosse. Please consider these points carefully before committing to our program.**