Brookline Youth Lacrosse's goal is to promote lacrosse and provide a fun, positive, and enriching experience for youth and parents in Brookline.
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New, or returning players who have LOST their game jerseys, must purchase A GAME JERSEY through RP Graphics by February 26.  In addition, there will be shorts available in 2 styles to choose from for both boys and girls.

Please go directly to RP Graphics to order your uniforms no later than February 26.

In order to facilitate the ordering process, we will once again be hosting our




Chestnut Hill

FEBRUARY 7, 11-2 pm

Come see the uniforms, try them on, and order directly from RP Graphics at that time.  One stop shopping.  

Drinking your milk and eating your spinach?  If you've outgrown your uniform, consider donating it BACK to BYL to help defray some costs.  Bring it on over to the uniform fitting, and we'll pass it on.  In the meantime, you can get yourself a bigger, badder size...and keep eating that spinach!

Questions, concerns, or comments about equipment, uniforms, or uniform exchange? Please contact our  Equipment and Uniform Coordinator, Kevin Hayden, at




by posted 01/14/2015

This winter, we are very fortunate to have some fantastic programs available for those girls who would like to get a headstart on the regular season.  Good for every age and ability, these upcoming programs are a fantastic way to get some stickwork and training in, before we even hit the fields.  Get out and play!


Coming up in Norwood, 3D (who will be working with us this spring) is offering two new clinics in the months of February and March. The February break clinic is a three day series in the middle of the week. It’s going to be a great little session with a lot of training. Would love to see some of the girls out there if they are not traveling over break!! Will be a lot of fun. We are also offering Tuesday and Thursday clinics for youth 4:00-6:00PM. If girls want to do one day a week… we can make that work as well!! Feel free to call or email with any questions. Think these two programs would be AWESOME for some of the BYL girls.


Babson college is also offering a preseason stick handling clinic, offered:

Sunday, February 22rd, 2014 from 2:30-5:30 pm.  Cost is $50 for the afternoon.
For any further questions please contact Dana Heritage –  .

by posted 01/08/2015
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Are you interesting in being a Volunteer Coach For Brookline Youth Lacrosse?
We are looking for former players that want to give back to the game they love.  Coaching positions available for both Boys and Girls at all ages (1st through 8th grades).  Please contact Will Goldthwait (e-mail: , phone or text: 617-959-1676).

by posted 11/22/2014
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To be added to our mailing list, please click on the pre-registration tab on the left-hand side of this page and request to be added.  We will notify you of upcoming registration dates and instructions on how to register.  Once you register for the spring season, you will receive regular correspondence from the program.

by posted 11/11/2014
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by posted 02/07/2013
Brookline Youth Lacrosse FAQs

Brookline Youth Lacrosse FAQs

  • Question: Are there try-outs?
    Answer: There are no try-outs and no prior lacrosse experience is required. Every child is accepted in our program and receives equal playing time, coaching, and attention regardless of their athletic ability, skill, and experience. This is one of our core philosophies.

  • Question: What are the age groups? Does my child need have prior lacrosse experience?
    Answer: Our program is for players from 1st thru eighth grade. Players are grouped by grade; 1st-2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, & 7th/8th grade. There are seperate boys and girls programs as the boys and girls games are fairly different (the boys game allows more contact and thus requires more protective gear). No prior lacrosse experience is required. We pride ourselves on helping every player reach their potential and having fun in the process.

  • Question: When are registrations and when does the season begin/end?
    Answer: Lacrosse is a spring sport. However, we hold registrations starting in December. Clinics for players new to lacrosse begin indoors in late Feb/early March without the returning players. This gives new players a chance to learn the game in a low pressure atmosphere with individual attention. Returning players join the mix in March indoors. The regular season and outdoor practices begin the first week of April and run thru mid June. The conclusion of the season is a state-wide Jamboree in which we participate on one week-end day at Ft. Devens. The event, which actually takes place over 4 days, is the largest youth lacrosse event in the world!

  • Question: What is the financial commitment?
    Answer: The registration fee is $165 per child for grades 3-6. This fee covers paying the referees, equipment expenses such as balls/goals/goalie-equipt/etc, our year-end celebration for parents/players, and various regional league/tournament expenses. It also includes a 1-year membership to USLacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse. Membership in USLacrosse includes league required insurance coverage and a subscription to the monthly USLacrosse magazine. Registration scholarships are available. Note: the registration fee for our U9 program is $145, due to a shorter season, practices, and game schedule.

    The equipment cost for girls is approximately $60. This package includes a stick and protective eye goggles. The equipment cost for boys is approximately $180. This package includes a stick, helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves. You will also need to purchase a mouth guard ($2-$20). Cleats are highly recommended. Soccer cleats are fine. Equipment scholarships are available.

    The cost of the game jersey & shorts is $94 for boys and $92 for girls. While we encourage the purchase of both a jersey & shorts, you may purchase just a jersey if you desire. Scholarships are available.


  • Question: How long does the season run? Are March clinics mandatory?

  • Answer: Preseason practices begin the last week of February, until the start of the regular season, the last week of March.  Our regular season runs from the last week in March through mid-June. The March clinics are not mandatory. These are geared towards new players to give them more personal introductory level instruction before we bring our returning players into the mix in March. So while it's a very good idea for new players to attend, it's certainly not mandatory. In general, while we'd like players to attend as many practices as possible, we understand that kids have lots of activities/interests. While our schedule has not been finalized, we will likely have the clinics on Tuesday nights around 6:30pm and Sunday afternoons around 1pm. They will begin the end of Feb and run through the end of March. We'll actually get outside for practices for a couple of weeks in late March. Outdoor practices begin the first week of April (weather and field conditions permitting).

  • Question: Is there one team for each age group, or more than one? If more than one, how are they composed? With kids from various schools in Brookline, or are they organized by school? Are the teams parent-coached?
    Answer: We'll likely have 2 teams for most boys/girls groups. In keeping with our philosophy of equal playing time for all kids and keeping it fun for all, we compose the teams by balancing the teams and placing kids with their friends. We ask kids to list three friends that they would like to placed with and guarentee that they will be on a team with a least one of them. This also helps for carpooling purposes. We try to evaluate the kids skills during our March practices/scrimmages in order to balance the teams. The coaches are a mix of parents and recent college graduates. All of our coaches are volunteers with extensive lacrosse experience. We even have a few that were collegiate All-Americans! Most importantly, they love working with the kids, want to give back to the game of lacrosse after having played it themselves, and want to make sure that everyone has fun, gets exercise, and learns valuable life-lessons. Yes we want to win our games, but not at the expense of any of the kids. While we're a bit biased, we think we have one of the most well-rounded and well-coached programs in Brookline.

  • Question: Are there practices during the week? If so, how many/week? Any idea when they are held?
    Answer: We practice twice a week once the regular season starts in April. The practice nights vary by age group. Most run from 6pm-7:30pm. The younger 1st-2nd grade age groups generally finish earlier. Practice locations include Park School, Soule Rec, and Downes field. As noted above, while we'd like players to attend as many practices as possible, we understand that kids have lots of activities/interests.

  • Question: Which teams would we play? What time do games start? How long before the game do the players have to be there for any pre-game warm-up?
    Answer: The leagues we play in are split into two geographic sub-divisions in order to try and minimize travel time. So traveling time should range from 20-45 minutes for away games. We play an 8-10 game season. So only 4 or 5 of the games would be away at another town. The games for the U11 boys teams (3rd/4th grade) are generally at 3:00pm, the U13 boys teams (5th/6th grade) at 1:30pm, and the U15 boys teams (7th/8th grade) at 12pm on Sunday afternoons. Boys U9 (1st-2nd grade) game times are yet to be determined. The games for the U15 girls teams (7th/8th grade) are generally at 1:00pm, the U13 girls teams (5th/6th grade) at 2:15pm, and the U11 girls teams (3rd/4th grade) at 3:30pm on Sunday afternoons. Girls U9 (1st-2nd grade) game times are yet to be determined. We ask that the players arrive 30 minutes before game time.


  • Question: I have more questions. How do I get them answered?
    Answer: Click on the "Feedback" tab in the left nav at the bottom to submit any/all questions you might have. We do virtually all of our communication via email. Please feel free to submit any questions/comments/concerns you might have at any time. Over the course of the ten years since we founded the program we have responded to 100's-of-thousands of emails. No question is too small or "stupid".

    You may also contact program administrators via the "Contacts" tab in the left nav.

by posted 10/29/2011
Lacrosse quick facts


  • Lacrosse has been called "the fastest sport on two feet"

  • Lacrosse is a unique combination of speed, skill, agility, grace, teamwork, finesse, and historical significance. Basketball inventor James Naismith called it, "the best of all possible field games."

  • Lacrosse is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States.
  • Massachusetts boasts 6,000+ youth lacrosse players from 2nd - 8th grade.

  • Lacrosse is played nationwide by 250,000+ players at 600 colleges and 2,000 high schools.

  • Lacrosse has been ranked by the NCAA safety committee as one of the top third safest sports.


posted 10/28/2011
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