Marple Newtown Youth Lacrosse is a non-profit voluntary organization whose primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and sportsmanlike environment. As a youth league, MNYL is dedicated to the skill development of lacrosse

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Important:  According to the Southeastern Pennsylavania Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA) rules, only boys who reside in the Marple Newtown School District are eligible to play for MNYL travel teams. Those boys that do not reside in the MN school district are still eligble to participate in the Kindergarten Clinic, 1st/2nd Intramural or 3rd/4th House League programs.


Kindergarten Clinic (Little Tigers):The primary purpose of the Little Tigers is to introduce the sport of lacrosse to our youngest boys and teach them the basic skills of lacrosse in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Boys will meet two times per week beginning in late March.

1st & 2nd Grade Intramural: This is a great introduction to field lacrosse with a complete focus on having fun. Players will be introduced to catching, throwing, scooping and shooting.  Boys will meet one night during the week when the spring weather arrives and participate in practices where players rotate around skill stations. They will have games on Sunday mornings and also compete in a "playday" with other local lacrosse clubs. The boys will be playing  7 vs. 7 with goalies on smaller than regulation sized fields. 

3rd & 4th Grade House League: this is a team-based intramural program for developing/beginner players in third and fourth grades. The boys in this league will be placed on teams of approximately 10-12 boys which will practice one or two nights a week and play house games on Sunday mornings. The boys will be playing 8 vs. 8 with goalies on smaller than regulation sized fields.  We will evaluate the players and rank them based on each boy's experience and skill level.  We then assign the boys in a manner that ensures, to the extent feasible, that we'll have parity amongst the teams. Every Third & Fourth Grader will also have the opportunity to play against non-Marple competition.

4th Grade "C" Travel:
Our travel team offers select 4th grade boys a more competitive lacrosse environment in SEPYLA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Association).  SEPYLA calls this "C" division.  The league is aimed at those boys who have more advanced skills and are committed to the game.  If a boy wants to participate in our Travel League and he also plays another spring sport, we expect that he will make lacrosse his priority sport in the spring.  While we aim to provide all players with equal playing time, attendance and effort at practice and games can affect playing time.  Additionally, our travel coaches reserve the right to play who they view as their strongest players during critical stages of the game.  The team will practice at least two times per week starting in late February or early March.  Games are usually played on Sundays.

5th & 6th "B" Travel:  SEPYLA calls this the "B" division.  We usually field two or three teams (depending on registration numbers) at this level that enter into a SEPYLA governed game schedule.   Teams will practice at least two times per week starting in late February or early March.  The teams will play against some of the best youth lacrosse programs in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.  Boys trying out for these teams should be committed to playing lacrosse as their primary Spring sport.  A player's attitude, attendance and effort at practice and games can affect playing time.  Additionally, our travel coaches reserve the right to play who they view as their strongest players during critical stages of the game.  Games are usually played on Sundays.


7th & 8th Grade "A" Travel: SEPYLA calls this the "A" division.  We usually field two teams at this level (depending on registration numbers) that enter into a SEPYLA governed game schedule.  Teams will practice at least two times per week starting in late February or early March.  The teams will play against some of the best youth lacrosse programs in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.  Boys trying out for these teams should be committed to playing lacrosse as their primary Spring sport.  A player's attitude, attendance and effort at practice and games can affect playing time.  Additionally, our travel coaches reserve the right to play who they view as their strongest players during critical stages of the game.  Games are usually played on Saturdays.

 

DISCLAIMER:  Completing the registration process does not guarantee your child a position on a team.  MNYL reserves the right to drop or reconfigure teams if we do not have enough players or coaches.