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Uniform Follow-up
12/11/2014
Parents,   Thanks for those of you who attended the uniform...
Reminder - Uniform Fitting this week
12/08/2014
Parents,   Reminder, we will have a Uniform fitting session...
Registration for the 2015 Season is open !!!
11/11/2014
Hello AB Boys Youth Lacrosse Players and Families.   On...
Sunday Night Winter Lacrosse
10/28/2014
Sunday Night Winter Lacrosse at Teamworks – Registration is...
Fall Lacrosse!! Grades 6-8
09/13/2014
Fall Lacrosse!!      ABYL will sponsor fall...
Boston Cannons Tickets !!
07/17/2014
Parents, The Boston Cannons are offering AB Lacrosse discounted...
 
Uniform Follow-up

Parents,

 

Thanks for those of you who attended the uniform fitting session last evening, it was a huge success. To finalize the process please go to the link below to order your players uniforms.

 

http://pws.atlanticsportswear.com/product-cat/acton-boxborough-yth-lacrosse-uniforms-2015/

 

If you ordered the uniform prior to last nights fitting session and have selected a different size we will make that change for you with the vendor, so no need for further action.

 

For those of you who missed the fitting session last evening, ALL uniforms must but be ordered via this link above after registration.  Please make sure you order prior to Jan 10, 2015.

 

If you have any questions let us know.

 

Thanks

ABLAX


by posted 12/11/2014
Reminder - Uniform Fitting this week

Parents,

 

Reminder, we will have a Uniform fitting session this Wednesday evening. We will have sample uniforms so please bring your chest and arm pads. We are expecting a large turn out and we will do our best to get everyone out of there as fast as possible.

 

VERY IMPORTANT - Please make sure your son is registered prior to attending the uniform fitting session!!

 

Also ABLAX board members will be in attendance to answer any questions regarding our move to the Town Pride League (TPL) for grades 3-8.

 

Details

Date: Dec 10th

Location: Bellow Farms Clubhouse, 111 Davis Road Acton

Time: 5-8pm

 

Thank you

ABLAX


by posted 12/08/2014
Registration for the 2015 Season is open !!!

Hello AB Boys Youth Lacrosse Players and Families.

 

On behalf of the AB Youth Lacrosse Board it is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 2015 Season! As we turn the page on the most prolific year in the history of AB lacrosse (i.e., 2014 Division 1 Boys Lacrosse High School State Champions), we have new and exciting news for the 2015 youth lacrosse season. Please read this letter as it contains important information about our program. We look forward to coaching your players in the spring.

 

2015 Regular Season Registration

 

Registration is open, please go to the registration tab and register today. We will have a brand new look this year, and families will need to order new uniforms as part of the registration process. Once registration is completed you will receive a confirmation email, within that email will be a link to order a uniform. 

 

2014 – 2015 Winter Clinic Registration

 

Our Sunday evening winter clinic at TeamWorks has expanded and registration is now open. This year we welcome players in grades 1-6 to participate in skill building drills and situational play. It is a great way for the players to get ready for the 2015 season (the players that participated in last year’s clinic started the 2014 season in mid-season form and by the end of the season many demonstrated significant improvement in ability and overall skill level). For more information and to register your player, please visit http://www.ablax.org/, click on the registration tab on the left side of the page and follow the instructions from there. We’ll see you on the turf in December.

 

New League and Team Format for Grades 3-8

 

Now we turn to some very exciting news. As coaches of our youth lacrosse players, and as members of the AB Lacrosse Board, we strive to achieve many goals. Some of the most important include:

 

  1. promoting a love of the sport of lacrosse;
  2. teaching fundamentals and emphasizing skill development at all ages and ability levels;
  3. focusing on team play as opposed to individual development; and
  4. fostering a true sense of true sportsmanship.

 

It is with these goals in mind that we worked very hard over the summer and made a bold and exciting decision–we are moving grades 3 – 8 from our existing league, Mass. Bay Youth Lacrosse League (“MBYLL”) to the Town Pride League (“TPL”). Our players in Grades 1 and 2 will remain in the MBYLL for U9 play.

 

Why change?

 

First and foremost, we elected to switch leagues because we believe the change will improve the enjoyment of (and overall experience with) the game of lacrosse. Additional changes and reasons include:

 

  1. Players in grades 3 – 8 will play on grade-based teams rather teams with two grades put together (for example, we will not have any more U11, U13 or U15 teams). Instead, we will form our teams based on the grade of the player. 
    1. This allows the players to develop with other players that are similar in age, size and experience level.
  2.  AB will start playing towns geographically closer to AB than what we had in our previous league, the MBYLL.
    1. This cuts down on travel time for the players and their families. It also aligns AB with many of the towns that it will face at the high school level (i.e., Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln-Sudbury, Westford, Needham, Wellesley, Winchester, etc.).
    2. TPL is organized into two divisions – North and South. AB will play most of its games against North division programs.
  3. At the older grades, it cuts back on the significant time commitment of both the town and select programs (5-6 nights per week) for those players who were playing both. Players will now have 3-4 nights per week of lacrosse. This gives families greater flexibility with respect to schoolwork and other interests.

 

Are there other differences?

 

Yes, we will no longer have town and select teams. Instead, the number of players that register at each grade will determine the number of teams AB will have at that grade. We expect to have 2 teams at each grade level. For the 3rd and 4th grade teams, we will blend the developing and skilled players on each team. For the 5th through 8th grade teams, we will divide the developing and skilled players based on their ability levels. This promotes player development at all levels. One thing to note, because AB Youth Lacrosse is committed to developmental play, we will provide equal playing time to all of our players regardless of their team placement or skill level.

 

Player evaluations and team placement for grades 5 – 8 will be made based on feedback already collected from last season and on tryouts that will be conducted in February and March. AB High School Varsity Lacrosse Coach Pat Ammendolia will oversee the tryouts for our program. Information about the start of season and tryouts will be provided in the future.

 

Game schedules will also change at the older grade levels:

 

Grade 8 will play most games on Friday nights.

Grades 6 and 7 will play most games on Saturdays.

Grade 5 will split games between Saturdays and Sundays.

Grades 3 and 4 will play games on Sundays.

U9 will continue to play games on Sundays.

 

Where can you get more information?

 

We will hold an open forum night to answer questions and address any concerns you might have. We will also ask for your feedback. Please look for an announcement about a date and time in near future. Also, please feel free to visit the Town Pride League website: http://www.leagueathletics.com/?org=TPLLax.com.

 

All AB Youth Lacrosse Board Members are acquainted with the process and thinking that went into this decision. Please feel free to reach out to any of our members. You can find our contact information on our website.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this update. We will be back soon with additional information. The 2015 season will be fantastic. We look forward to seeing you all soon out on the turf.

 

Paul J. Cronin

AB Youth Lacrosse President

617.999.5785


by posted 11/11/2014
Sunday Night Winter Lacrosse

Sunday Night Winter Lacrosse at Teamworks – Registration is OPEN

Grades: 1-6

Dates:  December 14, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Time:  Sunday Night – Grades 1-3 at 6-7pm.  Grades 4-6 at 7-8 pm.

Cost:  $250 for 14 weeks of indoor lacrosse

Head Coaches : Paul Cronin & Mike Clayton

ABYL is proud to announce the expansion of our winter Lacrosse Clinic at Teamworks.   This winter session will be focused on skills and technique to improve overall player development.    We will be coaching shooting techniques, passing, catching, cradling, changing hands, dodging and situational play. 

We are expanding the Sunday session to include grades 5 & 6. 

This is a great opportunity to prepare your child for the Spring season.

NEW SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS - For those of you signed up via the online store, we will move your registration so no need to sign up twice.

To register please follow the link or go to the registration section of the site.. http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:134962  

Please contact Mike Clayton at with any questions.


by posted 10/28/2014
Fall Lacrosse!! Grades 6-8

Fall Lacrosse!!   

 

ABYL will sponsor fall lacrosse for ALL boys interested, who participated in ABYL last spring, and are entering grades 6,7, or 8.

We will have open practice sessions on Saturday mornings from 8 to 10, on the lower turf fields.

 

The fall season will begin this Saturday September 6, and run through Saturday November 8.

 

The 10 week session is $50, or you can come to individual practices for $10 each.  All checks made to: ABYL

 

Questions? email John Forshay

 

Hope you will join us for some fall lacrosse!


by posted 09/13/2014
Boston Cannons Tickets !!

Parents,

The Boston Cannons are offering AB Lacrosse discounted tickets to their August 2nd game. All AB lacrosse players/parents will be also be invited to a pre-game meet and greet with the players.

Click below for more details and ticket info. All tickets need to be purchased via the number on the flyer prior to August 1st.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/1666/56912.pdf

Thank you 

ABLAX


by posted 07/17/2014
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