S.L.Y.L.A. is a non-profit organization which is working to grow the sport of Lacrosse in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Through slyla.com, S.L.Y.L.A. will collect, manage and communicate information for lacrosse camps, tournaments, leagues, teams and c
 
 
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Welcome to SLYLA

Games today, Saturday, 22 April, are a go as scheduled.

Sportport let us know that they did not get as much rain as expected and the forcast shows the rain staying south and east.  The fields are fully open and playable.  See everyone at the field!

 

Rules Pages Have Been Updated (as of 4/21/17)

Updates have been made to both the girls and boys rules pages to reflect the rules that  SLYLA will be following in 2017.  This includes links to the US Lacrosse rules pages as well as a spreadsheet that includes an age specific breakdown of the various small sided game rules we will be following. All coaches, please make sure you have read the age appropriate rules from the US Lacrosse youth rule book as well as the age breakdown spreadsheet for the ages you will be coaching.  

 

Spring 2017 Important Dates

  • Program Director’s Meeting: January 11, 2017, 7-9 PM @ St Louis County Library - HQ Branch, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St Louis
  • US Lacrosse Coaches Development Program Clinic - Level 1 - Saturday, February 4, 2017; Level 2 - Sunday February 5, 2017.  Both clinics @ Marquette High School - 2351 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO.  Check-in for each clinic is 8:30 am and the clinics run from 9 am-4 pm. Links are here:

Level 1 - scroll the page to find our Feb. 4 clinic

http://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coaching-education-program/instructional-clinics/level-1-clinics

Level 2 - scroll the page to find our Feb. 5 clinic

http://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coaching-education-program/instructional-clinics/level-2-clinics

  • Coaches Rules Meeting: March 9, 2017 @ St Louis County Library - Grant's View Branch, 9700 Musick Ave., St Louis
  • Rosters Due: March 27, 2017
  • Game Weekends: Apr 8-9, 22-23, 29-30; May 6-7, 13-14
  • End of Season Tournament: May 20-21

 

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SLYLA to Implement US Lacrosse's Small Sided Game Rules in Spring 2017 

 

As I'm sure many of you have seen, US Lacrosse is making dramatic changes and implementing youth rules that would allow for smaller sided games at most youth levels.  Your SLYLA board has been discussing these rule changes internally as well as with several of our league program directors at the offseason meetings held over the last several months.  Your SLYLA board wants to make sure everyone is aware that based on these meetings, it is the leagues' intention to play under these rules in the spring of 2017.  This will mean for most age groups, among many other things, smaller numbers of players on the field, smaller fields and goals as well as smaller rosters.  US Lacrosse is still working on the final youth rules with the plan to release them on their website prior to the US Lacrosse convention in Baltimore on January 20-22, 2017.  We will post more information as it becomes known. 

 

For an overview of what these rules might look like, please follow the links included below.      

 

USL announcement regarding small sided game rules for youth boys.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/us-lacrosse-announces-new-boys-youth-rules

 

USL announcement regarding small sided game rules for youth girls.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/us-lacrosse-announces-new-girls-youth-rules

 

Note: USL uses slight variations of the age breakdowns.  FOr SLYLA

 

Thank you for all you do to....

 

Honor the Game,

Your SLYLA Board

 

 

 

 

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Website Directions and Program Directors Meeting Notes:

If you are having problems registering program directors, coaches, or players, step-by-step directions are available.  Just click on the link below or the "Documents" tab on the left and select the document that applies to you.  Please feel free to share them.

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 SLYLA Program Director Website Directions.docx.pdf

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 SLYLA Parent Website Directions.docx.pdf

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 SLYLA Coaches Website Directions.docx.pdf

The Program Directors meeting notes are also available at the link below or on the "Documents" tab on the left.

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 Program Director Meeting.pdf

Having trouble figuring out your player's correct age group?  Check out US Lacrosse's quick reference table at the link below or on the "Documents" tab on the left!

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 Age Group Quick Reference Table.pdf

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