Triad Youth Lacrosse Association: News

Tuesday, April 5
April 16- Virginia vs Duke likely to sellout
The Old North State Lacrosse Foundation is sponsoring a day of lacrosse, friendship, and food at the “Devil’s Deck” at Duke’s Koskinen Stadium. The reigning ACC champion Virginia Cavaliers are coming to Durham to take on the reigning NCAA champion Blue Devils on Saturday April 16th at 12:00 noon.


The ONS Foundation tailgate will start in the pavilion area above the locker rooms at 11:00am. Please come and spend time with your lacrosse friends and watch some great lacrosse! The cost is only $20 per person and you will receive a ticket for the game, guaranteed parking, and catered tailgate food and drink while we are there! This game will be sold out, so please reserve your space soon.

Please send $20 per person attending to the ONS Lacrosse Foundation, PO Box 2254, Jamestown, NC 27282. We need to let Duke Athletics know how many people will be attending by Monday April 11th. Please be sure to mail your check so we receive it before then or give it to Coach Goldsmith.

See for more information.

The Old North State Lacrosse Foundation, a North Carolina non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status as described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is organized to provide support for the development of, and to enhance playing, coaching and officiating opportunities in the sport of lacrosse. Its mission is to help provide a lacrosse experience in which the player will have an opportunity to grow his/her skills and knowledge of the great game of lacrosse in a fun-filled environment. Donations to further this mission are appreciated.

Monday, March 28
TYLA All-Stars
The TYLA all-star program is open to any age-eligible player who is registered with any TYLA affiliate organization (GLax, Burlington, Kernersville or Oakridge), as well as players participating in their school's middle school lacrosse program which interferes with TYLA participation this Spring.

Players are required to "play down" to their age eligible level. For example, some 7th graders are age eligible for U-13 all-stars and will be considered for that team.

A coaches referral is required to be selected to attend Sunday evening all star practices.

A coaches referral does not guarantee placement, but merely an opportunity to try-out for the coaches we have hired and practice with other recommended all-star candidates.

All star practices will start Sunday April 3 at Jesse Wharton and will continue each Sunday night (except Easter) till the end of the regular season.

Participation for practices and all tournaments are strongly suggested, but exceptions can be considered at the coach's discretion and roster slot availability.

Fee for TYLA All-stars/Travel team is $225.00 which includes coaching fees and tournament fees. No travel expenses are included in that fee and athlete is expected to purchase green TYLA all-star team shorts from Hammerhead if they don't already possess a pair from last year.

All star events include the following:

Swift Creek (Richmond Va area) May 21-22.

Summer Sizzle Charlotte, NC June 4-5

Greensboro LaxFest June 10-12

Please contact Billy Hook, Director of Coaching, if you have any questions.

Billy Hook
TYLA Director of Coaching
Greensboro LaxFest Director

Wednesday, March 16
Greensboro College Athletics Fundraiser

Greensboro College Athletic Department is hosting the first Pride Fest. We are launching this fundraiser to help expand the new weight room and to help teams with purchasing items that would not normally be included in their traditional operations budget (goals, field goals, etc.) This fundraiser is a draw down game - what that means is that on August 6th Greensboro College Athletics is hosting a big party and whoever purchases a ticket for this fundraiser is invited. Throughout the night we have cash drawings for different levels of prizes. Our goal is to sell 1000 tickets at $100 per ticket. I am trying to get as many people as I know involved because I want others to help the department, but I also want to have a great time at this party. I hope that you are enjoying working with the GC players with your team and that you will be willing to help out this cause. I have attached a flier for you to fill out and send in. Please include that you are making the donation on part of the GC Men's Lax Program. If you are working with one of the guys on the team, please include their name also. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your support,
Dan Cetrone

Monday, January 24
Old North State Lacrosse Meeting
There will be an ONS Lacrosse meeting on Thursday February 3rd at 7:00pm in Proctor Hall West Room 109 at Greensboro College.   We will discuss our summer, 6 Month and Girls Lacrosse programs.   Please contact Coach Goldsmith at for more information.

Sunday, August 9
Individual Lacrosse Lessons Available from Billy Hook

Tuesday, April 20
New TYLA Policy Effective April, 20, 2010

Tuesday, March 2
Coaching: Responsibility and Opportunity
TYLA parents - the article below was written by Steve Stenersen, ...

Monday, January 4
TYLA Jesse Wharton Parking Policy


Thursday, February 19
2009 TYLA Rules

Saturday, August 1
2009 TYLA Alums on All-American, All-State, All Region Teams

Wednesday, November 21
TYLA Awarded Grant to Become a Positive Coaching Alliance Partner

Monday, February 22
Spring 2010 info

Spring Registration Closes Wednesday, February 17th. 

The TYLA Lacrosse season will start this weekend at Proehlific Park on the indoor turf fields.

TYLA has rented Proehlific Park so all of our teams can get a jump on the season while the fields outside are too wet to play on.  All players should plan on coming to their appropriate practice.

All TYLA players except Young Guns will start this weekend.
All players in an age group will practice together for 3 sessions (Feb. 20, 21 and 28) for purposes of evaluating players prior to the team draft. These are not try outs.
Regardless of attendance of the TYLA joint practices at Pro-Park February 20, 21, 28, your child will be placed on a team.
If your child is playing lacrosse for the first time, or just wants a refresher course before the first practice, they should attend the New Player Clinic. We will teach the basics of the game and this clinic is very beneficial for all new players.
They should then attend their age group’s practice per the schedule below.
Your players practice times are detailed below.



Sat Feb. 20, 2010  

9:00 am – 10:30 am TYLA New Player ClinicElem. and Middle School ONLY(5-8 grade)If you have never played before or only played Fall Ball, please come to this clinic

10:45-12:15 TYLA GSO All
Girls Practice

 12:30-2:00 TYLA GSO ALL
Bantam Practice

2:15-3:45 TYLA GSO ALL
Elementary Practice

4:00-5:30 TYLA GSO ALL
Middle School Practice

Sun Feb. 21, 2010  

1:00 pm – 2:30pm TYLA GSO ALL Girls Practice

2:45-4:15pm TYLA GSO ALL
Bantam Practice

4:30-6:00pm TYLA GSO ALL
Elementary Practice

6:15-7:45pm TYLA GSO ALL
Middle School Practice

Sun Feb. 28, 2010  

1:00 pm – 2:30pm TYLA GSO ALL
Girls Practice

2:45-4:15pm TYLA GSO ALL
Bantam Practice

4:30-6:00pm TYLA GSO ALL
Elementary Practice

6:15-7:45pm TYLA GSO ALL
Middle School Practice

Any questions please contact:
Billy Hook
Director of Coaching
Director of Development
TYLA Lacrosse



For registration information in Kernersville, please go to:
  or call Kernersville Parks & Rec, 336-996-3062

For registation information in Oak Ridge*, please go to:
Players must be in the Northwest High School district and go to the
following schools:  Oak Ridge Elem, Colfax Elm, Stokesdale Elm & Northwest

For registration information in Burlington, please go to:  or call Burlington Recreation & Parks, 336-229-3151

Spring 2010 Leagues - Greensboro


Age Group 

Registration Fee 


 Young Guns Boys/Girls

 1st - 2nd Grade


 Jesse Wharton Elem.

 Bantam Boys

 3rd - 4th Grade

 $160 (after a $25 refund for attending PCA seminar)*

 Jesse Wharton Elem. & Hester Park

 Elementary Boys 

 5th - 6th Grade

 $160 (after a $25 refund for attending PCA seminar)*

 Jesse Wharton Elem. & Hester Park

 Middle School Boys

 7th - 8th Grade

 $160 (after a $25 refund for attending PCA seminar)*

 Jesse Wharton
Hester Park/Pilot Elem.

Northern Middle School (for those students)
Mendenhall MS (for those students)
Kernodle MS (TBA)
Western Guilford HS

 Elementary Girls

 3rd - 5th Grade

 $ 75 (after a $25 refund for attending PCA seminar)*

 Jesse Wharton Elem.

 Middle School Girls

 6th - 8th Grade

 $140 (after a $25 refund for attending PCA seminar)*

 Jesse Wharton Elem.



$20  2nd child discount at all levels.
  $10 Off early bird savings through January 31, 2010
  Scholarships are available.

  Other Fees: 

US Lacrosse Membership:

$25 (yearly membership)

Reversible Pinnie:

Equipment rental:

$10 (Can use one from previous seasons)

$25 TYLA rental fee(non-refundable, payable with on-line registration) (boy’s equipment is available to borrow from Greensboro Parks & Rec) Greensboro P & R will also charge a fully refundable fee.  The fee will be refunded at the end of the season when the equipment is returned.  

*TYLA and PCA:  

TYLA and US Lacrosse have partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to make lacrosse a positive, character-building experience for every athlete and to make the experience a more successful one for coaches, parents, fans and officials.  We, at TYLA, feel this is the single most important thing we do for your children.  We require all of our board members, coaches and parents (at least 1 parent per family) to attend the PCA seminar.


TYLA Positive Coaching Alliance Seminar

“The Second Goal Parent”
You have 2 PCA location and date options. You may attend at either location.
Greensboro Location

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
All parents will be required to check in.
Be sure to arrive no later than 12:45 to allow time for check in.
Location: Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel
Victoria Ballroom – 3rd Level
Enter the hotel through Entry F or Entry G, both face the mall.

Take the escalators directly in front of the registration desk (they go directly from the 1st to the 3rd level).
Walk through the large open pre-function area and continue down the hall.  You will see multiple signs directing you toward Victoria Ballroom.
Winston-Salem Location

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St, Winston Salem
Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
All parents will be required to check in.
Be sure to arrive no later than 5:45 to allow time for check in.
You will receive a $25 refund upon attending one of the PCA seminars.  If you are requesting a TYLA scholarship, you must attend the PCA seminar in order to receive a scholarship.  If you have a valid scheduling conflict and can not attend the PCA seminar, you must complete the PAYS course through Greensboro Parks & Recreation.  However, you will not receive a $25 refund, and you will have to pay $5.00 for the PAYS at the Parks & Rec. office. If you have any questions regarding PCA, please contact Wendy Hook:


Season Dates  (February 20 through mid-May)

TYLA will have a "new player" clinic for all new elem (5th & 6th graders) and
middle school  (7th & 8th graders) players on Saturday, Feb. 20 from
9am-10:30am at Proehlific Park.

Practices for all teams(except Young Guns) will begin on Sat, Feb. 20 at
Proehlific Park.  The exact schedule will be posted as soon as it is
determined.  Each level will have 3-4 indoor practices.  Outdoor practices
will begin the week of March 1.

 All teams will have 2 week night practices, and a weekend practice until the games begin.  You will be contacted via e-mail regarding your first practice time.

Games will begin the weekend of March 20.  Teams will not have games or practices during their spring breaks. Games will primarily be on the weekends.  However, as the season progresses, and we have rain-outs, it will be necessary to reschedule games during the week. 

There will be opportunities to play on all-star teams following the regular season.  All-star practices will begin in early April.  There will be 3 post season, all-stars tournaments.  All-stars will be over in mid June.