Triad Youth Lacrosse Association: About TYLA

About TYLA

 

TYLA Vision:
Our vision is to have the Triad be a primary source of lacrosse for youths in NC and to provide the best possible structure for enrollment, participation, training and development of young people in the game of lacrosse.


TYLA Mission Statement:
TYLA will add value to the quality of life in the Triad by establishing the game of lacrosse as an expanded athletic opportunity for participation, teamwork, and commitment to excellence for all young people, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, size, age, weight, or skill. TYLA will support where and when possible, those players needing financial assistance to play. Everyone who wants to play lacrosse will play.

TYLA is committed to equal participation and to the view that to play the game is great, to win the game is greater, to love the game is the greatest. TYLA regards academic excellence as integral with lacrosse. TYLA has as its long term goal the establishment of lacrosse teams in Triad area schools through building a strong player feeder network.
 

TYLA Policies

Policies and guidelines governing TYLA can be found under the "Handouts" section of this website.  The policies have been crafted to support the vision and mission statement as described above.


TYLA Board of Directors

Feel free to contact any of the board members directly via email with any questions, comments, or concerns.  Your correspondences will remain confidential.  We appreciate your feedback.

 


TYLA Leagues

Young Guns - Boys & girls 1st and 2nd graders.  Focus on learning basic skills and fundamentals of the game (catching, throwing, ground balls, cradling, moving with the ball).  No contact.  2 practices per week.  Equipment required:  helmet, gloves, mouthguard, cup and stick. 

Bantam - Boys & girls 3rd and 4th grade(2nd graders whom played fall ball 2007 can play bantam if the coaches feel they are ready for a game situation).  Focus is on learning the fundamentals of the game (catching, throwing, ground balls, basic defense, moving without the ball) and having fun. There will be 2-3 events per week (combination of practices/games). Equipment required*: helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cup, mouth guard, stick.  Games will be on the weekends or during a practice time. 

Elementary Boys - 5th and 6th grade. Build on the fundamentals, stress team play. 2-3 practices per week preseason, 1-2 practices + 1-2 games per week in season. Equipment required*: helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cup, mouth guard, stick. Games are primarily on the weekends or during a practice time.

Middle School Boys -7th & 8th grade. Prepare players for high school lacrosse. 2-3 practices per week preseason, 1-2 practices + 1-2 games per week in season. Equipment required*: helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cup, mouth guard, stick.  Games will be during the week and on weekends.  There are typically no Friday night games.

The Middle School Lacrosse League (MLL) is comprised of TYLA teams and school teams.  Kiser Middle School, SE Middle School, Mendenhall MS, and Forsyth Country Day School are school teams and players do not need to register for TYLA.  Northwest MS and Kernodle MS are TYLA teams that are comprised of students just from those schools.  Those players register for TYLA.  Greensboro Academy will have a TYLA team this year.  We are also hoping to have TYLA teams made up of students from Guilford Middle School and possibly Northern Middle School in Greensboro, and a Paisley/Wiley team from Winston Salem.  There will also be a number of TYLA teams made up of students from all different schools.  We do our best to keep students from same schools together.


Girls 5th-8th grade: 2-3 events per week (combination of games and practices)

Equipment required: stick, mouth guard, approved protective eyewear.  Games will be on the weekends.  There is some travel involved.  We play most of the teams in the state.

TYLA Team Locations

Greensboro (may be more than listed below):

Jesse Wharton Elem. School on Lake Brandt Rd.
Pilot Elem. School in Adams Farm/Hester Park on Groometown Rd.

Winston Salem:

Tanglewood Park

*Parks and Recreation has equipment for new players to borrow on a first come first served basis, for a refundable fee. There will be instructions on how to do this on the registration form.