MBYLL (Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League), as stated in its Mission, promotes the growth of the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training, and structure to anyone interested in lacrosse.
PHILOSOPHY: Our philosophy in the MBYLL Classic program is all players participate equally (i.e. equal playing time) in all games on evenly balanced teams based on a player’s grade, age, skill, size and experience playing a local game schedule in their region. There are no "A" and "B" or "stacked" teams, nor standings and playoffs at any level of the MBYLL Classic program (our traditional league games on Sundays).
Our Mass Bay Select league is an additional town-based playing opportunity—NOT a replacement for a player's participation in the MBYLL Classic program. Mass Bay Select team players must also participate on their MBYLL Classic team (Why? See Goals). Mass Bay Select has division-based standings, playoffs, Championship, and All-Star games.
Our coaches are trained and certified to be teachers of the game and role models focused on player development, teamwork, and learning the fundamentals—especially the "fun" part. MBYLL is an inclusive organization open to all towns and cities where, collectively, we strive to always provide a safe, enjoyable learning experience for all participants in an environment not swept up in the pressure filled, win-at-all-cost mania too common in youth sports today.