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A Message from the NRYLL Board

 

Dear North Reading Youth Lacrosse Families,

As we transition into the upcoming April vacation week, it seems to be an appropriate time to reflect upon the opening weeks of the 2021 North Reading Youth Lacrosse season. Over the winter months, through various clinics and drop in sessions, we were fortunate to offer several opportunities for our players to voluntarily re-engage with the sport of lacrosse after our lost 2020 season. The attendance and enthusiasm of those within our town lacrosse community during those practices was tremendous, and it offered a sense of excitement for the spring. Through creative scheduling, fortuitous facility availability, and our partnership with the North Reading Parks and Rec Department, we began team practices in early March, many weeks before our surrounding communities were able to pull their respective teams together.

These efforts culminated in a successful first weekend of competition this past Sunday, when our 9 teams and nearly 150 registered participants returned to, or in many cases made their debut on, the lacrosse field. After all we have been through, it was a welcome sight and great to see our children play lacrosse again. These moments are precious, and we cannot understate your cooperation in bringing us to this point.

As excited as we all are for our progress as a league, we cannot let our guard down. We have all worked too hard to take things for granted. We must all remain vigilant in being champions of integrity in honoring both the spirit and letter of the various COVID-19 mitigation factors that we all know keep our community, friends, and families safe. We are grateful for your strong partnership in that.

We know that as vaccination opportunities increase, COVID-19 numbers trend in a favorable direction, and restrictions regarding travel and social gatherings become more relaxed, many within our lacrosse community may be spending more time with others, and more specifically, traveling for April vacation. If you are traveling, please note that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a travel advisory in place, and during this time, we ask that you continue to implement the strategies and protocols that have been proven effective to keep us as safe as possible.

The first part of our season together has proven to be a success. That said, we all share in the intention to continue playing – uninterrupted – through the end of the season. For that to happen, we must all share in the responsibility of keeping our players and the wider community safe by containing the spread of COVID-19. We know you have done your part throughout this past year and we ask you to continue to do so by being socially responsible, using good judgement, and practicing preventative COVID-19 transmission measures, both during the April vacation week and beyond. Thank you for your patience with us as we do our unenviable part to reinforce an expectation none of us ever imagined.

For those who are travelling, don’t forget to pack your stick and practice, no matter where your destination may be! If you are staying local, we look forward to seeing you at games these next two weekends, or at whatever practices your respective team may be having.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.

Sincerely,

 

The North Reading Youth Lacrosse League Board

 


by posted 04/16/2021
Practice Schedule Announced

 

North Reading Youth Lacrosse began official team practices on March 4. Given the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are grateful for our partnership with the Town of North Reading and the work done by the Parks and Recreation Department in creating opportunities for our lacrosse players to practice.

Our general practice schedule for the spring season, with the North Reading High School turf field as the main location, is noted below:
 
Boys 1/2 - Monday, Wednesday 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Boys 3/4 - Monday, Wednesday 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Boys 5/6 - Monday, Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Boys 7/8 - Monday, Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Girls U11 - Tuesday, Thursday 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Girls U13 - Tuesday, Thursday 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Girls U15 - Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 
However, please note, this schedule is subject to change. We will do our best to adhere to the specific days and times noted above to allow for consistancy, but slight adjustments, including both time and location, may be made. Coaches will make teams aware of the schedule on a weekly basis.
 
We thank you again for your patience, and are looking forward to the start of our game schedule.
 

by posted 03/14/2021
2021 Uniform Store is OPEN!

The Team Uniform Store is now open! If you are in need of a team uniform, please click here to visit the online uniform store to place your order.

Orders are fulfilled every Monday and take about 3-4 weeks to arrive, so please plan accordingly. Uniforms will be shipped directly to player's homes.

We will be unable to host uniform sizing nights as we have in past years. If you are in between sizes, the boys uniforms tend to run big and the girls uniforms tend to run small. Check with a teammate who has a uniform from last year if you want to confirm sizing. 

If you have a uniform from past years and it still fits, it can continue to be used this year. The following items are a required part of the team uniform:

Boys - reversible jersey, shorts and shooting shirt.

Girls - reversible jersey, reversible skirt and shooting shirt.

Email NRYouthLax@gmail.com with questions.

 

 


by posted 01/16/2021