2017 Season Dates Announced
Earlier this summer, upon the MAYLA League Commisioner's recommendation, the MAYLA Board of Directors approved the following dates for the 2017 Season:
Saturday, April 8 - Season Kick-off
Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16 - Easter Weekend - No Games
Sunday, May 14 - Mothers’ Day - No Games
Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21 - Laxtravaganza! 2017
Saturday,May 27 & Sunday, May 28 - Memorial Day weekend - No Games
Sunday, June 4 - Last day of the Season
As always, it is expected that MAYLA programs respect your fellow members by adhering to the season dates.
Officials Recruitment Assistance
With the explosive growth of the sport in this state and in the Milwaukee area, the need for knowledgeable and experienced officials is greater than ever. We all know that.
This season, MAYLA is revisiting their past, and requesting each member program to help recruit some adult officials for youth lacrosse.
MAYLA, as well as the officials' organizations, would love to see two new recruits from every program. One for boys' and one for girls' would be ideal. We know shooting for the moon can be a high expectation, but we're confident we can help get the job done! High school-aged students are always welcome, and we do need them too; however, adults are needed to help balance the scale and be mentors.
Please contact Mary DiGiacomo with recruit information, as plans are underway to support the local official's organizations with additional fall training if we are able to obtain interest numbers early.
Thanking you in advance!
2016 MAYLA Board Elections
Summer Greetings All!
I wanted to inform you of the upcoming MAYLA Board elections on September 25th, 2016. The following positions are up for election this September:
3. Girls' Youth Director
4. New Program Director
5. Education Director (for a one year term)
6. Marketing Director
7. At-Large (two positions)
Descriptions of each position can be found by going to the Documents Page on this site. Board positions are elected positions that serve two-year terms.
The board typically meets once a month (usually the third Sunday evening of each month). Depending on the position the time requirements typically are 5 – 8 hours a month. Attendance at meetings is mandatory and missing meetings can affect quorum and the board’s ability to conduct business.
I am the MAYLA President and also a member of the nomination committee. The committee is seeking out potential candidates to run for board positions this September. If you are interested in running for any of the positions above please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the committee by August 22nd.
Any questions please feel free to email me or any member of the nomination committee. We are hoping to get representation from all MAYLA clubs on the board and hope to have a great list of candidates for all positions up for election this September.
Available now, MAYLA newsletter
The March edition of MAYLA's newsletter is available now. "The Scoop" is intended to be the one stop shop for MAYLA atheletes, parents and coaches. The monthly publication will include information on league announcements, educational opportunities, and Positive Coaching Alliance tips.
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MAYLA partners with Positive Coaching Alliance
December 5, 2014, Milwaukee, WI- Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA) has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to ensure a positive, character-building experience for all youth athletes in MAYLA programs. PCA (www.PositiveCoach.org), a Stanford University-based non-profit organization, conducts workshops for coaches, organizational leaders, and parents involved in schools and sports organizations serving five-to-18-year-old athletes. PCA also provides workshops for high school athletes
“Working with hundreds of youth sports organizations around the United States, PCA has developed practical tools and guidelines to help youth athletes, their coaches and parents get the most out of sports,” said Mary DiGiacomo, President, MAYLA. “We recognize the tremendous opportunity for character-building sports offers for today’s youth, so we are embracing PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® model, where winning is one goal and teaching life lessons is the second, more-important goal.”
“We are delighted to partner with MAYLA,” said PCA Executive Director Jim Thompson. “Together, we’ll strive to help their youth athletes take a positive approach to pursuing victories in athletic competition and in life.”
The workshops are scheduled starting in 2014, for information about dates and locations, please email PCA@MilwaukeeYouthLacrosse.com.
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Founded as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 675,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders. Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4.5 million youth.
PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools. In 2012, PCA will conduct roughly 1,200 live, group workshops across the U.S., while assisting tens of thousands of other individuals via online courses at www.PositiveCoach.org.
PCA workshops and courses strive to establish these prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
• The Double-Goal Coach®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports
• The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
• The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
PCA has the support of elite coaches and athletes on a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson.
WLF Concussion Policy
Parents, Coaches, Players and Friends of the WLF,
After extensive research and discussion, the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation has developed a Concussion Policy which is to be followed by all WLF member teams. Please read the policy carefully. The information it contains is for all those involved in lacrosse. It will help define each person's role in determining whether a player should be allowed to play or not. Coaches and parents, please share this and discuss with your players at all levels. The individual may be this best at determining a potential concussive injury.
Please, let me know if you have any questions at all regarding concussions. I am not an appropriate healthcare professional, but I have been learning a lot, and the bottom line is...
...when in doubt, sit them out.
Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation
Click here to view the current WLF Concussion Policy.