Closing Weekend of the 2017 Season
Regardless of level of athletic achievement, the youth athlete who takes the life lesson that effort is both enjoyable and necessary for any level of success is a winner.
Youth athletes want to have fun.
Parents impact their children’s lives like no other people can…in sports as in every other aspect. Parents, even those millions who coach their own kids, do best by their children when focusing on sports as a developmental opportunity, rather than a do-or-die, win-at-all-cost proposition.
Coaches are some of the world’s most important, impactful people. They are entrusted with young lives, often spending more time with them than their parents and teachers do. Coaches lead youth athletes in developing their skills and psyches in settings that can offer crushing parental and peer pressure, with a stark line between success and failure, winning and losing on display for all to see.
We Honor the Game. It's What We Do!
Have a wonderful Closing Weekend!
We'll See You Next Year!
LAXtravaganza! 2017 Days Away
LAXtravaganza! Needs You!
MAYLA LAXtravaganza! will once again be held at University School of Milwaukee on May 20 & 21 from 8 am to 8 pm.
This event has been a success in the past years and we hope that 2017 will be nothing less!
Of course, this cannot be done without volunteers (um,... more than 300!) and that is where MAYLA is hoping you can help! The number of people we need are PER ONE HOUR SHIFTS, not total, unless specified.
Check out LAXtravangaz! 2017 Volunteer Page for ways to help!
Our League Commissioner has been receiving numerous emails from clubs that are scheduled to play games this coming weekend on April 8 and 9.
Many clubs cannot get on to their natural turf fields to practice, much less get them marked for games.
Just like any other weekend of scheduled games, each club needs to communicate with the clubs they are playing.
If your field is unplayable as we approach the weekend, It is appropriate to ask the club you are playing if they might be able to host games. If there is anything you can do to get games played, go ahead and get it done.
Remember that if any changes are made, you must contact the officials scheduled to work the games. If officials drive to the game site and they are not told of any cancellation, they will expect to get paid.
Remember that Randy Kohn is scheduling boys officials and Lis Zuern is scheduling girls umpires.
If you cancel a game it is up to the two clubs involved to seek a new date that works for both clubs and officials if they want to make up the game. If you are rescheduling games, please remember NOT to change other MAYLA games in the process on other dates.
Please contact Geoff Steinbach with any questions.
Study Up: Boys' and Girls' Officials Signals
With the 2017 Season approaching quickly, now's a great time to study up on those boys' and girls' officials signals!
US Lacrosse provides great tools to help all of us learn about what's happening on the field!
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.
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.