Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association. We coach the sport of lacrosse by teaching its history and developing the fundamental skills of the game to boys and girls of all ages.

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PCA Parent Workshops at Laxtravaganza! 2016

New this year!

There will be three 30-minute
Positive Coaching Alliance Parent Workshops
presented on Laxtravaganza! 2016 Saturday, May 21st.

The first 25 parents to attend each workshop will receive a free copy of Positive Sports Parenting by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

Laxtravaganza! 2016 Is Coming Soon!

LAXtravaganza! 2016 will once again be held at the University School of Milwaukee on May 21 & 22, 2016. MAYLA would like to thank the administration and staff at University School of Milwaukee for working with us to host this event, as there are very few venues in Southeastern Wisconsin with enough fields and services to host an event of this scope. We expect more teams this year and are preparing to welcome between 2,000 and 3,000 people to this celebration of youth lacrosse.

LAXtravaganza! 2016 is a two-day festival where we can bring our entire membership together as a community to honor and play the game. As America’s first sport, the game of lacrosse has been around for over 350 years. Often called ‘the fastest game on two feet’, it offers the speed and power of football and ice hockey, with the agility, endurance and strategy of basketball and soccer. The popularity of the game of lacrosse is exploding, with the most growth at the youth level. Over 150,000 boys and girls across the country are now participating in programs offered by their community recreation departments and schools. MAYLA has been serving the Greater Milwaukee Area, promoting the growth of youth lacrosse since 2001. From the original three programs serving three teams, MAYLA has grown to 11 programs serving 73 boys and girls youth lacrosse teams with over 1,300 players.

We have numerous sponsorship opportunities available to the community to be a part of this wonderful experience. There are opportunities to sponsor a field, have a banner at the entrance or the official’s tent, or advertise in the event program. Please see the 2016 advertising information sheet for pricing. Along with sponsorships, we are also looking for raffle donations, door prizes and volunteers in all areas on the weekend of the event. It is our sincere hope that you will join us in celebrating the sport of lacrosse.

See our 2016 Laxtravaganza! forms for how you might be able to contribute:

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 (, 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

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

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.

Dave Wollin
Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation

Click here to view the current WLF Concussion Policy.

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