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April 2022

Parents, Coaches & Players,
 
On behalf of our RI Youth Lacrosse League Board of Directors, welcome to the 2022 lacrosse season! I'm happy to report that our 125 teams and more than 2500 kids are off to a great start as we enter week three of games. We've been blessed with decent weather and our coaches are reporting lots of fun, hard work, and progress on the field. That said, RIYLL strives for continuous improvement. Our goal is to provide a platform for the kids to thrive; one that promotes strong fundamentals, accountability, open communication, challenges, and sportsmanship.  
 
Here are some important things to keep in mind as we settle in to the 2002 season:
 
Game Changes- Historically, RIYLL deals with several game changes the first few weeks of the season. This is typically due to weather, field availability, spring break(s), Easter, etc. This year was unusually challenging due to Easter falling during many of our program's school spring breaks. We predict far fewer game changes and cancellations as we move forward. Coaches are reminded that game changes must be submitted through your Town presidents by Tuesday of the week you're requesting the change. 
 
Communication- RIYLL encourages open and regular communication amongst coaches, parents, and players. Coaches should and will notify parents and players as to changes in practices and games, with as much advance notice as possible. We encourage all teams to utilize technology for more efficient communication. Many of our Towns have adopted team apps as their primary communication portal. Here at Island Youth Lacrosse, we use SportsYou. It's been a game changer in how we spread the word quickly about changes to schedules, solicit volunteers for team functions, arrange carpools, post pictures, and share drills. Whether your team adopts SportsYou or some other group communication tool, we hope teams will migrate away from email as the primary means for communication.
 
Code of Conduct- Players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that "Honors the Game" and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials, parents, spectators and fans. In becoming a member of the lacrosse community an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the game of lacrosse and its participants. The essential elements in this "Code of Conduct" are HONESTY, INTEGRITY, and GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring credit to the sport of lacrosse, themselves, their team, and their organization. Those who choose not to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will be dealt with swiftly and directly. 
 
Some best practices to keep in mind:
  • Keep it positive: No negative comments to players, coaches, referees, and/or other spectators. In other words, cheer 'for', not 'against'.
  • Profanity will not be tolerated. 
  • Spectators and parents should refrain from coaching kids from the sideline
  • Spectators and parents are not allowed on the team bench side of the field
  • Learn the rules of the game so that you understand and appreciate why certain situations take place. Resources at www.usalacrosse.com 
  • Let your coach know if you witness unsportsmanlike behavior on the part of a spectator
Our RIYLL Board is standing by should you have questions or suggestions. 
 
Thank you, we look forward to seeing everyone on the field!
 
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Neal Harrell- President, RIYLL
William Martin: Co-Girls Director, RIYLL
Bethany Sullivan: Co-Girls Director, RIYLL
Jerry Bonner: Boys Director, RIYLL
Ed Lois

 

 

 

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Certified Boys Chest Protectors
11/10/2021
  AS OF 01/01/2022 ALL BOYS MUST HAVE CERTIFIED PROTECTORS...
Equipment Needs
09/01/2021
EQUIPMENT CHANGES FOR ALL YOUTH BOYS US Lacrosse has made an equipment...
 
Certified Boys Chest Protectors

 

AS OF 01/01/2022 ALL BOYS MUST HAVE CERTIFIED PROTECTORS FOR COMMOTIO CORDIS : Below is the list of all certified protectors by company

Boys Certified Chest Protecters that have the  NOCSAE: Protector for Commotio Cordis
Brand Name Model # Size/Class/Configuration
Maverik EKG Charger 2.0 Lacrosse Shoulder Pad Sizes: XS, S, M, L
Maverik EKG M5 Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, L
Maverik EKG M5 Speed Pad Sizes: S, M, L
Maverik EKG Max Goalie Pad Sizes: XS, S/M, L/XL
Maverik EKG Max Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, L
Maverik EKG Max Speed Pad Sizes: S, M, L
Maverik EKG MX Goalie Pad Sizes: XS, S/M, L/XL
Maverik EKG MX Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, L
Maverik EKG Shift Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, & L
Maverik EKG Shift Speed Pad Sizes: S, M, & L
Nike Vapor Elite Shoulder Pad Liner Sizes: M and L
Nike Vapor Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, & L
Nike Vapor Shoulder Pad Liner Sizes: S, M, & L
Nike Vapor LT Sizes: YS, YM, YL, YXL
STX Stallion 900 Shoulder Pad Sizes: M, L, & XL
STX Cell V Shoulder Pad Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
STX Cell V Shoulder Pad Liner Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
STX Shield 200 Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector; Sizes Small, Medium and Large
STX Shield 400 Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector; Sizes Small, Medium and Large
STX Shield 600 Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector; Sizes Medium, Large and Xlarge
STX Stallion 200+ Lacrosse Shoulder Pad; Sizes: Xsmall, Small, Medium and Large
STX Stallion 75 Lacrosse Shoulder Pad; Sizes: XXsmall, Xsmall, Small, Medium and Large
STX Stallion 400 Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, & L
STX Shadow Pro Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, L, & XL
True Sports
   
True Sports Cadet Shoulder Pad LAX-20-CAD-SP-S-BK; Size: Small; Color: Black LAX-20-CAD-SP-M-BK; Size: Medium; Color: Black LAX-20-CAD-SP-L-BK; Size: Large; Color: Black
True Sports Zero Lyte Shoulder Liner LAX-20-ZL-SL-S-WH; Size: Small; Color: White LAX-20-ZL-SL-M-WH; Size: Medium; Color: White LAX-20-ZL-SL-L-WH; Size: Large; Color: White
True Sports Zero Lyte Shoulder Pad LAX-20-ZL-SP-S-WH; Size: Small; Color: White LAX-20-ZL-SP-M-WH; Size: Medium; Color: White LAX-20-ZL-SP-L-WH; Size: Large; Color: White
Warrior
   
Warrior BNXTSPO Burn Next Shoulder Pad Sizes - S, M, L, XL
Warrior Burn Liner Pad Sizes: M & L
Warrior Burn Shoulder Pad Sizes: S, M, & L
Warrior Evo Shoulder Pad Sizes - S, M, L
Warrior NPCP19 Nemesis Pro Sizes - M & L
Warrior NPCPS20 Size S
 

by posted 11/10/2021
Equipment Needs

EQUIPMENT CHANGES FOR ALL YOUTH BOYS

US Lacrosse has made an equipment change that will go into effect for the 2022 season.  If your son currently has pads from last year, they must be changed out for this season.  All shoulder pads must meet the NOCSAE ND200 and contain the SEI certification mark:

 

Please note that there are no changes to girls equipment at this time.   We have included an equipment list below.  Please reach out with any questions.  Thank you.

 

REQUIRED LACROSSE EQUIPMENT

 

BOYS                          GIRLS

Cleats                          Cleats

Stick                           Stick

Helmet                         Goggles (SEI certified 2020)

Gloves                          Mouth Guard

Elbow pads

Shoulder pads 

(required 2022)

Goalies pads

 (required 2021)

Mouth guards

Protective cup


by posted 09/01/2021
Spring Registration

Use the list on the RI Lacrosse Program page under the Hey Coach!! header to find your program based on your zip code. Registration is now OPEN- Season begins April 2022

Coach USL Certification

Want to become USL Level 1 Certified? for FREE?

Click here for full details on how you can be reimbursed for your US Lacrosse certification process. HERE

 

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