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Lacrosse Clinic Coming October 23rd

Join us for a free Youth Lacrosse Clinic Saturday, October 23rd at the North Reading High School turf field. The Girls Clinic runs from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and the Boys Clinic runs from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The sessions will be facilited by both North Reading High School Lacrosse Coaches and coaches from the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League. All experience levels are welcome, and we will provide equipment if you don't have it.

Before Saturday, please send an email to Matt Costello, Head North Reading High School Girls Lacrosse Coach, at mcostello@nrpsk12.org with the following information:

Parent/Guardian Name
Player(s) Name
Years of Experience
Any Questions you May Have
We look forward to a great day of lacrosse as we begin to prepare for the Spring 2022 season!

by posted 10/17/2021
The Spring 2021 Season Comes to a Close

With the completion of the MBYLL and MBGLL Jamboree weekends, the North Reading Youth Lacrosse season has come to a close. We are grateful for our parents, families and coaches who showed their support of our players at not only the Jamborees, but all throughout the 2021 spring lacrosse season. Returning to play this year after a year away was no small feat, and we all played a role in getting our players back on the field. Our players were resilient and the future is bright! Stay tuned for summer and fall playing opportunities as we prepare for next season!

by posted 06/21/2021
Mask Mandate Update

See below for the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse statement regarding the recent mandate impacting mask wearing in youth and amateur sport:

Governor Baker and the EEA Office announced that "Effective May 18, the youth and amateur sports guidance will be updated to no longer require face coverings for youth athletes 18 & under while playing outdoor sports."

The new guidance was announced on May 17 to go into effect on May 18.

CLICK HERE to read the EEA Office Opening Standards for Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities.

What it means for lacrosse practices and MBYLL play:

  • Players WHILE PLAYING lacrosse do not need to wear a face covering
  • Players while NOT playing DO NOT need to wear a face covering while maintaining 6 feet distance from others
  • Coaches and Officials DO NOT need to wear a face covering while maintaining 6 feet distance from others
  • Coaches, officials and players need to have a mask with them to wear at times they are less than 6 feet from others (examples but not limited to, huddles, pre-game talks, walking on/off the field with teammates)
  • Spectators DO NOT need to wear a face covering while maintaining 6 feet distance from people outside their immediate family.

Local town board of health departments still requiring face coverings for players, coaches, officials and/or spectators must be adhered to. Please advise visiting teams if your town local rules are different than the state re-opening standards.

Effective May 29, The Commonwealth's face-covering order will be rescinded.

by posted 05/17/2021
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.



The North Reading Youth Lacrosse League Board


by posted 04/16/2021
Opening Weekend a Success

We returned to the field Sunday, April 11 with nine teams in action, including a triple header for our girls teams at home in North Reading. Thank you to everyone - the MBYLL, officials, visiting and host teams, coaches, parents, and of course our players - for a successful return to lacrosse. We will do it again next week!

by posted 04/11/2021