In the fall of 2015, Westwood will again be entering teams into the MBYLL Select lacrosse league. This is a select league for those players who are committed to lacrosse first as a spring sport and want to play at a higher level. Please consider this carefully before committing to the Select program. We will field a U13 (5th and 6th grade) team and depending on interest, will field either one U15 team or separate 7th and 8th grade teams.
MBYLL Select is structured as an add-on league and is not a replacement for our normal lacrosse program. League and Westwood Youth Lacrosse rules require players to also practice and play with their regular MBYLL teams. To learn the details about Westwood's MBYLL Select program, policies, schedule and more, please go here.
Tryout evaluations are conducted by an outside organization. Selections take into consideration tryout performance, prior season's ratings and prior season's attendance. Players are encouraged to attend both tryouts.
NOTE - If you are unable to attend the tryouts due to an injury or illness, please register and then provide you circumstances to Bruce Masi-Phelps at email@example.com. Players not on record in advance of the tryouts will not be considered for the team.
There is no cost to register for the tryouts. Click Register Now button on the side of this webpage.
Day of Tryouts
Arrive at least 20 minutes early to check in and get warmed up
Full equipment and mouth guards are required
Defensive players should bring their long poles
Goalies should identify themselves during sign up > if they need to borrow gear, arrive early
Saturday - 10/17 and Sunday 10/25 at the Multi- Purpose Field
6:00-7:30 PM - Grades 5 and 6
7:30-9:00 PM - Grades 7 and 8
Don't wait until tryouts to get out your stick! Throw and catch with a friend or use the lax wall between now and then so you are ready!
We want to make sure players and parents are aware of a recent void in the certification of two lacrosse helmets. On November 24, 2014, NOCSAE announced that it had voided the certification of two lacrosse helmet models that do not meet performance standards -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator.
Below is the latest from MBYLL on how to resolve the helmet issue for the Cascade Model R and this information is also posted on the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League website at www.mbyll.org.
Cascade is asking consumers to send their Cascade R helmets back to the Cascade to be retrofitted. Cascade has agreed to cover all shipping and retrofitting expenses; the detailed instructions are below. We do not have instructions on the resolution for the Warrior Regulator helmet just yet. Lacrosse Officials have already informed ALL Youth Coaches that players WILL NOT be able to play if they are wearing a Cascade Model R Helmet that has not been sent in and has the NEW Sticker showing that the updates have been made to the helmet and the helmet is currently approved by NOSCAE. Please do not delay in sending in the helmet to Cascade. As we get closer to the Spring season, the turn around time will get longer and longer.
Instructions To Return a Cascade R Helmet can be found at www.cascadelacrosse.com To return a helmet for certified modification, consumers can begin the return process by providing information at this site beginning on December 13 at 9 a.m. Upon receipt of this information, Cascade will send a pre-paid shipping label to you. Once you receive the label, put your Cascade R helmet in a box, affix the shipping label and send the helmet to Cascade. When the helmet arrives at Cascade’s facility, it will be professionally updated with the certified modification and a tamper-resistant sticker will be applied to the helmet to prove it has completed the certified modification. The helmet will then be sent back to you. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.