Westborough – The Westborough Youth Lacrosse Association (WYLA) is starting to plan for the 2012 boys spring season for first- to eighth-graders. Practices will be indoors starting in March until the fields are opened. Games are played Sunday afternoons, with mid-week practices and some mid-week games from the beginning of April to mid-June.
The attraction of a fun, fast game, with lots of action and scoring, has fueled growth and popularity of the sport. Additional volunteer head coaches, assistant coaches and organizers are needed. Lacrosse experience is helpful, but not required. Coaches” clinics are offered to help all the coaches learn. The program is looking for coaches with an ability to work well with kids and teach not only the game of lacrosse, but promote sportsmanship, respect toward others and teamwork. Most important of all is a desire to have fun and make the youth lacrosse experience enjoyable.
The program is a member of the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League, which requires balanced teams when a town has more than one team within a level. In addition, the league keeps no standings and has no playoffs. While the games can be quite competitive, the focus of the league is on instruction.