"New To Lacrosse"?
Here are some frequently asked questions
regarding the Cornwall Youth Lacrosse organization:
What grades can participate in Cornwall Youth Lacrosse?
Boys and Girls in grades K-8th play youth lacrosse.
How are the teams broken up?
K-2nd Grade Boys
K-2nd Grade Girls
3rd/4th Grade Boys
3rd/4th Grade Girls
5th/6th Grade Boys
5th/6th Grade Girls
7th/8th Grade Boys
7th/8th Grade Girls
Depending on the number of players registered and available coaches, we will determine how many teams we have at each level. Last season, for example, we had two 7th/8th Grade Boys teams.
What equipment is required and where do I get it?
Boys must have: helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and a stick. A protective cup is highly suggested.
Girls must have: a stick, mouthpiece and eye protection. Gloves are recommended, but not required.
Boys and girls should have cleats – soccer or football cleats are absolutely fine, as long as they do not contain any metal spikes.
We encourage all of our players to visit Play It Again Sports, located at 115 Temple Hill Road, Vails Gate, NY (next to Price Shopper). Please mention that you are affiliated with CYL and you’ll be extended a 10% discount on your total purchase. Their staff are prepared for CYL players to visit the store and can help you determine which size, type, etc. equipment is best for your daughter or son.
Do I have to purchase new equipment?
No, you do not have to purchase new equipment. Your coaches can help determine if your equipment is safe, fits properly and is in good condition. Play It Again Sports has a large selection of both new and used equipment.
When is the Season?
Lacrosse is a spring season sport usually starting in early to mid March and running through late June. Field conditions will determine how early we can start the season.
Can my child play more than one spring sport?
Although some children do participate in more than sport per season, it is not recommended due to potential scheduling conflicts with practices and games.
Who will we play?
All teams, boys and girls, will play teams in the Mid-Hudson Valley Area – teams include Warwick, Washingtonville, Highland, Monroe-Woodbury, Minisink and others. Teams will occasionally have the opportunity to play in area tournaments as well. Schedules detailing game and practice info will be posted on our website before the beginning of the season.
Is there contact in Lacrosse?
In boys’ lacrosse, body contact (body checking) is not permitted until players reach the 5th grade. Controlled stick checking is allowed at all levels. In Girls lacrosse there is no body checking permitted and only very minimal stick checking.
What if a practice or game is cancelled or postponed?
You should always check our website for the most up-to-date information concerning such matters. Our website is interconnected to the other teams in the league and this makes it very easy to keep in touch in such events that something gets rescheduled. Also, you should receive an email or phone call from your coach informing you of the situation.