Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America. Since its founding in 1993, Tribal Lacrosse had has a long standing reputation as one of the finest programs in Massachusetts. Starting lacrosse at the youth level prepares children to play in high school when soccer is no longer available as a spring sport. We provide opportunity to excel at every skill and age level. Our 1st - 8th graders play in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) and Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL) and travel to surrounding towns for games and also have the opportunity to play in regional tournaments.
• Enthusiastically support and practice “Everyone Plays” and extends positive coaching philosophies of the MBYLL/MBGLL
• Be reasonable in your demands on the young players’ time, energy, enthusiasm and their performance on the field.
• Impress on your players that they must abide by the rules of the game at all times.
• Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.
• Ensure hat your players’ experience is fun and enjoyable. Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
• Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Children need a coach that they can respect.
• Keep informed about sound principles of coaching, growth and development principles relating to children.
• Enlist the support of your team’s parents in your efforts to develop the proper attitudes and values in the players.
• Always remember the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play come first.
• Study and learn the rules of the game and understand the “spirit” of the rules. Help fellow referees to do the same.
• Respect other referees and their decisions, and do not publicly criticize another official.
• Wear the proper uniform and keep it in good condition.
• Maintain good physical condition so you can keep up with the action.
• Honor accepted game assignments. In an emergency, find a replacement.
• Support good sportsmanship with a kind word to the players, coaches and parents of both teams when deserved.
• Always be fair and impartial, avoiding conflicts of interest.
• Decisions based on personal bias are dishonest and unacceptable.
• Do not force an unwilling child to participate in sports.
• Remember that children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, not yours.
• Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than a victory
• Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Your child will then be a winner, even in defeat.
• Do not ridicule your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
• Set a good example. Children learn best by good examples.
• Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team
• Do not publicly question referee judgments
• Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches, referees and officials and give them their due respect. Without them, there would not be the MBYLL.
• Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sporting activities.
• Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents and coaches.
• Play by the rules.
• Never argue with or complain about the referee calls or decisions.
• Control your temper and most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
• Concentrate on playing lacrosse and on affecting the outcome of the game with your best effort.
• Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your teams’ or your opponents.
• Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills and feel good. Don’t be a “showoff”.
• Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and referees.
The purpose of the Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton Youth Lacrosse Organization is to unify, promote, develop, and equally represent boys and girls lacrosse in Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton, Massachusetts operating in compliance with the approved requirements and guidelines of U.S. Lacrosse.
The Tribal Lacrosse Board of Directors has adopted a No Tolerance Policy toward fighting or any other behavior that deviates from acceptable sportsmanship during games, practices or any event sponsored by this Organization. Each infraction will be reviewed by the Board resulting in either suspension or ejection from the