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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2017 SPRING SEASON
11/11/2016
Hello Acton-Boxborough Youth Lacrosse Families. We are pleased to...
Welcome to AB Youth LAX
10/21/2015
Founded in the early 90's, ABYL has grown from a program of approximately...
 
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2017 SPRING SEASON

Hello Acton-Boxborough Youth Lacrosse Families. We are pleased to announce that registration for boys' lacrosse for the spring 2017 season is officially open. Registration will be open from now through January 31, 2017.  After January 31st , registrations may be subject to a late fee of $35.

 

To register: go to www.ablax.org and click on the registration button just below the AB Lax banner.

 

Fees: $285 for grades 3-8  / U9 Program (grades 1 & 2) $145

 

League: Grades 3-8 will play in the Town Pride League (“TPL”) (same as last year). The U9 program will play in Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (“Mass Bay”) (same as last year).

 

Uniforms: We will send out a separate communication regarding uniforms for all age levels.

 

Important information about potential improvements to the TPL: We are entering our third season in the TPL for grades 3-8. We are pleased to announce that TPL management worked hard during the offseason and proposed a number of initiatives aimed at improving each town’s experience within the TPL. Once a final vote is taken we will announce the changes that will be enacted for the 2017 season. We are confident that these changes will improve the lacrosse experience for our kids, and look forward to communicating them to you once they are approved.

 

Important information about AB Lacrosse team formation in grades 5-8: We are thrilled to report that the AB Lacrosse program is strong – we have many talented players and coaches, and the majority of our teams are enjoying great success. We are committed to player development and excited to continue helping each and every player in our program improve during the upcoming 2017 season. Having switched from the Mass Bay league to the TPL league two seasons ago, we know much more today than we knew during the first two seasons. Significant challenges arrive when we (1) do not have a sufficient number of players to fill the rosters of appropriately-sized teams, (2) have more than two appropriately-sized teams at a grade and/or (3) do not have enough volunteers to coach at a particular grade. Going forward it might become necessary to shuttle certain players between A and B teams, or between B and C teams, in order to give all players the chance to participate in games (as a result, the players shuttling between teams will get more playing time than others). It might also become necessary to limit registration to two teams at a grade until such time that we have a sufficient number of players and volunteer coaches for a third team. We are providing this information now so you can ask questions and receive answers before the registration period ends. We want everyone to have a great experience, and we want this process to be open and transparent to everyone. Along those lines, if a parent is interested in getting involved in coaching please let us know. We are happy to speak with you about coaching opportunities based on the results of player registration. 

 

Bring a Friend: We welcome new players to every age group we serve, so if your son(s) have friends who are interested, we'd be happy to provide them more information on the program!

 

If you have registration questions, please email Don Armstrong at . For questions on uniforms, please email Brad Fitts at . Thanks!

 

 Detailed Instructions for Registration

 

  1. New this season – you must pay in full to complete registration. If you don’t pay at the time of registration your son will be placed into waitlist status until payment is received. If you have a hardship we are pleased to inform you that financial assistance is available. Please feel free to indicate that you would like to communicate with our program at the time of registration and we will discuss your circumstances on a confidential basis.
  2. Click on the Registration button underneath the banner on www.ablax.org
  3. Scroll down and look for “2017 Season- __ Grade” to register your child in the appropriate grade. Note: 1st and 2nd Grade register under “2017 Season- U9 Program”
  4. The system will ask you to sign in, or for first time users to create an account. If you’ve forgotten your password, enter your email address in the user field and click on “Forgot password” link and you will be emailed a link to reset your password.
  5. New players will be brought to an info screen to fill out the player’s biographical information and parent/guardian info.   Returning families should see their child listed in green for his grade and simply click on the name.
  6. US Lacrosse registration—each child enrolled in the program needs to be registered with US Lacrosse. The registration system will ask you to renew membership if needed, or create one for first time players. Note: There is a $25.00 fee to register with US Lacrosse.
  7. After renewing/getting a US Lacrosse number, you can return to AB Lax registration screen. By hitting the “Return to Acton Boxborough Youth Lacrosse” button a the top of the Order Summary page.  
  8. On the supplemental information page, please indicate your acceptance by clicking in the appropriate box for the:
    1. Permission/ Release to Play agreement
    2. The Player and Parent Code of Conduct
    3. The Consent to Treat
  9. Volunteers: Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering!
  10. Proceed to Payment screen:
    1. Pay in full by credit card – no checks are permitted

by posted 11/11/2016
Welcome to AB Youth LAX
Founded in the early 90's, ABYL has grown from a program of approximately 70 players at the 5th thru 8th grade levels to its present participation of over 180 players from the towns of Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts. Introduction to the 'Fastest Sport on Two Feet' now commences at 1st grade with new players welcomed and continuing to join through and including 8th grade.
 
In 2014 the ABLAX board has voted to move grades 3-8 into the Town Pride League, aka TPL for the spring 2015 season. For those of you interested in finding out more about the TPL can visit their website http://www.tpllax.com/.  All U9 players (1st & 2nd grades) will continue to play in the MBYLL league.
 
 
Please check this site frequently for news, updates, and clinics that focus on the development of our members.
 
ABLAX Board

by posted 10/21/2015
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