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Nantucket Youth Lacrosse (NYL) promotes lacrosse among youth residing in Nantucket, MA. through grade-level programs open to all interested participants, by teaching fundamentals of the game and promoting good sportsmanship, respect for all participants and teamwork, and by cooperating with the Nantucket High School lacrosse programs.

Accordingly, NYL has adopted the following goals and policies:

  1. Our goal is not to promote individuals, but to promote skill development, sportsmanship, team play and love of the sport.
  2. Create and maintain grade-level programs focused on teaching fundamental skills and introducing low-key competition with similar programs in nearby towns.
  3. Creating a challenging, engaging, learning environment where children of differing levels of skill and physical development can learn and enjoy the game of lacrosse.
  4. Minimizing publication/ promotion of the individuals involved in the program.
  5. Providing equal attention and support to all participants. The girls program is part of the Founders League that promotes equal playing game time. The boys program is part of a league that is a bit more flexible on the issue of equal game time- but within reason. The goal of the program is not to win at all cost.
  6. Engaging adults and experienced high school players to teach, coach and referee the scrimmages and games in which NSL players participate.
  7. Providing access to safe, well maintained fields with appropriate equipment and uniforms.