Stamford Youth
   Lacrosse Association


SYLA has been in existence since 1995, operating camps and clinics for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Our primary objectives are to introduce the game of lacrosse to all players in Stamford and to continue to develop the individual into a more skilled player in all aspects of the game. We incorporate a variety of drills and games which reinforce these skills. Individual instruction combined with team play are essential components to the overall progress and development of the player.Proper catching, throwing and shooting techniques are stressed which will enable the participant to be a more complete and confident lacrosse player.

We have a dedicated staff of current and former college lacrosse players. Some of these coaches have been All Americans as college players. Each coach has the expertise and knowledge of the specific positions ( midfield, attack, defense and goaltender) which will create a higher skilled player with a better awareness of the game.


Summer Lacrosse Camp 2011

The SYLA 2012 Summer Lacrosse Camp will be from June 26th through June 28th (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with a rain date for Friday, June 29th) this year as we present the program for boys and girls in grades 2-11. Similar to past years, boys in grades 2-7 will meet from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and boys in grades 8-12 wiil meet from 1-4 PM.All girls will meet from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It is necessary to have equipment in order to participate in the camp. Jim McAleavy, All-America attackman at UMASS Amherst, will provide the drills and instruction required to improve the offensive and defensive techniques including shooting, face-offs and positional play while stressing the importance of proper mechanics. Long pole defense and goalie play will be incorporated with the one on one drills and the team scrimmages under the supervision and direction of Bob Cavaliero.Former and current players will instruct the girls with attention to sound fundamental skills and the nuances of offensive and defensive strategies and plays. Several college players will assist in the drills and instructional portions of the camp. In addition, Major League Lacrosse players will be visiting to provide further instructional tips as well as autograph signing opportunities. The fee is $150 for the camp. It is necessary to register as a member with US Lacrosse for insurance purposes. If you are not a current member, please go to to complete the membership process. Then, complete our Camp Registration form online.Also, provide me with the US Lacrosse membership number for the player. Include this number in the comments section!

Summer League 2012

SYLA Summer League will not be available this summer!