Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL) is a Sunday afternoon recreational program located in Eastern Massachusetts. We organize and operate a program for more than 8,000 young girls' lacrosse players. In 2014 we will have 88 different towns represented with over 400 teams in 1st through 8th grade. MBGLL started the MBGLL Select League during the 2010-2011 season to offer U13 and U15 players the opportunity to compete at a higher level of competition on their town's team. Our mission is to promote girls' youth lacrosse in an environment that emphasizes fun, while developing skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and integrity.
Hello MBGLL Coaches and Town Administrators. (I apologize if you are receiving this email and are not part of MBGLL.)
Below are many important updates regarding the pre-season.
Please go to your Facebook page and type in “Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League” in the search box at the top of the page. You will go to MBGLL’s Facebook page. Click “like” at the top of the page to get updates. You can set Facebook up so that the messages pop into your email settings. THIS IS MY PREFERRED WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU, as our database is not sectioned into the different groups who use it (officials, vendors, non-league coaches, etc).
2015 New England Youth and High School Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Convention
The upcoming New England Youth and High School Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Convention is scheduled for March 1 from 9a-12p at Governor's Academy. We have 12 different talks to choose from, some of which will include demonstrations in the gym. Please consider attending. It is going to be an amazing opportunity to learn more about lacrosse from expert coaches. The cost of registration will increase to $45 after Sunday, February 15. So please register quickly to take advantage of the lower fee. As MBGLL coaches, you receive the benefit of a coupon code. The MBGLL coupon code is posted on our Facebook page.
To register, go to www.mbgll.org and click on NELAXCONV at the top of the page.
You will also see a drop-down menu called NE Convention where you can look at the speaker topics, which range from how to train a goalie, the draw and teaching skills in a fun way to typical sports injuries, early recruiting and creating a terrific practice plan.
Level 1 Coaches’ Clinics
We have three more US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaches’ Clinics scheduled this year. These are open to anyone with a US Lacrosse membership. These are fabulous sessions that instruct coaches how to coach in a way that young girls will understand. All coaches should attend the US Lacrosse Level 1 in-person clinic. Register at US Lacrosse CEP under Coaches.
Feb. 28 – Foxboro
Mar. 14 – Framingham
Mar. 21 – Groton
We have one US Lacrosse Level 2 Coaches’ Clinic scheduled this year. Register at US Lacrosse CEP under Coaches.
March 8 - Chelmsford
Rules Clinics and Rules Q. and A.
All MBGLL Coaches must attend a Rules Clinic and/or a Rules Q. and A. session annually. Register at MBGLL for your Rules Session under “individual registrations.”
MBGLL is pleased to announce that we are returning to Harvard for their Youth Day. This is a fantastic team-bonding day with your players. Some teams will play games on Harvard’s fields in the morning. All players and teams are invited to the rest of the festivities:
1p – Players are invited for pizza and to listen to the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Triple Impact Athlete session. Parents are invited to listen to the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Parent session at the same time. Then, everyone will head into the stadium to cheer on Harvard’s Crimson Women’s team as they play a game. (FYI, Harvard’s men’s team is playing a game at 12p.) After the game, players are invited onto the field to get autographs signed by Harvard’s women’s lacrosse team. This is always a fabulous day for the players so please join us for this complimentary event.
As you all know, we are actively working on the season’s recreational schedules now. All town administrators participate in the process to make the schedules the best that they can be. Schedules should be posted and finalized by March 22.
Let’s all keep thinking about lacrosse as we brace for the next round of snow storms. Spring is on its way!
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Hello. This is a reminder that we are hosting a US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaches' Clinic in Reading on Saturday, January 31 in Reading. Please register at www.uslacrosse.org.
All US Lacrosse Level 1 and Level 2 trainings are posted on uslacrosse.org. Please register early to ensure your place in the training. Many of the Level 1 clinics sell out. As a reminder, US Lacrosse is including a PCA component in all Level 1 clinics.
This is also a reminder that MBGLL is hosting a Rules Clinic and Rules Q. and A. session on Saturday, February 7 in Ipswich. Please register on www.mbgll.org under "individual registrations." All Rules Clinics and Rules Q. and A. clinics are listed on mbgll.org. As a reminder, every coach must attend a Rules Clinic and/or a Rules Q. and A. session annually. February 7 is the only date this winter that we are hosting these two clinics in the North division.
Happy New Year MBGLL Member Leagues and Coaches! We have so many things in the works for the New Year so please read below.
MBGLL Recreational League Registration
On Jan. 15, 2015, registration closes for MBGLL’s recreational league. Late fees apply starting on Jan. 16. To register, please enter the registration link that you received after volunteering for a position with MBGLL. If you are missing the link or still need to volunteer for a position, please contact your division director.
Note: When registering your teams, please enter the information in the following format: Town, League (U9, U11, U13, U15), Color (optional) Thank you.
If you are unsure as to which division you are in, please go to mbgll.org and click on “MBGLL Organization” “About MBGLL” “New Programs and Players” “Member Town Map.”
North Division Director – Julie Stoelzel –
MetroNorth Division Director – Gant Redmon –
MetroWest North Division Director – John Moorshed –
MetroWest South Division Director – Allison Mattson –
South Division Director – Ian Davies –
MBGLL Select League Registration
March 5 is the last date to register a MBGLL Select team and pay by check. Registration closes for credit card payments on April 1. Late fees apply on April 2. Please register your team via the registration link that you received after your town volunteered to help with MBGLL.
MBGLL Charlestown Play Date
Registration is now open for MBGLL’s Charlestown Play Date, scheduled on the afternoon of March 29. This is a free event for U13 and U15 teams to play pre-season with their teammates. It is a wonderful opportunity to work out the cobwebs and get some playing time on a turf field before the season starts. This event also acts as a training opportunity for our officials – which makes them more skilled during the season. Registration is first come, first served so register now on mbgll.org under “individual registrations.”
EMWLUA Officials Training
EMWLUA has its officials training clinics scheduled and posted. Please consider sending someone from your town to the training. As you know, we are short on officials and strongly encourage anyone interested in officiating to attend. Register on www.emwlua.org.
US Lacrosse Coaches’ Convention
The 2015 US Lacrosse Coaches’ Convention takes place January 23-25, 2015 in Baltimore. If you are planning to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A couple of our board members are attending and we’d love to meet up with you.
New – New England Youth & High School Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Convention
MBGLL is pleased to announce the creation of the New England Youth & High School Women’s Lacrosse Convention, scheduled on March 1 from 9a – 12p at Governor’s Academy (1 Elm St., Byfield MA 01922). Many of our coaches are unable to attend the US Lacrosse National Convention so we teamed up with the women’s lacrosse high school coaches in New England to create a regional convention. Coaches will have the opportunity to learn from women’s lacrosse experts from around the nation without having to travel a great distance. We have some terrific coaches and trainers lined up to share their knowledge and skills with you. To register, go to www.mbgll.org and click on “individual registrations.” Or click New England Convention.
As a benefit to our member towns, we have created a $5 discount off of their registration fees. Please ask your coaches/attendees to enter MBGLL's discount code when they register. (Discount codes must be applied at the time of registration.) If you don't have the discount code that was emailed to our towns, please contact your division director. A portion of the proceeds from this convention will go to MBGLL so please support this inaugural New England Convention. Space is limited. Early bird discounts apply if you register by January 15. To learn more about the New England Youth & High School Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Convention, visit www.mbgll.org and click on “N.E. Convention.”
US Lacrosse Level 1 & Level 2 Training
US Lacrosse’s Level 1 and Level 2 clinics are posted on www.uslacrosse.org under “participants” “continuing education program.” We have the following scheduled in our area:
All Rules Clinics and Rules Q. and A. Sessions are posted on www.mbgll.org under “individual registrations.” Please click Rules Sessions to register.
Rules Clinics –
Feb. 7 – Ipswich
Mar. 15 – Marlboro
Mar. 30 - Norfolk
Rules Q. and A. –
Feb. 7 – Ipswich
Feb. 28 – Foxboro
Mar. 15 – Marlboro
Apr. 8 - Waltham
MBGLL is working on some NEW and exciting special events throughout the season. Please watch your email, Facebook and Twitter Accounts for more details. Also, please bookmark www.mbgll.org and check there often for updated events and happenings.
MBGLL’s season opens in 97 days!
Best regards for the New Year.
Christine Habermann, Executive Director – MBGLL and the entire MBGLL Board of Directors
Hello MBGLL. Team registration has now opened. Registration links were sent directly to towns who have volunteered for a position. If you have not yet volunteered, please contact your division director.
Important Key Dates:
MBGLL Recreational League - Pay by check or credit card until Dec. 15; Pay by credit card only between Dec. 16 and Jan. 15. Late fees apply Jan. 16. Paying a late fee does not guarantee registration.
MBGLL Select League - Pay by check or credit card until March 5; Pay by credit card only between March 6 and April 1. Late fees apply April 2. Paying a late fee does not guarantee registration.