S.L.Y.L.A. is a non-profit organization which is working to grow the sport of Lacrosse in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Through slyla.com, S.L.Y.L.A. will collect, manage and communicate information for lacrosse camps, tournaments, leagues, teams and c

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SLYLA is Implementing US Lacrosse's Small Sided Game Rules
by posted 05/04/2018

SLYLA is Implementing US Lacrosse's Small Sided Game Rules

As I'm sure many of you have seen, US Lacrosse is making dramatic changes and implementing youth rules that would allow for smaller sided games at most youth levels.  Your SLYLA board has been discussing these rule changes internally as well as with several of our league program directors at the offseason meetings held over the last several months.  Your SLYLA board wants to make sure everyone is aware that based on these meetings, it is the leagues' intention to play under these rules starting in the spring of 2017.  This will mean for most age groups, among many other things, smaller numbers of players on the field, smaller fields and goals as well as smaller rosters. 

Thank you for all you do to....

Honor the Game,

Your SLYLA Board

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Website Directions and Program Directors Meeting Notes
by posted 05/04/2018

Website Directions and Program Directors Meeting Notes:

If you are having problems registering program directors, coaches, or players, step-by-step directions are available.  Just click on the link below or the "Documents" tab on the left and select the document that applies to you.  Please feel free to share them.

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 SLYLA Program Director Website Directions.docx.pdf

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 SLYLA Parent Website Directions.docx.pdf

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 SLYLA Coaches Website Directions.docx.pdf

The Program Directors meeting notes are also available at the link below or on the "Documents" tab on the left.

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 Program Director Meeting.pdf

Having trouble figuring out your player's correct age group?  Check out US Lacrosse's quick reference table at the link below or on the "Documents" tab on the left!

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/11992/2016 Age Group Quick Reference Table.pdf

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Season Hot Topic: Compliance!
by posted 04/06/2018

Season Hot Topic: Compliance!

Expect to see more Board Members on SLYLA Game Days checking compliance with league eligibility rules.  All of the coaches and players on the field on game day should be listed on the team roster on the SLYLA website.  Board members (in the white shirts) will be checking team rosters the first day of games.  In addition, all the coaches should have a coach laynard showing their coaching credentials.  We are asking the officals to enforce coaching credentials this year.  The rule is simple: no laynard, no coaching.  If you have questions, feel free to talk to any board member you see on game days.

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SLYLA Yearly Calendar
by posted 10/12/2017

2019 SLYLA Calendar


16 January: Program Director's Meeting/Team Registration Opens

16 January: Team Registration Opens

1 February: Coach's Registration Opens

1 February: Player Registration Opens

13 March: Mandatory Coach's Rules Meeting

15 March: Team Registration Closes

22 March: Team Schedules Published

25 March: Final Rosters Due (Player and Coaches Registation Closes)

30 March: League Games Start (Sat: 10U and younger; Sun 12U and older)

18-19 May: League Tournament/End of Season

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