Fall Ball Opening Weekend!

Hi Everyone,

We are now just days away from the start of the Atlanta Youth Lacrosse League season! We have finished our schedule and first round of team assignments. If you haven’t done so please login to TeamSnap to see your team assignments, especially for the High School Divisions. TeamSnap is our League Management tool which allows you to see your schedule, team roster & also allows you to interact with your team. All of our games will be at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School and it’s a turf field.

Saturday Youth Lacrosse – Times will be the same every week!

  • Ages 4 to 9 – 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Ages 10 to 13 – 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Sunday High School League – FULL SCHEDULE HERE

  • X-Men vs Raiders – 12:30 PM
  • Bulldogs vs Pirates – 1:30 PM
  • War Eagles vs Wildcats – 2:30 PM

A few things to remember:

  • Players need to bring their own water.
  • All Players must have all the required equipment. Helmet, Mouthgaurd, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads & Gloves. Rib pads are optional but recommended.
  • All players must have a stick.
  • Players should have their FULL NAME on the front of their helmet. We will have tape and markers at the field.
  • Weather Updates: We will communicate via TeamSnap of any weather updates. This will notify you via email. We will also post to our Website & Facebook pages if we have to change anything due to weather.

We will be posting information to both our Atlanta Lacrosse League website and AYLLAX.com, however once we start the season all updates will be posted to www.atlantalacrosseleague.com.

Please email us with any questions at info@atlantalacrosseleague.com

Fall Ball League Registration Now Open!

We are proud to open up registration for our Fall Ball League. We are tentatively looking to start the league on September 21st and will play 8 weeks of Lacrosse this fall. We will be playing in Sandy Springs on both Saturdays and Sundays. You can register online using our new registration system powered by TeamSnap! Please CLICK HERE to register now!

AGE GROUPS & DATES:

Age Group Dates Early Registration Late Registration – After 9/15 Registration
Pre – K to Kindergarten Saturdays, 9/21 to 11/9 $115 $125 CLICK HERE
Boys – 1st & 2nd Grade Saturdays, 9/21 to 11/9 $200 $225 CLICK HERE
Boys – 3rd & 4th Grade Saturdays, 9/21 to 11/9 $200 $225 CLICK HERE
Boys – 5th & 6th Grade Saturdays, 9/21 to 11/9 $200 $225 CLICK HERE
Boys – 7th & 8th Grade Saturdays, 9/21 to 11/9 $200 $225 CLICK HERE
Boys – High School Sundays, 9/21 to 11/9 $175 $200 CLICK HERE
Girls – All Ages Saturdays, 9/21 to 11/9 $115 $125 CLICK HERE

Tentative Saturday Schedule

Time Dunwoody Springs Elementary Sandy Springs Middle
9:00 AM Boys U7 Incredibles
10:15 – 11:30 Boys U9 Girls
11:45 – 1:00 Boys U11 Girls
1:15 – 2:15 Boys U13 Girls
2:15 – 3:15 Boys U15

Tentative Sunday Schedule

Time Dunwoody Springs Elementary
10:30 AM MENS LEAGUE
11:30 AM MENS LEAGUE
12:30PM  Boys U15
1:30PM  Boys U15
2:30PM  Boys High School
3:30PM  Boys High School
4:30 PM  Boys High School
5:30 PM  Boys High School

LOCATIONS

  • Dunwoody Springs Elementary School
  • Sandy Springs Middle

LEVEL OF PLAY

  • For Fall Ball there are no practices, players will just play in 8 weeks of games.
  • We will start each game with a 10 minute warm up and then play a 50 minute game.
  • High School games are officiated by GLOA referees while the younger divisions will be officiated by AYL staff.
  • It’s a good idea that each player has played Lacrosse before. While we don’t mind new players, there is no focus on individual instruction during fall ball. We recommend that new players start in our spring league.
  • We will be offering at a minimum 2 free clinics to players of our fall league. We hope to have a specialty face-off, shooting, defensive & skills clinic.

STAFF

  • Each field will have an AYL staff member to manage the field. AYL staff members are responsible for starting games on time & ensuring each field has adequate supplies.
  • Incredibles, U9, U11, U13 & U15 will have at least one Coach on the sideline to help players get in/out of the game and also offer coaching tips. Parents that are non-GHSA coaches are welcome to Coach. You will need to be certified by AYL before you can Coach on the sideline.
  • High School games will have 2 referees and a AYL staff member running the field.

Why we teach fundamentals

My son Gordon Corsetti who is the Manager, of Men’s Officials Development for US Lacrosse sent me this interesting article regarding the lost art of fundamentals.

Click here for article

As a long time coach, I cringe when I see players not having the skills to improve their game but more importantly not having fun because they can’t catch and pass the ball, scoop a ground ball or check properly.

If you can’t master the fundamentals how can you get creative by throwing a stick fake or a behind the back pass or shot.

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Coaches try and teach the sport the correct way and it starts with the fundamentals of our sport.

Each week I see a vast improvement of our players skill sets and it fills me with pride as our players are having fun as well as learning the basics of the game.

You have seen us implement the US Lacrosse LADM (Long Term Athlete Development) model with our Incredible program as well as our small sided games for U11 and below players.  The players get more touches on the ball as well we have the four-second rule the forces players to get open and pass the ball to their teammates.  Along with our NO RAKING rule in the Fall these small adjustments in the game help all of our players improve their skills.

I coach a high school team locally and I watched several JV games the last few weeks prior to our contests.  The opposing teams players had major difficulty doing simple tasks like catching and throwing and frankly many of our youth players had better fundamental skills than they did.

This goes back to the article above you can have all the fancy uniforms you want and play for a travel team if you can’t catch and throw you won’t have any success.

See ya on the field…Coach Lou