I spent a good amount of time this weekend doing a minor facelift to the Atlanta Youth Lacrosse homepage (www.ayllax.com), adding some new features, and creating more accessible pages for our players, parents, coaches, fans, and readers across the country.
I reworked the AYL homepage to better reflect where AYL began, what we do every day, and how we do what we do. First time visitors to www.ayllax.com will know at a glance that Atlanta Youth Lacrosse was the first youth lacrosse program in Georgia, what our five missions are every time we hit the field, and how we use lacrosse as a medium to help develop young players into responsible young adults.
There is a blue call to action area suggesting that anyone who wants to know more about AYL may send an email to our league directors. I didn’t want our contact information to be hidden on a separate page, and now a way to reach our staff is front-and-center to any visitor. Coach Lou, Mary Jo, or I will respond directly to any questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors will also see what I consider the best compliment we’ve ever received about our youth lacrosse league, prominently highlighted in green – “We’re Intense About Being Laid-Back”. Parents bring their children to play at AYL because we do more than just develop skills or put on games. We maintain a family-friendly environment that allows kids to be kids while playing a game with their friends.
Visitors will also see a new a new menu option titled “Education: learn stuff“. Coach Lou and I have spent the last two years writing blog posts about playing, coaching, officiating, and watching lacrosse. We want the AYL website to be more than just a destination for our players and parents. We want this website to be a resource for any player or parent that finds our site. Once I finish some more coding this week, the “Education” page will hold regularly updated blog posts, as well as valuable links to additional resources that will be a tremendous asset to both novice and experienced lacrosse fans.
If anyones has any suggestions on how to further improve the AYL website please contact me at email@example.com. I hope everyone enjoys the updated home page and the new educational section of the site. I’m looking forward to writing more posts, officiating more games, and seeing everyone out at the fields.