The Hamilton Wenham Youth Lacrosse Association (HWYLA) encourages parents with and without experience to become involved.
Website / Online:
We need help! If you are willing to volunteer your time to help us improve the content available on this site and/or to post content to other sites that support HWYLA, it would be great! We are currently seeking people to help with the following:
- Website administration
- Social media
- Educational content for the website
You can spend as little or as much time as you have available to help us with these efforts. For example, if you can spend 30 mins per month looking for educational content on the web that we can post or link to, that's great! If you are a photography buff and are willing to take pictures at events and post them, that's great too! If you know social media and would like to establish a presence on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites and link them here, that would be great also. To get started, please contact Chris Doggett at
Hamilton Wenham Youth Lacrosse relies on volunteer coaches who have prior lacrosse experience. If you would like to become a coach, please contact any of the Board members. MBYLL offers coaching clinics for those who have never coached lacrosse and for those who have but wish to brush up on rules and techniques. Parent involvement is actively encouraged.
A head coach is responsible to teach lacrosse skills at an age appropriate level and to encourage good sportsmanship, positive attitudes and teamwork. It is critical that an emphasis be placed upon creating a fun, safe, positive experience for all involved. In addition, the head coach:
- Makes final decisions regarding team strategy and player assignments if necessary;
- Consults with the age group/division coordinator and Head of Program on team selection procedures, game/practice schedules, locations, parent/player problems, roster changes and tournament play rules;
- Calls to confirm game times, location with opposing coach week prior to scheduled games. (Game rain outs/cancellations are decided by the Refs and/or Head of Program.
Assistant coaches typically play an active role in all aspects of coaching. People often choose to become assistant coaches because their schedules do not allow them to make the time commitment required to assume the head coaching responsibility.