TRYLAX stands for Tantasqua Regional Youth Lacrosse. TRYLAX is a travel lacrosse league based in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
TRYLAX membership is composed of students and parents from the five regional area towns of Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales. We currently are in the "West Central Region" of the MBYLL (Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League). Our games are generally on Sundays, begin in April and end in June (Aprill 6th - June 8th). We usually end our season by participating in the nations largest LAX Jamboree located in Devens,MA in mid-June (which is loads of fun). Practices are generally once or twice per week, players must attend at least one practice a week to play in the games on Sunday.
The TRYLAX program currently has teams ranging from U9 to U15 (grades 1-8). The U9 teams are for Boys and Girls in grades 1-2, the U11 teams are for Boys grades (3-4) and Girls (Grade 3 only) , the U13 teams are for Boys only grades (5-6), the U15 teams are boys only, grades (7-8). There are two girls programs, the junior girls team is for grades 4,5, and 6. The Senior girls team is for grades (7-8).
ALL players must be a current member of US Lacrosse to participate in the program. NO Exceptions!! This is how we obtain our insurance.
TRYLAXwas founded in 2005 by Patti Bamberger. Patti's children both had a passion for lacrosse and were forced to play in Worcester or Holden as there was nothing for them in the area. With the help of Chris Widelo (XCEL Lacrosse) and a little passion and determination from Patti, TRYLAXwas born! This eventually lead to a club team at Tantasqua Regional High School and then transitioned into the Varsity and JV lacrosse programs at the High School today.
TRYLAXstarted with one U15 team, which Patti and her husband Rich coached. There was also one U13 team coached by Keith Turley.
Today TRYLAXhas over 160 players, six boys teams, two girls teams, and a staff of dedicated coaches (thanks guys!) and a great group of parents supporting us!
Lacrosse is a contact sport. At the U11 level there are no body checks of any kind allowed. At the U13 and U15 levels there is some contact, but no "take-out checks" (meaning an intent to knock the player to the ground) are allowed. Research has found both men’s and women’s lacrosse to be relatively safe compared to other commonly played team sports. Most injuries are minor strains, sprains and contusions. For more lacrosse safety information check out the US Lacrosse site. If you're new to lacrosse and would like some more information about lacrosse, US Lacrosse has a nice Parent's Guide that is worth looking at.
TRYLAX is nothing without your support. We are trying to keep our fees the same but with the new rules this year and rising costs, this is very difficult. That's where you come in. We need volunteers to keep this program going. Whether its people to man the snack shack on game days, food donations, coaches or fundraising...WE NEED YOU! Please, if you can, get involved and help out where ever you can.
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2015 TRYLAX SPRING REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON NOV 3, 2014 to Returning Players!!!
After many meetings and a great deal of discussions with coaches we have decided to make some changes to the TRYLAX program. Please read the following very carefully;
We will have one (1) team of 22 for the U13 and one (1) team of 22 for U15
We will have one (1) team of 18 for the U9 and one (1) team of 18 for the U11
Girls will not be allowed to play in the boys program any longer. The coaches felt it was not a successful experience for them. We will be running some clinics for the girls in 3rd and 4th grade this year. More information will be sent in the future.
Also, girls registration will take place in January/February. More information to follow.
Monday, November 3rd will begin TRYLAX registration for returning players.
Monday, November 10th will begin TRYLAX registration for new players.
Registration will open to RETURNING PLAYERS first. The first 22 for U13 and U15 will be guaranteed a spot on that team. All others will be put on a wait list with no guarantee of being on a team unless we get another 18 players to form a second team. If a 2nd team is formed and you are on the wait list, you will be asked to join US Lacrosse and pay the TRYLAX fee when the team is formed. If you register as one of the first 22 players and decide not to play please take note you will not receive a refund, we have a NO REFUND POLICY!
The first 18 for U9 and U11 will be guaranteed a spot on that team. All others will be put on a wait list with no guarantee of being on a team unless we get another 16 players to form a second team. If a 2nd team is formed and you are on the wait list, you will be asked to join US Lacrosse and pay the TRYLAX fee when the team is formed. If you register as one of the first 18 players and decide not to play please take note you will not receive a refund, we have a NO REFUND POLICY!
Based on the number of returning players at each level, our position is there is too many players for 1 team and not enough for 2 teams.
The registration fee this year is $160. We have not had a a big increase in our fees the past few years but due to the MYBLL fees increasing again this year we had to increase ours as well. New uniform fee will stay at $60.00.
We want to bring the best experience to the players who are committed to lacrosse. Please take into consideration when registering that you and your player are committed to practices and games. The coaches put a lot of time, volunteer time, into making our program the best it can be. We can not do this without commitment from players and parents as well.
Thank you all for your consideration. The coaches and I look forward to another successful year of TRYLAX.