Parents and Players of KPYL, we hope you had a great Holiday season, and its back to work. KPYL has been busy getting team's declared, scheduling fields and creating rosters for the spring. The Rosters are posted, for those new to the program, we divide the teams evenly, in respect to not only skill, but age and towns. We have a unique situation that we pull from three very strong towns and are able to field excellent teams. Although your daughter or son may not know some of the kids on their team, they will become good friends and teammates who down the line will have the opportunity to continue to play this great game through high school as a team. Once the rosters are posted online they are final. Having three towns in our program also affords us the ability to get the best coaches out on the field. The coaches that will be coaching your kids go through some of the most extensive training as coaches, including both in person and online training along with being CORI/SORI certified. They do this totally as volunteers and without them KPYL would not exist, so thank you coaches. For new players U9-U15, we will have a new player clinic that will run two weeks, please check the KP website for info and registration. We are less than three months away from opening day, so time to think warm. Thank you, King Philip Youth Lacrosse
The 2015 KPYL New Player clinic is designed to help bring those first year players up to speed for the upcoming season. There will be 4 sessions, 1 hour sessions, from 4-7pm, 2/3, 2/4, 2/10 and 2/11 at Forekicks Norfolk. Girls and Boys groups will be split by age group. This is open to Boys and Girls U9-U15 age groups that are registered to a team. Due to space limitations we cannot offer this to Learn to Play participants. Final schedule will be emailed once registration is complete. Please sign up as soon as possible as sapce is limited. Its a great way to get your daughter or son introduced to the program and meet the coaches that make up the KPYL coaching staff. There is no charge for this program. This is limited to first year players, so register today, see you on the field......Thanks KPYL
Cascade announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Eqiupment, on a solution for the decertified Cascade R helmet.
The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade R-M, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name.
Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards. A tamper-resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets to differentiate them from non-certified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been ofifcially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and certification will remain void.
Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool, N.Y. facility beginning December 16, 2014. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.
"We are extremely pleased that Cascade and NOCSAE have reached an agreement to modify existing Cascade R helmets and put helmets back in play for our loyal customers," said Tim Ellsworth, Global Business Director, Cascade Lacrosse. "We have been working closely with NOCSAE and will work diligently to ensure that all Cascade R helmets returned are modified as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for their patience and support."
To fully reinstate the NOCSAE license, which was suspended in conjunction with the R model decertification, Cascade is cooperating with a review by NOCSAE of certification data for all of its models, and is having a third-party audit of Cascade's quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) processes.
Cascade is currently finalizing its own internal audit and expects the third-party QA/QC audit to be completed by December 18, 2014. NOCSAE will partially reinstate Cascade's license agreement for the production of new Cascade R-M helmets upon demonstratiion of satisfactory audit results fr its QA/QC processes. The license agreement will be fully restored for other Cascade models upon demonstrating that such models certified by Cascade are supported by necessary data.
Cascade is also currently reviewing test results for all of its lacrosse helmets to ensure they meet both Cascade and NOCSAE standards.
Families of MBYLL, your lacrosse league is now on Facebook and Twitter and will be using these tools to promote some of our on-going projects and to share news, information, photos, and stories with you before, during, and after our spring lacrosse season.
Please "Like" us on Facebook and follow us @MBYLL to get the most up-to-date information on your league. We'd love to have 1,000 "Likes" by opening face-off on April 12th.
MBYLL's New Magazine: "The Scoop"
Starting in January, MBYLL will begin to publish a quarterly electronic magazine. The magazine is geared towards promoting the growth of the sport in our league and region and will be our way of communicating directly with the families of Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse as well as with the countless coaches and volunteers who make up your league.
We will constantly be seeking your ideas and insight. In each issue, we'd like to feature a nominated coach, an exciting drill, and a number of important lacrosse stories that affect our collective experience.
If you would like to nominate an individual who has helped to teach, grow, and honor the game of lacrosse in your community or have an exciting drill you'd like to share or an idea for a story or article, please send these nominations to:
You can expect the first issue of "The Scoop" in your email shortly after the New Years.
Thank you for your time, attention, and support of our league.