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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can play?  Connetquot Youth Lacrosse (CYL) is open to boys and girls who reside in the Connetquot School District.  Depending upon their birth year, CYL is open to children grades K through 8.  New participants are welcome to join CYL in any season. 
How do you register to play?  All registration and payment is done through the CYL website.  Each parent must register their child for each season they wish to participate.
What does my registration fee go towards?  The fee covers referees and officials, team equipment (goalie equipment, goals, nets, balls cones, etc.), medical kits, insurance for all players and coaches, trophies/t-shirts.
Does CYL supply equipment?  CYL does not provide equipment for the children; however CYL has a limited supply of used equipment to loan individuals in financial need. 
What equipment is required?  Required equipment for boys: stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, helmet, mouth guard and athletic supporter/cup. 
Required equipment for girls: stick, mouth guard and eye protection.
Where can I purchase equipment?  Equipment can be purchased from various sporting goods stores and online retailers.  For your convenience, we have added some area stores and online retailers to the equipment page found under parent resources.
Does CYL supply uniforms?  No, there is a uniform tab on the home page of our website where you can find information on ordering your uniform.
How are teams divided?  Teams are broken into divisions by age or grade based on registration numbers.

Do all kids make a team?  THERE ARE NO CUTS. All children will make a CYL team.
When does lacrosse season start?  Spring is the primary lacrosse season, the season usually starts the end of March (Grades 3-8, K-2 starts 2 weeks later) and is an 8 game season that runs until the beginning of June.   CYL also offers summer and winter lacrosse.  Summer lacrosse, is played on weekdays.  The games are played at East Islip Marina and usually last about 6 weeks.  Winter lacrosse is played indoors at F-14 Sports in Sayville starting in late November and running through March.
For Spring lacrosse, how many practices and games are there each week?  Most boys and girls will have practice two times a week with games on Sundays.  Older children may practice an additional day. In the event that a game needs to be made up for whatever reason - the possibility exists that games can be played on a weeknight as well.
Where are games played? Games are played at our home field at Locust Ave and each towns respective home field throughout Suffolk County.  Some of our home games may also be played at Sycamore Ave School, as well as the turf fields at Connetquot High School, depending on availability.  
What age group should my child play in? Lacrosse teams are based upon grade level.

How do parents and players keep abreast of what’s going on?  Check the CYL website: for general information, schedules, cancellations, training tips etc.  During the season you can also contact your child’s coach or team parent.
What is CYL all about?  CYL is an all-volunteer organization with an all-volunteer coaching staff.  Many of our coaches played lacrosse at the high school and college levels.  At all levels, the primary goal of our coaching staff is to teach the game of lacrosse and to ensure your children have fun while learning and playing.

Are the coaches certified?  All CYL coaches must complete a background check each year, as well complete Level 1 certification from US Lacrosse.
How can I become a CYL coach?  If you would like to become a coach within the CYL program, contact either the President or the Boy's or Girl's director.
What is U.S. Lacrosse?  The national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse. All players can and are encoureged to become members of U.S. Lacrosse. Their website is

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