Waterford Youth Lacrosse Association (WYLA) is dedicated to providing youth boys and girls of Waterford with a positive experience in Lacrosse. WYLA supports equal and fair play in providing the players with a fun and challenging opportunity to learn the
WYLA is committed to providing a high-quality lacrosse experience where equitable treatment of players and fundamental skill development take priority over winning and where every player feels like an important part of the team, learns life lessons of value beyond the field, and improves in the fundamental skills of lacrosse.
Please Please try on your uniforms from last season to make sure they fit - we only order so many extras, that we have not been able to accommodate all of the requests for additional uniforms the past couple of seasons.
The uniforms that the teams have worn the past few seasons are no longer available. We will be matching the new ones as close as we can to the old ones so that no one needs to buy a new uniform just because the style has slightly changed. If you would like to purchase the new style that is up to you.
One other note is the girls will be wearing shorts going forward. Again you can continue to wear a kilt if that is what you have. If you have any further questions please let us know. Thanks.
Waterford Youth Lacrosse registration is now open through March 2, 2020. The registration for the 2020 season is $90. Late registrations will be accepted until March 9, 2020. All late registrations will be assessed a $20 late fee, and no additional registrations will be accepted after March 9, 2019. (This is to ensure all uniforms and team assignments can be made). All registrations will be done online via the WYLA web site. To register for the 2020 season click on the REGISTER NOW button on the right hand side of the page and follow the instructions. It is highly recommended that you use a computer to register and not a tablet or mobile device.
The registration processes will require you to enter a valid US Lacrosse membership number for the league to receive insurance coverage for all players except for the Instructional level. You will be able to either renew or obtain a new US Lacrosse number as part of the registration process (a direct link to US Lacrosse will be provided, and additional guidance is on the WYLA web site).
Teams for the 2020 season will follow the guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse. The grouping will be: Instructional (K- Gr. 2), 10U (Gr. 3-4), 12U (Gr. 5-6), 14U (Gr. 7-8). Players in grade 2 will have the option of playing at the Instructional level or on the 10U team.
Please register your child for the appropriate age group according to guidelines set forth by US Lacrosse. Any required team adjustments will subsequently be made through the league, to align by grade level (ex. all 7th and 8th graders will play on the U14 team, even if age wise they register for the U12 team). Please refer to the placement policy under the document section for any other questions.
Upon completing the registration process you will be able to pay the registration fee on line or via a check. If paying by check please make all checks payable to WYLA.
All checks should be mailed to:
16 Edgewood Ave
Waterford, CT 06385
If you have any further questions please contact Kristen Huta at
As we prepare for the 2020 season, please consider how you might be able to assist the league. In particular, please consider coaching. Very few of us grew up playing lacrosse so that experience is NOT necessary. A positive disposition, strong organizational and communication skills, and willingness to learn how to teach lacrosse effectively are the most important assets in a coach. WYLA can provide access to a wide range of training opportunities for coaches so don’t be shy!
Not all teams will have openings for coaches so we can not guarantee you a coaching position but please let us know if you might be interested. If you are interested, or would like more information, contact any Board member or
A Few Additional Tips on Registering Relative to Your US Lacrosse Number
All players for the 2018 season will need a valid US Lacrosse number. Each US Lacrosse number is only valid for one year and this will provide insurance coverage to the league.
Obtaining a US Lacrosse number is part of the registration process,
When you come to this step (should be page 2) you will need to click on the button that says go to USA Lacrosse to obtain a membership.
Your web browser will open a new window and you will be directed to US lacrosse, follow the steps to obtain a new or renew your current US Lacrosse number.
Once you have paid for your US Lacrosse membership, there will be a green button at the top of the page that says return to Waterford Lacrosse Website (This is a much clearer and easier process then it was last year).
Click this button to return to the Waterford Lacrosse Website to complete the registration process.
You will complete your registration process, and your US Lacrosse number will be automatically updated.