River City Lacrosse Lets Kids Represent Towns in Chicago Suburbs

Jun 19, 2019

Participation in Illinois' Tri-City area of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles has doubled in a decade.

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GHYLA Strengthens Ties to US Lacrosse, Local Groups to Maintain Momentum

Jun 19, 2019

The Greater Houston Youth Lacrosse Association features more than 1,300 boys on 82 teams.

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Inside the Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse Movement

Jun 18, 2019

Over the last decade, the Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse League has grown from around 600 players to more than 3,000 today. With an emphasis on teaching, the non-profit town programs keep participation costs low. 

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School-Based Rec Lacrosse Participation on the Rise in Western PA

Jun 18, 2019

Steady participation growth has developed the Western Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association into a group serving more than 4,500 players.

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Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association: Two-Part Harmony

Jun 14, 2019

Club and community programs work together to develop the sport in Northern California.

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A Good Problem: MAYLA Continues Growth in the Atlanta Area

Jun 14, 2019

The Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association, a recreation-level program, features roughly 150 boys and girls teams and has seen steady growth over the last decade.

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Pacific Edge Lacrosse Association Gets Girls Playing the Game in LA

Jun 07, 2019

The Pacific Edge Lacrosse Association has grown from 70 players in 2015 to more than 600 today, helping its community programs reach more kids and have a bigger impact.

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NJJLL Provides Launching Pad for 25,000 Boys in North Jersey

Jun 07, 2019

The North Jersey Junior Lacrosse League has more than 25,000 boys playing under its umbrella and tiers its programs into three levels based on the league’s size and experience. The NJJLL sells lacrosse as an opportunity for all to play.

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CONNY Covers the Masses for Community-Based Youth Lax in CT, NY

Jun 05, 2019
This article appears in the May/June edition of US Lacrosse Magazine as part of a series on community-based lacrosse leagues that are thriving despite the growing trend toward privatization in youth sports. Don’t get the mag? Join US Lacrosse to start your subscription.

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Colorado Youth Lacrosse Expands Well Beyond Denver Metro Area

Jun 04, 2019

The Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association is the launching pad for some of top talent coming out of the state and has served youth in the area since 1991.

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