Welcome to the 2017/18 boys lacrosse season! CLICK HERE to find our October/November Fall Ball practice and tournament calendar. All teams - Modified, JV and Varsity will have practice at the same time and locations indicated on the calendar.
We have 2 fall tournaments scheduled for each level:
Sunday, October 15 the Modified, JV and Varsity will play in the Navigator Lacrosse Pumpkin Smash tournament at the Batavia Sports Park
Saturday, November 4th – Varsity will play in the Tully Cornfield Classic at Tully HS.
Sunday, November 5th – the Modified and JV teams will play in the Tully Cornfield Classic at Tully HS.
Players who registered and participated in the summer tournaments are already on the rosters for these events, but if you haven't already please make sure your balance is paid. If you did not play in the summer program and would like to participate in the fall tournaments please see the coaches at practice or email us at
. We will communicate tournament schedules as soon as we have them.
All players, returning and new, please complete the attached contact form – we want to make sure we have updated cell phone numbers and email addresses to better communicate throughout the season. CLICK HERE for the form.
The Varsity off season weight training/conditioning schedule is set for Tuesdays 5-6PM, Thursdays 4-5PM and Sundays from 11AM-12 Noon. JV players are also invited to participate.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our first fall practice, Sunday, October 1, 9:30 AM at the high school turf field.
We are excited to advise everyone about the upcoming Fall and Winter Indoor Seasons at TSE. It is a great opportunity for players to hone their skills and keep their sticks in their hands. This is an opportunity for all IYL Boys...there will be separate grade 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 teams! There are separate registrations for those who can participate in one session, but not the other.
PLEASE NOTE , to secure our spots in the sessions – registrations need to be completed on by 10/24/17
Here are details for the sessions:
Location: TSE (Gates), 880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624
Games: Indoor facility against other town teams
Boarded fields: Play is on boarded fields is 8v8 (7 field players plus a goalkeeper) - Long sticks are not permitted
A new school year is upon us and we look forward another year of lacrosse programming for the youth of our community. Since the conclusion of last season, we have worked to improve the overall experience for all members of the IYL family. Your questions and feedback have been instrumental in our improvement process. I would like to thank you for your commitment to IYL and to your child’s lacrosse experience.
As most of you know, IYL is a volunteer organization, which is guided by the parents of our players. We have increased the number of volunteer positions within the organizational structure to strengthen IYL and give more opportunities for our families to contribute to the overall experience of the club. If you would like to be a contributor please contact us at
The opportunities for programming this school year begin in September and will conclude with the Fourth of July parade. Here are some details:
This season will consist of the continuation of the Travel Program for those who tried out and participated on those teams over the summer. Our Travel Teams will compete in tournament play. Those who played over the summer will receive registration instruction and more details via email.
We are also introducing the Fall Ball Instructional Skills Program. The new program will focus on skills instruction mixed with game-like scrimmages and is designed to introduce/re-inforce the fundamentals of lacrosse. CLICK HERE to see more details and register for the program.
IYL is partnering with Nazareth College Coaches and Players again for a free clinic. CLICK HERE to register.
Late Fall 2017 – Winter 2018:
IYL Indoor Programing will consist of two leagues at Total Sports Experience
TSE Boys Indoor Leagues (Boys 1/2, 3/4 & 5/6)
Session I: Fridays between 5 – 9pm (11/10/17 – 1/12/18) for 5/6, Saturdays between 1 – 7pm (11/11/17 – 1/13/18) for 3/4 and 1/2. CLICK HERE to register and see more details.
Session II: Fridays between 5 – 9pm (1/19/18 – 3/23/18) for 5/6, Saturdays between 1 – 7pm (1/20/18 – 3/24/18) for 3/4 and 1/2. CLICK HERE to register and see more details.
This is a grade based league (like house) and we’ll be looking to field 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 teams if there is enough interest.
PLEASE NOTE: IYL will no longer be offering the All Star indoor sessions any longer – too cost prohibitive
Spring House 2018:
Indoor preseason sessions will be held during the month of March to help our players prepare for the spring season. Details to come closer to that time.
Spring season will begin in April 9th and conclude June 2nd. IYL will return to RALL in 2018 and will participate in festival style tournaments. Teams will be balanced and selected by the coaches.
Registration will be coming out soon.
2018 Travel Program:
The 2018 IYL Travel program will begin with a travel tryout in October, followed by TSE Practice and full field scrimmages vs other programs during the indoor season, and additional spring practices. Which will lead to the summer tournament season. Teams will adopt the US Lacrosse model which plays in grade based tournaments. Selection of teams will be by tryout within graduating class year.
6th graders will have the opportunity to participate in IYL Travel at the end of the 2018 season and/or join the IHS Blue & Gold Modified team (which will be rising 7th and 8th graders). Blue & Gold is a great opportunity to get instruction from IHS coaches to get a sense of what playing Modified will be like.
During the months of July and August, we encourage ALL of our players to attend camp, play club, or get personal instruction.
Finally, The Camp Eastman Athletic Field Project is progressing and the fields should be ready for sod by October. We are also in the preconstruction phase of an outdoor lacrosse box, which will be adjacent to the four new athletic fields. This will be a tremendous asset to the community and great news for all Irondequoit Lacrosse Players.
On behalf of the entire IYL Board of Directors we look forward to a great year of lacrosse.
With Fall Ball underway, we wanted to outline what to expect from our Girls Lacrosse Program this year. Our goal is simple: topromote the game of lacrosse and provide a safe and fun opportunity for the youth of West Irondequoit.
After evaluating the past few years and studying our end-of-season parent surveys, we outlined our plans for 2017-2018. First and foremost, we will be re-entering RALL at all levels this Spring. Additionally, we are working with other towns to help promote the new US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model, specifically the 4v4 format for our 1/2 teams. For example: in October we will host a mini-tournament for K/2 and 1/2 teams to introduce 4v4 to more town programs. For IYL girls looking to play a little more lacrosse and/or experience a higher level of competition, we will be entering teams in the Winter TSE League and, if there is enough interest, bringing back Summer Travel. We are excited about the direction we are headed and believe these changes will help grown our program.
Please remember that IYL is a volunteer organization, and as our program grows, so does our need for volunteers. We need additional coaches, assistant coaches, and managers at each level. Many of our volunteers work with your children 9, 10, 11 months of the year, and a few extra sets of hands would be a tremendous benefit to everyone. If you are interested in helping, please reach out.
Thank you for being part of our IYL family. We are trying to grow and develop IYL’s offerings along with the current trends in the sport. We hope you will enjoy what we have planned for 2017-2018. If any questions arise during the year, please contact us.
On behalf of the IYL Board & Coordinators, thank you for your support.
Fall ball is a short but fun season! For grades 1/2, Fall Ball is open to new and returning players. For 3/4 and 5/6 it is strongly recommended that girls have played at least 1 IYL season or have attended a summer camp. Practice begins in early September and will run for 5-6 weeks. 1/2 will participate in 2 tournaments; 3/4 and 5/6 girls will participate in 4 tournaments.
TSE League: The TSE League is open to current 3/4 and 5/6 players. (TSE will be offering a 1/2 program for the first time this year; if there is enough interest we will enter a team.) Due to the higher level of competition and fast pace of the indoor game, only girls who have played a full season with IYL (either spring or fall) may register for this league. Girls will be coached during their games, but there are no additional practices. The TSE League begins in early January and runs 8 weeks. All games are on Sunday.
Spring House Season:
This is our flagship program and is open to all girls in grades 1 – 6, regardless of skill or experience level. This season runs from the first Saturday in April through the beginning of June. Teams will practice 2-3 times a week, play in 6-7 regular games, and participate in 2-3 local tournaments. The focus of Spring House is skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. The score is not kept at games, and playing time is equal.
This entry level, co-ed program is open to girls and boys in PreK and Kindergarten. The focus of Micro Lacrosse is to introduce the fundamentals of lacrosse and teaching basic skills. The 6 week session begins in mid-April and includes an IYL jersey.
Travel Team: Offered at the 3/4 and 5/6 levels, Travel Teams will participate in 3 competitive summer tournaments. Team size is capped and tryouts may be held if interest exceeds available roster space. Tryouts will be conducted by an impartial panel of coaches. This season runs from mid-June to mid-July.
IYL will offer several skills nights coached by IHS alumnae and IYL coaches. New players are welcome and current players are encouraged to bring a friend to try lacrosse. The focus is on fun! Sessions will include drills, games, and light-hearted scrimmaging.
The Irondequoit High School Girls Varsity Coaching Staff hosts camps for all levels, K through 12th grade, over the summer. All IYL girls are encouraged to attend. A complete list of girls lacrosse camps in the Rochester-area will also be made available to families.