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Welcome to VYI Lacrosse

Welcome to the Vienna Youth, Inc. (VYI) Lacrosse home page. VYI Lacrosse participates in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL). The purpose of the NVYLL is to provide the youth residing within the geographical boundaries of northern Virginia a healthful, enjoyable leisure time activity and as a corollary to develop qualities that may help them in later life, sportsmanship, team play, and integrity.

 

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VYI Lacrosse Rules of Play for the 2021 season
01/19/2021
VYI LACROSSE RULES OF PLAY FOR THE 2021 SPRING SEASON (NOTE: ...
2021 player assessment schedule - A teams
11/05/2020
2021 "A" team tryouts (Girls’ 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and Boys’...
2021 player assessment schedule - B/C/MF teams
11/05/2020
2021 B, C, Modified Field (MF) team assessments (Girls’...
2021 player assessment schedule - 8U and GK2
11/05/2020
2021 GK/2 and 8U team assessments   UPDATED @ 12/26/20 All...
2021 NVYLL game schedule
11/05/2020
Weekends April 10/11 April 17/18 April 24/25 May 1/2 May...
Concussion Awareness & Information
02/16/2016
VYI Parents: Concussion awareness is a growing topic in youth...
Editing Your Contact Information
03/13/2010
All VYI families can update their contact information: addresses,...
 
VYI Lacrosse Rules of Play for the 2021 season

VYI LACROSSE RULES OF PLAY FOR THE 2021 SPRING SEASON

(NOTE:  Guidance is subject to change; VYI will follow all pertinent guidance issued by CDC, FCPS, NCS, VHSL)

 

VYI Lacrosse is committed to giving the children of Vienna an opportunity to get on the field of play this spring.  While we are excited about having a season, our foremost concern is the safety of our players, coaches, officials and families.  To that extent we will put the following rules in place understanding we are following the guidelines of the CDC and the Governor’s orders for both practice and competition.

 

ASSESSMENTS

  • “A” level teams (including Full Field (FF) teams) will be selected first and then “B” and “C” level Teams (including Modified Field (MF) teams) will follow.
  • Each Age Group/Assessment will have a 15min “gap” between schedule times so that multiple teams do not overlap.  Therefore it is very important for coaches/players/volunteers to exit the field as quickly as possible after each assessment period.
  • Once players are checked in (outside the gates of the field), they will be separated into smaller groups for safety reasons as well as making it easier for coaches to assess their skills.
  • Head Coaches will have pre-printed player sheets, with player #’s, so that they can track their skill levels
  • Call Back Sessions will be announced and communicated by the head coaches (or team mgr) to each Open Assessment player
  • Once the “A” Teams are selected/formed, the “B/C/MF” Assessments will begin  

 

All coaches and coordinators must register and undergo background checks.  All volunteers and officials must wear a mask during practices and games.  This includes pre and post practice/games (before and after getting into their vehicle) when they are within 20’ of anyone. Failure to do so may result in any and all being suspended for the remainder of the season.

All participants, coaches and officials will sign a waiver to not hold VYI or its volunteers liable.

There will be an overall Covid Commissioner who will coordinate our response to the current crisis and ensure the current guidelines are strictly maintained.  Each team will have a covid coach in place who will oversee both players and spectators.  The field coach or “Covid Coach” will not only be responsible for making sure players and coaches adhere to the rules but also the make sure all spectators remain outside the gates at all fields of play and practice. 

No spectator will be allowed inside the space for field of play.  At Waters and Oakton HS, they must remain outside the fence.  At schools like Madison, they can social-distance in the stands but will not be allowed inside the fence around the stadium field.  Fields like Clarks Crossing (where there isn’t a fence) will have to be treated with common sense, so that parents/spectators remain at least 50’ from the field of play.  If any parents/spectators are identified to be ignoring these social distancing rules, the Covid Coach will remind those individuals of the rules and ask them to separate.  If the group fails to adhere to the warning, then the Covid Coach will ask those parents/spectators to leave the stands and/or area.

All players will use hand sanitizer as they enter the field and leave.  There will be one point of entry for each field.

 

PRACTICES

We will minimize the number of teams on the field so that they do not interact.  Scrimmages will not be allowed, unfortunately.  Drills involving potential contact will be minimized as much as possible.

You are not allowed to share water bottles.  Please bring ample hydration.

You are not allowed to high-five, touch the balls with your hands, nor touch any of the cones or goals. 

You are not allowed to spit on the turf or anything similar.

You must take your temperature at home on the day prior to play (wait 30 min after eating, drinking, or exercising).  If your temperature is at or above 100.4 degrees F, you are not allowed to attend.

 

Before each practice/game, the Covid Coach will ask the following screening questions 1) Do you have a cough and/or sore throat 2) Have you had a fever in the last 72 hrs 3) Do you have shortness of breath 4) Is anyone in your house ill with a fever or cough 5) Have you had contact with someone known to have or under investigation for COVID-19/Coronavirus in the last 14 days.  If your athlete answers “yes” to any of these, you and your athlete must not attend.  

Social distancing will be enforced per the Governor's recreational sport guidelines by Phase. 

No spectators on the turf field or inside the fence at any field.

 

MANDATES FOR ATHLETES

  • Bring a personal water bottle which MUST be labeled with the player's name.
  • Must not share water bottles
  • Must adhere to 6-foot social distancing (or the current state requirement) while on the sidelines and wear a mask while not playing in the game or drill.
  • Players are highly encouraged not to touch their mouthguard once it has been placed in their mouth and to sanitize their hands after it has been touched.
  • No touch rule:  Players should refrain from high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with teammates, opposing players, coaches, officials, and fans.
  • If a player learns that he/she comes in contact with a positive Covid-19 individual, that player must report that exposure to the team Covid Coach and Head Coach.  At that point, the Covid Coach, in conjunction with the Covid Commissioner will determine the extent of the exposure and make the decision if quarantining is required for that player (or anyone else from the team that might’ve been exposed).  Quarantining is 14 days away from team, players, coaches

 

MANDATES FOR SPECTATORS

  • Must not enter player areas during practices or games.
  • Must stay off the field of play at all times.  Spectators/Parents may not “walk their child out to the field.”
  • Social Distancing must be adhered to, this includes in and around bleachers for anyone not in the same family. Please use judgment when bringing senior citizens and others with health issues to the games. 
  • For “Modified Field” games, spectators may be inside the gates, BUT can never come within 10’ of the field at any time.
  • Must keep 10-feet or more distance from the sideline in locations without bleachers.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn at all times
  • We will limit the number of spectators at the venue by strongly recommending only two spectators per player be in attendance, if possible.
  • Post-play socializing or tailgating will not be allowed.
  • Leave the field as soon as reasonably possible.

 

MANDATES FOR COACHES

  • Must adhere to 6-foot social distancing practices. (or whatever the Governor suggests as the current “social distance” rule for competitive activities)
  • Face Coverings are required to be worn at ALL TIMES.
  • Coaches will not “cross-over” to another team to watch or coach…they will only work with their assigned team.
  • No touch rule: Coaches should refrain from high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with teammates, opposing players, coaches, officials, and fans. .
  • Must ensure that players are following COVID-19 -related prevention measures included herein.
  • Teams must be on opposite sides of the field. (NVYLL may dictate this)
  • No team snacks/drinks
  • No after game team huddle
  • No post-play socializing will be allowed.
  • Leave the field as soon as reasonably possible…10-15min after the completion of game/practice

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

  • Any coach that blatantly fails to adhere to the league rules on social distancing and/or safety of their team/players during practices or games may be removed by the VYI Board.  While inadvertent mistakes and/or lapses may occur, the VYI Board will not allow the season to turn into a social media “gotcha” show.
  • Any player or coach found to knowingly disregard a recent contact with a positive Covid-19 patient/individual (by not notifying the Head Coach and Covid Coach in a reasonable time (no more than 24 hours or the next practice/game…whichever comes first)) will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season and will not be offered any refunds.
  • The Covid Commissioner and Covid Coach have the authority to remove a coach/player/spectator from the field of play for “Covid Safety” violations.  Any argument by a coach or player will not be tolerated.  If asked to leave, that coach or player may not be within 100 yards of the field (fence) or additional penalties will apply.

 


by posted 01/19/2021
2021 player assessment schedule - A teams

2021 "A" team tryouts (Girls’ 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and Boys’ 10U, 12U, 14U)        UPDATED @ 12/26/20 


All players must be registered in order to attend these tryouts.  All interested players should attend BOTH open tryout sessions for their respective age/grade division.  Those players who are chosen for call backs and (therefore) should return for the next call back session will be contacted directly by the coaches.

The weather is always a challenge this time of year.  Any cancellations/changes to this published schedule will be reported on our home page.


Saturday, January 30, 2021: Open tryouts for G5/6, G7/8, 10U, 14U

14U - Waters Field - 9:00-10:30 am

G7/8 – Waters Field – 10:45 am-12:15 pm
10U – Waters Field – 12:30-2:00 pm
G5/6 – Waters Field – 2:15-3:45 pm


Sunday, January 31, 2021: Open tryouts for G5/6, G7/8, 10U, 12U, 14U

G5/6 – Waters Field – 10:45 am-12:15 pm
10U – Waters Field – 12:30-2:00 pm
G7/8 – Waters Field – 2:15-3:45 pm

14U – Waters Field – 9:00-10:30 am 

12U – Waters Field – 4:00-5:30 pm 

Monday, February 1, 2021:  Open tryouts for 12U

12U – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm

 

Monday, February 1, 2021:  Call backs for G7/8

G7/8 – Waters Field – 8:00-9:30pm


Tuesday, February 2, 2021:  Call backs for 10U, 12U, 14U

10U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 6:45-8:15 pm

12U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 6:45-8:15 pm

14U – Waters Field – 8:00-9:30 pm

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021: Call backs for G5/6, G7/8

G5/6 – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm

G7/8 – Waters Field – 8:00-9:30 pm (if needed – coaches’ discretion)

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021:  Open tryouts for G3/4

G3/4 - Waters Field - 6:15-7:45 pm

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Call backs for 10U, 12U, 14U

10U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 6:45-8:15 pm (if needed – coaches’ discretion)
12U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 6:45-8:15 pm (if needed – coaches’ discretion)

14U – Waters Field – 8:00-9:30 pm (if needed – coaches’ discretion)



Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Call backs for G5/6

G5/6 – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm (if needed – coaches’ discretion)

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021:  Call backs for G3/4

G3/4 - Waters Field - 6:15-7:45 pm

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2021: “A” team rosters for G3/4, G5/6, G7/8, 10U, 12U and 14U finalized and players notified
 


by posted 11/05/2020
2021 player assessment schedule - B/C/MF teams

2021 B, C, Modified Field (MF) team assessments (Girls’ 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and Boys’ 10U, 12U, 14U)  UPDATED @ 12/26/20

All players must be registered in order to attend assessments.  Keeping in mind that the purpose of assessments is to give coaches the chance to observe and evaluate, players should try to attend as many assessments as possible for their respective age/grade division. 

Note:  Individual assessment sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled at the coaches’ discretion.  Further, weather is always an issue at this time of year.  Any changes to the published schedule will be announced on the home page of VYI Lacrosse.

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021:  Open B/C/MF assessments

14U - Waters Field – 9:00-10:30 am

G5/6 – Waters Field – 10:45 am-12:15 pm

10U – Waters Field – 12:30-2:00 pm

G7/8 – Waters Field – 4:00-5:30 pm

G3/4 – Waters Field – 2:15-3:45 pm

12U – Waters Field – 5:45-7:15 pm


Sunday, February 7, 2021:  Open B/C/MF assessments

14U – Waters Field – 9:00-10:30 am

10U – Waters Field – 10:45 am-12:15 pm

12U – Waters Field – 12:30-2:00 pm

G5/6 – Waters Field – 4:00-5:30 pm

G7/8 – Waters Field – 5:45-7:15 pm

G3/4 – Waters Field – 2:15-3:45 pm

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021:  Open B/C/MF assessments (if needed – coaches’ discretion)

14U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 8:00-9:30 pm

12U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 6:45-8:15 pm

G3/4 – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021:  Open B/C/MF assessments (if needed – coaches’ discretion)

G5/6 – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm

G7/8 – Waters Field – 8:00-9:30 pm

10U – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 6:45-8:15 pm

 

Friday, February 12, 2021:  All B & MF teams drafted, players notified.

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021:  Open C assessments (if needed)

G7/8 – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, February 14, 2021:  Open C assessments (if needed)

G7/8 – Oakton HS Practice #1 – 12:00-1:30 pm

 

Monday, February 15, 2021:  All teams drafted, players notified


by posted 11/05/2020
2021 player assessment schedule - 8U and GK2

2021 GK/2 and 8U team assessments   UPDATED @ 12/26/20

All players must be registered in order to attend assessments.  Keeping in mind that the purpose of assessments is to give coaches the chance to observe and evaluate, players should try to attend as many assessments as possible.

We understand that many/most of our 8U players are new to the game.  As such, the assessments are used for the purpose of creating teams of appropriately skilled players.  Every player will be assigned to a team.

Individual assessment sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled at the coaches’ discretion.  Further, weather is always an issue at this time of year.  Any changes to the published schedule will be announced on the home page of VYI Lacrosse.

Note:  All 8U and GK2 teams are Modified Field (MF) teams. 

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021: 

GK/2 – Waters Field – 10:45 am-12:15 pm (meet & greet for all teams)

Sunday, February 21, 2021: 

GK/2 – Waters Field – 12:30-2:00 pm (meet & greet for all teams – if needed)

 

Monday, February 22, 2021: 

8U – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm (open assessments)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021:

8U – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm (open assessments)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021:

8U – Waters Field – 6:15-7:45 pm (open assessments – if needed)

 

Friday, February 26, 2021:  All 8U and GK/2 teams finalized, and players notified.


by posted 11/05/2020
2021 NVYLL game schedule

Weekends

April 10/11

April 17/18

April 24/25

May 1/2

May 8/9

May 15/16

May 22/23

May 29/30 Memorial Day Weekend – No Games

June 5/6 Playoffs/Continuation of Regular Season (TBD)

June 12/13 Championships/Continuation of Regular Season (TBD)


by posted 11/05/2020
Concussion Awareness & Information

VYI Parents:

Concussion awareness is a growing topic in youth sports. In support of our athletes, VYI Lacrosse is providing an overview of concussions to both raise concussion awareness and also instill knowledge about the symptoms and risks of concussions across our coaching staff and parent community.

Please take a few minutes to review the information, which includes signs and symptoms of concussion and return to play risks and guidelines.

Parents are also encouraged to visit the "Heads-up" page on the CDC website to review concussion information and symptoms:

http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html


by posted 02/16/2016
Editing Your Contact Information

All VYI families can update their contact information: addresses, phone numbers and e-mails at any time.  Here's how:

1) Click on the 'Edit My Account' button at the bottom of the lower left hand menu options.
2) Enter your e-mail address and password.  (Don't know your password, just read the instructions above the data entry box.)
3) Click on any family member's name and you will have access to change what you need.

Keeping your information up to date is important.  All VYI sports rely on the contact information in our database and out dated information may cause you to miss important updates. 


by posted 03/13/2010
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Honor The Game
How can you COMPETE WITH CLASS and HONOR THE GAME?
• Respect your coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and the fans.
• Compete with heart, honor, and hustle.
• Honor the traditions of the game and respect the ancestors of the sport.
• Have fun, be passionate, and adhere to the spirit of the game both on and off the field.


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