Registration for the spring 2019 Darien Youth Lacrosse season is open at dylax.com.
Each player is required to have a US Lacrosse membership (https://www.uslacrosse.org/) to complete registration. The annual fee per player is $30. You will be directed to join or renew membership during the registration process.
DYLA is a town-based program that is open to Darien residents in grades 1-8.
Click “Register Online” to begin registration. Step-by-step online instructions can be accessed in the left-hand side "Documents" tab at dylax.com.
Registration I Registration II Registration III
(Nov 12 – Jan 13) (Jan 14 – Mar 1) (Mar 2 and beyond)
Blue Wave Buddies 1st/2nd Grade $100 $100 $100
3rd/4th Grade House $225 $335 $450
5th/6th Grade House $225 $335 $450
7th/8th Grade Base $325 $485 $650
Travel Supplemental Fee *
* Travel supplemental fees are assessed after the tryout process is complete.
Registration I (Nov 12 - Jan 13) includes a complimentary pair of shorts.
Registration II (Jan 14 - Mar 1) and Registration III (after March 2) do not include shorts; there will be a limited number of shorts available for purchase at DYLA Orientation in early March when program shorts are distributed.
Full refunds will be given for program withdrawals requested before Jan 13.
Withdrawals between Jan 14 and Mar 1 are subject to a 25% administrative fee.
No refunds after Mar 1.
Please submit refund requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need-based scholarships are available.
Email dylaxregistrar@gmail to submit a confidential request.
CONNY Lacrosse set forth new age guidelines for travel teams in 3rd through 8th grade.
In an effort to conform to these guidelines, boys and girls with birthdays before Sept 1 of their previous grade year (e.g. a child born before Sept 1 and began K at age 6) will play house lacrosse with the grade ahead.
2nd graders who are age segmented will play 3rd/4th house this spring.
4th graders who are age segmented will play 5th/6th house this spring.
Current 6th graders who were born before 9/1/06 and play 7th grade travel must also play 5th/6th house this spring.
These rules affect very few players. Those affected by age segmentation have already been contacted.
Weather permitting we plan to start the season on Saturday March 2nd for all 3rd though 8th graders. Blue Wave Buddies (1st and 2nd graders) will begin March 30th.
Regular Registration: 11/12/18 - 1/13/19
50% late fee window: 1/14/19 - 3/1/19
100% late fee window: Begins 3/2/19
Tryout Dates (Weather Permitting)
7th/8th grade Boys and Girls: Saturday, March 9th - Thursday, March 14th
- 7th and 8th graders who do not try out will automatically be placed on the blue or white senior team.
5th/6th grade Boys and Girls: Saturday, March 16th - Thursday, March 21st
- 5th and 6th graders who do not try out will automatically be placed on a house team. All 5th and 6th graders (including travel players) participate in the house program.
Please check the web site frequently for date, time and location of practices and tryouts as they can change due to weather and other situations beyond our control.
Travel Tryouts and Private School Break
Every year we receive questions about the conflict between private school breaks and the tryout schedule. As a program, we strive to maximize the length of the season and make decisions with consideration of all 1,300 players. Board members have children in both private and public schools. We do our best to post the tryout schedule in advance so that families with children in private school can schedule vacations around the tryout dates. With individual tryouts usually completed within a week, players have an opportunity to attend tryouts and still get away if they choose. We encourage all players to make as many tryouts as they can to maximize time in front of the evaluators. DYLax has discretion to “pull up” a player who may have been overlooked in tryouts. Conversely, DYLax may also not move any players after rosters are announced.
Darien Youth Lacrosse, the nation’s premier lacrosse program, is excited to be working closely again with Fairfield County Sports Photography for the Individual and Team Travel photos for boys and girls.
Photos start as low as $9.00 and Wallstars - our 6 foot vinyl photo - has been a popular item for years. Should you like, high res jpgs from the shoot are also available
As always, no forms are necessary. FCSP will post the player team with a direct link on the DYL Main web page within a few days of each shoot.
Please come on time and bring a smile. We’ll take care of the rest.