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MISSION STATEMENT OF DARIEN YOUTH LACROSSE

Darien Youth Lacrosse, Inc. (DYLax) promotes lacrosse among youth residing in Darien, Ct. through grade-level programs open to all interested participants, by teaching fundamentals of the game and promoting good sportsmanship, respect for all participants and teamwork, and by cooperating with the Darien High School lacrosse programs.

Accordingly, the following goals and policies are adopted:

  1. Our goal is not to promote individuals, but to promote skill development, sportsmanship, team play and love of the sport.
     
  2. Create and maintain grade-level programs focused on teaching fundamental skills and introducing low-key competition with similar programs in nearby towns in Southern Fairfield County.
     
  3. Creating a challenging, engaging, learning environment where children of differing levels of skill and physical development can learn and enjoy the game of lacrosse.
     
  4. House League will provide equal playing time to all participants. Travel team playing time will be based on the 3 "A's": Attitude, Aptitude and Attendance.
     
  5. Minimizing publication/ promotion of the individuals involved in the program.
     
  6. Providing equal attention and support to all participants.
     
  7. Engaging adults and experienced high school players to teach, coach and referee the scrimmages and games in which DYLax players participate.
     
  8. Providing access to safe, well maintained fields with appropriate equipment and uniforms.