Note: This policy went into place in the Spring of 2011
Returning Boys in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade are eligible to borrow/rent equipment from PYL. Returning players who are in the 4th, 5th or 6th grade MUST provide their own equipment.
ALL New Boys Players, regardless of grade level, are eligible to rent/borrow equipment. We want to encourage new players to join our program and the Board feels that by removing the burden of purchasing equipment more older boys will try the sport.
Why this change?
The PYL Board feels that by the time a returning player reaches 4th grade they have reached a level of commitment where owning their own equipment makes sense. Owning your own equipment allows a player to participate in non-PYL activities such as Lacrosse camps, clinics, and other select teams. In addition, while we strive to fit your son with the right sized equipment, owning your own equipment allows you to get the best fit possible. Properly fitted equipment is more flexible and allow the player more range of motion. More comfortable equipment should help them play better (or remove an excuse).
In addition, by not allowing 4th graders to borrow equipment, we will be able to provide the newest and youngest players a larger selection of equipment. The hope is that we will be able to better fit the younger boys with their equipment and make their experience more enjoyable.
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