2023 Recreational Boys LacrosseIn addition to the lacrosse stick and mouth guard, the following equipment is required:
March 11-May 21
1st/2nd Grade - Wednesday evenings & Sunday afternoons
3rd/4th Grade - Monday/Wednesday evenings & Sunday afternoons
5th/6th Grade - Tuesday/Thursday evenings & Sunday afternoons
The DYA Recreational Boys Lacrosse program for 1st-6th grade boys takes place in the spring and consists of 3 divisions. Players must be registered to play with their grade level.
DYA Boys Lacrosse Divisions (2022-2023 school year):
Rainbow League: 1st & 2nd Grade
Native American League: 3rd & 4th Grade
Collegiate League: 5th & 6th Grade
Rainbow League: Opening Day is Saturday, March 11. Weekly one-hour team practices are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM beginning April 5 and continue through mid-May. Games are played on Sundays at 12:30 PM beginning April 16. Occasional late-season practices may be converted to games depending on the number of teams and the rain make-up situation. The season is scheduled to conclude on May 21.
Native American League: Opening Day is Saturday, March 11. Preseason Open Nets is Monday, March 6 & Wednesday, March 8. Two weekly one-hour team practices are held on Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM beginning March 27 and continuing through mid-May. Games are played on Sundays at 2:15 PM beginning April 2. Occasional late-season practices may be converted to games depending on the number of teams and the rain make-up situation. The season is scheduled to conclude on May 21.
Collegiate League: Opening Day is Saturday, March 11. Preseason Open Nets is Tuesday, March 7 & Thursday, March 9. Two weekly one-hour team practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM beginning March 28 and continuing through mid-May. Games are played on Sundays at 4:00 PM beginning April 2. Occasional late-season practices may be converted to games depending on the number of teams and the rain make-up situation. The season is scheduled to conclude on May 21.
Fields: All games and practices are held at Emerald Fields, 4040 Wyandotte Woods Blvd, in Dublin. Emerald Fields Map (PDF)
Opening Day: 2023 Boys Lacrosse Opening Day is Saturday, March 11 at Dublin Scioto Stadium. Rainbow League (1st/2nd Grade): 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM, Native American League (3rd/4th Grade): 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM, Collegiate League (5th/6th Grade): 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM. Opening Day allows for coaches and players to gather and brush up on lacrosse skills in organized drill stations. Coaches are needed to attend and help run predetermined stations. Everyone is highly encouraged to attend Opening Day. Full equipment is REQUIRED.
Preseason Open Nets: Open Nets (optional) for 3rd-6th grade players, hosted by DYA Lacrosse coaches, is the week of March 6. Native American League (3rd/4th Grade) is Monday, March 6 & Wednesday, March 8. Collegiate League (5th/6th Grade) is Tuesday, March 7 & Thursday, March 9. Times are 6:00 PM to dusk (approximately 6:45 PM) at Emerald Fields. Open Nets consists of guided shooting, passing and ground ball work to prepare for the season and Select Tryouts. Full equipment is REQUIRED.
Select Team Evaluations: Evaluations for the Dublin Select Lacrosse program (3rd-6th Grade) are Saturday, March 11 from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM at Dublin Scioto Stadium. For information about DYA Select Boys Lacrosse program, visit our Select Boys Lacrosse webpage: DYA Select Boys Lacrosse
Spring Break & Easter Sunday: There are no practices or games during Dublin Spring Break (March 18-26) or Easter Sunday (April 9).
Postponements & Rescheduling: Games postponed due to weather or field conditions will be rescheduled throughout the season.
Equipment: Lacrosse balls and goalie equipment are provided by DYA.
All players are required to have a lacrosse stick and mouth guard. Cleats are recommended for all players. These items are not provided by DYA and will need to be purchased by families. DYA does not sell these items.
Rainbow League (1st/2nd grade):
Helmet (1st/2nd grade is non-contact; the helmet is intended to acclimate players)
Native American & Collegiate Leagues (3rd-6th grade):
DYA green/white reversible jersey
**Rental Equipment Available**
Helmet, gloves, elbow pads and shoulder pads are available to rent from DYA for $40 with a $350 deposit check. Deposit checks will be returned upon receipt of rented equipment at the end of the spring season and will not be cashed unless equipment is not returned.
DYA Boys Lacrosse Equipment Rental Pick-Up Dates/Times:
Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, March 6 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Be sure to bring a check when picking up equipment. Equipment cannot be rented without a deposit check. Deposit checks (made out to DYA) should be postdated 5/31/2023. The deposit check will not be cashed unless equipment is not returned after the season. The equipment rental pick-up location is the DYA Office (6543 Commerce Pkwy Suite G).
DYA Boys Lacrosse Equipment Return Dates/Times:
Monday, May 22 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 30 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Additional DYA Boys Lacrosse Equipment Return Dates/Times for Select Players:
Monday, June 5 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Rainbow League fee is $80*.
Native American League fee is $105*, plus the cost of a jersey, if you need one.
Collegiate League fee is $105*, plus the cost of a jersey, if you need one.
*an additional $20 was added to all fees on March 1
Financial assistance is available through the DYA Grant Program for families that qualify. For more information, visit the DYA Grant Program webpage: DYA Grant Program
All players in the Native American League (3rd/4th Grade) & Collegiate League (5th-6th Grade) are required to wear the reversible DYA green/white lacrosse jersey for league play. The jersey is the same as prior years and is $30 to purchase.
All players in the Rainbow League (1st/2nd Grade) will receive a jersey corresponding to their team color at the first practice at no charge.
Coaches Needed: Dublin Youth Athletics is a volunteer organization of parents providing sports programs for kids. If you are able and willing to serve as the head or assistant coach of your child's team, please register online by clicking "Volunteer" on your profile page at DYA.com.
Preseason Coaches' Meetings:
Rainbow (1st/2nd Grade) League - Sunday, March 12, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at DYA Office
Native American (3rd/4th Grade) League - Sunday, March 12, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM at DYA Office
Collegiate (5th/6th Grade) League - Sunday, March 12, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM at DYA Office
The DYA Office is located at 6543 Commerce Pkwy Suite G in Dublin.
Team Notification: Families will be notified of their team placement and roster a day or two following the preseason coaches' meetings.
Picture Day: The date of Picture Day is Sunday, April 16. Pictures take place near the field where your game that day is scheduled. The photographers kindly ask that you arrive 45 minutes prior to your team's start time to take individual photos. Team photos will be taken after all individual photos are complete. Photographers will have extra order forms available on Picture Day. Picture Day services are provided by Midwest Sports.
Social Media: Follow DYA Boys Lacrosse on Twitter @dyaboyslax for reminders and information through the season.
Do you reside outside of DYA boundaries?:
This program is open to all families who reside within the boundaries of the Dublin City School District or within the City of Dublin. Out of boundary families may participate if there is space available in their child's league. Out of boundary families must pay a $100 out of boundary fee per child to play.
Questions? Contact DYA Boys Lacrosse Co-Directors Monica Zins & Brian York at [email protected].