Player Evaluations will be held Dec 2nd, 3rd & 4th at the Granite Bay High School Stadium, RAIN OR SHINE, from 6 – 8pm per the schedule below:
Tuesday, December 2nd – U11 Boys
Wednesday, December 3rd - U13 Boys
Thursday, December 4th - U15 Boys & All Girls
Each night, the check in desk will open by 5:15pm. If your son or daughter is picking up rental gear, or borrowing loaner gear, then please arrive no later than 5:00pm.
Registration is currently still open for all Boys age levels and for some Girls age levels. We will close each age group when it reaches capacity, and all age groups are near or at capacity right now.
Additional important information:
Remember to bring all protective gear (including mouth guard), GBYL practice pinnie (if you are using one from last season) and a water bottle.
Practice pinnies which were ordered at time of online registration will be handed out during check-in.
Players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed to participate.
Loaner gear is also available for new players to use during Evaluations. That gear must be returned at the end of the evening.
Upon check in, RETURNING NCJLA parents/players must confirm that the uniform # we have listed for them from last season is accurate. Parents should accompany their son/daughter to the check in table so that they can confirm this information against our records. Any returning NCJLA players who will miss Evaluations should email their player's jersey # to Dave Gravlin (
Coaches will hold a Parent Meeting at the conclusion of each Evaluation session (approximately 8pm).
Questions regarding Evaluations can be directed to the appropriate Head Coach below. Note that Evaluations are mandatory. If a player is unable to attend for any reason; contact the coach immediately.
NOCSAE Voids Certification of Two Lacrosse Helmet Models
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has announced that the Cascade R model lacrosse helmet no longer complies with NOCSAE standard ND041 and that Cascade's certification of compliance on that helmet model only is invalid.
We are working with NOCSAE to clarify the concerns and appropriately address the issue. However, our first priority is always our loyal Cascade customers.
Players not in immediate need of a certified helmet are encouraged to retain their helmet. Cascade is confident that we will be able to re-certify the helmet and that recertification could be a simple fix. We expect to communicate all available remedies as soon as possible, once approved by NOCSAE.
We are communicating the following information to the consumers:
Please phone Cascade customer service to find out which option is best for you 1 (800)-537-1702
If you are a player that owns an R helmet and has games in November/Early December but do not own another certified helmet, you should contact your preferred lacrosse retailer to understand if they have the ability to fit you with a certified helmet. If yes, return your R helmet to that retailer and they will provide a replacement.
If you are a player that owns an R helmet and are not using it until the season starts, we are asking you to please hold onto your helmet in the short-term. As we get closer to season start we will have a procedure in place for you to receive either an update to your R model or another replacement option.
If you are a team that owns R helmets and has games in November/Early December but do not have another certified helmet solution, please contact Cascade customer service at 1(800) 537-1702 and we will do our best to find a lacrosse retailer to support your needs.
If you are a team that has R helmets and do not need to use them immediately we are asking you to please hold onto your helmets in the short-term. As we get closer to season start we have a procedure in place for you to receive either an update to your R models or another replacement option.
Detailed instructions on necessary steps will be made available on our web site www.CascadeLacrosse.com and provided to all relevant governing bodies as soon as they become available.
It is important to note that the Cascade R model has passed applicable NOCSAE standards at two separate, independent, NOCSAE-accredited test labs commissioned by the Company.
We apologize for the confusion and disruption caused by the recent announcement. We know you have trusted Cascade and our products for more than 28 years and we will do everything in our power to ensure that trust remains for many years to come.
Granite Bay High Seniors Will Stabbert and Ryan Arneson join head coach and GBYL President Scott Pink at the National Letter of Intent signing this past Wednesday, November 12 at Granite Bay High School.
Stabbert, a starting defensemen and All-American, will be attending Drexel University, a Division I program in Philadelphia next fall. Will will be the first Granite Bay player to compete at the Division I level. Drexel was ranked in the top 10 last year and competed in the NCAA tournament. Arneson, a starting goalie, All-League player and team MVP, will be attending Limestone College, a Division II team based in Gaffney, South Carolina. Limestone is a perennial Division II powerhouse and won the NCAA Division II title last year. Coach Pink commented, “We are so proud of these fine young men and their accomplishments. It is a testament to many years of hard work and dedication by them. It is gratifying for me and my co-founder Russell Postell that our program was able to help these players reach the next level.”
The 2014 spring season was a great success for all of our boys teams, including our U13A boys team which won the regular season Northern California title.
In light of that success and with the growing number of players in our program, Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse plans to field both "A" and "B" boys teams at all three NCJLA age levels (U11, U13 & U15) in the 2015 season (does not apply to U9 City League).
This is an approach taken by most of the successful Bay Area youth clubs. It will enable us to field teams with better internal balance, and it will also create a better environment for player development:
Coaches can better tailor their practice plans to the needs of their players when there is a more narrow range of skill & ability levels on the team.
Players develop faster in practices and games when they are challenged by teammates and opponents, but not overwhelmed by them.
All teams will have similar training, and schedules, and club support.
We encourage all players to "keep a stick in their hands" during the off season. Doing so will allow them to have more fun with this great sport next season. Off-season opportunities for improvement include: