Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club serving boys and girls from 1st grade through High school in Auburn, Alabama.

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U12 and U10 boys went undefeated in spring 2022

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AYLC seeks to honor the game on and off the field by teaching lacrosse at the youth and varsity level in a positive environment focusing on teamwork, lacrosse skill, and sportsmanship.
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Thankful for our Auburn Lax Community - Fall Ball Recap
11/23/2022
Thankful for our Auburn Lax Community - Fall Ball Recap Fall 2022...
Team Store now open!
11/16/2022
AYLC Team Store is now open. Auburn Youth Lacrosse has partnered...
Local Lacrosse Referee Training - Become a Referee
09/09/2022
Are you ready to wear the stripes? Training Dates are LIVE! Meals...
Fall Lacrosse Clinics Attract a Large Crowd
08/23/2022
Our 2022 Fall Lacrosse Clinics Attract a Large Crowd This past...
Free Lacrosse Clinic next weekend!
08/12/2022
Auburn Youth Lacrosse to host a FREE Lacrosse Clinic on Saturday,...
Registration OPEN for Fall
08/02/2022
Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club is accepting registrations for the Fall...
Pam Haney named Varsity Girls Head Coach for AYLC
07/31/2022
Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club (AYLC) is excited to announce our Varsity...
Accepting Applications for Girls Varsity Head Coach (2022-23)
06/15/2022
Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club is accepting applications for Girls Varsity...
Next Level Players
12/28/2021
NEXT LEVEL PLAYERS We have added a new section to our website!!...
 
Thankful for our Auburn Lax Community - Fall Ball Recap

Thankful for our Auburn Lax Community - Fall Ball Recap

Fall 2022 has been a thrilling season for AYLC. Fall lacrosse is a time for learning, to meet new teammates, and to grow your skills for a sport we all love.  Accomplishments for this fall season include fielding separate teams for U8 and U10 boys, adding a new U10 team for our girls, record participation numbers, and navigating new and growing coaching staff.

Fall 2022 AYLC teams

GIRLS

Our entire girls program attended the 2022 Witches Brew Tournament by Southern Edge Lacrosse in Emerson, GA. This was a fast-paced 7v7 tournament. These girls participated in fast and furious competition with games only lasting 22 minutes while also dressing for the season. For many, this was their very first experience playing lacrosse. These girls have grit, many were asked to play a new position or step up and fill a need. Congratulations to our U14 White won the Middle School 7/8 division Championship and to Aubrey Haney for winning MVP of the championship game.

Anasofia, AKA "Mini," from our U12 girls says "I love lacrosse because it is played as a team. The excitement of the game is the best part. Our team is a family and that's what makes us special. My favorite moment of fall is seeing my teammates and myself succeed at trying new things like bounce shots or roll dodges."

Our U12 and U14 girls wrapped up their fall season at the Surf-N-Turf Tournament in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. U12 girls divided into Blue and White and played a wonderful weekend of lacrosse. They had to battle against each other in the U12 Division Championship, with U12 White coming away with the win. This is the second consecutive year for U12 white to win their division! U14 girls faced stiff competition, including each other. On day one during pool play, U14 White was victorious. Seeded against each other in bracket play, U14 Blue fought hard for the win and found success. U14 Blue moved on to the championship game. They battled a tough team out of Atlanta. They rose to come from behind and ended regulation play with a tie at 12. Unfortunately, U14 Blue fell in sudden death. We are so incredibly proud of these girls for their resilience and fortitude. AYLC Girls has a bright future ahead.


 

BOYS

This fall the boys had four separate teams from U8-U14. Many new and returning faces to the field. Colin B. from our U8 team says "I love Auburn Lacrosse because I like my team and it's really fun." After spending weeks to prepare, our boys program brought teams down to Ft. Walton Beach for the second year to compete in the Surf-N-Turf. Our U12 boys got the weekend started with early games against tough and competitive Florida teams. This very young U12 team was forged in battle playing some extremely physical games. Coach Scott says "They fought through adversity, injuries, and emotions to become brothers-in-arms as 16 young men arrived in Florida but came home to Auburn as a team." Congratulations to U12 boys on a 2nd place finish.

Our U8 and U10 boys combined to create two U10 teams and play in a round-robin style single day of competition. U10 White came away with the win on their first game together. They battled a very aggressive team in their next two matches. New and returning kids contributed on the field in scoring goals and causing turnovers. They learned how to work together. U10 Blue had a rough start to the day falling in their first game. But they battled back to make it to the semi-finals. Coach Sarah says "Only six boys who came to Florida had previous lacrosse experience, a lot of these kids were playing against those twice their size. They fought hard and showed grit. I'm super proud of my boys and pumped for spring." U10 Blue lost their semi-final game by only one point.

U14 Boys had bumpy start at the Surf-N-Turf 7v7 tournament, but they rallied back on day two. Many of these boys are new to the U14 level and some are new to lacrosse. Andy S. from U14 says "I've made most of my friends through lacrosse. Many of us met when we were little and the team is like family." The team had back-to-back wins in bracket play to secure their Silver Championship. Congratulations!

 

None of this would be possible without the time, talents, and effort of our wonderful coaching staff. We are grateful for our dedicated parents who help fill needs on a weekly basis so that we can focus on our athletes and on the game of lacrosse. We are also thankful for the support of the AYLC Board and long-time members who seek to help us grow the game and our Auburn Lax Community. Tallie B. from U12 Girls says it best, "When you play lacrosse you feel unstoppable. One of my favorite things about Auburn Lacrosse is friendship. You have these amazing people on your team who turn into amazing family. All the girls I play with are now my sisters and my best friends."

Happy Thanksgiving Lax Fam!

SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

Don't forget, we are in the final days of registering for our Officials Training next month. We still need one adult to register for the girls training, and two adults to register for the boys training. Please talk to your friends, co-workers, or college network to help us fill this need. Our program cannot function without lacrosse officials joining us on the field. Register for the free training at AuburnYouthLax.com.

 

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by posted 11/23/2022
Team Store now open!

AYLC Team Store is now open.

Auburn Youth Lacrosse has partnered again this year with Game-One to offer our club members all the lax swag they could handle. This year our store is 24/7. Each order will ship as it is completed and there will be no closing dates. New art and items will be added periodically. Customize each item with your art selections and sizes.

Shop now!

 


by posted 11/16/2022
Local Lacrosse Referee Training - Become a Referee

Spring 2022 ALOA Youth Girls Referees

Are you ready to wear the stripes?Lacrosse officials needed

Training Dates are LIVE! Meals Provided.
REGISTER HERE

 

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Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club is partnering with Alabama Lacrosse Officials Association to provide a local training event for boys and girls lacrosse officials this fall. We are seeking to identify, recruit, and train officials for local Auburn area games in the 2023 spring season.

Training dates to be announced later this fall. There will be one day each for boys and girls officials. Spring season games are played from January to May and the majority of them are on the weekend. Auburn area officials will be assigned to local games, no travel required! This is a great opportunity for AYLC alumni, former AYLC parents, college-aged lacrosse players, and current Auburn and Opelika youth sport officials. 
 
Benefits include:
  • Local Auburn area games
  • Competitive Pay: $50-75 per game
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Paid to exercise
  • Multiple games in one day
  • Most games are on the weekend

Interested individuals should REGISTER HERE


by posted 09/09/2022
Fall Lacrosse Clinics Attract a Large Crowd

Girls Clinic Fall 2022

Our 2022 Fall Lacrosse Clinics Attract a Large Crowd

This past Saturday, Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club hosted their annual free fall lacrosse clinics at Pick Elementary. With over 125 athletes in attendance, the clinics were a rousing success. The girls started the morning with sunshine and fun. Players and participants enganged in favorite drills such as "hungry-hungry hippo," had a fastest-shot contest, and scrimmaged within their age levels.
 
Girls Lacrosse Clinic
 
This annual event serves as a great kick-off for our lacrosse year. Returning players look forward to reconnecting with friends and making new ones! The boys had the field in the afternoon. Joy and excitement could be found on all faces, new and old.  They started with a dynamic warm-up and some introductory drills. Unfortunately the weather did not hold and the clinic was cut short.
 
Fall Registration is still live! Register Now.
Boys Lacrosse Clinic 2022
All-in-all, we meet over 70 new faces this weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out to give lacrosse a try! We could not pull-off successful events like this one without the efforts of our many volunteers. A shout out to our AHS Varsity Girls who volunteered with both clinics. Thank you to Officer Rob Rich for providing our fastest shot competition. And a sweet thank you to Kona Ice for providing a treat after the hard work was finished.
 
Fall Registration closes September 5th! Register Now.

Questions about playing with Auburn Youth Lacrosse? 
BOYS - Eric Smith
GIRLS - Maria Black

by posted 08/23/2022
Free Lacrosse Clinic next weekend!



Auburn Youth Lacrosse to host a FREE Lacrosse Clinic on Saturday, August 20th at Pick Elementary in Auburn, Al.

Come meet us at Pick Field and learn all about Auburn Youth Lacrosse. Girls and Boys will be able to learn about the game, meet the coaches, run through some drills, and have fun!

Girls in grades 3rd-8th will be at 9-11am and Boys in grades 1st-8th will be at 3-5 pm. Our Free Lacrosse Clinic is a great way to be introduced to lacrosse, no experience necessary. We will have sticks on hand to use during the event. Kona Ice will be there, too! Athletes from the Auburn-Opelika region are welcome. No registration required to attend our clinic so be sure to bring a friend. AYLC Volunteers will be on-site to answer questions about the fall season, fall registration, and required equipment.

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REMINDER: Fall Registration is open!


by posted 08/12/2022
Registration OPEN for Fall

Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club is accepting registrations for the Fall 2022 Season.

Register by selecting our RED "Register Now" button on the right of our main page, or by clicking here.

AYLC has the following programs:

 

YOUTH BOYS YOUTH GIRLS
U8 - Grades 1-2 U10 - Grades 3-4
U10 - Grades 3-4 U12 - Grades 5-6
U12 - Grades 5-6 U14 - Grades 7-8
U14 - Grades 7-8 High School - 9-12
High School - Grades 9-12  

 


by posted 08/02/2022
Pam Haney named Varsity Girls Head Coach for AYLC

Pam Haney, AYLC Varsity Girls Head Coach

Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club (AYLC) is excited to announce our Varsity Girls Head Coach Pam Haney. Once a multi-sport athlete, Pam brings on-field experience plus over 10 years of coaching to AYLC. She has been an integral part of the Auburn Parks and Rec community coaching numerous youth sports and has spent the last two years leading our AYLC U14 Girls team towards success.

 

Outside of coaching, Pam serves as the Research and Development Manager for the Canine Performance Sciences program at Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine. In the past 12 years, she has innovated and advanced canine detection technology to help make the world a safer place. Pam Haney has a BS in Exercise Science, a MS in Exercise Physiology, and will shortly complete her PhD in Biomechanics.

 

Pam brings the right combination of perspective and skill to lead the AYLC Varsity Girls team forward as the program grows.

 

From Coach Pam:

“I am very excited about this opportunity, coaching allows me to pair my knowledge and passions to help others succeed. My goal is to empower young female athletes, not only in athletics, but in their future life goals. I want our girls to understand and believe the are capable of achieving any goals they set.

 

Failure only exists when you quit, and quitting is never an option. Refocus your objective if necessary, but choose to persevere. Choose to be awesome.”


by posted 07/31/2022
Accepting Applications for Girls Varsity Head Coach (2022-23)

Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club is accepting applications for Girls Varsity Head Coach for the upcoming school year (2022-23). This is a 12-month, part-time, stipend position, from July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2022.

 

About Us

Auburn Youth Lacrosse Club (AYLC) is a non-profit organization based in Auburn, AL. Our mission is to grow the game of lacrosse through education and opportunity. We seek to encourage a love of the game while promoting good sportsmanship and character. We strive to provide an environment where athletes can grow and exceed their potential. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the Girls Varsity program; Fall season from September - November (including tournaments), Spring season from January-May with games (local and away) and lead summer team conditioning in June 
  • Partners  with the Girls Program Director, Executive Director, and others to promote girls lacrosse in Auburn and assist with girls program development by recruiting athletes and parent involvement
  • Develops and maintain positive and healthy relationships with a diverse range of student-athletes and parents
  • Supervise  student-athletes during all team activities
  • Organizes, plans, and schedules all practices to provide both individual and team development
  • Promotes maximum effort of student athletes and assistant coaches, by providing leadership and a positive attitude Plans team-building activities that promote community and friendship amongst student-athletes
  • Maintains a coaching philosophy consistent with AYLC 
  • Shows self-control, poise, and professionalism in all areas related to coaching and AYLC involvement
  • Enforces AYLC Girls Varsity Code of Conduct, AYLC rules, and GBYLA rules as appropriate
  • Supports AYLC Girl Youth Coaches throughout the year, provide assistance at clinics and be a point of contact for youth coach training and support
  • Assists AYLC with its mission to promote boys and girls lacrosse 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of girls lacrosse and a willingness to learn more
  • Commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive and positive learning environment
  • A passion for working with teenage student-athletes 
  • Enthusiasm for lacrosse, varsity athletics, and athletic community 
  • Communicates effectively with media, parents, staff, volunteers, other AYLC coaches, athletic leadership, and student-athletes

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • USA Lacrosse Coaching Membership
  • Level 1 Coaching Development certification - USA Lacrosse
  • Level 2 Coaching Development certification - USA Lacrosse, preferred
  • 2-4 years of lacrosse coaching experience, preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience working with female student-athletes, preferred
  • Flexible time schedule


Apply Here. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2022. 


by posted 06/15/2022
Next Level Players

NEXT LEVEL PLAYERS

We have added a new section to our website!! Under the Home tab you will now find "Next Level Players" where you will find information about AYLC players who have gone on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.


The AYLC is proud to spotlight our boys and girls who have chosen to play lacrosse at the next level!  If you have a son or daughter playing or committed to play at the collegiate level, please submit his/her information and photo via email to aylc.secretary@gmail.com


by posted 12/28/2021
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AYLC Board Members

Shane Yarbrough, President

Pam Haney, Vice President

Traci Pevehouse, Treasurer

Meagan Berni, Secretary

Eric Smith, Executive Director

Ben Hunt, Varsity Boys Head Coach

Pam Haney, Varsity Girls Head Coach

Gina Smith, Registrar

Greg Doepke

Gregory Forthofer

Joseph Martin

Charlie McGinty

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