To provide an opportunity to develop strong lacrosse skills and to promote the values of sportsmanship and pure athletic enjoyment.

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It is the goal of GYLA to provide children the opportunity to learn and play the game of lacrosse. We will make every effort to assist families who need financial assistance through funds set aside by the GYLA Board and companies offering equipment and sponsorship to players who qualify.  Full Registration Financial assistance is available to those who request it and qualify under the guidelines set forth in the GYLA Bylaws.  The Board of Directors will meet in a closed session to discuss any financial assistance requests and privacy of the family will always be a priority.

Criteria for financial aid are the same as that for the Guilford Public Schools Free Lunch Program.  The guideline used by the Board is the Connecticut State Department of Education Income Guidelines for Determining Eligibility of Free and Reduced meals (Form 7CFR Part 245.3(a)).  This guideline is used to determine who qualifies for financial assistance and how much to award.

If you provided this information to your child's school earlier this year, you need only to provide a copy of that document to the Board.

If you did not apply for that assistance, you may write a letter to the Board explaining your situation.


Written requests for financial assistance, accompanied by either a copy of the Form or a letter explaining your situation should be sent to either: 

         or to:


            Attn: Registration

            800 Village Walk, PMB 220

            Guilford, CT  06437 


To apply for Full Scholarship Assistance:

Guilford Youth Lacrosse Association Bylaws

Financial Assistance

Section 1: Financial assistance may be granted to those in need. A letter of hardship requesting financial aid must be submitted to the Executive Board. The Executive Board will review this in a closed session and make decisions as an Executive Board.  The Board of Directors will use the Connecticut State Department of Education Income Guidelines For Determining Eligibility For Free and Reduced Meals (form 7CFR Part 245.3(a)) when determining if a player qualifies for financial assistance and how much to award.


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