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Welcome to North Branford Youth Lacrosse


Welcome to the North Branford Youth Lacrosse website! Here you'll be able to get the latest news, bulletins, rosters, schedules and game results as well as exchange items and learn about our game - Lacrosse.  For team specific bulletins chose the "Team" button at the top and click on it.  From there you can choose your specific team, bulletins, rosters, and schedule.  You should check your team site regularly for updates and messages.

This website, coupled with email and text messages sent from your team’s roster, will provide the most up-to-date and accurate information.  If practices or games are canceled due to weather, or for any other reason, you should expect to get an email or text message.

PLEASE NOTE:  You can add or change email addresses or cell phone numbers for text messages by accessing your own NBYLAX account through the “Edit my Account” button in the left hand vertical menu of our website or by simply clicking here.  

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COVID Safety Policy & Protocols
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COVID Safety Policy & Protocols

North Branford Youth Lacrosse 

Return to Play Support Guide 

(Assembled of March 25, 2021 – NBYLAX will strive to follow all current  

and updated CT DPH/CDC/US Lacrosse/CIAC Guidelines) 


  1. COVID-19 Coordinator: Neil LeBeau ( is NBYLAX COVID-19 coordinator to oversee all aspects of the COVID-19 risk management plan including customization, implementation, monitoring, updates/changes, communications, staff training, regulatory compliance, and documentation. 

  1. Communication to Coaches, Parents & Players: A document with these points will be emailed to all staff, players (if appropriate), and parents/guardians outlining what our program is doing to comply with state and local guidelines, and to keep all the players, coaches, and parents safe while participating in any practices. In addition, this document will be posted on the sports organization’s website and any applicable social media.  

  1. Players and Coaches: To participate or attend, organizers should ensure that participants, volunteers, and coaches must show no signs or symptoms of COVID-19.  Current list of symptoms is available HERE: 

  1. High Risk Population: Players, coaches, volunteers, parents/guardians in high-risk categories should not participate or attend organized sports activities. List of high-risk categories available HERE 

  1. Stay Home When Appropriate: Players, staff, parents/guardians, and spectators should stay home when they are showing signs of COVID-19, have a temperature, or have had close contact with a person with COVID-19. Players or coaches who are experiencing any symptoms of illness should not attend practices or games and should follow COVID screening protocols.  The presence of a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, digestive issues, runny nose, headache, etc. are indications that a player should not attend lacrosse-related activities until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.  Please use common sense so that you are not putting anyone else at risk.  

  1. If COVID Symptoms Exhibited: If a staff member, player, parent/guardian, or spectator exhibits symptoms during a practice, they should immediately be separated and sent home or to a health care facility depending on the severity of the symptoms. They should not be allowed to return to activity until they have met the CDC criteria for discontinuing home isolation. 

  1. Travel: Any player or coach who travels out of the state of CT for longer than 24 hours will be required to follow the current protocols as determined by the North Branford School system before returning to any lacrosse activity.    

  1. Testing:  Any player or coach who tests positive for COVID-19 should report their findings to the NBYLAX COVID Coordinator ( immediately and quarantine per health department guidelines.  If an immediate family member living in the same household tests positive for COVID-19, a coach or player must not attend lacrosse and quarantine per health department guidelines. 

  1. Quarantine Requirements: Participants should not be allowed to engage in athletic activities until at least 10 days after their quarantine period begins.   Quarantine rules/requirements imposed on students by the North Branford School system apply to players & coaches related to their participation in practices or games sponsored by North Branford Youth Lacrosse.  (If your son/daughter or a coach is in quarantine related to a positive COVID test or due to “Close Contact” as determined by North Branford Public Schools, then they are not allowed to return to youth lacrosse activities until the quarantine period ends) 

  1. OutdoorFace Coverings: Coachesare required to wear a face mask or cloth face covering at all times.  Players are required to wear a face mask on the sidelines while not engaged in game play.  It is recommended, but not required, for players to wear face coverings during game play. (Following CIAC/DPH guidelines). 

  1. Parents/Spectators:Spectators must be limited to ensure social distancing on the sidelines or other observation areas.  

  1. No Contact: No Handshake Policy: Athletes should be discouraged from high fives, fist bumps or other social contact during practice. 

  1. Personal Hygiene:Staff, players, parents/guardians, and spectators should practice proper hygiene, wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), abstain from touching their face (mouth, nose, or eyes) refrain from spitting, and cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw tissue in the trash. In addition, as a backup, players and staff should carry their own hand sanitizer. 

  1. Player Equipment:Player provided equipment should be kept in a bag and should be spaced to encourage social distancing. Players should bring their own water and disinfectant wipes to wipe down their own equipment between use.  

  1. Shared Equipment: The use of team provided equipment should be limited to the greatest extent possible and should be disinfected between each use if possible. Balls should be disinfected whenever possible, and an adequate supply should be kept on hand. 

  1. Sidelines:  When possible, cones/markers will be used to help maintain proper social distancing on the sidelines. 

  1. Pregame / Postgame:  


i. No equipment inspections prior to the game – Goalkeepers (new NOCSAE guideline) or field players. 

ii. Masks for coaches and officials during coach meetings/certification. 

iii. No line up. Coaches to relay information to their teams. 

iv. No meeting with faceoff players (if performed). 

v. Meeting with Captains: One captain for each team, official wears a mask, captains stay apart, official shows coin result to each captain. 

vi. Officials must wear a mask when instructing table personnel. Table personnel must wear a mask. 

vii. Minimize table personnel – official scorer and timekeeper, visiting team personnel should be at their team bench and not at the table. Extend the table if needed. 

viii. Team bench areas should be more clearly marked to remind players of proper location. 


i. No handshakes. 

ii. Teams stay in their team areas, no running onto the field for pile-on celebrations. 

We will update this guide as needed and as more information and guidelines come in from health and government authorities. Please visit for the latest information. 



by posted 04/14/2021
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by posted 04/20/2016
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