Eligibility Rules & Requirements


Teams will be based on grade level, provided that current age eligibility requirements are met.

  • Grade levels are defined as follows:
    • 8th and 7th grades
    • 6th and 5th grades
    • 4th and 3rd grades
    • 2nd and 1st grades

A player MUST be in 8th Grade or lower, AND 14 years of age or younger on Day 1 of the Classic Season (April 7 for the 2024 season) in order to participate in MYL. A player who on day 1 of the Classic season is 15 years old, but in 8th grade, may submit a Waiver Request to allow the player to participate in CLASSIC Play. There are NO WAIVERS permitted for Select League play for players 15 years old or older on day 1 of the Spring Classic Season.

  • Only TOWN PROGRAM LEADERS may submit Waiver Requests
  • CLICK HERE to submit an Age Eligibility Waiver Request for CLASSIC PLAY ONLY. 
  • Age Certification - All teams must submit a roster with name, grade and date of birth to the designated regional director at least one month prior to the beginning of the season.
  • A 9th grade player who is Under 15 years of age as of day 1 of the Classic Season will only be considered if:
    • Must be age eligible.
    • Must have NO high school program at town or school they attend.
    • Any 9th grader who meets all the above requirements MUST apply for a waiver to be eligible to play. 
      • Waivers for 9th graders are only for MYL town programs in their first three years of existence as a program
      • The parent must send an email to their town leader, requesting eligibility and explaining how they meet the above requirements. The town leader will intern submit the email request to their Regional Director. The request will go to the Regional Completion Committee for review and approval/denial.
  • For all levels of Classic, MYL is Grade Based with an Age Qualifier

    • L7/8 - In 7th or 8th grade and born on or later than 4/7/09

    • L5/6 -- In 5th or 6th grade and born on or later than 4/7/11

    • L3/4 - In 3rd or 4th grade and born on or later than 4/7/13

    • L1/2 - In 1st or 2nd grade and born on or later than 4/7/15


Any player who wishes to participate in Massachusetts Youth Lacrosse (MYL) must play for the MYL Program that governs their location of residency as assigned by the MYL Board of Directors. While the majority of the time, this is the name of the town in which someone lives, MYL has programs that govern multiple towns and/or communities (multi-town programs like Guardians Lacrosse, and city programs such as Charlestown, Boston, Parkway, etc).

The resident town program for a child of divorced parents can be either program where one of the parents resides.

Any player looking to play for a program for which they do not reside in that program’s governing area must be approved via the Waiver Process. The town program looking to accept the player must submit a Waiver for the player. The Waiver request will be sent to the Competition Committee for approval or denial. The Competition Committee will begin by contacting the program that governs where the player resides for initial approval (If the location of residency is governed by a MYL program).

If the player resides in a location that does not participate in MYL or does not have another comparable youth lacrosse program, the Waiver will go directly to an approval/denial vote by the Competition Committee. Players in this situation must join a program that geographically borders the town or the closest program where they currently live.

CLICK HERE to submit a Waiver for a player not residing in the programs area of governance. (Waiver MUST be submitted by the Town Program wishing to accept the player).

  • If the program governing the player’s residency opposes the Waiver, the Waiver is immediately denied.
  • If the program governing the player’s residency approves the Waiver, the Regional Competition Committee will vote to approve or deny the Waiver. Following the vote, the player’s family, town programs involved, and the Regional Director(s) will be notified. Reasons for denial may include, but are not limited to:
    • Any appearance of recruitment of players from outside a programs area of governance.