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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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CT Premier Lacrosse Academy
Boys & Girls - 5th to 9th Grades At the CT Premier Lacrosse...
CCSU Girls Lacrosse Clinic
  Below is an opportunity for lacrosse players of all ages...
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CT Premier Lacrosse Academy

Boys & Girls - 5th to 9th Grades

At the CT Premier Lacrosse Academy we cover the in's and out's of being the best Attackman, Midfielders, Defenseman and Goalies possible.

Below are a few of the key attack and Midfield skill sets covered during CT PREMIER LAX CAMP 7/27-7/29 AT Cheshire Academy!

  • Lacrosse IQ in Connecticut is lower compared to players from Long Island, Maryland and Philadelphia (these 3 states produce the most collegiate lacrosse players historically)
  • Skill set (attackmen need to possess the BEST stick skills on the field. Period. Meaning, you need to have the ability to pass, catch, shoot, and dodge with both hands equally)
  • Quickness (attackmen need to be "Quick" .The ability to stop and explode in opposite direction and to get hands free and away from defender checking you with 6 ft pole
  • Vision This is a skill that is often overlooked. Being able to run full speed with the ball while a defender is checking you, changing direction and ability to get hands free and see the field is a KEY element to playing this position
  • Get to the Cage. Too often attackmen from Connecticut are "BALL  MOVERS". Meaning they simply catch the ball, make an attempt at getting the cage until they receive contact from defender and then move the ball. Attackmen should be ATTACKING the cage, creating offense. Attackman need to be physical as well, you can not get pushed around by long poles, you need to do the pushing!

At the Midfield position you need to be able to dodge effectively, possess a hard/accurate shot and see the field/open man. Moreover you need to learn how to play good 1v1 and team defense.


  • Shake Every midfielder must be able get hands free / create space from defender with quickness and agility. This means your need to be a threat to score creating a defensive slide, not by simply changing hands and running down the alley. 
  • Redoging Too often midfielders are a “one trick pony” that only practice and rely on their shot on the run.  There are very few players at any level that are able to score consistently in this fashion (Paul Rabil, Kyle Harrison, ect.)  Just like attackmen have multiple ways to create offense: (getting to 7 and 7,  inside rolls, split to roll, question marks, and rocker steps) midfielders too need to create a full repertoire of dodges that allow you to get to your strength 
  • Defense the most important part and least practiced of all core midfielders skills is your ability to defend at a high level.  The players who can play both ends of the field make themselves much more valuable by creating havoc for opponents and transition opportunities for yourself and your teammates.  (You need to be as effective on the defensive end of the field as you are on the offensive end of the field, a true 2 way middie) Although there is not much for defensive midfielder highlights on YouTube watch any game this year and see the importance of D-Middies, Will Haus at Duke, and Matt Abbott in the MLL are two of the best in the business!

See attached for the CT PREMIER LAX ACADEMY CAMP BROCHURE competitively priced at $295 for the week!


(Flyer is located in the Forms/Handouts section of the website.)


Very best,

Eric Bailey/Rich Pulisciano

CPLA Directors

by posted 07/09/2016
CCSU Girls Lacrosse Clinic


Below is an opportunity for lacrosse players of all ages 1st grade to 12th grade that I thought many of you would be interested in passing along to your athletes or other coaches.  Especially those of your athletes that WANT to improve, that WANT to play more lacrosse, and that LOVE doing it.  




Looking to learn something new?  Improve your fundamental lacrosse skills?  Want to play more lacrosse?  JOIN US ON ARUTE FIELD (field turf).

The clinic features two timeslots.  The cost per athlete is $55 per athlete and it is limited to 60 athletes per session. 

Payment is accepted on the day of the event ONLY. 

To reserve a space, click here to submit your information. 

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM:          SESSION 1 (1ST-8TH grade athletes)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM:        CAMPUS TOUR (optional & FREE)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM:             SESSION 2 (9th – 12th grade athletes)

An email will be sent to all players that have reserved a spot with directions, registration information, etc. on July 20th. For any addition questions, please email OR

Thanks for passing it along!

Enjoy Today, 


Tanya Kotowicz | Head Women's Lacrosse Coach | Central Connecticut State University

GPS Address: Kaiser Annex Lot| Mailing Address: 1615 Stanley Street, Kaiser Hall, New Britain, CT 06050

Office: 860.832.3069 | Fax: 860.832.3754 | |

Facebook: CCSU Women’s Lacrosse | Twitter: @CCSUWLax | Instagram: CCSUWLax






"The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is watching."  ~Mia Hamm

by posted 07/09/2016
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Thank you!!!


by posted 04/20/2016
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