TRYLAX stands for Tantasqua Regional Youth Lacrosse. TRYLAX is a travel lacrosse league based in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
TRYLAX membership is composed of students and parents from the five regional area towns of Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales. We currently are in the "West Central Region" of the MBYLL (Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League). Our games are generally on Sundays, begin in April and end in June. We usually end our season by participating in the nations largest LAX Jamboree located in Devens,MA in mid-June (which is loads of fun). Practices are generally once or twice per week, players must attend at least one practice a week to play in the games on Sunday.
The TRYLAX program currently has teams ranging from U9 to U15 (grades 1-8). The U9 team is for Boys in grades 1-2, the U11 team is for Boys in grades 3-4, the U13 team is for Boys in grades 5-6, the U15 team is for Boys in grades 7-8.
There are two (2) girls programs, the Junior girls team is for grades 5 and 6. The Senior girls team is for grades 7 and 8.
ALL players must be a current member of US Lacrosse to participate in the program. NO Exceptions!! This is how we obtain our insurance.
TRYLAXwas founded in 2005 by Patti Bamberger. Patti's children both had a passion for lacrosse and were forced to play in Worcester or Holden as there was nothing for them in the area. With the help of Chris Widelo (XCEL Lacrosse) and a little passion and determination from Patti, TRYLAXwas born! This eventually lead to a club team at Tantasqua Regional High School and then transitioned into the Varsity and JV lacrosse programs at the High School today.
TRYLAXstarted with one U15 team, which Patti and her husband Rich coached. There was also one U13 team coached by Keith Turley.
Today TRYLAXhas over 160 players, six boys teams, two girls teams, and a staff of dedicated coaches (thanks guys!) and a great group of parents supporting us!
Lacrosse is a contact sport. At the U11 level there are no body checks of any kind allowed. At the U13 and U15 levels there is some contact, but no "take-out checks" (meaning an intent to knock the player to the ground) are allowed. Research has found both men’s and women’s lacrosse to be relatively safe compared to other commonly played team sports. Most injuries are minor strains, sprains and contusions. For more lacrosse safety information check out the US Lacrosse site. If you're new to lacrosse and would like some more information about lacrosse, US Lacrosse has a nice Parent's Guide that is worth looking at.
TRYLAX is nothing without your support. We are trying to keep our fees the same but with the new rules this year and rising costs, this is very difficult. That's where you come in. We need volunteers to keep this program going. Whether its people to man the snack shack on game days, food donations, coaches or fundraising...WE NEED YOU! Please, if you can, get involved and help out where ever you can.
Stay Tuned! This website is constantly changing and evolving, if you have any suggestions, comments or questions feel free to contact TRYLAX05@gmail.com