What a successful season!
The CAYL Adaptive Lacrosse Program is the first of its kind in Massachusetts and is open to all communities. It is designed to provide girls and boys with physical, learning and/or cognitive disabilities the chance to learn the game of lacrosse in an appropriate environment. The program is open to participants ages 8-14. This program offers a way for kids with physical and developmental disabilities to enjoy the sport in a non-competitive and adaptive environment. Coaches and organizational participants will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and skills development on an age and ability appropriate basis.
The program is structured to have middle and high school lacrosse players from local communities teamed as a “buddy” or “mentor” for each adaptive participant. These buddy coaches assist in adapting the skills and teaching methods to the needs of each participant’s ability and specific requirements. Equipment and rules are modified as necessary to meet participant’s needs while maintaining the overall fundamental lacrosse team experience.