2018 Youth Boys Rules Interpretation Video

OYLA Boundary Guidelines i.e who you should play for

OYLA Boundary Rules and Best Practices

The Rule - New Players

Beginning in September 2016 all new players to OYLA must compete for the youth lacrosse program which feeds the public high school they will attend based on the current boundaries in which they live. The only exceptions to this rule for new players are:


  1. Players attending private schools may play for their local community program or CYO.
  2. Players in districts without a program should contact OYLA to be assigned to a program near them.
  3. All programs will be responsible for following these rules and must be ready to comply with OYLA audits at any times.


Players may not switch back and forth between private and their local community based programs.

The Rule - Returning Players

Beginning in September 2017 all players in OYLA must compete for the youth lacrosse program which feeds the public high school they will attend based on the current boundaries in which they live. 


Exceptions to this rule which are disclosed and approved by the OYLA board will be allowed based on the following criteria:


  1. Once a player has played for a program for more than 3 years and is in the 6th grade or higher, he will be allowed to remain with a program even if his family moves outside the boundary to continue to play with his friends. If the player switches to the new program, he can not go back. Younger siblings will be required to play for the new program.
  2. Once a player has played for a program for more than 3 years and is in the 6th grade or higher, he will be allowed to remain with a program even if changing school boundaries would move him to another program. Younger siblings will be required to play for the new program.
  3. If a player has played for CYO for more than 3 years and is in the 6th grade or higher but no longer attends private school, he will be allowed to continue to play for CYO.


All programs will be responsible for following these rules and must be ready to comply with OYLA audits at any times.

The Penalties

Any program that knowingly violates this rule will suffer the following penalties:


  1. First Offense - No participation in select games / tournaments for one year.
  2. Second Offense - No participation in select games / tournaments for two year.
  3. Third Offense - No participation in select games / tournaments until board president is removed and new leadership agrees to follow OYLA rules.