Fellow BYLA Parents,
Welcome all to the BYLA Spring 2014 registration. Here is a quick guide to get you going.
Registration: Please go on-line now...registration is open for all grades, K-8. Please visit bronxvillelacrosse.org and register for the Spring LAX season today. Once there, look to your left and click theeREGISTER ONLINEbutton at the top of the column.
US Lacrosse: As usual, BYLA's program insurance is provided through your individual, $25 annual memberships in US Lacrosse. For this reason, US Lacrosse Membership is mandatory in order to play for BYLA. No player will be allowed to participate in practice, games, clinics or tournaments without a valid US Lacrosse membership through August 2014. We require active USL membership through August in order to cover any late season activity as well as any summer camp activity (BYLA and other programs) so that our players are not "falling off the insurance grid" either mid-season or mid-summer. Our site is integrated with the USL site and you will be asked to do two transactions, one for USL and finally the registration for BYLA. If you are current with USL but your membership would expire before August 2014, USL will re-up your membership and credit you for time left on your current membership...i.e., you will not forfeit any membership time.
Grade participation: Grade participation sizes and spots available has been closely aligned with the field and coaching resources available to us. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality opportunity for all in the program. Grade level participation is not arbitrary but carefully thought out. Should you have any questions about it please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it.
2014 BYLA TEAMS & COACHES
2014 Girls Coordinator – Joanie Berkery Coaches: Girls Kindergarten: Alec Parsons, John Sheehan, Katharine Outcalt Girls 1: Scott Bacigalupo Girls 2: Melinda Dempsey, Chris Martinelli & Scott Bacigalupo Girls 3: Joanie Berkery & Sharon Robinson Girls 4: Joselyn Grafstein with Mike Finley & Tom Sipple Girls 5:Pam Intorcia with Melinda Dempsey, Katharine Outcalt & Jean Formato Girls 6A:Christin Alicea with Susan Finch Moore Girls 6B:Deana Welsch with Susan Finch Moore Girls 7A:Nichole Locher with Ed Sondey Girls 7/8 Senior:Pam Intorcia with Guy Corcoran Girls 8A:Jackie Proch with Joanie Berkery
2014 Boys Coordinator – Brennan Warble Coaches: Boys Kindergarten: Guy Corcoran & Anthony Marciano Boys 1: Peter McSherry & Scott Robinson Boys 2: Dana Arrighi, Jon Atkeson, Brendan Dolan, Alec Parsons & Tom Sipple Boys 3:Erich Smith with Ed Sondey & John Doyle Boys 4: Brendan Dolan, Chris Scotti, Dean Dakolias & John Sheehan Boys 5:Jake Burns with Jon Atkeson & Peter McSherry Boys 6A:Ryan Penner with Bill Miller Boys 6B:George Rohonczy with Bill Miller Boys 7A:Matthias McCall with Bill Gay Boys 7/8 Senior:Bryan Bagala & Erich Smith with Guy Corcoran Boys 8A:Chris Hanlon & Max Garofalo with Jason Alberghine
This should be a smooth process and we are happy to help if needed. If you have any registration issues, please contact Murdoch McBride at 917-680-0782.
We hope you have a great season! BYLA Registration
BYLA Winter Lacrosse Registration is Open!
Register today for BYLA Winter Lacrosse at bronxvillelacrosse.org. All sessions take place indoors at the Underdome in nearby Mt. Vernon.
BYLA WINTER LACROSSE 2013-2014
for Girls and Boys in Grades 1-6
Welcome to the BYLA 2013-2014 Winter Lacrosse Program. This is one of BYLA’s most popular programs and it is considered a valuable experience for those wishing to improve their skills and to keep a stick in their hands in the off season. This year, our winter program will follow many of the scheduling and program outlines of our successful past seasons, but we have added certain enhancements and modifications based on experience and the recommendations of both our membership and BYLA coaches.
The program will feature hired coaches. There will be no parent coaches in Grades 3-4-5-6, but parent coaches may volunteer for Grades 1-2. To volunteer, please contact Guy Corcoran directly at
The cost of the program is $250. Players are required to provide their own equipment and they should come to each session with the equipment required for their grade. This means helmets, pads, mouth guards etc. Each player should also bring their own water bottle. The BYLA Code of Conduct will be enforced and we encourage all participants, new and old to refer to the code on our website and to familiarize themselves with it. As usual, we expect each of you to have a full and rewarding experience in the Winter Season.
The Winter Lacrosse program will be run on Saturday mornings between 9 AM-12 Noon at the Underdome in Mount Vernon (This is off the Hutch near Target and directions are available on the BYLA site).
Field 1 – 6th Grade Girls
Field 2 – 5th Grade Girls
Field 3 – 6th Grade Boys
10am - 11am
Field 1 – 5th Grade Boys
Field 2 - 4thGrade Boys
Field 3- 3rd Grade Boys
Field 1 – 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
Field 2 – 1st & 2nd Grade Girls
Field 3 – 1st & 2nd Grade Boys
Please note that like every year, schedules and field assignments are planned ahead and are subject to change and adjustment based on the actual number of registrations for any given age/gender.
Winter Session Dates
You should register for BYLA Winter Lacrosse at bronxvillelacrosse.org. As with all BYLA programs, you must be a current member of US Lacrosse, the national governing body for lacrosse, which provides our insurance.
Jim Burns Passes Following Motorbike Accident in Eastchester
Popular Coach was Founding BYLA Board Member & Most Successful Coach in Association's 10-year History
[Update: Monday, September 23, 4:00 PM–
An investigation of the accident is ongoing and is being conducted by the Eastchester Police with the assistance of the County Police Accident Investigations Unit, which was also at the scene. Jim was apparently riding a 2008 Yamaha motorbike (scooter) and was heading west on Highland Avenue (near Powell, and in the vicinity of California Road ) at the time of the accident. Police said he was wearing a helmet. He was found by a passerby who called the authorities. He was tended to by police, fire and paramedics; the latter transported him to Sound Shore Medical Center. Lt. Robert Jensen of the Eastchester Police was at the scene, though he arrived after the investigation had begun. Lt. Jensen said that it was believed that Jim had suffered head trauma. Results of the investigation will be forthcoming, and Jensen explained that such investigations take time and that a period of weeks or a month, perhaps even longer is common before the results are released.
Services and viewing for Jim Burns are being arranged by the McGrath Funeral Home, 20 Cedar Street, Bronxville, New York, 10708. Phone 914-337-6770. Viewing hours: Thursday, September 26 from 2-4 PM and again that evening from 7-9 PM. Mass will be at St. Joseph's Church located at the corner of Cedar Street and Kraft Avenue, directly across from McGrath's on Friday, September 27 at 10 AM. ]
It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jim Burns' passing in a motorbike accident on September 22 in Eastchester, New York.
As many of you may remember, Jim was a founding member of the BYLA Board (2001-2005) and was a celebrated coach who worked with boys and girls lacrosse teams over the past 10 years.
Jim Burns was, without question, BYLA's most successful coach. Starting in 2004 with what was then the Boys 3 team, Coach Burns selected what would become a great team and worked with them right through to the high school program. His success, and that of the fabled "Burns Team," paralleled BYLA's history in Bronxville and fueled much of the program's popularity and growth in its early years. Burns also introduced the first summer lacrosse travel program in Bronxville and recently stepped in to help coach the Boys 7 and Girls 6 teams last spring.
Through his role working within BYLA, Jim brought lacrosse to a new level in Bronxville. But, he did this wherever he was.
Originally from Long Island, Jim Burns had roots in Manhasset, where he played and coached lacrosse for over 45 years. Jim was extremely uncomfortable talking about himself, but some highlights from his career are impossible to overlook. At Manhasset, he coached the travel team for three years, where they were runners up for the LI Championship in his first year as coach. The team won the LI Division 1 Championship in his second year and placed third in his third year. His players' efforts led to him being named a Long Island All-Star coach for two years running. Two of his players (now men) were recently inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame and at least another four went on to be named All-American. Over 90 percent of Coach Burns' players went on to play lacrosse in college and one of the things that Jim was most proud of was that he still heard from “his guys.”
At Bronxville, Jim Burns personally coached the Class of 2011 boys from third grade through eighth grade, and being on his team meant being part of a family and a group that was committed to excellence. They were ranked in the top four of lacrosse communities, which included Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield and New Haven counties (they had a winning record against Yorktown A, John Jay A, New Canaan A, etc.). Though they never did beat Garden City, which had been one of the stories of his life, two of the boys in the Burns Team were named All American and are now playing Division I lacrosse.
Coaching lacrosse was a great passion for Jim, and he was able to guide young talents through the youth program to high levels of college competition. Like many coaches, he often coached his own son but, like a rising tide, he floated all boats and was exceptionally generous with advice, support and sharing opportunities for all the boys on his team and even with fellow coaches.
He was dedicated to the game and taught commitment, discipline and integrity in his coaching. One of his favorite quotes was, “Hard work, discipline and attitude will win over natural ability in not just lacrosse but every endeavor."
Jim Burns is survived by his three daughters Katie, Allison, Kelsey, and his son Jake (an original member of the "Burns Team"), and his mother and a brother. Funeral arrangements for Coach Burns are being arranged at McGrath and Son Funeral Home in Bronxville.