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Gulf Coast Lacrosse

Sarasota Area Youth Lacrosse REGISTRATION

WELCOME! Sarasota Area Youth Lacrosse, run through Gulf Coast Lacrosse, is a non-profit intro to lacrosse program powered by volunteers to keep cost low and keep emphasis on instruction in a positive and fun environment.

ABOUT Sarasota Area Youth Lacrosse (SAYL): This program is a community-centered youth lacrosse initiative with the goal to introduce the game of lacrosse to players who want to learn more about the sport, develop players interested in getting better and have fun while playing lacrosse with friends. SAYL is also a place where players can build confidence in their game as they aspire to compete at the highest level. SAYL is excited to be a member of the Florida Gulf Coast Lacrosse League where our teams have the opportunity to compete against other area rec teams and test the skills they learn during the Spring season. All players will be required to have a current USA Lacrosse membership. All coaches will be background screened.


**Our league is powered by volunteers – please consider donating your time to work with us to GROW THE GAME!! No experience is necessary to volunteer – we will support you fully, host train-the-trainer clinics for all coaches, provide age-specific practice plans for use throughout the season and our goal is to pair you with a local volunteer High School player to serve as an additional “assistant coach.” All you need to make a difference is a great attitude, patience and communication.

Gulf Coast Lacrosse (GCL) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing Sarasota area youth with opportunities to learn and play the sport of lacrosse.  We do not want financial capability to prevent a child from being able to participate in our lacrosse programs. We recognize that the combined cost of registration and lacrosse equipment is significant. If these costs are a burden, GCL is prepared to provide assistance when possible.

Should you have additional information to discuss please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Heather Ballew

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Gulf Coast Lacrosse (GCL), is a non-profit community-based organization with the mission to promote the development and accessibility of lacrosse to our areas youth through an inclusive, safe, affordable and fun environment. 

*Gulf Coast Lacrosse is happy to accept both corporate sponsorships and individual donations to help defray the annual expenses.  If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to GCL, please contact us: