Striving to impact youth in the development of self-confidence, self-discipline, and dedication for the skills necessary to succeed in sports and in life, thus building better citizens.

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Striving to impact youth in the development of self-confidence, self-discipline, and dedication for the skills necessary to succeed in sports and in life. 
 

 

Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse Sports Academy (BYLSA) has been committed to increasing awareness and opportunity for urban youth in the sport of lacrosse since 2006. By creating strategic alliances and partnerships locally, state, and nationally, we "Strive To Impact Youth In The Development Of Self-Confidence, Self-Discipline, And Dedication For The Skills Necessary To Succeed In Sports And Life”. One of BYLSA’s biggest goals is to diminish the disparity between sports programs available to Bridgeport’s urban youth as compared to their suburban counterparts.

The epidemic of gun violence and gangs effecting our communities WILL diminish with the introduction of positive role models and mentors. By working to change social conditions through non-traditional programs, advocacy, public awareness and community education - Fostering a culture of sports to end the youth violence that plague our city - bringing people together, from diverse background, creating constructive dialogue and finding solutions through youth lead initiatives. We will create a self-sustaining youth sports academy which will support the City of Bridgeport’s most vulnerable and underserved youth population and beyond.

BYLSA currently serves over 350 youth. BYLSA is the only program of its kind in Bridgeport CT that offers youth the chance to experience a unique opportunities not offered in all inner city environments. It gives the participants a constructive, supervised activity to learn new skills, develop sportsmanship, experience leadership opportunities, and to get ample exercise. BYLSA offers educational services, college prep, peer counseling, non-traditional sports AND our crowning jewels- our S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math Programs), Mental Health Counselors, and Nutrition programs. 

 

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2018 Spring Lacrosse Academy
12/10/2017
JOIN THE FASTEST GAME ON TWO FEET The various benefits of BYLSA...
The Means To Play
08/14/2017
An amazing article written about the journey that Don Wilson, founder...
BYLSA Saturday Academy
07/07/2017
The various benefits of BYLSA Saturday Academy are:  •...
 
2018 Spring Lacrosse Academy

JOIN THE FASTEST GAME ON TWO FEET

The various benefits of BYLSA Spring Programs: 
• families are exposed to a new sport and discipline, 
• students will develop a connection to academics and sports at an early age, 
• an increased amount of new role models are introduced to the community, and 
• students can continue to build their skills over time thereby increasing their chances of becoming outstanding players leading to scholarships in higher education.


by posted 12/10/2017
The Means To Play

An amazing article written about the journey that Don Wilson, founder of Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse, traveled to acheive his dream of creating a premier lacrosse program in Bridgeport, CT. The article goes into detail of how Don used to commute to Greenwich everyday and the differences between the two cities. A difference is exactly what Don wanted to make for some Bridgeport kids who did not realize what resources were at their disposal. If you would like to donate to BYL, feel free to click the donate link in the top right corner of the page.  


by posted 08/14/2017
BYLSA Saturday Academy

The various benefits of BYLSA Saturday Academy are: 

• Trumbull Gardens families are exposed to a new sport and discipline, 
• students are developing a connection to academics and sports at an early age, 
• an increased amount of new role models are introduced to the community, and 
• students can continue to build their skills over time thereby increasing their chances of becoming outstanding players leading to scholarships in higher education.

Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse partners with The Lighthouse Program, The Mayors Sub-Committee on Youth and Sports, PURE Martial Arts and Fitness, DAC Athleticz, MUDD Academy to offer tutoring services (Reading, Writing, Math, and peer counseling), Jewel of Joy Counseling Services and many other community partners to deliver the necessary services our youth so desperately need. Our relationship with The City of Bridgeport has been a huge part of our success and has guided our principles and growth every step of the way for the past ten years. 

BYLSA has developed into a unique sports academy which features year round mentoring, after school programs, summer camps, sports and education networking program.  Providing Lacrosse, Flag Football, Track & Field and adding Soccer and Field Hockey in the fall of 2017. These programs caters to youth who would like to learn a new sport, embrace a new challenge, think outside the box, and take part in the fastest growing sports in the country.

Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse Summer Camp is hosted at The Trumbull Gardens Multi-Purpose Center. Tuesday - Thursday 1pm-5pm. Kids are introduced to new sports like Lacrosse, Flag Football, Track & Field, Boxing, and a variety of activities. 


The Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Thank You, 
Don Wilson, 
President and Founder of Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse

 

 


by Master Admin posted 07/07/2017
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