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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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The Means To Play
08/14/2017
An amazing article written about the journey that Don Wilson, founder...
2017 FALL SPORTS ACADEMY
08/13/2017
About Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse: Our Motto “Building...
BYLSA Saturday Academy
07/07/2017
The various benefits of BYLSA Saturday Academy are:  •...
 
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
2017 FALL SPORTS ACADEMY

About Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse: Our Motto “Building a Bridge to New Horizons” describes how our programs help our youth players beyond the sports field, classroom and in life. We are the Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse Sports Academy! We focus on helping children stay active, eat healthy, study hard, and learn essential life skills. Youth in The City of Bridgeport lack opportunity and exposure. Because of their isolation and lack of resources, many opportunities aren’t available to youth in Bridgeport. There’s no mountain climbing, cliff diving, white water rafting, or skiing – the activities that I experienced as a youth growing up in Greenwich CT and Jamaica– those which shaped my life by exposing me to the world and diverse people. (This isolation and lack of resources), I feel that Bridgeport youth are affected by not even knowing what is available to them, apart from violence and poverty. And for many families with children interested in playing a sport, the decision often must be made to pay bills vs. take on an extracurricular activity and all its responsibilities. 


The various benefits of BYLSA Fall 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.

Since 2006, Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse (BYL) has provided Sports training and educational services in the form of Saturday Academy (tutoring, SAT Prep, college prep mock interviews, and mentoring), clinics, camps, after-school, travel teams, elite travel and in-house leagues to underserved, underprivileged youth in the Bridgeport metro area. Currently, BYL serves over 350 youth in Bridgeport metro area. BYL has become a unique sports learning, mentoring, and networking sports academy. Providing Lacrosse, Flag Football, Track & Field and this fall, Soccer and Field Hockey. 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 Sports Academy 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, Individual training, sports education, college prep, and networking program. 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 08/13/2017
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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