CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - This past Saturday (April 14), Harvard Athletics hosted it's 7th Annual Youth Lacrosse Day at the Harvard Atheltics Complex, in conjunction with the Mass Bay Girl's Lacrosse League (MBGLL).
Seven teams from the MBGLL made the trip to Harvard and started the day at 8 a.m. with a series of scrimmages on the Cummnock fields.
Following the scrimmages, the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) hosted talks for both the parents and the kids in attendance. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with a focus on changing the culture of youth sports to create a more positive, character-building experience. They work with coaches, administrators, parents and youth sport organizations to achieve this goal.
Following the talks, the kids and parents were treated to pizza as they watched the Harvard women's lacrosse team take on Princeton in Harvard Stadium. To wrap up the day, the kids had the chance to meet and get autographs from the Crimson players on the field following the game.
The Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League is operated out of Eastern Massachusetts, organizing a program for over 10,000 young girls' lacrosse players. The MBGLL currently represents over 80 towns with over 400 teams spanning from first to eighth grade. Their mission is to promote girls' youth lacrosse in an environment that emphasizes fun, while developing skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and integrity.