The mission of the Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association is to develop and support youth lacrosse programs throughout the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan area.
The goal of the Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association is to be a recognized community of players, coaches, officials, parents and volunteer/staff leaders that fosters strong competition, superior sportsmanship, and personal growth for all participants.
The Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association first started as the Birmingham Youth Lacrosse League in the late 1990's. It has grown from two U15 boys’ teams to presently over 125 participating teams for boys & girls 8U through Varsity. The GBYLA has multiple participating community lacrosse programs that operate under the GBYLA umbrella but service their own community programs. Both GBYLA and community lacrosse programs understand the importance for a sense of community amongst those who play, coach, work and follow the game of lacrosse.
The sport of lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the nation and we are proud to represent Alabama in a fun, competitive, positive and supportive environment.