Points of contact
Auburn Youth - Eric Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Auburn Boys Varsity - Paul Holley email@example.com
Auburn Girls Varsity - Maria Black firstname.lastname@example.org
Buck Creek - Ryan Staniscavage email@example.com
Helena Boys Varsity - Kevin Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
Thompson Boys & Girls Varsity - Jayson Shaw email@example.com
Briarwood Lions - Chris Helms firstname.lastname@example.org
Homewood - Michael Wagner email@example.com
Hoover/Spain Park Youth - Candler Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoover BUCS Varsity (Boys) - Romin Hirschy email@example.com
Hoover BUCS Varsity (Girls) - Justin Zellmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntsville Youth - Greg Smith email@example.com
Huntsville Boys Varsity - April Dykes firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Youth - Matt Osborne email@example.com
James Clemens Girls Varsity - Charlie Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org
James Clemens Boys Varsity - Jason Kerr email@example.com
Bob Jones Boys Varsity - Paul Burke firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Brook Youth - Gordon Blair email@example.com
Mountain Brook Boys Varsity - Brant McDuffie firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Mountain (Boys) - Jeff Brancato email@example.com
Oak Mountain (Girls) - Michele Adamson firstname.lastname@example.org
Spain Park JAGS Varsity (Boys) - Robert McCreary email@example.com
Spain Park JAGS Varsity (Girls) - Lisa Milano firstname.lastname@example.org
Trussville - Kristi Miller email@example.com
Vestavia - Jud Bringman firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Draft policy
GBYLA teams for boys & girls 8U through 14U will play a recreational format meaning teams will be drafted in a way to have parity amongst the teams. The League will not have a championship format for these age groups. These age groups will participate in a year-end Jamboree style round robin event.
The GBYLA Mission Statement is to grow participation in our area and expose youth to the game of lacrosse. Community Points of Contact (POC’s) along with Head Coaches are responsible for conducting team drafts for their respective community teams keeping in line with the policies and procedures set forth in this document.
Requirement for Team Selection – If your community program meets the criteria to have more than one (1) team within a single age division, player evaluations shall occur in a skills-based clinic prior to team selection. Player’s age, size, years of experience and lacrosse skills should be recorded utilizing a simple scale. A DRAFT FORM will be provided for use in recording player rankings. Once the data is recorded and teams are ready to be created, the POC and Head Coaches should conduct a SNAKE DRAFT to fill out the rosters for each team with parity as the primary focus. No consideration should be given for assistant coaches, carpooling, friends, etc. Consideration may be given for siblings to play on the same team.
After teams have been selected, the Head Coaches will pull out of a hat to determine which team they will be coaching. If the Head Coach is the parent of a player and their child does not correspond with the team they pulled, their child will be swapped spot for spot with a corresponding player from the Head Coach’s team. A representative of the GBYLA will be available to assist in the SNAKE DRAFT if further clarification is necessary. Once the teams are documented on the provided DRAFT FORM, the form will be submitted to GBYLA Operations Director for review and approval by the GBYLA Board of Director Officers. Teams found not in compliance with this procedure ensuring team parity will be required to re-draft according to the guidelines set above as to such time the drafts are approved by the GBYLA Board of Director Officers.