The Southern Maryland Youth
Lacrosse Association was started over 20 years ago by three founding charter
organizations: Bowie Lacrosse Club, Calvert Lacrosse Club and Prince Georges
Lacrosse Club. Our organization has grown dramatically over the years and
we now provide an outstanding lacrosse experience for over 1800 young men
between the ages of 7 and 15 years old spanning five Counties in the great
state of Maryland.
We currently have two
Conferences, the CHESAPEAKE and the POTOMAC conferences. Each
conference provides our teams with similar skill levels with which to
compete. Each conference has its own end-of-season tournament in which
teams compete for a SMYLA Championship Title.
SMYLA championship tournament is held the weekend before Memorial Day. Each
team is seeded in the tournament according to their overall season record.
The tournament is held at the beautiful Bowie Lacrosse Complex (also known
as Mitchellville Fields) with the championship games being played on the
state-of-the-art synthetic turf field in Bowie's beautiful Allan's Pond
Park. This tournament attracts thousands of lacrosse enthusiasts throughout
the entire weekend. While our U9 Bantams and U7 Scoopers don't compete for
an end of season title, they do play in a round-robin style tournament
during SMYLA Tournament Weekend.
Our league is headed by
U.S. Lacrosse Hall-of-Fame inductee Lenny Casalino.
We are always looking to expand. If your
club is interested in joining SMYLA or you have any questions regarding the
Southern Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association please feel free to contact us
For more information on on
lacrosse please visit
U.S Lacrosse, the nationally governing body