The Northern York Lacrosse Club is a non-profit youth sports organization serving the Northern York County School District. Our mission is to organize, develop and promote the sport of lacrosse for boys and girls in elementary through 8th grade.
The Northern York Lacrosse Club is organized as a 501C.7 non profit youth sports organization, incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania.
The club was created by Scott Brisbane and John Barricklow in 2002. Both John and Scott have been involved in a number of youth sports development programs including the Soccer and Baseball associations as a coach, organizer and board member.
The program has seen tremendous growth since inception. Here is the clubs growth plan:
The club will expand the age sensitive team configurations to include Youth, Middle School and High School programs. Depending on the number of participants, players may be selected to compete on an “A” and “B” team as talent and age development dictates. Competition scheduling will be devised to accommodate the various levels of skill development. Teams will be encouraged to compete at the highest level possible. Board members will be recruited to assist in the management of the club.
An aggressive plan will be created to develop the necessary team elements to compete at the High School varsity level with other established local teams.
The inaugural players will have developed their skills to make a case that they can compete with previously established programs. The oldest team should be made up of upper class High School players. A youth development program will be firmly in place.
Each division will seek the appropriate level of competition with the most experienced High School players competing at the Varsity High School and JV levels in the York County Lacrosse League.
Prepare for PIAA high school acceptance and adjust club structure accordingly.
Youth & High school teams were divided. The NYLC is strictly setup for the Youth Levels (U11, U13, & U15). The High school teams will operate independently as a club high school sport for 2 years until the school officially accepts lacrosse as a school sponsored sport (JV & Varsity). The NYLC will operate under revised guidelines and continue to develop the feeder program for the High School teams. The club will continue to grow by primarily targeting youths in the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area. The program will continue to play in the York County Lacrosse League since there is not a Mid-Penn youth league.
Youth Girls program is started with organizational meetings and organized indoor practices. The Wolfpack was awarded the Sportsmanship Award from the YCLA.
U9 boys program is established and will join the YCLA scheduling for U9 boys games. Also an elementary and middle school girls program is expanded to include outdoor practices and scheduled games will begin. The girls program will be a combined team with Red Land & Dover clubs and will be called the Black Dogs. Also the Northern York High School has started an intramural girls high school lacrosse program....this will lead to the formation of a full time girls program in a few years.
2013 The Mechanicsburg portion of the "Wolfpack" split into their own club leaving the majority of the players being Northern York County School District players. Due to this split, the NYLC Board decided that now was the time to bring the lacrosse club more in line with the mission of preparing players for the Northern High School lacrosse teams. Now, as the “Polar Bears” and being purple and white, everyone can connect us with Northern. The new uniforms will be purple and white/grey with a polar bear mascot.