Teach Not Tell

"Teach not Tell" is our philosophy in promoting game technique, lacrosse systems, and skills. We want players to have a stronger grasp on the game so they can ultimately succeed at the next level. The better understanding of the game coupled with the ability to make reads and reactions quicker allows individuals to player smart. The smarter the player, the faster they can play.

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DLA Mission

"Development of the person and player" is the focus. Along with skill development the goal is to become a better player while learning life skills through setting attainable goals, overcoming adversity, playing with character, integrity and good sportsmanship. Winning and losing is not the overall focus but learning to play fast, play smart, play at a high level and competing against players from all over the state and the country to become a better player is.

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SYLA will provide a safe, fun and positive environment that fosters good sportsmanship and citizenship while learning the skills necessary to play the great game of lacrosse.

Our coaches will teach fundamental skills and rules appropriate for each age group and insure playing time for ALL athletes in scrimmages, games and/or tournaments.

Beginning athletes will be taught field positions, develop fundamental skills and a sense of fair play.

Experienced players refine their skills and learn advanced position and team play.

Skills are reinforced through playing opportunities for ALL athletes through scrimmages, games and/or tournaments.

Equal playing time is emphasized for beginning and intermediate athletes.

The advanced athlete is challenged with a competitive team and game experience.


SILVERBACKS teams are comprised of boys in five age levels.

7U (Boys & Girls program) All players must born before 8/31/2011.  This is geared to “NEW TO THE GAME” players.  Stick and soft balls only.  Great to “try out” lacrosse!  Fee includes player stick.  1 hour practices from 6:00-7:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays.  No travel.


8U All players must born from 9/1/2009 and younger.

10U All players must born from 9/1/2007 through 8/31/2009.

12U All players must born from 9/1/2005 through 8/31/2007.

14U All players must born from 9/1/2003 through 8/31/2005


All boys are required to have the following equipment for all age groups. Stick, Lacrosse Helmet with NOCSAE approved safety seal, Mouth Guard, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads, Gloves, Cup and Supporter, and Molded Rubber Cleats/Spikes.

7U participants only need a stick (provided by program) and mouthpiece. Gloves and eye protection are optional.


7U (Boys & Girls programs) = $150.00 / 8U-14U (Boys programs) = $220 early registration fee for Boys and Girls up until February 28, 2018. Late Registration = add $15 beginning March 1, 2018. Includes team shorts and reversible jersey.  NO refunds for any reason (including injury/illness after registering for the aforementioned programs.

***All PLAYERS and COACHES are required to have a current membership with US Lacrosse.***


All SBLA athletes must join US Lacrosse. Membership is $30.00 and provides comprehensive insurance for our athletes for one year. In addition, athletes receive a subscription to Lacrosse Magazine.



Families registering more than one child receive a $10 registration fee discount for each additional child. Scholarship help is available to families needing assistance with registration fees. E-mail: SilverbacksLacrosse@gmail.com prior to registering for more information.  No discounts can be provided once you register.


The DYLA (Delmarva Youth Lacrosse Association) runs the Spring Lacrosse season. It will begin for SILVERBACKS Tuesday, March 13 through May 20.

Boys Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 pm.

NEW Location = Carrie Downie Elementary at 1201 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720.

All league games will be played on Sunday afternoons for the Boys Division. However, some games could be played on Thursday evenings and/or Saturday. Start times for games usually begin at 1:00 PM, but can vary from weekend to weekend up to 4:00 PM on the weekends. Weeknight games could start at 6:30 PM. Game sites to be determined.

New 7U program only participates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All of our teams travel to various game locations in Delaware.

TOURNAMENT – Sunday May 20
DYLA hosts a round robin tournament at the conclusion of our regular season schedule. The tentative date for our tournament will be Sunday, May 20.. All boys and girls youth teams throughout Delaware will participate in an exciting fun day event playing teams from Delaware and surrounding out-of-state youth lacrosse programs.


Our first Boys practice will be held on Tuesday March 13th. at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Practice site and Home games will be held at the Carrie Downie Elementary at 1201 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720.


SBLA depends on the support of parents. We need parents to make sure that their athletes arrive to practice sessions and games on time. Parents are needed to provide refreshments for games such as oranges and be available to carpool for away games. If parents are interested in becoming a Lacrosse coach or referee contact your local team rep for more information.



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