middle country boys youth lacrosse association, inc.

124 ronkonkoma blvd.
centereach, new york, 11720

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ACTIVE

NYS Filing Date
DECEMBER 23, 2013

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4504448

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SUFFOLK

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NEW YORK

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NONE

NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION

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2013 - MIDDLE COUNTRY BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION, INC.









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  • Around the Web

  • Utah's Holman Vows to 'Be Different' in Building D-I Program, Supporting Youth Game
    By msilva - Monday Jun 26, 2017

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
  • Mercer Island (Wash.) Boys Embark on Historic Trip to Russia
    By mhamilton - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

    Although the itinerary came together in a matter of months, this trip has been years in the making. For Mercer Island Lacrosse, it’s the next step in the process of growing the program. 

    Led by Islanders varsity boys’ coach Ian O’Hearn, who serves as the program director, Mercer Island has become one of the most popular areas for lacrosse in Washington. O’Hearn, who took the reins of the high school team in 2002 and became the state’s all-time winningest coach, also installed youth programs from middle school to kindergarten to help get children involved at an earlier age. As an upstate New York native, he knew he’d have to travel to play the best competition in the country.

    But even with the steady growth of the sport, this trip wasn’t on the radar until last year, and it came about quite simply.

    Ioulia Howard, who was born in Yaroslavl and emigrated to the United States just 17 years ago, regularly visited her relatives back home. She was planning a trip this year when she asked her son, Donnie, if he’d like to come.

    Donnie Howard, a Boston University commit, said he would go if he could bring a friend.

    “Sure,” Ioulia Howard said.

    Time passed, and Donnie Howard came back with another proposal.

    “Mom, what do you think if we could go all together?” he asked.

    “What do you mean all together?” his mother answered.

    “The whole team will go,” Donnie Howard said.

    Ioulia Howard wondered what the team would accomplish in Russia.

    “We are going to teach hockey players to play lacrosse,” Donnie Howard said.

    That got the ball rolling, and Ioulia Howard and Ventsel have since helped hash out the details of an unprecedented encounter of two emerging lacrosse communities.

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
  • How Gender Stereotypes Affect Athlete Development
    By msilva - Monday Sep 11, 2017

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
  • Qatar Lacrosse Association Aims to Break Down Barriers, Impact Global Growth of the Game
    By mschneider - Monday Jul 3, 2017

    With a population of 2.7 million people in Qatar, an oil- and gas-rich nation dependent on imports, Al-Bader and Heywood outlined five main goals: Enhance the quality of participants’ experience, ease access and opportunity for all, strengthen the organization to enhance the capacity to lead and serve, ensure long-term sustainability and elevate the visibility of the sport in Qatar and around the world.

    “Initially, we brought together sports enthusiasts who expressed an interest through our reach-out campaigns for small recreational gatherings,” Al-Bader said. “Most participants had little or no experience of the sport, and we found that hosting clinics provided the perfect platform to introduce lacrosse to junior, youth and adults to learn the fundamentals of the sport and have fun.” 

    In 2016, with an equipment grant from the FIL, they launched a pilot program at GEMS American Academy in Al Wakrah, where fourth-grade students picked up their first lacrosse sticks in their physical education classes. 

    Fast forward to early 2017, and the QLA hosted its inaugural Qatar Lacrosse Invitational Event at the Al Jazi Gardens in West Bay, where four teams – West Bay, Barwa City, Education City, and invitee Dubai Lacrosse — showcased soft-stick lacrosse, which allows newcomers to the sport develop basic tactical, technical and teamwork skills.

    As of May 30, 120 students at the GEMS American Academy have played lacrosse. Stephen Kellet, the elementary school principal, told the Gulf Times that he appreciates how the sport brings their students together through teamwork. Mark Lentz, head of the school, added that lacrosse provides an opportunity to break down social barriers.

    It is that bond that sports provide, regardless of age, gender, or physical ability, Heywood said, that allows its participants to be on an “equal footing.”

    “The nice thing is it’s lacrosse,” DeMarco said. “The people that are involved, they really are not concerned who’s playing, but that they’re playing. It’s great that you have countries in that area now playing, whether it’s Israel (which will host the 2018 FIL men’s world championship), Qatar or United Arab Emirates (which recently expressed interest to the FIL). Our main concern is the growth of the game, so it supersedes everything else.”

    With the FIL’s quest to become recognized by the IOC as an Olympic sport in the near future, Heywood understands the QLA’s potential impact. Before Qatar, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics, had been named the FIL’s 57th member.

    “Sport is far more than medals won and records broken. It is far more than those who compete as athletes. Rather, it stands for a language that everyone understands,” said Heywood, who described the Olympics as a peace symbol first and a sporting event second. “Both Qatar and Greece stand as prominent symbols of what the Olympic Games set out to achieve. … Whether it is building bridges or bringing people together, the real potential of sport isn’t just about going higher, faster and further. It’s also about enabling humanitarian development and peace-building efforts through its own language, and although sport and politics simply cannot escape each other, they remain as interlinked as the Olympic rings themselves.”

    It is “not a matter of if, but when” lacrosse will be featured in the Olympics once again, Heywood added.

    While it may be unlikely that Qatar will field teams in upcoming FIL events, as its natives continue to learn the sport and advance through the QLA’s designed performance pathways, it has been a worthwhile experience for Heywood to witness barriers crumbling during times of turmoil.  

    “It is not an easy project to undertake, yet it is very rewarding all the same,” Heywood said. “We look forward to having a meaningful impact on the sport's global development going forward.”

    Source: US Lacrosse Magazine
  • No foul play: Burundi robotics teens likely meant to vanish
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press - Thursday Jul 20, 2017

    A member of the Burundi-American community was a little more straightforward, saying he has little doubt the teens are seeking asylum, though he emphasized he had no direct knowledge of the situation.Police in D.C. posted missing-person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens, who had last been seen at the FIRST Global Challenge around the time of Tuesday's final matches.FIRST Global President Joe Sestak, a former congressman from Pennsylvania, made the initial call to the police, according to a FIRST Global statement.According to police reports, the teens were traveling on U.S. visas good for one year.Hassan Ahmad, an immigration lawyer in northern Virginia not involved in the situation, said that if the teens apply for asylum in the U.S., Immigration and Customs Enforcement could seek to detain them pending removal proceedings.Oscar Niyiragira, chairman of the United Burundian-American Community Association Inc., said many in the community feel Canada offers better odds for asylum, particularly now that the Trump administration has taken a harsh stance on immigration.In January, Human Rights Watch reported that members of a pro-government youth militia had "brutally killed, tortured, and severely beaten scores of people across the country in recent months."Abuses included driving a knife into the eye of one victim and beating a 15-year-old boy to death, the rights group said, accusing Burundi's government of being unwilling to restrain youth militia members.

    Source: SFGATE.com: Top News Stories
  • Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press - Friday Jul 21, 2017

    A member of the Burundi-American community says he has little doubt the teens are seeking asylum, though he emphasized he had no direct knowledge of the situation.Police in D.C. posted missing-person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens, who had last been seen at the FIRST Global Challenge around the time of Tuesday's final matches.FIRST Global President Joe Sestak, a former congressman from Pennsylvania, made the initial call to the police, according to a FIRST Global statement.According to police reports, the teens were traveling on U.S. visas good for one year.Hassan Ahmad, an immigration lawyer in northern Virginia not involved in the situation, said that if the teens apply for asylum in the U.S., Immigration and Customs Enforcement could seek to detain them pending removal proceedings.Oscar Niyiragira, chairman of the United Burundian-American Community Association Inc., said many in the community feel Canada offers better odds for asylum, particularly now that the Trump administration has taken a harsh stance on immigration.In January, Human Rights Watch reported that members of a pro-government youth militia had "brutally killed, tortured, and severely beaten scores of people across the country in recent months."Abuses included driving a knife into the eye of one victim and beating a 15-year-old boy to death, the rights group said, accusing Burundi's government of being unwilling to restrain youth militia members.

    Source: SFGATE.com: Top News Stories