Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse is open to all boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area. We practice in Fox Chapel, PA. We are a non-profit, community based program run by volunteers who are interested in creating a fun and challenging developmental lacrosse progr

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Welcome to the home of Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse (PYLAX)


PYLAX is a Non-Profit organization governed by parent volunteers, and coached by a hybrid team of former and current player head coaches and assistant parent coach volunteers.  Our program is open to all boys and girls in the Pittsburgh area and is consistently one of the premier youth lacrosse programs in Pittsburgh.


We offer competitive and developmental Spring programs for both Boys (from ages 5 to 15) and Girls (from ages 8 to 15).  Most Spring practices and home games take place in or around the Fox Chapel, PA area and our season concludes in June with a road trip to compete in a tournament in Baltimore, the cradle of Lacrosse.



Registration is OPEN!



For the Spring 2018 season there are NEW age classifications as determined by Western PA Youth Lacrosse and US Lacrosse. Please register appropriately:

  • 14U - Graduation Yrs 2022 & 2023 - Grades 7 & 8
  • 12U - Graduation Yrs 2024 & 2025 - Grades 5 & 6
  • 10U - Graduation Yrs 2026 & 2027 - Grades 3 & 4
  •   8U - Graduation Yrs 2028 & 2029 - Grades 1 & 2

 (Kindergarten MAY be allowed to practice/play please contact program director below for details)



For the Spring 2018 season there are NEW age classifications as determined by Western PA girls governing body. Please register appropriately. (Further consolidation of age groups may occur based on total registration numbers in each grade):

  • 14U - Graduation Yr 2022 - 8th Grade
  • 13U - Graduation Yr 2023 - 7th Grade
  • 12U - Graduation Yr 2024 - 6th Grade
  • 11U - Graduation Yr 2025 - 5th Grade
  • 10U - Graduation Yr 2026 - 4th Grade
  •   9U  - Graduation Yr 2027 - 3rd Grade
  •   8U  - Graduation Yr 2028 - 2nd Grade


We also offer fall skills clinics for both advanced as well as developmental players. For the new additions to the PYLAX family these fall clinics are a great way to be introduced to America’s fastest growing sport.  For our returning players the clinics are a great way to keep advancing and developing their skills.


For additional questions relating to the Programs please email:

John Badeer at:    for boys 

and Sara Walsh at:   or Sarah Woodings at:  for girls 


If you have a general question please use the Feedback link or

email us at









Huge news from the Boys side today.  Former PYLAX Player and last year's coach Doc Sczelekta is headed for the 2017 NCAA Division 1 National Championship Tournament with the Air Force Academy.  Let's all cheer on the Falcons and Doc thru the tournament! 

And Here's a Link to Doc's Player Profile:







A big contratulations from the PYLAX family to former Players rostered on the US National Team!


There are currently 4 Shady Side Academy girls that made the US Lacrosse national team (Riley DiFiore, class of 2018, Emmie Lau and Abby Todd, both class of 2019, and Coco Redican, class of 2020), as well as 2 Fox Chapel High School girls (Marissa Hardiman, class of 2019 and Kate Goodwin, class of 2018). 


That means 6 of the 22 players that made the team were from PYLAX!  27%!


Here's a link to a Shady Side article:





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