The Drexel Hill Raider's Youth Boy's Lacrosse Teams belong to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA - http://sepyla.org).
SEPYLA is THE youth boys lacrosse league in our area and is comprised of teams from Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware Counties plus Wilmington, DE and Moorestown, NJ.
Six boy's lacrosse organizations formed SEPYLA in 1987 to encourage the growth of the sport at the youth level and ultimately to develop strong high school programs in the greater Philadelphia region. Today, 25+ years later, SEPYLA has over nearly 40 member organizations and has spawned youth leagues in Chester County, Lehigh County and New Jersey. The high school programs with players from SEPYLA’s members rank among the most competitive in the nation.
Since its inception, SEPYLA has focused on the creation of community-based programs generally consistent with school district boundaries. SEPYLA has and continues to believe that teams will only improve if they play the best competition available. Consequently, SEPYLA’s rules encouraged members to field teams in its most competitive divisions and discouraged players from playing outside their community in order to provide a competitive schedule for its member organizations and ultimately spread and improve our great game. At the same time, however, SEPYLA recognizes that unique circumstances sometimes warrant exceptions if such circumstances creates an opportunity to play lacrosse where one would not otherwise exist.
Eligibility/Locale: No member organization of SEPYLA shall permit a player to participate in any SEPYLA game who does not reside within the member’s school district boundaries or such other boundaries established by SEPYLA’s by-laws unless expressly authorized by the Competition Committee for that season only and such player may not participate in a league game until expressly authorized by the Competition Committee. All requests for exceptions must be submitted directly to the Competition Committee by the player’s parent or legal guardian. No request from a member organization is permitted. Recruiting of players from outside a Member’s boundaries is prohibited.
If a player wishes to ask for an exception to this rule, the parent/guardian of the player must email the Chairman of the Competition Commitee with specific reasons why an exception should be granted. Please review more information regarding this on SEPYLA's website - click here.