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Central Dauphin East Jr Lacrosse

Purpose & Values


Our purpose is to grow the sport and grow the kids.  We strive to be recognized as one of the top programs in the Mid-Penn Youth Lacrosse Association (MPYLA) and make our future high school athletes more competitive.

We will grow the sport by making it affordable and inclusive for new players, and more importantly, by creating an environment where our current players keep coming back.  We will focus our recruiting efforts on multi-sport athletes and extending our reach into the CD East schools.

We will grow the kids by teaching and following our core values below.


Our core values are the following:

  1.  Honor the Game - We honor the game of lacrosse with good sportsmanship towards: 
    1. Our coaches
    2. Our teammates
    3. Our opponents
    4. Our referees
  2. Play hard & have fun - Effort means more than the score.
  3. Get better – Every practice, every game, we will learn and improve.  Mistakes are ok and are opportunties to be better.

Winning is more than a final score. If we follow our core values, we believe our student athletes will be winners on and off the field.

Last, we feel all players should get meaningful playing time in games - minimum 1 quarter of the game.  If we are playing a good team, the A players will get more playing time.  If we are playing a not-so-good team, the B players should get more playing time.  Over the course of a season, it should balance out assuming everything else is equal.

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About US

Our goal is to grow the sport!  With that in mind...

  • First-year players are free
  • Loaner equipment is free for first-year players 
  • Returning players can rent equipment for a low cost:
    • ‚Äč$75 helmet rental fee – refunded at time of return
    • $100 stick and protective gear rental fee – $50 refunded at time of return

Experience lacrosse risk-free!



Central Dauphin East Jr Lacrosse (CDEJL) is a youth recreational lacrosse club for the Central Dauphin East school district.  We are the feeder system for Central Dauphin East High School and surrounding areasGo Panthers!

We are part of the Mid-Penn Youth Lacrosse Association (MPYLA), which is composed of the following teams:

Bellefonte, Carlisle, Central Dauphin East, Central Dauphin Rams, Central Susquehanna, Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, Danville, Hershey, Lower Dauphin, Mechanicsburg, Palmyra, State College, & West Shore


Our club has 4 different teams based on age:

  • 8U
    • 6 - 8 year olds
    • K - 2nd grade
  • 10U: 
    • 9 - 10 year olds
    • 3rd grade - 4th grade
  • 12U: 
    • 11 - 12 year olds
    • 5th grade - 6th grade
  • 14U: 
    • 13 - 14 year olds
    • 7th grade - 8th grade

For more information on which age group your lacrosse player falls into, visit USA Lacrosse’s Age Reference Table.