Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to the development of lacrosse in the Southwest Metro, Bear Creek, Green Mountain, and Lakewood area by providing boys the opportunity to learn and play the game in a fun and challenging atmosphere.
Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse is excited for another season of Spring Ball. We organize two or three practices per week and will play in six regular season games with post season playoffs (league dependent).
Minimum Bi-Weekly practices with team training and individual instruction.
New player clinics
Experienced Player clinics, additional charges may apply
Access to a customized team store with custom market gear.
BCJSA Administrative Fee ($31) Includes: Office Space, Overhead, Opportunity to Play, Scholarship Fund, Tax Preparation/Compliance, Background Checks, Positive Coaching Alliance membership fee, credit card fees, web-site (league athletics) fees, etc. None of the BCJSA board members, directors, or coaches are paid; we are 100% volunteers.
AYL Lacrosse League Fee - This includes officials, championship tournament, & regular season games.
Outdoor Fields for Practice & Games*
Registration fee does not include:
Uniform, cleats, player equipment (protective pads and sticks).
Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health authorities, The AYL is implementing new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
Throughout the AYL organization, we are adopting these new measures effective immediately. We cannot stress enough how vital it is that all AYL participants adhere to these guidelines.
AYL is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.
Maintain Good Hygiene Practices
All AYL volunteers, membership and participants in AYL sanctioned events should be aware of the coronavirus risk and take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to germs. This includes maintaining good hygiene practices. We strongly recommend the following:
Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose – with a tissue, if possible – when coughing or sneezing, then properly discard the tissue in the trash
Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick
Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you are sick stay home!!!! Don’t attend any practice or game.
Advice from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has a specific Q&A regarding the virus in children:
Q: Are children more susceptible to the virus that causes COVID-19 compared with the general population and how can infection be prevented?
A: No, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible...
We will provide updates related to these new measures or let you know about any additional precautions to take if and when they become necessary. We appreciate your cooperation in following these new procedures as we work together to maintain the highest health and safety standards as an organization.
We will be looking at the decisions made my CHSAA and the local public schools on what decisions we will make in the future.
1. Safety: Bear Creek Lacrosse is committed to the safety of your child and our parents and family members. Each coach has a first aide kit and our lacrosse program has three AED's distributed to our coaches at our games/practices. (Click to learn about this - then scroll about half way down the page). All of our coaches and assistants are concussion certified and have completed child safe background checks. Take just a few moments to read this information (Click Here) why AED's on so important to have on the sidelines!
2. Coaching: Each of our coaches and assistant coaches strives to ensure that your child has fun playing lacrosse for Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse. Each completes the PCA Double Goal coach training, head coaches are US Lacrosse Level I certified (or higher) and all are US Lacrosse Members.
3. Fun is Essential: Having fun while being safe is without question the most important component of any sport experience at any age or level. Whether you are a parent of a young child or a veteran coach, it is absolutely critical that your kids enjoy themselves when they play.
The reasons for this are somewhat obvious but important to reinforce. When kids have fun, they are more likely to continue to play. Fostering a love of exercise and athletic involvement has life-long benefits, including improved physical and mental health as well as academic performance. When kids don't have fun, they are less likely to play the next season and may drop out of sports altogether.
Researchers have found that anywhere from 30-70% of kids drop out of sports by the time they are 13 years old, and the number one reason why they quit is that they aren't having any fun. From US Lacrosse (Click Here for Full Article) While some programs/clubs will tell you how many kids are playing on top elite teams, we'll show pictures of kids smiling! We like to say, "We are winning regardless of what the scoreboard reads!"
4. Close-knit Group: It is our desire to create a fun community environment where our parents and our players become friends on and off the field.
5Non-Profit: Many youth organizations are "for profit", while Bear Creek Junior Sports Association (BCJSA) and Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse are 100% volunteer run, non-profit organizations. This is important as everyone in our program is here for the kids and we are only only interested in your child's best interests, it is not just a job to us.
Did you know?
Lacrosse is the oldest American game; Native Americans have played the game long before our colonies were settled. In effort to promote the purest and best values of the game, US Lacrosse has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to promote positive coaching and good sportsmanship throughout the sport of lacrosse. Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse (BCYL) also supports this movement and hopes that you will continue to enjoy playing for your BCYL team or join one of our youth teams.
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Thank you visiting and we hope to see you wearing a Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse jersey soon!
Join Bear Creek for a two session lacrose clinic series:
Session 1 - Skills and Speed
Date: Sunday, April 18 2021
Join Mark Stapor for a general skills clinic where lacrosse skills will be refined under the guidance of a former Division I players and coaches. The skills clinic will be followed by a speed clinic coached by Matt Remaley from Team Speed. Team Speed's expert trainers and state-of-the-art equipment provide athletes with the lacrosse training tools they need to take their game to the next level.
Session 2 - Shooting, defense and Speed
Date: Sunday, May 2 2021
Join us for a defense and shooting clinic where lacrosse defensive positioning and shooting skills will be refinded. The shooting and defense clinic will be followed by the second session of the speed clinic coached by Matt Remaley from Team Speed.
Cost: Free to currently registered players
Location: Bear Creek High School, 9800 W Dartmouth Pl, Lakewood, CO 80227
Mark Stapor - Former Mount St. Mary’s University (Division I) Attackman and former Assistant Coach of Wagner College (Division I), Current Director of True Colorado.
Matt Remaley - Born and raised in the Highlands Ranch area, Matt joins Sterling’s Team Speed staff as a highly energized, committed, and results-oriented personal trainer/coach. Matt has trained under Sterling’s direction since he was 13 years old. Over these 10+ years with Sterling, Matt has been exposed to and benefited from a wide variety of techniques, tools and knowledge that he incorporates in his trainings today.