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Fall Ball Safety Protocols
CYLA Fall Safety Protocols Our priorities are communal health...
2020 TryLax at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs based Patriots Lacrosse hosted a US Lacrosse TryLax...
Fall Ball Safety Protocols

CYLA Fall Safety Protocols
Our priorities are communal health and safety, and the kids returning to play. Program representatives (to include coaches) should be present to enforce the following protocols:

  • CYLA requests a maximum of (1) guardian per player attend games. 6-foot social distancing should be maintained between households.

  • Health checks are expected to be taken prior to game and are the responsibility of each individual team to conduct, or request from players / families.

  • Any spectator, player or coach who is not feeling well, having a fever at or higher than100.4, or exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, and/or difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC, is not allowed to participate.

  • Masks are requested for all players, coaches, & spectators, before, during, and after games; masks should be worn all times when outside your vehicle unless you are actively participating in a game. Coaches are suggested to wear masks while on the sideline.

  • Any spectator, player or coach who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 may not attend games. A player who tests positive for COVID-19 must sit out a minimum of 14 days, or provide results of a negative COVID-19 test.

  • If a spectator, player, coach, or official tests positive for COVID-19, governing league must keep active rosters with contact information to provide to local health department.

  • Spectators should wait in vehicles until the previous game’s players coaches, and spectators are completely clear and in vehicles. Spectators are asked to wear masks from parking lot to sideline, during the game, and from field back to their vehicle.

  • Players, and coaches can warm up prior to their games IF able to use space significant distance away from others. Masks must be worn from the vehicle to warm up space, and from warm up space to the playing field. Teams must exit the facility immediately following their games conclusion.

  • No tailgating or congregating in the parking lot. Social distance must be maintained if waiting occurs, and teams should depart facilities immediately upon completion of their games.

  • Players and coaches should practice 6-foot social distancing on the sideline.

  • Players should use hand sanitizer before and after the game. Programs should provide disinfecting materials to cleans balls and any other game used equipment frequently. Players should wash equipment & uniforms immediately after games

  • There will be no handshakes during coin flip or post-game. Use a wave or salute. High fives, chest bumps or other direct contact outside gameplay is discouraged.

  • Avoid spitting, no gum chewing, sunflower or other shelled seeds. Players should not share any equipment, supplies, snacks, or water. Programs should NOT provide a communal jug

  • Referees/officials are not required to wear masks during game play but may wear them if/when practical. Must make every attempt to social distance 6 feet or greater.

by posted 09/19/2020
2020 TryLax at Colorado Springs

2/2/2020; More than 50 children experience lacrosse for the first time!

Colorado Springs based Patriots Lacrosse hosted a US Lacrosse TryLax Clinic on February 2nd, and had a great turnout. 

More than 50 children were able to experience lacrosse for the very first time, and hopefully will be future members of the CO lacrosse community. 

Special thanks to US Lacrosse and the Patriots Lacrosse Program for hosting. 

If you are interested in hosting a clinic of your own, or more information on US Lacrosse / TryLax, click here to learn more on USlacrosse.org, or reach out to USL's Mountain region representative

What is TryLax?

TryLax® is an exciting, effective way for programs to recruit new players into the sport and their organization. This grant is for US Lacrosse Member Organizations that want to introduce lacrosse to boys and girls, ages 6-14, for the first time. This opens an affordable path for parents to allow their children to discover if they enjoy lacrosse before paying the full registration fee for a program or season. Awarded organizations will receive the necessary resources to provide a safe and fun introductory lacrosse experience.


by posted 02/06/2020

CYLA Club Information


If you are new to Colorado or to the sport of boy’s youth lacrosse and have questions concerning what options are available in your neighborhood, what club to register with, etc, please contact the individual club listed below that manages your CYLA region in our league.

The organization that is now CYLA started in the fall of 1990 when Mark Foster and Jamie Duke agreed to form a boys' junior lacrosse organization. Foster founded the Redhawks, focused on Central Denver, and Duke founded the Indians, focused on South Denver. Each club started with one team consisting of second and third grade boys.  The first game was played in March 1991.

In the 25 years that have followed, CYLA has grown to 28 clubs spanning the state from Grand Junction to Aurora; Fort Collins to Pueblo and multiple locations along the Front Range.  In 2015, over 5000 boys participated in CYLA.  Since inception, CYLA has been a volunteer-led community based youth organization focused solely on boys lacrosse.  Each club is managed as a separate entity & each club manages a distinct region in our league.  There are some areas that are shared by multiple clubs, so please contact the clubs directly for more details.

The CYLA offers programs ranging from the entry level young guns to the D1 aspiring middle school players.  We offer a high range of competition and focus on each individual’s need to grow the game of lacrosse within the state of Colorado.  Not all clubs offer a full range of programs.

If you are interested in girls youth lacrosse, please visit www.cglax.com

by posted 12/30/2014
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