The season will have 8 scheduled games and a championship tournament. All registered players will be placed appropriate team based on age, skill, size, and team need. Additional teams within each age group will be determined based on the number of players registered.
SPRING 2020 REGISTRATION FEE:
TEAMS: Ages may be combined into age appropriate, competitive teams based on registration numbers.
U7 (Born on or after 6/1/2011)
U8 (Born on or after 6/1/2010)
NEW RULES FOR U9/8/7!
CYLA Adopts Reduced Squad/Reduced Field Boys’ Lacrosse for 7v7 at U7/U8/U9
"Reduced squad/reduced field lacrosse is appropriate, especially for new or younger players. For players, reduced squad lacrosse can be more fun and contribute more to their development than standard 10v10 play because each player is more involved… has more “touches.” Also, lacrosse on a reduced size field is more proportionate to younger players’ size, speed, and endurance. Further, the pace of play in reduced squad/reduced field lacrosse is often faster, enhancing fitness and fun."
CYLA AGE VERIFICATION:
IMPORTANT: Proof of age required for all NEW players who have not played during the Spring season before. A birth certificate, passport or other official document may serve as proof of age certifying player's birthday. If you provided proof of age last year, you do not have to submit proof again.
US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP: All players must maintain a current US Lacrosse ($30 youth fee). This membership provides insurance for players and teams. To check your membership anniversary date, click here.
- Log in at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership/member-portal.aspx
- In the Left Menu go to > Family Management (Click on Players Name)
- In the Left Menu go to > Game Participation
- Scroll to bottom of page look for "In the area below, please add/update your team information"
- If you have no team information - at the bottom of this menu choose "Add New Record". If you have an existing team - choose "Edit"
- A pop-up window will open up. Type in "Pikes Peak" hit "Search".
- In the results you will see (2) Pikes Peak Lacrosse Clubs to choose from. One has Mexico listed as the state and the other has Colorado. Please make sure you choose the one with the correct state, Colorado.
- Save before you leave.
GAMES: 8 regular season games will be scheduled. Games begin the first weekend in April. Games run through April and May, concluding with State Championship Tournament May 30th and 31st. Additional tournaments may be added to the end of the season based on interest and availability.
GAME LOCATIONS: Expect about half of the games to be played in the Denver area (away games), with the remainder (home games) played in Colorado Springs.
PRACTICES: We understand balancing work and family can be difficult so we are trying our best to have practices in a central location. Practices will be be determined based on registration. Practices are typically 2 or 3 days/week. Days and times will is determined by the coaches in conjunction with parents.
- The uniform incudes a reversible pinnie (jersey), shorts, an optional shooter shirt. Shorts are $35. Boys pinnies are $40. Shooter shirts are optional, and cost $45. White T-shirts can be worn under pinnies if a shooter shirt is not purchased. A reversible practice jersey is $20.
- stick - Any new or used stick will do. About 99% of store bought new sticks will have pockets that are not conducive to learning basic lacrosse skills, PPL coaches suggest having ALL stick pockets restrung based on the players ability and throwing style, especially new sticks.
- lacrosse helmet - Cascade R and Warrior Regulator helmets have been recalled and will not be allowed for us during practice or games.
- mouth guard - please buy an extra mouthpiece to place in your gear bag.
- lacrosse shoulder pads
- arm guards (some kids prefer smaller elbow pads but they leave more skin exposed that can get nailed by a lacrosse ball)
- lacrosse gloves
- protective cup
- rib pads (protect ribs and kidneys from fast flying ball and stick checks)
- cleats (recommended. Good for playing on natural turf)
- large duffle bag and water bottle
Some on-line vendors sell "starter packages" for new players.
SportsStop Starter Packages
Lax.com Starter Packages
ComLax Starter Packages
Dick's Sporting Goods Starter Packages
Play it Again Sports is a good local source for used gear.
5170 N Academy Blvd (Academy & Union next to Target)
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Base Cost: $199.00 Early Bird Discount: $50.00 through 01/25/2020
In Grades: K to 3 for 2019-20 School year