CYLA Partners With US Lacrosse On Age Verification Process
As part of the CYLA's commitment to player safety, we are proud to announce our partnership with US Lacrosse and NCSI (National Center for Safety Initiatives) on a pilot process for age verification.
Entering our fourth year of required player proof-of-age documentation for our players, CYLA lacrosse programs will utilize a new, highly secure, and technologically advanced online system to verify youth player ages for the 2016 season. NCSI also provides a similar system which is used by many CYLA programs, to obtain annual background checks for their coaches.
Parents of players new to CYLA will submit proof-of-age documents directly to NCSI through a secure online process, rather than providing unsecured paper documents to program administrators. NCSI will verify the documents and will confirm individual player eligibility prior to the start of the 2016 CYLA season.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of US Lacrosse, this process will be entirely free to users. Players previously verified as age-eligible by CYLA have already been entered into the NCSI database, and will not need to submit documents again.
The CYLA appreciates this opportunity to join the vanguard of progressive youth sports programs, in order to insure the safety of our players through age-appropriate competition.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2015: The CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) will continue to use June 1st as the cutoff date for age-based classification.
The CYLA has permanently adopted US Lacrosse rules regarding age-based classification.
Players in the same grade will generally be grouped together, provided that they meet the June 1 birth date cutoff for that age group. All players are required to provide official proof of birth date (birth certificate, passport, adoption papers, etc) before participating in sanctioned CYLA games.
We will set up groups and teams at U15, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9, U8 for the 2015 Fall and 2016 Spring seasons.
All current 8th graders are eligible to play, regardless of birthdate. No high school players are permitted to participate.
A player's eligibility for the 2015 Fall or 2016 Spring season is determined by his age on May 31, 2015.
For example, any player born on or after June 1, 2002 is eligible to play U13.
A player born on May 31, 2002 is not eligible to play U13 and must play U15.
In general, we will group players on the basis of "Grade with an Age Cutoff." This means that players in the same grade will be grouped on teams at the same age level, provided that they meet the June 1st cutoff date.
Players who are "young" for their grade will still be permitted to play at that age level. For example, a 4th grader who is age-eligible for U9 (ie born after 6/1/2006) can still play U10.
NO PLAYER WILL BE PERMITTED TO "PLAY DOWN" IN AGE CLASSIFICATION AS PER CYLA RULES-- NO EXCEPTIONS.
2015 FALL and 2016 SPRING AGE CLASSIFICATIONS:
Born on or after
CYLA Grade Equiv
Max Stick Length
* All current 8th graders are eligible to play, regardless of birthdate.
9th graders are not eligible to play.
Sponsors of the CYLA and our member clubs offer a phenomenal amount of training opportunities for the beginner through the committed D1 recruit. Options include individualized clinics, camps, tournaments, club teams and more.
Check out offerings by LXTC (formerly Tierney Lacrosse), 3d Lacrosse, Gold Crown and Boomtown, along with summer tournaments offered by the Denver Outlaws and also new tournaments in Longmont and Fort Collins.