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2017 CYLA Fall League Info
07/19/2017
CYLA 2017 Fall League Info: Team Registration Open Now :...
CYLA Response to US Lacrosse Rules for 2017
02/24/2017
Click here for printable version:  CYLA RESPONSE TO US LACROSSE...
MEMBER CLUB NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS
12/30/2014
CYLA Club Information USE THIS LINK TO IDENTIFY A CYLA CLUB...
CYLA AGE ELIGIBILITY RULES
12/22/2014
UPDATED for Fall 2017: The CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association)...
CAMPS, CLINICS, TOURNAMENTS & CLUB TEAMS
05/04/2014
Sponsors of the CYLA and our member clubs offer a phenomenal...
 
2017 CYLA Fall League Info

CYLA 2017 Fall League Info:

Team Registration Open Now :  CYLA admins  CLICK HERE

What:  4 regionalized games and 2 game festival at end of season.  For club administrators, you recruit players, assign fields, and register teams with CYLA, just as you would for spring.

Who: U9 Blue and White, U11 Blue and White, U13 Blue and White, U15 Blue and White (*U9 will play 7v7*)

Important note:  Birth dates will be based on the 2018 spring guidelines, not the division they played in 2017 spring. 

Please see chart below.

Age cutoffs:  U9:  6/1/2008    U11:  6/1/2006.   U13:  6/1/2004.    U15: 6/1/2002.

Where: 

Teams must provide their own home fields, or you will be assigned all away games.  

CYLA scheduler will attempt to schedule teams on a regional basis. 

When:    

Regional game dates: Sundays September 17 & 24;  October 1 & 8.   

Statewide Festival (2 games):  Sunday October 15 at regional locations.  Potential festival locations include Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Air Force Academy, and East Boulder Community Center.

Schedule: Released by Sept 11th 

Cost per team:  

CYLA Fall League and Festival:  $350 per team

CYLA Festival only:  $125 per team.  Use separate CYLA Festival registration. 

2017 FALL Age Classifications: 

Division

Born on or after

Grade Equivalency

Max Stick Length

  u9 (8U)

 6/1/2008

 2nd-3rd

 37-42”

  u11 (10U)

 6/1/2006

 4th-5th

 37-42”, 47-54”

  u13 (12U)

 6/1/2004

 6th-7th

 40-42”, 52-72"

  u15 (14U)

 6/1/2002

 8th

 40-42”, 52-72"
 


  


by posted 07/19/2017
CYLA Response to US Lacrosse Rules for 2017

Click here for printable version:  CYLA RESPONSE TO US LACROSSE RULES FOR 2017

CYLA parents, coaches, and administrators:

In the coming weeks, US Lacrosse will be promoting a brand new rule set for the 2017 season.  The new US Lacrosse rules will incorporate a number of significant changes, including new nomenclature for age divisions, new field and team sizes, and a host of additional rules designed to foster age-appropriate skill development. 

As a supporter of US Lacrosse, the CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) will adopt some of these rule changes for the spring 2017 season.  Certain rule changes will be adopted more gradually, in future seasons, in order to provide a stable transition to this new environment for our players, coaches, parents, and fans. 

Please read on for more information about CYLA’s approach to these new US Lacrosse standards.  The CYLA is one of the most progressive youth lacrosse associations in the country, and in many cases, we are already ahead of the curve in terms of these developments. The CYLA pioneered age verification, instituted single-year age bands, and incorporated small-sided games well before these elements were incorporated into the new US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM).

Based upon successful efforts in other youth sports including hockey and soccer, US Lacrosse’s Lacrosse Athlete Development Model seeks to provide a healthier, more enjoyable experience for youth lacrosse participants.  “By providing developmentally appropriate competition formats and rules, players get to play in ways that align with their  physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.”  The LADM seeks to “keep more players engaged with the sport longer, allowing the best players to emerge as they reach physical maturity.”  For more information on LADM, click here:  US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model

Highlights of 2017 US Lacrosse Youth Boys Lacrosse Rules:

US Lacrosse has changed the nomenclature for its age divisions.  For spring 2017, CYLA will retain its current nomenclature but will change for fall 2017 as noted below:

2017 Spring  

   2017 Fall

U15

14U

U13

12U

U12

11U

U11

10U

U10

9U

U9

8U

U8

7U

U7

6U

 

US Lacrosse has instituted small-sided play (35 yds by 60 yds) from the 10U level down. 

For spring 2017, CYLA will maintain small-sided play for our U9-U8-U7 divisions and full-field (60 yds by 110 yds) for our U10 divisions and up.  CYLA administrators will determine at a later date whether to institute small-sided play at the 10U and 9U levels for fall 2017.

CYLA U9-U8-U7 age divisions will play by US Lacrosse 8U rules, with modifications:

  • CYLA will continue to use 35 yds by 60 yds field.
  • CYLA will continue to play 7v7, with one goalie and offsides.  This results in 4v4 play in the offensive half, parallel to the new 8U rules.
  • Faceoffs will continue to be held only at the start of each quarter. 
  • Preferred goal size is 5' by 5' and will continue to be used in the Championship. 
  • Alternate sized goals of 5’ by 6’ or 6’ by 6’ may be used in regular season games.
  • No body checking.
  • CYLA will not adopt the US Lacrosse prohibition on raking the ball.
  • CYLA will adopt new stick-checking rules which permit only:  lift checks, poke checks, and downward stick checks below the shoulders of both players.
  • CYLA will continue to utilize the “One-Pass Rule.”   

CYLA U11-U10 age divisions will play by US Lacrosse 10U rules, with modifications:

  • CYLA will not adopt the small-sided field but will continue to play 10v10 on a full-sized (60 yds by 110 yds) field.
  • Faceoffs will be held, with midfield players releasing from the wing area.
  • There will be offsides.
  • No body checking.
  • CYLA will not adopt the US Lacrosse prohibition on raking the ball.
  • CYLA will adopt new stick-checking rules which permit only:  lift checks, poke checks, and downward stick checks below the shoulders of both players.
  • As before, U11 players may use a modified long pole (47”-54”).  U10 players may not.

CYLA U13-U12 age divisions will play by US Lacrosse 12U rules, with modifications:

  • CYLA will continue to play 10v10 on a full-sized field.
  • Body Checking is permitted. To be legal a body check should be delivered in a generally upright position with both hands on the stick and the player initiating the check may not use his lowered head or shoulder to make the initial contact.
  • NFHS stick checking rules will continue to apply at this level, with one exception: one-handed stick checks are not permitted.

CYLA U15 age division will play by US Lacrosse 14U rules:

  • CYLA will continue to play 10v10 on a full-sized field.
  • Body Checking is permitted. To be legal a body check should be delivered in a generally upright position with both hands on the stick and the player initiating the check may not use his lowered head or shoulder to make the initial contact.
  • NFHS stick checking rules will continue to apply at this level, with this exception: one-handed stick checks are not permitted. 

 

IMPORTANT NFHS RULES CHANGES FOR 2017:  The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) Boys Lacrosse Rules Book provides the foundation for the US Lacrosse and CYLA rulebooks.   The following NFHS rule changes for 2017 will apply to all CYLA divisions.

  • 6-5-2: Failure to wear the required mouthpiece (unless it comes out during play) is now a technical foul.  Previously, this was a personal foul.  This change has been instituted to encourage increased enforcement by officials.
  • 4-18-4: No defensive player, other than a properly equipped goalkeeper, can enter his own crease with the perceived intent on blocking a shot or acting as a goalie.  Penalty: Conduct foul on the defensive player.  A second violation by the player will be enforced as releasable unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • 6-10-3: During the last two minutes of regulation play, stalling rules are in effect for the team that is ahead by four goals or less.  When the score differential is five goals or more, neither team is forced to keep the ball in the goal area unless warned to “keep it in.”
  • 4-3-1 Exception 2: If a player or team commits a foul before any faceoff, the ball will be awarded to the offended team in its offensive side of the field at the Center.

 

IMPORTANT US LACROSSE RULES CHANGES FOR 2017:  The following US Lacrosse rule changes for 2017 will apply to all CYLA divisions.

  • 1-9-1j:  Arm pads are now optional equipment for goalies (consistent with previous CYLA rule).
  • 1-10h:  Eye black and eye black strips are allowable as long as they do not contain offensive words, shapes, images, or logos. 
  • 5-11-1:  Any player who accumulates 3 personal fouls or 5 minutes in personal foul penalty time shall be disqualified from the game. (Previously, disqualification occurred after 4 personal fouls.  Disqualification does not result in suspension from the player’s next game). 

by posted 02/24/2017
MEMBER CLUB NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS

CYLA Club Information

USE THIS LINK TO IDENTIFY A CYLA CLUB IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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 still have more questions after contacting your local club, please contact the CYLA Administrator, Ali Houlis, at ali.houlis@teamkse.com.

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


by posted 12/30/2014
CYLA AGE ELIGIBILITY RULES

UPDATED for Fall 2017: 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 guidelines 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. 

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 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring season is determined by his age on May 31, 2017.  

  • For example, any player born on or after June 1, 2004 is eligible to play U13.
  • A player born on or before May 31, 2004 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 6/1/2008) can still play U10. 

NO PLAYER WILL BE PERMITTED TO "PLAY DOWN" IN AGE CLASSIFICATION-- NO EXCEPTIONS.

2017 FALL and 2018 SPRING Age Classifications: 

Division Born on or after Grade Equivalency Max Stick Length
  u7  6/1/2010  1st  37-42"
  u8  6/1/2009  2nd  37-42”
  u9  6/1/2008  3rd  37-42”
  u10  6/1/2007  4th  37-42”
  u11  6/1/2006  5th  37-42”, 47-54”
  u12  6/1/2005  6th  40-42”, 52-72"
  u13  6/1/2004  7th  40-42”, 52-72"
  u15  6/1/2002*  8th  40-42”, 52-72"

 * All current 8th graders are eligible to play, regardless of birthdate.
  9th graders are not eligible to play.


by posted 12/22/2014
CAMPS, CLINICS, TOURNAMENTS & CLUB TEAMS

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. 

Click here for detailed info: Camps & Clinics Page


by posted 05/04/2014
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