Each coach will have the opportunity to attend a regional coaching clinic and will receive access to the 3d Methodology Library, a portal of terminology, drills, pre-set practice plans by age, an ability to create your own practice plans to share with other coaches, diagrams, and video.


Each regional coaching clinic will contain the following components:


  • Age specific skills, concepts, drill setups, and proper layers within each drill.
  • Sample practice plans and how to create practice plans utilizing the 3d Lacrosse Methodology Library.
  • Creating the ultimate learning environment in practice.
  • Becoming an effective in game coach.
  • Communication strategies to connect with and teach players.
  • Best practices of effective youth coaching.
  • Practical portion where coaches interact in skill and drill walk throughs.


Below are the dates and times of each coaching clinic available, broken down by age divisions. If you are a new coach, please try to attend the March 10th date at the 3d office which will be an extended session for new coaches.


  • Northern Colorado: Sunday, March 4th, at the Sport Stable (1 Superior Dr, Superior CO 80027)
    • U7 – U11 Coaches: 2 – 4 PM
    • U12 – U15 Coaches: 4 – 6 PM
  • Denver Metro Area: Sunday, February 25th, at Foothills Sports Arena (3608 S Kipling St, Denver, CO 80235)
    • U7 – U11 Coaches: 8 – 10 AM
    • U12 – U15 Coaches: 8 – 10 AM
  • Colorado Springs: Sunday, March 4th, at Pine Creek High School (10750 Thunder Mountain Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80908)
    • U7 – U11 Coaches: 9 – 11 AM
    • U12 – U15 Coaches: 9 – 11 AM
  • Denver Metro Area: Saturday, March 10th, at the 3d Office (1301 S Jason St, Unit K)
    • U7 – U11 Coaches: 10 AM – 12:30 PM
    • U12 – U15 Coaches: 12 – 2:30 PM
  • Denver Metro Area: Saturday, April 14th, at the 3d Office (1301 S Jason St, Unit K)
    • U7 – U11 Coaches: 5 PM – 7 PM
    • U12 – U15 Coaches: 5 P - 7 PM


by: Mike Stears

How To Become an Official For The 2018 Season

All who are interested in becoming officials for the 2018 season and beyond:

Registration is now open for all new and returning officials for the 2018 year. To sign up, please click on the Officials tab and select the correct subtab that fits your experience

  1. New and 2nd year officials - CLICK HERE
    1. New and 2nd year officials have two training session options to sign up for. Both will be held at the University of Denver on January 28th and March 4th. YOU ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE OF THE TWO SESSIONS
    2. If you are interested in attending the March 4th classroom session, registration for that session will open up of February 1st.
    3. Please make sure that you complete everything listed prior to showing up to the classroom session
  2. Returning officials - CLICK HERE
    1. The returning official classroom session will be taking place on the morning of March 4th.
    2. Registration will be active starting February 1st.
    3. Please go onto US Lacrosse and complete all rules tests prior to the session.

by: Tyler Doskins


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 still have more questions after contacting your local club, please contact the CYLA Administrator, Ali Houlis, at

If you are interested in girls youth lacrosse, please visit

by: Mike Stears


UPDATED for Spring 2018: 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 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. 


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: CYLA


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, Boulder Valley Lacrosse, and Boomtown in 2018.

Click here for detailed info: Camps & Clinics Page

by: Mike Stears