NEW FOR 2013: The CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) will be requiring proof of date of birth (birth certificate) for all players.
The CYLA has permanently adopted US Lacrosse rules regarding age-based classification. Teams will now be grouped in divisions on the basis of age, not grade.
This rule change has been instituted to improve player safety and to insure consistency in team classifications. Many soccer & hockey programs have been using these age-based guidelines for years.
Most BVL players will not be impacted by this change. A few BVL players will move "up" or "down" based upon their birthdates, to play for the appropriate age-based team. BVL strongly supports this rule change and believes it will have a positive impact on the quality of game play.
Teams will be set up as U15 (under 15), U13, U12, U11, U10, U9, and U8 for the 2013 spring CYLA season. All 8th grade players will be kept together on U15 teams (there are no U14 divisions in the CYLA).
BVL Select teams will play at the U12, U13, and U15 levels.
A player's eligibility for the 2013 season is determined by his age on August 31, 2012.
For example, any player born on or after September 1, 2000 is eligible to play U12.
A player born on August 31, 2000 or before is not eligible to play U12 and must play U13.
NO PLAYER WILL BE PERMITTED TO "PLAY DOWN" IN AGE CLASSIFICATION AS PER CYLA RULES.
2013 Spring Age Classification:
Born on or after
CYLA Grade Equiv
Max Stick Length
#U8: BVL minimum age requirement-- must be born on or before 8/31/2005
* All 8th graders in BVL will be placed on U15 level teams-- there are no U14 teams in the CYLA. 9th graders are not eligible to play for BVL.