Welcome to Boulder Valley Lacrosse! Your son has been assigned to the U9 Burke team.
PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY, AND PRINT OUT THE FIELD MAP IF NEEDED FOR THE FIRST PRACTICE.
COACHES: Hunter Burke will be the head coach. He will be assisted by Brian Bell.
We are always looking for additional parents to coach with us. Please contact Hunter if you would like to assist with the team this spring as a coach or team manager (contact info on team roster page).
FIRST PRACTICE: Tuesday March 10th.
REGULAR PRACTICES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 600pm to 730pm.
PRACTICE LOCATION: Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder.
PRACTICE FIELD: Football Field North (see map)
CLICK HERE: Manhattan Field Map
TEAM SCRIMMAGE: Sunday March 15th, 1130am at East Boulder Community Park west grass field, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder. BVL U9 Burke will play BVL U9 MacHamer in a preseason scrimmage as part of our BVL Field Day.
These scrimmages also serve as training sessions for new referees. Players should arrive at the EBCP west grass field at 1100am to gear up and get ready. Players should wear BVL game jerseys or reversible practice jerseys if they have them.
ROSTERS: To view team rosters, go to www.boulderlacrosse.org and scroll over the Team Pages tab. Click on “Choose Team,” then select the team you wish to view. Click on Roster in the left-hand menu for that team. Be sure to select Season “2020 Spring,” League “2020 Spring League,” and the Team you wish to view in the dropdowns at the top of the Roster page.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Practice cancellations or field closures will be posted no later than 430pm on the homepage at www.boulderlacrosse.org. Coaches may also email their teams in the event of a practice cancellation. Home game cancellations will be posted no later than 730am on the homepage at www.boulderlacrosse.org. Away game cancellations will be posted on the Field Status page at www.cyla.us by administrators of opposing teams.
FAN APPAREL STORE (closes March 15): BVL Spirit Wear Store By Stylax
UNIFORMS: All players will receive a numbered, reversible game jersey and game shorts by Stylax. Uniforms will be distributed to players at a practice before the first game in April. Players should wear a BVL reversible practice jersey or game jersey to all practices if possible.
COLD WEATHER: Lacrosse is a cold weather sport commonly played in inclement conditions. We will attempt to hold practices whenever conditions are reasonable and permitted by our field providers. Parents are expected to insure that players are adequately dressed for cold conditions. Long-sleeve compression (Under Armour-type) shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants are all recommended in cold weather. Latex gloves will help keep hands warm under lacrosse gloves. A warm player is a happy, effective player!
GAME DATES: Teams will play home games at East Boulder Community Park and away games at metro locations including Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor.
- Saturday April 4
- Saturday April 11
- Saturday April 18
- Sunday April 19
- Saturday April 25
- Saturday May 2
- Saturday May 9
- CYLA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Saturday May 16 or Sunday May 17. All BVL teams will participate in this season-ending tournament at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
NO PRACTICES or GAMES: During BVSD Spring Break (March 23-28).
GAME SCHEDULE: Will be released by the CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) no later than March 18th and emailed to parents at that time.
EQUIPMENT: All players must have their own equipment. We have a very limited supply of equipment which may be available for loan to new players- see below.
- Boys must have a boys lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder and elbow pads, a cup, and a mouthguard.
- Hockey gear is acceptable for new players. Hockey helmets must have a 4 point strap and be NOCSAE approved.
EQUIPMENT LOAN SESSION: We will have an equipment loan session on Saturday March 7th from 10am to 11am. Session will be held at the BVL shed on the north side of the Manhattan MS lacrosse fields, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder. Access is easiest from Tenino Ave. All equipment will be loaned on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents would need to purchase any equipment not available to borrow.
BVL FIELD DAY: SAVE THE DATE of Sunday March 15th. We are working to organize free clinics at East Boulder Community Park for our players. Selected teams will also participate in scrimmages on this date, as part of CYLA referee training- we encourage everyone to come out and cheer on our BVL teams.
BVL SUMMER CAMPS: We’re excited to announce two great summer lacrosse camps in Boulder! In addition to our always-popular BVL Summer Lacrosse Camp at CU Boulder, we are proud to host lacrosse legend Gary Gait for a day camp on Friday May 29th.
Click here to learn more and sign up your son for these camps: BVL Summer Camps Registration
We look forward to seeing you at the lacrosse field soon!
BOULDER VALLEY LACROSSE