Welcome to Boulder Valley Lacrosse! Your son has been assigned to the BVL 5th grade Malia team. This team will combine 5th and 6th grade players, and will play in an AYL division appropriate to their relative experience level.
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COACHES: Jerry Malia will be the head coach. He will be assisted by Rudy Malia, who is a BVL alumnus.
PRACTICE LOCATION: Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder CO 80303.
PRACTICE FIELD: Manhattan East Field 4 (south). See field map- we recommend parking in the Manhattan Middle School parking lot to the south of the school, then walking by the tennis courts to the practice field.
CLICK HERE: Manhattan Field Map
FIRST PRACTICE: Wednesday March 15th
REGULAR PRACTICES: Wednesdays and Fridays, 600pm to 730pm.
No practices the week of March 27-31 (BVSD Spring Break)
Regular practices will resume the week of Monday April 3rd.
GAME SCHEDULE: Will be released by the AYL (Arapahoe Youth League) no later than March 15th and emailed to parents at that time.
POTENTIAL GAME DATES: Games will be held on Saturdays and a few Sundays in April and May, beginning Saturday April 8th. Teams will play home games at East Boulder Community Park and away games at metro locations including Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, and Windsor.
END OF SEASON: Season will conclude at the AYL Championships, no later than Saturday May 21st or Sunday May 22nd.
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 “2023 Spring,” League “2023 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 at www.boulderlacrosse.org. Away game cancellations will be posted on the Field Status page at http://www.aylsportslacrosse.leag1.com/ by administrators of opposing teams.
UNIFORMS: Players who ordered a new uniform (game jersey and/or shorts) will receive it at an upcoming practice before the first game.
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 more than adequately dressed for cold conditions.
Long-sleeve compression 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!
EQUIPMENT: All players must have their own equipment.
- 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 host an equipment loan session for new players on Saturday February 25th at our equipment shed on the north side of Manhattan Middle School lacrosse fields, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder.
- Session will run 1100am to 100pm
- We have a very limited supply of equipment (boys helmet, shoulder and elbow pads, lacrosse gloves) for new players to borrow
- Parents are responsible for providing any equipment we're not able to loan out.
- All players must have boys lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder and elbow pads, lacrosse gloves, cup, and mouthguard.
- Access is easiest from Tenino Avenue
BVL ONLINE APPAREL STORE: The Boulder Lacrosse Apparel Store by Stylax is now open! Place your order now, as the store will close on March 5th and will not reopen until August! Click here to purchase cool BVL fan gear for kids, moms, and dads: BVL Apparel Store By Stylax
BVL SHOP DAYS WITH DICK’S SPORTING GOODS: Boulder Lacrosse friends and families will save 20% off all in-store purchases at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores, from Friday February 24th through Monday February 27th. Click here for printable coupon: BVL Shop Days Flyer
BVL DAY WITH THE DU PIONEERS: Click here to purchase discounted tickets for the DU vs Ohio State men’s lacrosse game on Sunday March 19th: DU Pioneers Ticketing
BVL SUMMER CAMP AT CU BOULDER: We will hold our 15th annual BVL Boys Lacrosse camp on the CU Boulder campus this summer, Monday June 12th- Wednesday June 14th. Camp runs 845am to 300pm, and lunch is provided daily. Click here to learn more: BVL Summer Camp Registration
We look forward to seeing you at the lacrosse field soon!
BOULDER VALLEY LACROSSE