Welcome to Boulder Valley Lacrosse! Your son has been assigned to the 5th grade Healey team.
PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY. BE SURE TO PRINT OUT THE FIELD MAP IF NEEDED FOR THE FIRST PRACTICE.
COACHES: Mark Healey will be the head coach. He will be assisted by Drew Grumhaus.
FIRST PRACTICE: Monday March 15th.
REGULAR PRACTICES: Mondays and Wednesdays, 600pm to 730pm.
PRACTICE LOCATION: Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder CO 80303.
PRACTICE FIELD: East 1 (north). See map.
CLICK HERE: Manhattan Field Map
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 “2021 Spring,” League “2021 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.
UNIFORMS: All players must have a numbered, reversible game jersey and game shorts. Players who ordered a new jersey and/or shorts will receive them 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!
MASKS: We are requiring players (11 years and older) and all coaches to wear masks at practices this spring. We have found that the basic blue medical masks (not gaiters) are easiest to wear under helmets. Mouthpieces should not be attached to helmets, and should be worn under masks.
POTENTIAL GAME DATES: 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.
- Saturday April 3
- Saturday April 10
- Saturday April 17
- Saturday April 24
- Saturday May 1
- Sunday May 2
- Saturday May 8
- Saturday May 15
- Sunday May 16
- CYLA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Saturday May 22 or Sunday May 23. All BVL teams will participate on one of these two days (not both).
BVSD Spring Break, March 22-26: Coaches may decide to hold optional practices and will notify teams directly in that event.
GAME SCHEDULE: Will be released by the CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) no later than March 17th 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 February 27th 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 SHOP DAYS: Boulder Lacrosse members will save 20% on all in-store purchases at Dick’s Sporting Goods from February 26th through March 1st. Click here for printable coupon: BVL Shop Days Flyer
We look forward to seeing you at the lacrosse field soon!
BOULDER VALLEY LACROSSE