Welcome to Boulder Valley Lacrosse! Your son has been assigned to the BVL 8th grade Michaels (Select) team.
PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY.
COACHES: Adam Michaels will be the head coach. John Viverito will be the assistant coach.
PRACTICE LOCATIONS: Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder, and East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder.
EARLY SEASON SCHEDULE:
- Wednesday March 1st: 430pm-600pm, practice East Boulder Community Park east turf field
- Friday March 3rd: 430pm-600pm, practice EBCP east turf
- Sunday March 5th: King of the Rock preseason tournament, Castle Rock (game schedule to be released by Thursday March 2nd and emailed to parents at that time)
- Wednesday March 8th: 430pm-600pm, practice EBCP east turf
- Friday March 10th: 430pm-600pm, practice EBCP east turf
REGULAR PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Begins the week of Monday March 13th
- Mondays, 600pm-730pm, Manhattan MS turf south
- Wednesdays, 500pm- 630pm, EBCP east turf field (north side)
- Thursdays, 600pm-730pm, Manhattan MS turf south
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: This team may have league games as early as Saturday March 18th. Remaining games will be held on Saturdays and a few Sundays in April and May. Teams will play home games at East Boulder Community Park and away games at metro locations around the state.
AYL DIVISION: The BVL 8 Michaels team is projected to play in the 8th grade Red division of the AYL with the following teams:
- 970 Lax TBD
- Boulder Michaels
- Storm Knott
- DLC 8 Billings
- DLC 8 Bok
- DLC 8 McConnell
- Thunder – Napolilli
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 will receive a new uniform 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.
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