Boulder Valley Lacrosse runs our annual Fall Ball program on Sundays in September and October. BVL Fall Ball provides opportunities for beginning, intermediate and advanced boys players to continue their skill development under the direction of experienced BVL coaches. We strongly recommend participation in Fall Ball for all players interested in playing for BVL during our primary spring season.
We will again provide 2 options for BVL Fall Ball: our traditional Sunday Skills program at Manhattan Middle School, and our "CYLA Fall League" option which includes home and away games organized by the CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association).
Please read on for details about each option.
"SUNDAY SKILLS" FALL BALL:
Our traditional Fall Ball program
Recommended for all beginning or inexperienced players.
Advanced also encouraged to participate and will be grouped appropriately with other experienced players. Certain red-division teams will participate in the Sunday Skills program instead of the CYLA Fall League this year.
BVL has a limited supply of lacrosse equipment available for new players to borrow. We'll email all registrants before the first session on September 12th with a date for new players to come out and try on available equipment.
All 6 Sunday sessions will be held outdoors at the same location- no travel.
Times: All groups will play from 1100am to 100pm (younger groups may end earlier).
Sessions will run September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17. In the event of weather cancellation, makeup date will be October 24.
Sessions will consist of high-tempo drills designed to teach the fundamental skills and team concepts of lacrosse, including passing, catching, scooping, and shooting. Most sessions will conclude with intra-squad scrimmages or small-sided game situations.
Players will be grouped by age & experience level.
Coaches will include current BVL coaches and CU Lacrosse players
Cost $165 plus any required US Lacrosse membership ($30).
Players are not required to purchase BVL game jersey or shorts.Players new to BVL will receive a reversible Boulder Lacrosse practice jersey.
CYLA FALL LEAGUE:
An expansion of our traditional Fall Ball program featuring games against our CYLA opponents
Recommended for experienced players seeking more game action
Open to players in 4th grade and above (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade players should register for Sunday Skills program only).
7 Sunday dates, including 2 practices, at least 2 home games at EBRC and up to 3 away games.There will be no weather makeup dates.
Home games will be held at East Boulder Community Park turf fields on Sundays. Away games will be held at locations around Colorado, including Arvada, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Evergreen, and Lakewood.
Practices on August 29 and September 12 at East Boulder Community Park west turf field, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder. Home or away games on September 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17.
Sunday August 29: 1.5 hour team practice at EBRC or Manhattan, times TBD (between 800am and 600pm). Practice times emailed to parents by August 25.
Sunday September 5: No session due to Labor Day weekend
Sunday September 12: 1.5 hour team practice at EBRC or Manhattan, times TBD (between 800am and 600pm)
Sunday September 19: Home or away game between 800am and 600pm
Sunday September 26: Home or away game between 800am and 600pm
Sunday October 3: Home or away game between 800am and 600pm
Sunday October 10: Home or away game between 800am and 600pm
Sunday October 17:CYLA Festival Doubleheader, home or away TBD
Cost $195 plus any required US Lacrosse membership ($30)
Players assigned to a Fall team must have a 2021 BVL game uniform or will be required to purchase a uniform for an additional cost of $75.
Experienced players (at least one season of competitive lacrosse) may choose BVL Sunday Skills or the CYLA Fall League, depending upon whether parents are willing to drive to away games at locations including Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Evergreen, and Fort Collins.
ALL BVL FALL BALL PLAYERS:
Must have full equipment (boys lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder & elbow pads, gloves, cup and mouthguard). We have limited quantities of loaner equipment available for new players to borrow.
Must have US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP (annual cost $30).This is a requirement of our insurance provider and may be obtained during the course of online registration. Please email
if you have any difficulties with the US Lacrosse membership process- this will not prevent your son from playing with us this fall.
May have any level of experience:beginning, intermediate or advanced.We welcome all boys lacrosse players.
Will be grouped on the basis of age & experience. In some cases, parents have requested that new and inexperienced players be grouped with friends who have significant playing experience. We greatly prefer to group beginning and less experienced players separately from intermediate and advanced players. This approach leads to more rapid skill development and significantly less frustration on the part of newer players who are just beginning to learn the sport. It will provide them with a stronger athletic foundation in the long run. Once beginning players have mastered the fundamental skills of lacrosse, good athletes should be able to "catch up" with more experienced players.
Are strongly encouraged to play with a properly strung lacrosse stick.This makes a huge difference in a player's ability to learn how to throw and catch properly. While you don't need to invest in the most expensive equipment available to see results, we encourage parents not to skimp on this essential piece of gear.We do not recommend that you purchase used lacrosse sticks for this reason.
Are encouraged to visit our great sponsor DICK’S SPORTING GOODS to try out lacrosse gear.Parents can click on the Dick’s Sporting Goods banner on our website to download great coupons for savings on lacrosse purchases.
PROSPECTIVE COACHES:Boulder Valley Lacrosse is always seeking to add new coaches to our program.Lacrosse experience is NOT required, but a positive and healthy attitude about youth sports is mandatory.
If you have the ability to engage kids in an energetic and enthusiastic manner, we would love to have you coach with us and will train you in our preseason coaching clinic on Sunday August 29th. We require all coaches to pass a NCSI background check and agree to our BVL Coaches’ Pledge of Responsibility.