FAQ

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Please click on the heading below for the FAQs that you are looking for. As always, if you have any further questions, please reach out to our Program Director, Josh, at jschwall54@gmail.com.

Windsor Families FAQs

Welcome Windsor Families to 970 Lax! We are very excited to have you and look forward to continuing to grow Lacrosse in Northern Colorado. Because of this new combination of 970 Lax and Windsor we wanted to make sure you could get the majority of your questions answered all in one place. Of course, if you have any other questions or need clarifications, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Program Director, Josh Schwall, at jschwall54@gmail.com or give him a call at 970-222-2129.

What is important for us to do right away?

  • There are two things that need to be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid any complications:
  1. Create a 970 lax Account
    1. Go to the home page HERE
    2. Click on the button in the top right corner that reads, "LOGIN/SIGN UP"
    3. Create an account so you can begin receiving communications and updates from 970 Lax
  2. Get a Uniform
    1. Go to the Uniform Store Page HERE
    2. Read the information carefully
    3. Click on the appropriate button and fill out the survey for what you need
    4. Venmo @noco970lax
    5. We will have a Uniform Sizing Day in Windsor before the store closes so make sure you are receiving 970 communications to a good email to find out when that will be!

Does 970 Lax have room for the Windsor players?

  • Of course! At 970 Lax, our main goal is to make sure that every player has a place to play lacrosse year round!
  • We will always have teams available for any player that wants to play this amazing sport

How are teams created? (applies to K - 8th grade)

  • 970 Lax offers a number of teams that fit the needs of all players. Below we have listed the teams that we offer and who those teams are best for.
    • AYL Red/White: This League is best for Advanced Players. 970 Lax's highest level teams.
      • All players that wish to play on these teams must go through the 970 lax tryouts in order to be considered (if you missed the tryouts, please see below for your options)
      • Teams offered at 4th - 8th grade for AYL
      • Registration by invite only
      • View more information HERE
    • CYLA White: This league is best for Intermediate level players
      • No tryout required but every player must be evaluated before being placed on this team
      • Teams offered at k-8th grade
      • Registration now open HERE
        • The above registration link is the same link as the CYLA Blue team and once you are evaluated we will let you know if you will be placed on the Blue or White 8th grade team.
    • CYLA Blue: This league is best for beginner level players
      • No tryout or evaluation required
      • Teams offered at k-8th grade
      • Registration now open HERE
    • 970 Lax Internal Rec League (K - 3rd grade only): This League is best for players that are focusing on fundamentals as well as for families that want to stay in Northern Colorado
      • No tryout or evaluation required
      • Registration now open HERE
    • 970 Select: These are our Summer Teams that participate in tournaments around the state.
      • All players that wish to play on these teams must go through the 970 lax tryouts in order to be considered (if you missed the tryouts, please see below for your options)
      • Teams offered at 4th - 8th grade
      • Registration by invite only
      • More information HERE

What if we missed tryouts? 

  • Good news! You can still be evaluated for Spring AYL White/Red Teams, CYLA White Teams and Summer Select Teams.  Blue (Beginner level players don't need to tryout)
  • Please reach out to our Program Director, Josh, at jschwall54@gmail.com or 970-222-2129 to schedule a time to come to a clinic to be evaluated.
  • Being evaluated does not guarantee that you will be given a spot on the highest level team

How do we register for the CYLA Teams?

  • CYLA registration is now available. All of the information that we currently have is now on the Boys Spring Season Information Page HERE
  • Please scroll down to the bottom of the Boys Spring page for additional information and registration button

How do we register for the 970 Lax Internal Rec League? (K - 3rd grade only)

  • The 970 Lax Internal Rec League registration is now OPEN. Please go to the following link for information and registration links HERE
  • ALL Games and Practices in Northern Colorado!

How do you determine who is a CYLA White or CYLA Blue level player?

  • Players that wish to participate on the CYLA White level teams will need to be evaluated before being placed. If you are not evaluated, you will automatically be placed on a Blue level team (movement after initial placement is based around the number of players on each team and will be handled on a case by case basis)
  • We have found that separating our Blue and White level players create a better experience and environment for our players to continue progressing their lacrosse skills and knowledge
  • Evaluations can be done by coming to a tryout or going to a clinic
  • To be evaluated, please reach out to our Program Director, Josh, at jschwall54@gmail.com or 970-222-2129 to schedule a time to come to a clinic to be evaluated.
  • CYLA Blue level team players do not need an evaluation
  • CYLA White and Blue registration and information HERE
  • Helpful link on how to register your children for a program

What is the team composition for 10 v 10? (4th - 8th grade)

  • 2 Coaches
  • 15 - 19 players
  • Only in rare instances will the number of players go above or below this number.

What is the team composition for 7 v 7? (K - 3rd grade)

  • 1 Coach
  • 10 - 12 players
  • Only in rare instances will the number of players go above or below this number.

Are coaches flexible with multisport athletes?

  • Yes and No. It varies from team to team.
  • Our higher level AYL Teams require more dedication and it will be harder on the player if they miss practices. This should be taken into account when trying out for the team.
    • Of course things happen so just be transparent with the coach of your team
  • Our CYLA teams are much more flexible and only require that you be in communication with the coach of your team

What is the cost of the Spring Season?

  • AYL Teams: $400 (After February 1st $425)
  • CYLA Teams: $375 (After February 1st $400)
  • 970 Internal Rec League: $175 (After February 1st $200)

Where will practices be held?

  • For AYL and CYLA practices, they will be held in the city where the majority of the players on the team reside if we are able to get field time in that area. (Fort Collins, Loveland or Windsor)
  • For the 970 Lax Internal Rec League, all games and practices will be held in one central location in Northern Colorado (Fort Collins, Loveland or Windsor)

Where do AYL Teams play games?

  • Players that make one of our AYL Teams should expect to play all of their games in Denver during the Spring Season.
    • More information HERE

Where do CYLA Teams play games? 

  • CYLA Teams will split their games between Broomfield, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins
    • There is no guarantee of how many home or away games each team may get
    • You can get more information and register HERE

Where do the 970 Internal Rec League teams play games?

  • For the 970 Lax Internal Rec League, all games and practices will be held in one central location in Northern Colorado (Fort Collins, Loveland or Windsor)
    • You can get more information and register for the League HERE

How do Windsor players get included in these teams?

  • Any player that would like to play on the AYL Teams or the CYLA White Teams needs to be evaluated, please reach out to our Program Director, Josh, at jschwall54@gmail.com or 970-222-2129 to schedule a time to come to a clinic to be evaluated.
    • Please note that spots are not guaranteed
    • CYLA White players may go register now HERE and will be placed accordingly after being evaluated
  • Players that wish to play on the CYLA Blue Teams or in the 970 Internal Rec League may go and register here:
    • CYLA Link HERE
    • 970 Lax Internal Rec League HERE

Play time:

  • 970 Lax Coaches are instructed to do the following with our teams regarding playtime:
    • AYL Teams: play time is not guaranteed (play to win)
    • CYLA White Teams: play time may be uneven but everyone will see the field (play to win)
    • CYLA Blue Teams: Everyone sees the field and playtime is even (focus on fundamentals and having fun)
    • 970 Lax Internal Rec League: Everyone sees the field and playtime is even (focus on fundamentals and having fun)

How do I get a uniform?

  • The 970 Lax Uniform store is currently open. To get your order in please visit HERE
  • The store CLOSES December 19th!!
  • Please make sure to follow all of the instructions on the Uniform page when submitting your survey response
  • Uniform sizing days will be released shortly

Equipment 

  • Please click the Boy's FAQs tab above for a list of equipment requirements for the season
  • Make sure to read up on the new Shoulder Pad Rules for boys that goes into effect on January 1st, 2022 HERE
  • We unfortunately do not offer equipment rentals
  • Here are some places we recommend to purchase new equipment:
    • Lax.com (order soon as they are having shipping delays)
    • Dicks Sporting Goods (Fort Collins)
    • Monkey Sports (Greenwood Village)
    • Play It Again Sports (Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont)
    • Lacrosse Unlimited (Highlands Ranch)

What opportunities are there in January and February to play Lacrosse?

  • Please visit HERE to see what we are offering in Winter Session 2

If we have questions who do we reach out to?

  • Dom Alfieri - Founder and Director
    • dom@970lax.com
  • Josh Schwall - Program Director
    • jschwall54@gmail.com
    • 970-222-2129

 

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