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Cost:

  • Early Bird Pricing is $325 for both the boys/girls’ program and will end on January 31st. Then the pricing will go up to $375
  • Payment plans and Scholarships are available on request please email dom@970lax.com to inquire.
  • Practice begins the week of March 22nd and ends the week of May 24th
  • All teams will have 3 practices a week with at least 1 game a week.
  • All teams will have two coaches with at least one coach who has experience playing and coaching the game of lacrosse.

Tryouts

We will have tryouts for only the Boys 5th-8th Grade because we are expecting multiple teams at these age groups.

Typically, we would like to have two tryout days per age group and have tryouts done before January but due to Covid-19 restrictions that made it impossible.  We have been able to see a lot of players from our fall, winter 1 and winter 2 sessions which will help with our evaluation process.

Cost:  $20

Location:  The Edge (4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524)

Times: 

  • Friday Jan 29th 5:00pm-7:00pm: 5th & 6th Grade boys
  • Saturday Jan 30th 8:00am - 10:00am: 7th & 8th Grade boys
  • Saturday Feb 6th 11:00am - 12:00pm: Make-up day 5th-8th Grade boys

Important Points about Tryouts:

  • Tryouts are for players who would like to make a white or red level team. The leagues we play in have 3 levels of play, Blue (Beginner) White (Intermediate) Red (Advanced).
  • If you do not tryout you will automatically be placed on the Blue team.
  • All players will make a team regardless of skill set.
  • If you are a player from another program that is deciding based on tryout results if you want to play for 970 Lax. I am sorry, but you will have to purchase a uniform before tryout results are available.  We ask if this is a concern of yours, please reach out with questions.
  • In the future we plan to have tryouts done before January to avoid a situation where you must order a uniform before you know team placement but with Covid-19 restrictions this year that just was not possible.

*We are striving to be the premier Northern Lacrosse Youth Program and promise you we will do everything we can to make sure your player has a good experience.  We know coaching, organization, leadership, and character building are important for our young players and regardless of what town you come from we are a 100% committed to giving your son or daughter the best possible experience.

Uniform Orders

Uniform store is now open for both the boys and girls.  Store will close on January 29th to insure everyone gets their uniform by March 22nd.  Uniforms will be shipped directly to your home.

Sizing Days:

  • The Edge (4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524)
  • Saturday January 16th and 23rd
  • Girls 9:30-10:30am and Boys 10:30am-11:30am

Cost:

  • Boys uniform cost $100 which includes a reversible jersey, shooter shirt and 2 pairs of shorts for home and away.
  • Girls uniform cost is $85 which includes a reversible jersey, shooter shirt and a reversible skirt.

Important Info:

  • A` la carte options available for anyone just needing to replace certain uniform items.
  • Uniforms for both the boys and girls store is now open.
  • Uniforms are exactly like last year.
  • You will have the option to buy the whole set, which is required to play, or you can buy pieces that you may need to replace.
  • The store will close on January 29th to insure everyone gets their uniform by March 22nd.
  • Uniforms will be shipped directly to your home.

970 LAX WINTER SESSION 2 REGISTRATION

We will be implementing a "Sandlot Games" style of play. Boys will only need a helmet, gloves, mouthguard, cleats and stick, and we will be using tennis balls only. Girls will use their normal equipment. The goal is to encourage kids to get out there and play lacrosse in fun ways outside of the season. By implementing the "Sandlot" concept (pick-up game), kids will be able to use this concept with friends in their backyard much like you would with basketball and football.

Each week, we will focus on "The Theme of the Night" such as: Picking/Claremont, wristers/twisters, hitch/pass-hitch/dodge-hitch/shoot, give and goes, shallow cuts-step back pass and flips, sidewinder. After honing that skill, the players will utilize that skill in mini games versus other teams chosen by coaches. The final 2 weeks will be tournament pool play per age group. These will be 2v2 mini games.

All practices will be held at The Edge (4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524). Sessions will run the weeks Jan 3 - February 21 (8 weeks total).

Tuesday Practice Dates (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23)

Saturday Practice Dates (Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27)

We are very limited on space per hour due to Covid restrictions and we crafted our schedule based on the survey responses. If we have more people sign up per age group then expected, we may adjust these groupings. For example, if we have more 7th graders than expected we will move that group to 8:15 - 9:15pm session. The practice day will not change, but the time may.

Schedule by age group is as follows:

  • Tuesdays: 7:15 - 8:15pm: 5th - 7th grade BOYS
  • Tuesdays: 8:15 - 9:15pm: 8th grade BOYS
  • Saturdays: 10 - 11am: 1st - 4th grade BOYS and 1st-8th grade GIRLS

Please reach out with any questions.

970 Lax winter skill/small-sided games clinic every Wednesday starting November 4th- December 16th

Drills will be adjusted to the talent level of each group with a focus on proper and consistent fundamentals (working on muscle memorization) along with drills to increase lacrosse IQ.

  • Passing, Catching, Shooting, Stick Protection, Foot Work, Field Awareness, Field Spacing, Defensive/Offensive Shape, Off-Ball Movement

Girls K-8th Schedule

Where: The Edge Sports Center: 4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524

When: Wednesday's November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16

Time: 6:15-7:10pm

Cost: $130

Max 20 Players

Boys k-5th Schedule

Where: The Edge Sports Center4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524

When: Wednesday’s November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16

Time: 6:15-7:10pm

Cost: $130

Max 20 Players

Boys 6th-8th Schedule

Where: The Edge Sports Center: 4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524

When: Wednesday’s November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16

Time: 7:15-8:10pm

Cost: $130

Max 30 Players

Girl's Youth Beginner Camp! - Sept. 23rd - Oct 14th

As we head into the Fall Season we wanted to also offer a Girl’s Youth Beginner Camp! This camp would be for those who are new to Women's Lacrosse and want to learn to play. Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think would be interested!

How to Register:  https://970lax.leagueapps.com/clubteams/1803454-girls-intro-to-lacrosse

Practices:  Wednesday's  5:15 - 6:15pm (Sept. 23rd, 30th & Oct. 7th, 14th).

Location: 

Harmony Park

2706-2726 Harvest Park Ln

Fort Collins, CO 80528

This is what we will emphasize at practice: 

  • Building a solid foundation through passing, throwing, catching, cradling, ground balls, footwork, and good communication.
  • We also want to start to build confidence in each of the players and help them understand more of the fundamentals of women's lacrosse!
  • All teams will be coached by experienced coaches and will be following specific curriculum.

Cost: $45 dollars. This will include one practice a week for four weeks!

Equipment needed: Girl's lacrosse stick (if you don't have one we do have sticks we can lend you for the clinics)

Thanks!

Kathryn Pailthorp

Girls Youth Director

Kpailthorp@gmail.com

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970 Lax Boys & Girls Free Clinics  

We are excited to announce summer Lax opportunities in Fort Collins! We will be hosting 8 Non-contact skills camps for FREE:

 When: Weeks of July 20, 27, and Aug 3, 10 on Mondays & Thursdays

·         6-6:55pm Boys 1 st-5th (max 25 players)

·         6-6:55pm Girls 1 st-4th (max 25 players)

·         7-7:55pm Boys 6 th-8th (max 25 players)

·         7-7:55pm Girls 5 th-8th (max 25 players)

Where: Harmony Park (2706 Harvest Park Ln, Fort Collins, CO 80528)

Cost: FREE

What: Shooting, ground balls, footwork, stick work, positioning, and more.

Capacity: 25 players (County Mandate)

Most importantly, we value the safety of everyone involved in our organization. Because of this, we will be strictly adhering to at least 6' social distancing and our coaches will be wearing masks . We ask that if you suspect you may be sick, or are showing symptoms, that you please STAY HOME.  

Please Register ASAP as this will be first come first served.  Once an age group hits 25 players then you will be put on a waiting list.  The city could always increase/decrease our allowed capacity so if you are interested then please keep yourself on the waiting list.

Please Register Here for both Boys and Girls

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970 Lax Boys & Girls Free Clinics  

We are excited to announce summer Lax opportunities in Fort Collins! We will be hosting 8 Non-contact skills camps for FREE:

 When: Weeks of July 20, 27, and Aug 3, 10 on Mondays & Thursdays

·         6-6:55pm Boys 1 st-5th (max 25 players)

·         6-6:55pm Girls 1 st-4th (max 25 players)

·         7-7:55pm Boys 6 th-8th (max 25 players)

·         7-7:55pm Girls 5 th-8th (max 25 players)

Where: Harmony Park (2706 Harvest Park Ln, Fort Collins, CO 80528)

Cost: FREE

What: Shooting, ground balls, footwork, stick work, positioning, and more.

Capacity: 25 players (County Mandate)

Most importantly, we value the safety of everyone involved in our organization. Because of this, we will be strictly adhering to at least 6' social distancing and our coaches will be wearing masks . We ask that if you suspect you may be sick, or are showing symptoms, that you please STAY HOME.  

Please Register ASAP as this will be first come first served.  Once an age group hits 25 players then you will be put on a waiting list.  The city could always increase/decrease our allowed capacity so if you are interested then please keep yourself on the waiting list.

Please Register Here for both Boys and Girls

IMPORTANT UPDATE! 970 Girls and Boys Lacrosse Season Postponed  

We received notice from the AYL and CYLA that due to COVID-19 our lacrosse season is postponed until  May. The plan is to restart the season in May. As of now there will be no practice either, as we want to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy. Most other clubs are postponing practices as well. We will deliver updates as we get them.

Thank you for understanding. Check for messages from your son's coach, as they may be sending stick work and other skills players can work on at home.

970 Lax Food Bank Drive - 3/25/20 (4-6pm @ Bacon Elem)

Giving Back:
We take a lot of pride in our area, and want to do what we can to help families in need.  While postponing a spring season of lacrosse is far from ideal, there are many people who need our help just to survive. On Wednesday we will hosting a food drive in Fort Collins.  The items donated in Fort Collins will go to the Food Bank of Larimer County.  Please note that we are following all social distancing guidelines.  Anyone who is sick or exhibiting any symptoms of a cold should not handle or deliver food items. If families do not feel comfortable delivering items, please know there are other ways you can help!
Food Bank of Larimer County Donations
Details:
What: Nut Butters, Soups & Stews, Cereal & Oatmeal, Canned Tuna, & Chicken, Baby Food & Formula (Not Expired), Beans (Canned or Dry), Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, Pasta & Sauce, Rice. All non-perishables accepted!
When: 4pm-6pm
Where: Bacon Elementary School Parking Lot- 5844 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528 (look for a grey Rubicon Jeep)
How: We are following all social distancing requirements! To ensure the safety of everyone, we ask that all food donated is wiped down prior to dropping it off. Once at the parking lot, people dropping off can either a) pop their trunks and volunteers can grab donations, or b) park and put donations on the cement for volunteers to pick up and pile. The volunteers will then drop off the items at the food banks for distribution to families.
If anyone would like to volunteer please reach out to Dom Alfieri.
Thanks,
Dom Alfieri
970 Lax President
512-663-5031
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970 Lax Store Now Open - ORDERS CLOSE 3/9/20

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Free Custom Fitted Mouth Guards for 970 Lax Players - Feb 20-28, 2020

Goings Orthodontics has offered to partner with 970 Lax in offering Free mouth guards for all our players (boys and girls). Please see the attached flyer and schedule your appointment. They have offices in Fort Collins, Wellington and Windsor.

Goings - Free Mouth Guard

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Interested in Becoming a Youth Lacrosse Official - Sunday 2/23/20

Please see the information below about Youth Lacrosse Officials Training opportunities. We are always in need of officials at the youth level, so if you have any interested we encourage you to attend.

 

Officials Training

UNIFORM ORDERS - Thursday 1/30/20

Dear 970 Lax Boys and Girls Families,

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out for the uniform fitting last night!

Due the large amount of players who needed to make changes to their original sizing we wanted to offer a second uniform fitting opportunity this Thursday (1/30) from 5:15pm-7:15pm at The Edge (4450 Denrose Ct).   We would highly recommend any players who were unable to make it out last night to try and come to the fitting on Thursday! Most players needed to go up in sizes so we don’t want any players with uniforms that are too small!

We also were unable to offer youth size kilts for girls to try on last night but after connecting with the manufacturer they recommended youth size girls try on the boys youth size shorts to coordinate appropriate sizing.

Hoping this second opportunity will give as many people as the possible that chance to order the correct sized uniform!

Please use the links below to place your uniform orders:

Order Girls Uniform Here

Order Boys Uniform Here

970 Lax Boys Tryouts

Dear 970 Boys Lax Families,

Tryouts are coming up on Feb 1st and I just wanted to clarify that yes these are tryouts but they really are evaluations for team placement.  What that means is every player will have a team to play on.  We will have multiple teams at certain age groups.

Below are the tryout dates:  To be registered for tryouts you need to be registered and paid. Even if that is a partial payment, you will be included in the tryouts so please make sure to get registered by January 30th and take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing!

Register here for Boys 970 Lax

Tryouts for 2020 Spring:

    • Only 4 age groups will currently require tryouts based on our pre-registration numbers.  5th, 6 th, 7th, and 8th .
    • February 1st, 2nd and 8th, 9th  (Saturday and Sunday) from 6am-8am at the Edge Sports Center
      • February 1st and 2nd will be 5th and 7 th grade
      • February 8th and 9th will be 6th and 8 th grade

If you have any questions or concerns please email and calls are always welcome!

Thanks,

Dom Alfieri

970 Lax President

512-663-5031

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UNIFORM ORDERS - Tuesday 1/28/20

We are using a new uniform manufacturer we thought it might be best to offer a "uniform fitting" day to allow players to come try on uniforms to confirm sizes.  This will take place this coming Tuesday (1/28) at The Edge (4450 Denrose Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524) from 5:15pm to 7:15pm.  This will be for ALL 970 Lax players (boys/girls)!  Players will have the opportunity to try on uniforms and confirm their sizes for both their tops and bottoms.  We will be collecting sizes that night and can make changes for anyone who has already placed a uniform order.  For any players who have not ordered a uniform you now have until MIDNIGHT on WEDNESDAY (1/29) to place your order.  No uniform orders will be accepted after this date! On Thursday (1/30) an email will go out that includes a final uniform link that will allow anyone who was unable to attend the fitting session to make any necessary changes.  These final changes need to be sent via the link provided by 5pm on Friday (1/31) so the final order can be sent over to the manufacturer.  Changes not submitted before this deadline cannot be guaranteed!

Please use the links below to place your uniform orders:

Order Girls Uniform Here

Order Boys Uniform Here

970 Lax Girls & Boys Uniforms

Dear Girls and Boys 970 Lax Families,

We are excited to share the new 970 Lax Uniforms

Please use the links below to place your uniform orders: