UPDATED for Fall 2018: The CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) will continue to use June 1st as the cutoff date for age-based classification.
The CYLA has permanently adopted US Lacrosse guidelines regarding age-based classification. Therefore Boulder Valley Lacrosse will group teams on the basis of grade with an age cutoff.
Players in the same grade will generally be grouped together, provided that they meet the June 1 birth date cutoff for that age group. All players are required to provide official proof of birth date (birth certificate, passport, adoption papers, etc) before participating in sanctioned CYLA games.
We will set up CYLA Fall League teams at U15, U13, U11, and U9. All current 8th graders are eligible to play, regardless of birthdate.
A player's eligibility for the 2018 Fall or 2019 Spring season is determined by his age on May 31, 2018.
For example, any player born on or after June 1, 2005 is eligible to play U13.
A player born on or before May 31, 2005 is not eligible to play U13 and must play U15.
In general, we will group players on the basis of "Grade with an Age Cutoff." This means that players in the same grade will be grouped on teams at the same age level, provided that they meet the June 1st cutoff date.
Players who are "young" for their grade will still be permitted to play at that age level. For example, a 4th grader who is age-eligible for U9 (ie born after 6/1/2009) can still play U10.
NO PLAYER WILL BE PERMITTED TO "PLAY DOWN" IN AGE CLASSIFICATION AS PER CYLA RULES-- NO EXCEPTIONS.
2018 FALL and 2019 SPRING Age Classifications:
Born on or after
Max Stick Length
# U7 players must be born before 5/31/2012. U7 players may be grouped with U8 players for 2019 BVL Sunday Skills and 2019 CYLA Spring League.
* All current 8th graders are eligible to play for BVL, regardless of birthdate.
9th graders may participate in CYLA Fall League with BVL, but not CYLA Spring League.