Boulder Valley Lacrosse COACHING INFORMATION PAGE
Boulder Valley Lacrosse encourages you to consider coaching with us in the upcoming season.
Lacrosse experience is helpful, but not required-- a positive, enthusiastic approach to youth sports is mandatory !
If you can help organize and inspire young athletes, you are welcome to coach with us. We have a tremendous supply of players and we are always looking to add new coaches to our program.
We have an extensive support system and training approach in place for new coaches. We understand that coaches have to place careers and families first, so we work to assign coaches in a “tag-team” fashion. We’ll pair you with other BVL coaches, working cooperatively to insure that every practice and every game has coverage even if you can’t be there.
Become part of the fun and fast-growing BVL Lacrosse Community! We promote the Positive Coaching approach to create a relaxed yet competitive atmosphere centered around the fastest game on two feet.
If you’re interested in playing as well as coaching, many BVL coaches also participate in our mens' drop-in group on Sundays at Manhattan Middle School and our mens teams in the Mile High Lacrosse League. Each summer, we enter a Supermasters (40+) team into the Vail Shootout.
Experience the pride of serving as a role model and leader for our youth as a coach.
Parent coaches will receive one complimentary registration per season for child after completing a full spring or fall season coaching with us. Non-parent coaches may be eligible for a moderate paid stipend.
BVL coaches will receive complimentary logo apparel, including polo shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. All BVL head coaches will also receive complimentary US Lacrosse membership.
Every BVL coach must complete our online Coaches Registration (scroll to bottom of registration page): BVL Coaches Registration
The program will divert you to NCSI (National Center for Safety Initiatives) first to complete your online background check, then click on "Return to League Athletics site" to complete the Coaches Registration on our website. Be sure to hit "Submit" to finalize the Coaches Registration with us once you have completed our form.
Every BVL coach must take the online “Heads Up” Concussion Awareness Course available at www.cdc.gov/concussion. This is required of all youth sports coaches by Colorado State Law.
Every BVL coach must agree to our Zero Tolerance for Abuse policy and our Pledge of Responsibility as part of our online registration.
2019 SPRING LEAGUE: We are currently looking to add head and assistant coaches for our primary program, the CYLA Spring League.
Spring season practices will start the first week of March (short practices until Daylight Savings kicks in).
Most teams will practice twice per week. Head coaches will have the opportunity to define their 2 practice days per week (practice days would be Monday- Wednesday, Wednesday- Friday, Monday- Friday, or Tuesday- Thursday).
Weeknight practice times are generally 600pm to 730pm. Most teams will practice at Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder. No practices during BVSD Spring Break (March 25-30).
Games are played on Saturdays in April and May around the metro area. Home games are played at East Boulder Community Park turf fields in Boulder. Away games are played at locations including Arvada, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Denver, Evergreen, and Fort Collins. No games or practices over Memorial Day weekend.
Season will conclude on June 1st or 2nd at the CYLA Championships in Arvada.
BVL Preseason Spring Coaching Clinic: This clinic is mandatory for all BVL spring coaches. The clinic will be run by 3d Lacrosse on Sunday March 3rd, 2019 at the Sport Stable in Superior, 400pm to 800pm. Coaches should bring a notebook and lacrosse stick.
Non-parent coaches will receive a stipend for coaching. Parent coaches with at least one season of prior coaching with BVL will receive a credit toward your son's registration fee during any subsequent season of coaching.
2019 FALL BALL: We will also be seeking to add head and assistant coaches for both our traditional BVL Sunday Skills program, and our CYLA Fall League teams.
Our preseason coaches' clinic will be held on Sunday August 25th, 400pm at Manhattan Middle School turf field, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder. We will demonstrate our favorite drills and discuss BVL's coaching philosophy.
Non-parent coaches will receive a stipend for coaching. Parent coaches with at least one season of prior coaching with BVL will receive a credit toward your son's registration fee.
BVL Sunday Skills: Consists of six sessions at Manhattan Middle School, 1100am to 100pm, on the following Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29, and October 6, 13. Coaches will lead groups of players in fast-paced drills and then in scrimmages at the end of each season.
CYLA Fall League: Coaches will lead teams in two practices (Sundays August 25 and September 8) at East Boulder Community Park or Manhattan Middle School. Then teams will play home or away games as follows:
- Sunday September 15
- Sunday September 22
- Sunday September 29
- Sunday October 6
- Sunday October 13: CYLA Fall Festival (doubleheaders at home or away location TBD).
If you’re interested in coaching with us, please email BVL Director Andrew Davies at
. He will then authorize you to begin the coaching registration process.
We look forward to having you join our program this year!