The organization that is now CYLA started in the fall of 1990 when Mark Foster and Jamie Duke agreed to form a boy's junior lacrosse organization. Foster founded the Redhawks, focused on Central Denver, and Duke founded the Indians, focused on South Denver. Each club started with one team consisting of second and third grade boys. The first game was played in March, 1991.
In the 25 years that have followed, CYLA has grown to 28 clubs spanning the state from Grand Junction to Aurora; Fort Collins to Pueblo and multiple locations along the Front Range. In 2015, over 5000 boys participated in CYLA. Since inception, CYLA has been a volunteer led community based youth organization focused solely on boy’s lacrosse. Each club is managed as a separate entity & each club manages a distinct region in our league. There are some areas that are shared by multiple clubs, so please contact the clubs directly for more details.
The CYLA offers programs ranging from the entry level young guns to the D1 aspiring middle school players. We offer a high range of competition and focus on each individual’s need to grow the game of lacrosse within the state of Colorado. Not all clubs offer a full range of programs.
If you still have more questions after contacting your local club, please contact the CYLA Administrator, Ali Houlis, at