Littleton Thunder BOYS LACROSSE INFORMATION:
Littleton Thunder offers spring lacrosse teams for youth players K/1st – 8th grade. Littleton Thunder and all AYL teams are grouped based upon grade level, K/1st – 8th. High school students are not permitted to play in the AYL.
Teams are formed based on age, grade, and playing experience. Returning players and teams are formed based on coaches and previous experience. Coaches provide input for teams based on previous rosters and team formation. New players will create new teams or be added to an existing team roster based on team numbers.
Registration begins in November and closes when the team’s rosters are complete.
LITTLETON THUNDER'S SPRING LACROSSE ACCOLADES:
3rd Grade Red AYL Champions
1st Grade Drone AYL Runner-Up
5th Grade Red Jamboree Champions
6th Grade White AYL Champions
2nd Grade White AYL Runner-up
1st Grade Blue AYL Runner-up
2nd Grade White Jamboree Champions
1st Grade White AYL Champions
3rd Grade White AYL Runner-up
|Spring 2019 Age Grouping Quick Reference Table
||Max Stick Length
|8th grade / U15
||7th or 8th
|7th grade / U13
||6th or 7th
|6th grade / U12
||5th or 6th
|5th grade / U11
||4th or 5th
|4th grade / U10
||3rd or 4th
|3rd grade / U9
||2nd or 3rd
|2nd grade / U8
||1st or 2nd
|1st grade / U7
||K or 1st
LEVELS OF PLAY:
It is the goal of the AYL lacrosse board to have like talent levels competing against each other each season. The AYL lacrosse board will make best effort towards dividing each age group into multiple conferences with the goal of playing like “talent” and “experience” levels against each other.
The Four Conferences will be: Red, Silver, White and Blue
The final placement of all teams in each age division will be at the discretion of the AYL Lacrosse board.
Red: The Red Conference is the most competitive level of play in the AYL and will have divisions from 3rd – 8th grade.
Silver: The Silver Conference is the next most competitive level of play and may have divisions from 3rd – 8th grade.
White: The White Conference is the next most competitive level of play and will have divisions from 1st – 8th grade.
Blue: The Blue Conference is intended as an early level of competition and new teams & will have divisions from 1st – 6th grade.
AYL TERRITORY ENFORCED:
The AYL is a community focused league. In the past, all sports but boys lacrosse have adhered to a strict in-territory/out-of-territory roster mix. For 2018, this policy will be extended to lacrosse. The roster mix for the upcoming season is 70% in territory for Blue, White and Silver level teams and 50% in territory for Red level teams. With the adoption of this policy, ALL rosters will go through an audit and sign off process to be conducted by the AYL Lacrosse Board.
To be considered in-territory, a player must:
- Live within the club's boundaries
- Attend a school within the club's boundaries
If you should have questions regarding your player's status, please email: email@example.com
Littleton Thunder is working with Lacrosse Unlimited to provide our team unifoms. Each player needs a new uniform for the spring 2018 season. The shorts and reversible jersey are required. Reversible practice jersey and shooter shirts are also available. The Team Store will be open until December 31, 2018. Orders will be processed and scheduled to arrive before the first games. You can try on shorts and jerseys at Lacrosse Unlimited in Highalnds Ranch for sizing. At this point, please call to verify they have them available first!
Lacrosse Helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, stick, cleats, game jersey, game shorts, reversible practice jersey, cup, mouth guard. Rib pads are optional. Equipment for goalies (stick, chest protector and throat guard) is provided by the Thunder. Equipment can be purchased at sporting goods stores, Lacrosse Unlimited, Monkey Sports, Dick's Sporting Goods, Play-it-Again Sports, or other stores that deal in sports equipment. Littleton Thunder has used lacrosse equipment available, please inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRACTICES & GAMES:
Littleton Thunder Lacrosse teams practice at South Suburban Parks Fields in and around Littleton, CO. Many teams practice at Dekovend Park at University and Araphoe Rd. Teams practice 2-3x per week depending on the team and coach. Games may be played at any of the AYL lacrosse fields throughout South Metro Denver. Practices will start in early March. Games will begin the end of March and go to the middle of May, ending in a Playoff Weekend and Championship. Some teams may participate in post-season (summer/fall/winter) tournaments/leagues.
Games are typically on Saturday mornings or early afternoon. Each team is provided a mix of home and away games throughout the season. Schedules will be added when schedule is complete Mid March
COST TO PLAY:
Program costs include field rental expenses, program lacrosse equipment including goals and balls, league fees, official’s charges, coaching and educational expenditures, and administrative costs.
REGULAR REGISTRATION + $30 US Lacrosse Membership November - December 31, 2018
Grades 2 - 3
Grades 4 - 8
SPACE AVAILABLE REGISTRATION + $30 US Lacrosse Membership January 1, 2019 - team capacity
Grades 2 - 3
Grades 4 - 8