United Lacrosse FAQ’s for 2016

Tell me about United Lacrosse

Denver United is a youth lacrosse organization bringing the sport of lacrosse to the Highlands neighborhood, and surrounding areas.

We want to start kids playing lacrosse at a young age!  Denver United will focus on introducing lacrosse to Boys 4-12 years in age.  In addition to teams, we offer a crash course introduction to lacrosse that will instill a passion for the game - the fastest growing team sport in America!

The organization is founded and run by local professional lacrosse players, and Colorado natives, Dillon Roy and Eric Law.  We believe in providing beginners a sound foundation by creating a fun, safe, and encouraging atmosphere where players feel comfortable to not only learn the fundamentals of the game, but the many life lessons that are taught through sport.   

How much does playing for United Lacrosse cost?

It depends on which program you choose.  The boys program has a number of different options.  As well as Learn to play and Girls.  Please refer to the individual web pages for specific registraiton fees.

What equipment do I need?

Boys

Players are required to provide their own equipment.  Please view the items below.

  • Helmet

  • Shoulder pads

  • Elbow pads

  • Gloves

  • Lacrosse stick

  • Protective cup

  • Mouthguard

Girls

  • Mouth Piece
  • Lacrosse Stick
  • Protective Lacrosse Goggles

What if I have never played lacrosse?

Perfect!  That’s what we are here for!  United Lacrosse welcomes all skill levels from beginner to advanced.  We have great coaches who are experienced at working with players with different abilities.   

What is the time commitment?

United Lacrosse requires the following commitment from all members.  We understand if you are unable to make a few practice or games, but practice is important, so we prefer full participation whenever possible.   

Where are practices held and when?

We will be practicing in the Highlands neighborhood at Sloan’s Lake, Cesar Chaves, and Chaffee Park.  Depending on available permits, home games will be played at the practice location, or a predetermined location.  

Who are the coaches?

United Lacrosse coaches are generally former high school, college, professional players.  We also have a variety of Volunteer coaches!  Let us know if you're interested in coaching.  Coaches go through a coaching clinic which helps them implement streamlined programming throughout the United organization.  We welcome volunteers!  Even if you haven’t played lacrosse before!

How do I re-sign up if I am a returning player?

Go online and register.  If you are already a part of the United family, login to your account and sign up.  

What if I am a new player to United?

Please go to our website and register online by creating a new account.  

What if the grade level I am in is not offered?

While we hope to eventually have teams at every grade level between 1st and 8th grade, in 2016 United Lacrosse plans to field the following teams:

Boys:

U7                                    1st

U8                                    2nd

U9                                      3rd

U10                                    4th

U11 & 12                               5, 6, and 7th


Players can play up a grade level when necessary and if it’s a safe.  Our goal is to get kids on the field but we must work within new rules and restrictions mandated by the Colorado Youth Lacrosse Leagues.  Please contact us if you have specific questions and we will do our best to place every player on a team that fits.

What are the age cut-offs for each division?

A player's eligibility for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 season is determined by his age on May 31, 2017.

For example, any player born on or after June 1, 2006 is eligible to play U10.  A player born on May 31, 2006 or before is not eligible to play U10 and must play U10.

Where do players live and go to school?

United players come from a wide range of Denver neighborhoods.  Over 95% of our participants live in Northwest Denver community and go to local schools.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact us at info@unitedlacrosse.org