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The Mission of the Colorado Girls Lacrosse Association (CGLA) is to provide elementary and middle school girls with the structure and tools which to teach the fundamental skills required to play lacrosse, as well as to promote the spirit and sportsmanship of the game. The CGLA Board partners with administrators, coaches, officials, players, and parents to ensure a safe, educational, and competitive environment, allowing players to develop skills and behavior consistent with a high standard of lacrosse. CGLA supports the growth of lacrosse in Colorado and has established philosophies, by-laws, and rules to achieve this goal.

SPRING FLING - Sunday March 15th at Lorenz Park


Spring Fling 2015 | Waiver

WHERE: Lorenz Park- teams U11, U12, U13 U14/15 (silver and gold divisions)

WHEN: Sunday March 15th - 10:30am check-in. Play time 11-4:00pm

WHAT:  Full games….full field…. 20-25 minute fast paced games (depending on the number of teams that sign up per division).      

HOW: TEAM sign up only on website registration.  Team roster/ waiver must be signed by parent.  US lacrosse numbers must be included on Team waiver sheet. 

Registration deadline is MARCH 11th @ midnight. NO walk-ups or late registrations.             

COST:  $100 per Team

          Checks payable to CGLA and mailed to:  OR paypal on the website

                        Amy Lane

                        7971 S. Xenia Ct.

                        Centennial, Colorado 80112


SPECIAL FEATURES: The opportunity to see how your team is shaping up for the season. This event will give the youth officials a chance to have a “live” experience before the season begins.




WEATHER LINE; 303.777.5103

QUESTIONS to Kate at





by admin posted 02/24/2015
WELCOME to Harrow Sports as the CGLA sponsor

WELCOME to Harrow Sports as the CGLA sponsor.

Go to:  for  all your team needs....
Contact Harrow rep Keith Krasney :    with any questions and orders

by admin posted 01/11/2015
Lacrosse Homework

One Hand Wrist Mobility
-    One Handed Toss-ups (25 each hand), ball does not go above your shoulder.
-    One Handed Toss-up and Cradle (25 each hand), attack the ball in the air, ball does not go above your shoulder.
-    One Handed Ball Bounces (25 each hand), Bounce the ball off the ground, come over top of the ball and cradle.
-    One Handed High Toss-ups (25 each hand), toss the ball above your head, attack the ball on the way up (not the way down)
-    One Handed Ball Toss Around your Body (25 each hand), throw the ball up, catch it behind your back, throw it up and catch it in front of you.
Mini Hands
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands, catch NO cradle, 50 times / right and left (toes facing the wall, ball between shoulders)  Choke up on your stick so your hands are close together near the head of your stick.
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands, Catch, face dodge, 50 times / right and left  (toes facing the wall)
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands ALL Right Hand – throw on right side and catch on opposite side, bring ball back over to right side. - 50 times / then work left hand (toes facing the wall)
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands ALL Right Hand – throw on right side and catch on opposite side, throw on opposite side back to right side. - 50 times / then work left hand (toes facing the wall)
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands ALL Right Hand – throw off left shoulder side and catch on left shoulder. - 50 times / then work left hand (toes facing the wall)
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands, Split dodge - throw right, catch right, split dodge throw left, catch left - 50 times / then work left hand (toes facing the wall)
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands, Split dodge - throw right, catch right, split dodge throw left, catch left, 50 times each hand (feet sideways to the wall, switching your stance)
-    Mini Hands: 2 hands, Quick stick - change hands on every toss while balls in the air - 50 times / then work left hand (toes facing the wall)

posted 12/12/2014
CWLOA Training and Registration Information for YOUTH Officials

For more information go to
Frank Bailey is the contact person.....

CWLOA November 2014 Update

2015 Certification requirements for all officials

US Lacrosse registration - $50

CWLOA registration - $50

CHSAA fee - $10 – only if you plan to work high school games

CHSAA background check – only if you plan to work high school games & you have not already submitted one

US Lacrosse sanctioned Classroom training

US Lacrosse sanctioned on field training

Annual US Lacrosse test

US Lacrosse on line course – this is a onetime requirement – only necessary for those that have not completed it in prior years.



                        CLASSROOM – Front Range

VETERANS (all officials with an L2 rating or higher) – you must attend 2 of 3 sessions – November 17 and December 2 at DU & December 10 at Colorado College. The sessions are from 7:00-9:00 pm. The DU sessions will be in the Ritchie Center, 3rd floor, Room 3400. Access is through the Fitness Center on the south side of the Ritchie Center. Details on the CC site will be sent as soon as it is confirmed.

New & newer (all officials with a L1, Apprentice or no rating) – you must attend 4 of 5 sessions – January 12, January 20, January 28, February 4 & February 10. The times and locations are still a work in progress. We will communicate this once it is finalized.

Let me know if you have any question regarding which sessions to attend!

ALL FRONT RANGE OFFICIALS MUST ATTEND THE REQUIRED ANNUAL RULES INTERPRETAION ON JANUARY 31. It will be held at Colorado Academy & the details will be coming soon.

These sessions are designed to provide the BEST classroom experience to best prepare you for the spring season. If you cannot complete your classroom training with these sessions, let me know immediately. There will be a one day comprehensive classroom session, tentatively set for February 14 or 15, as a last opportunity.


CLASSROOM – Western Slope – You are welcome to attend Front Range sessions and the rules interp

Training will be held in coordination with the Mountain League play day set for February 28. The classroom training will be on Friday night and Saturday morning as it has been done in the past.


                        ON FIELD – Front Range

Set at Lorenz Park in Highlands Ranch, Saturday, February 28 – Details coming soon but please save the date. On field training is an annual requirement for all of us. We have chosen this location in hopes of avoiding weather cancellations.



                        You need to submit your US Lacrosse and CWLOA registrations if you have not already done so.

                        The CWLOA is waiving the annual CWLOA dues for all full time college students!!

CHSAA Background Check

ALL officials must submit a background check to CHSAA in order to work high school games. The check is good for 3 years so you will not need to submit one for 2015 if you submitted one in 2014 for lacrosse or 2014/2015 for any other high school sport. The background check process for 2015 is managed through Arbiter. New officials will be added to Arbiter once they complete their registrations so they can complete their background check.

NCAA Rules interp and training

There is a college level play day set for February 7 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. More information will be shared as we get it. We will also conduct the required NCAA rules interp on this date. Game assignments will be completed prior to this date so it is very important that you participate at CC in order to keep you assignments. Information for the college level officials will be sent independently in the very near future. The NCAA rules will also be reviewed and discussed on January 31 at Colorado Academy.

New & and 2nd year officials rebate

Front Range - All new and 2nd year officials that work 25 games, high school, middle school, youth and summer events will be reimbursed $50 to offset their US Lacrosse registration. The reimbursement will be paid in late June.

                        Western slope – we are working on a more realistic number for western slope officials


It is never too early to update your Arbiter account. Current address and contact information are critical. Your availability for high school games needs to be completed by February 1. The initial assignments will be done through Arbiter auto assign again this spring. It is crucial that you define your availability as thoroughly as possible prior to the assigning of high school games. This includes managing dates, times, sites, travel limits, zip codes and number of days per week you want to work games. The default for all of these is wide open availability so it is up to you to define any restrictions in Arbiter. There were a number of challenges last spring due to incomplete or inaccurate availabilities which can negatively impact the assigning process.  Please view a power point linked from the CWLOA home page,, detailing the steps for creating the best availability information. The link is accessed by clicking on the green word Arbiter.

2015 new US Lacrosse rules


There are no major rule changes for 2015 but we all need to know the changes approved for 2015.

by admin posted 11/11/2014
2014 Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot 2014 photos
Thanks to all the volunteers that schlepped goals, ran scores and lent a helping hand!!!!





Turkey Shoot 2014
U 10 winner- DLC -Iron Maidens
U 11 winner - BVLA
U 12 winner - Mt. Lax Hollander
U 13 winner - Rutherford Turkey Owls
U14/15 winner - Totally Random



by admin posted 11/10/2014
CONGRATULATIONS to all the CGLA players

CONGRATULATIONS to all the CGLA players who participated in the Mountain States Toyota Tournament at Dicks Sporting Goods Park last weekend.




U12 Silver

1st place winner – Rangers –Handrick

2nd place – Parker Hawks – Huhn


U12 Gold

1st place winner –DLC –Rutherford

2nd place – Panthers – Rael


U13 Silver

1st place winner – Cheyenne Mountain –Crosby

2nd place – Patriots – Dudevoir


U13 Gold

1st place winner – DLC – Shelanski

2nd place – Bruins –Beirenkoven


U15 Silver

1st place winner- Mustangs – Rawlings

2nd place – Sharpshooters- Stabler


U15 Gold

1st place winner – Coyotes – Cisneros

2nd place – DLC - Sanford

by admin posted 05/21/2014
Rule Change Regarding Lacrosse Balls

As you may know, as of January 1, 2014, ALL lacrosse balls used for play MUST have the NOCSAE seal on the ball (it must say “meets NOCSAE standard” on the ball).
NOCSAE is the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, who commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment.  To read more about the rule change, please read the article, What’s in a Ball? which originally appeared in Lacrosse Magazine in January 2013.
This rule was inserted into the rulebook last year but we urge you to send a reminder to the local league leaders, program administrators and coaches reminding them of this rule before they order balls for the 2014 season.
This is a rule change for the boys and girls game.  Manufacturers are making these balls but they have not hit the shelves of retailers to date.  It will be beneficial to order now from your local retailer to be placed on a list and not wait for the spring, when quantities could become limited.  Officials will be reminded that only balls with the NOCSAE seal will be allowed for play and we don’t want games canceled or postponed because of this change.

by admin posted 09/22/2013
The 2014-2015 CGLA calendar

The 2014-2015 CGLA calendar is now available.  Click here!

posted 09/15/2013
US Lacrosse Gold Stick Pilot Program
The CGLA has been identified as a potential US Lacrosse Gold Stick League based on your track record of providing a quality and safe playing experience for young players. The US Lacrosse Gold Stick Program is a new initiative that provides a model set of standards for youth leagues to follow to create the best environment for children to participate in lacrosse. We feel strongly that the leagues that follow these standards will best serve their local lacrosse communities, and we’ll do our part in using US Lacrosse communications vehicles, such as Lacrosse Magazine, to make sure that these leagues are appropriately celebrated.

Listed below is a brief summary of the standards:
1. Rules: League must adhere to all current US Lacrosse youth rules and age guidelines, have them publicly available and regularly communicated to program coaches, administrators, and parents.
2. League Administration: League has current, written policies for league governance that are publically available and regularly communicated to program administrators, coaches, parents and players through a multi-faceted communication system.
3. Safety and Risk Management: League has written policies and plans for safety and risk management that are publicly available and regularly communicated to program coaches, administrators, and parents. Unless specifically noted, all policies are followed during all practices and games.
4. Player Safety and Sportsmanship: League demonstrates a commitment to the safety of their players by publishing and promoting current information related to healthy lacrosse activity. League provides a detailed, written sportsmanship policy to players, parents, coaches, officials and administrators.
5. Screened, Trained and Certified US Lacrosse Coaches: All head coaches are NCSI background checked, trained, and at least Level 1 certified through the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program.
6. Trained/Certified US Lacrosse Officials: Leagues must require, at a minimum that all officials assigned to league games are certified by their Local Board, and hold a current on-field rating prior to any assignment to the programs contests. All contests (with the exception of U-9 on a shortened field) will have a minimum of two officials assigned to each contest.
7. Membership: All players, coaches, officials and administrators are current US Lacrosse members.
posted 03/17/2013
CGLA All City Clinic in the Snow

CGLA All City clinic in the snow on Saturday February 23rd.  Thanks to Cherry Creek, Colorado Academy, Kent Denver and Grandview HS for facilitating the day.
posted 02/26/2013
US Lacrosse - Parent Handbook Now Available
US Lacrosse has just published a handbook for girls lacrosse which includes a game overview, a diagram of the field and required equipment, and an overview of minor and major fouls along with their hand signals.

To download your copy today - click HERE
by CGLA posted 02/01/2011
Mobile Coaching App Now Available through US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse Unveils Mobile Coach App

The US Lacrosse Mobile Coach app is now available and provides US Lacrosse coach members free access to 100  men’s and 100 women’s lacrosse drills, complete with explanations, diagrams and videos, all beamed to users of the iPhone and Android phone.

The software, also available on computers via the web site, allows coaches to select, organize and install various drills illustrating dozens of lacrosse concepts for teams and players at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Get the FAQs

The software, developed by US Lacrosse in conjunction with Advanced Mobile Solutions, is easy to use both online and on the smart phone. After a login screen, users can view and sort drills by gender, concept and skill level, and place them in order for a given practice. The material and concepts come from the highly successful US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program. (CEP), the first national, standardized training program for lacrosse coaches.

Coaches of all levels will benefit from USL Mobile Coach, but it may be most assuring to part-time youth or high school coaches who balance the demands of full-time employment and parenthood. The software contains drill diagrams and explanations as well as video demonstrations and actual game footage that illustrate various concepts.

"The new mobile technology allows coaches to easily access, organize and share US Lacrosse drills and video with players and assistant coaches on the field, "said Chris Snyder, manager of coaches' education and training at US Lacrosse. "This is a ground-breaking US Lacrosse member benefit for coaches at all levels." 

posted 01/14/2011
The Future of Headgear in Girls' Lacrosse
There has been increased discussion about the relative safety in girls’ lacrosse these days, particularly with respect to head and face injury.  ESPN aired a piece in August that focused on two girls’ high school players in Pittsburgh who had suffered concussions while playing…and Section 8 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association introduced a proposal to require all players to wear men’s lacrosse helmets beginning in 2012.  The measure was rejected by a 7-2 vote of the association’s safety committee on December 2, which followed a US Lacrosse presentation that focused on the rules and culture of girls’ lacrosse…and our proactive efforts to address player safety ongoing.   
Growing awareness, knowledge and concern about concussion in sport has some administrators and parents of lacrosse-playing daughters – some of whom have been struck in the head with a lacrosse ball or stick – wondering why men’s lacrosse helmets are not mandatory in the girls’ game.  It’s our contention that a piece of protective equipment specifically designed for the rules and culture of men’s lacrosse is not appropriate for girls’ lacrosse.
There’s no bigger challenge for the leaders of a sport than to effectively balance the integrity of its rules and culture with the importance of player safety.   The challenge in lacrosse is even more pronounced because it’s long been one sport comprised of two distinct games.  The culture and rules of each game have been significantly different for almost 80 years.
But when a serious injury occurs in a particular sport, the nature of that sport is sometimes questioned or blamed, and that’s been the case lately in girls’ lacrosse.  After all, both games use similar sticks and the same ball carried, thrown and caught around the head.
Sometimes lost in this discussion is the fact that the rules of girls’ lacrosse have been carefully and responsibly evolved based primarily on player safety throughout the game's long history.  Seven years ago, for example, following a closer look at the mechanism of rare but serious eye injuries caused by errant passes or shots, US Lacrosse lead efforts to establish a manufacturing standard for protective eyewear designed specifically for girls’ lacrosse, which was mandated for all levels of play in 2004.  The result has been the elimination of serious eye injuries.  More recently, US Lacrosse introduced significant (some would say radical) rule changes for the 2011 season designed specifically to hold players accountable for dangerous play.
Current injury research tells us that the catastrophic head injuries men’s lacrosse helmets were originally designed to prevent are not an issue in girls’ lacrosse.  It also shows that the rate of concussion is higher in boys’ lacrosse than girls’ lacrosse…and the rate of concussion in girls’ lacrosse is essentially the same as that of girls’ soccer.  However, medical experts generally agree that female athletes may be more susceptible to a concussion injury…and that they seem to have a more challenging recovery time from concussion.
Rule 2, Section 10, of the US Lacrosse Officials Rules for Girls’ and Women’s Lacrosse states that, with the exception of goalies, who understandably wear hard helmets, “…soft headgear may be worn by all players.”  But there is no manufacturing standard for headgear that is specifically designed for girls’ lacrosse, so soft headgear products for other sports have been adopted by growing numbers of players.  That’s why US Lacrosse recently announced that it would work with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) – the same body that established the men’s lacrosse helmet standard – to create a headgear standard specifically designed for girls’ lacrosse.  It will take about  two years from the start of standard development until headgear meeting that standard is available.  It’s currently anticipated that players would continue to have the choice of whether or not to wear headgear.  During this development process, we’ll also be investing in research to measure head acceleration in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, as well as better understand the nature of focal impact caused by errant stick checks or shot follow-throughs.
Led by our US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee, and supplemented by formal collaborations with organizations such as the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the NCAA and the NFHS, we’ll continue to evolve and implement a wide range of interventions – involving rules, education, research and equipment development – focused on player safety.
We can’t eliminate the risk of serious injury in boys’ or girls’ lacrosse without completely changing the nature of the games.  But the best outcomes come from informed and thoughtful decision-making that's based more on facts than emotion, and that’s what we’re committed to ongoing.

by Steve Stenersen posted 12/02/2010
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