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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.


 
SAVE the Date - November 8, 2014

 

2014 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2014 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees:

Devon Wills and Mike Sheehan!

Please join the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation and the lacrosse community to honor the 2014 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:15 p.m. - Dinner

Registration can be completed on our website, or by using the links provided below.

Individual Tickets: $75
Register for Individual Tickets

Full Table (8 seats): $550  
Register for a Full Table

Half Table (4 seats): $300  
Register for a Half Table

Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Members:$40
Register for Hall of Fame Member Individual Ticket

We are looking forward to honoring the accomplishments of our 2014 inductees and celebrating lacrosse in Colorado!

 

Devon Wills will be inducted into the 2014 class. Devon was the goalie for Colorado Academy and Dartmouth college. She took the US Women's team to TWO World Cup Championships......  She coached at DU and is currently the Defensive/goalie coach at USC.  Devon is also the backup goalie for the Men's Professional Team the Lizards.  The first woman to tryout and make a men's professional team!!!!
 
It would be great to have the CGLA community come out on November 8th to support her accomplishments.


by admin posted 10/06/2014
Colorado Lacrosse Foundation Winter 2014 clinics

Colorado Lacrosse Foundation Winter 2014 clinics

CLF is hosting Level 1 and level 2 clinics this Fall.  See attachment for details

Please remember that all CGLA head coaches will need Level 1 on field or online coaching clinic for the 2015 season.
 

 

 


by admin posted 10/06/2014
Turkey Shoot 2014

We are in the 9th year of celebrating one of the CGLA’s most FUN events –The TURKEY shoot!!!

 

Sunday, November 9 at Lorenz Park

 

REGISTER HERE!

U9/U10 – 5 v 5 + goalie (1/2 field)

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by admin posted 09/24/2014
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.

 

DIVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP  results:

 

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
2013 Turkey Shoot
Turkey Shoot 2013 photos
 
Thanks to all the volunteers that schlepped goals, ran scores and lent a helping hand!!!!
 
 
 


Congratulations to the WINNERS of the 2013 TurkeyShoot

U 9/10 - Boulder -Nicholson 
U11 - Panthers- Kennedy 
U12 - DLC -Turkey owl 
U13 - South Suburban -Helmerich 
U14/15 Silver - Havoc -Ufer 
U 14/15 Gold - Coyotes -Ohana Twibe
 
by admin posted 11/15/2013
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 www.uslmobilecoach.com, 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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