Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to the development of lacrosse in the Southwest Metro, Bear Creek, Green Mountain, and Lakewood area by providing boys the opportunity to learn and play the game in a fun and challenging atmosphere.

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Welcome to Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse
Spring 2019 Registration is now closed! 1st and 2nd grade is still open.
  
 
AYL SPRING 2019 CALENDAR
WEEK 1 March 16th
5/11/2019 - Playoffs K-5th
5/12/2019 - 6th - 8th
 
 

We will not have practice this Sunday 2/10, we have a number of coaches out of town.  (The 4th and 7th grade teams will try to practice, weather permitting).

We are looking for coaches for our 1st grade and 5/6th grade teams.

Regular practices start March 4th at the Schaefer Complex (Kipling and Hampton), fields 11 and 13.  Practice schedule will be out February 21st.   Game schedule will be out about March 13th.
 
Practice and Evaluations:
We have the Foothills Arena (indoor full field) on the following:
3/2   1 to 3pm - 5th/6th grade placements
3/10 2:30 to 5pm  (this will most likely be our 'kickoff', where all the teams will practice)
 
Also, we have the BCHS turf field on Sundays starting Feb 10 from 10am to 12pm to get some early season conditioning/ practice, weather permitting. 
 
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Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse
Youth Lacrosse to SW Denver/Lakewood Area

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Spring Information (Next Up: Spring 2019)

 

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Why Play for Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse?
 
1. Partners with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).  This doesn't mean that we don't teach the kids the value of winning and/or losing; we play every game to win.  We always do this within and while teaching our players the boundaries of respecting the game of lacrosse by honoring the Rules, Opponents, Officials, Team-mates, and Self.  Winning is important!  We do go the extra step (Goal #1) to teach them life lessons through sport.  (Click here to learn about PCA)   Every parent who has a child registered in Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse will have the opportunity to learn how to make their son or daughters participation in youth sports more enjoyable.  You will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the Positive Sports Parenting by Jim Thompson, which provides 60 concise pages of insightful and sensible advice on how parents can help children get the most from sports.  A fantastic resource for parents, coaches, and players is available at the Positive Coaching Alliance Development Zone (Click Here)
 
 
2. Safety:  Bear Creek Lacrosse is committed to the safety of your child and our parents and family members.  Each coach has a first aide kit and our lacrosse program has three AED's distributed to our coaches at our games/practices.  (Click to learn about this - then scroll about half way down the page).  All of our coaches and assistants are concussion certified and have completed child safe background checks.  Take just a few moments to read this information (Click Here) why AED's on so important to have on the sidelines!
 
3. Coaching:  Each of our coaches and assistant coaches strives to ensure that your child has fun playing lacrosse for Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse.  Each completes the PCA Double Goal coach training, head coaches are US Lacrosse Level I certified (or higher) and all are US Lacrosse Members.
 
4. Fun is Essential: Having fun while being safe is without question the most important component of any sport experience at any age or level. Whether you are a parent of a young child or a veteran coach, it is absolutely critical that your kids enjoy themselves when they play.

The reasons for this are somewhat obvious but important to reinforce. When kids have fun, they are more likely to continue to play. Fostering a love of exercise and athletic involvement has life-long benefits, including improved physical and mental health as well as academic performance. When kids don't have fun, they are less likely to play the next season and may drop out of sports altogether.

Researchers have found that anywhere from 30-70% of kids drop out of sports by the time they are 13 years old, and the number one reason why they quit is that they aren't having any fun.  From US Lacrosse (Click Here for Full Article)   While some programs/clubs will tell you how many kids are playing on top elite teams, we'll show pictures of kids smiling!  We like to say, "We are winning regardless of what the scoreboard reads!"

We work to create fun events outside out our lacrosse program.  Here are a few photos from some of our past events.  (Click Here)

 
5. Close-knit Group:  It is our desire to create a fun community environment where our parents and our players become friends on and off the field.  One of the ways we do this is by providing our players with a ticket to each of the Denver Outlaws regular season home games*.  We encourage family and friends to sit with our group during games by taking advantage of the special/limited time purchase of additional tickets that are available when you register to play for Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse.
 
* 2016 Spring Season Registration Only - Transportation & Supervision is not provided by Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse, this is an extracurricular event.
 
 
6. Non-Profit:  Many youth organizations are "for profit", while Bear Creek Junior Sports Association (BCJSA) and Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse are 100% volunteer run, non-profit organizations.  This is important as everyone in our program is here for the kids and we are only only interested in your child's best interests, it is not just a job to us.
 
 
Did you know?
Lacrosse is the oldest American game; Native Americans have played the game long before our colonies were settled.  In effort to promote the purest and best values of the game, US Lacrosse has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to promote positive coaching and good sportsmanship throughout the sport of lacrosse.   Bear Creek Youth  Lacrosse (BCYL) also supports this movement and hopes that you will continue to enjoy playing for your BCYL team or join one of our youth teams.

We are constantly adding new information and features to the website.  Please take the time to visit all the pages we have to offer.  If you feel that we could enhance or improve your visit, please let us know.

Thank you visiting and we hope to see you wearing a Bear Creek Youth Lacrosse jersey soon!
 
 

 

Field Status
Bear Creek HS - Lakewood OPEN (2/16) 
Colorado Academy - Lakewood OPEN (2/16) 
Foothills Sports Arena - Lakewood OPEN (2/16) 
Schaefer #11 - Lakewood OPEN (2/16) 
Schaefer #13 - Lakewood OPEN (2/16) 
Schaefer #7 - Lakewood OPEN (2/16) 
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