Welcome to Parker Hawks Youth Lacrosse. We are a registered non-profit organization that is dedicated to introducing the youth of Parker to the fast growing sport of lacrosse and coaching under the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance. We are a community based lacrosse program with teams for boys ages 7-15. Parker Youth Lacrosse practices on facilities in Parker with games played in the Denver area. Please explore the site to help you answer questions about the Parker Hawks Youth Lacrosse program.
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AYL Lacrosse Divisions – Hawks
The Hawks, in conjunction with the Arapahoe Youth League, participate in three different divisions in which kids can compete depending on your child's skill level and lacrosse experience. We have players from each division move on to play and start in high school and even in college. Playing in the appropriate division now will build your child's confidence and maximize their playing time, which is the key to their success in the future. Parents please make sure you know your child's ability level and are honest with them, and know what your own expectations are before placing your child on a team. If you have any questions or concerns regarding where your child should play please contact the Lacrosse Director (Dave Kile – dave @trexrainescape.com).
Elite (Red) – the most competitive level of lacrosse and will have age divisions from 10-15. The Parker Hawks will have try-outs for our Elite teams in the fall.
Varsity 1 (White) – is the next most competitive level and will have divisions from 8-15.
Varsity 2 (Blue) – is our beginning level of lacrosse and will also have ages from 8-15.
The Hawks believe that players have the best lacrosse experience by playing against the appropriate level of competition. To insure this, we try as much as possible to keep the size of teams down and to place players new to the Hawks at the appropriate level of competition. This means to maintain the best experience for all of the players in our community, we may not be able to accommodate each individual team or teammate request. Our goal is for teams and players to stay together, providing a better experience and producing teams that reach the playoffs more often than 'scrambling' teams every year. However, we also attempt to balance teams by size and for competitive balance in their division and may need to place players based on their skill level and the size of the team to provide the best football experience for all players.
Important Notice Regarding Team Placement
1. Although the Hawks collect coach and teammate requests we will not guarantee placement of players on any team. You will be placed where your child has the best opportunity to play.
2. PYS cannot guarantee practice day/time or location
Please be aware that teams practice at various times and locations based on the availability of practice fields. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee practice times or days.
Practices – start mid to end of February (based on the team could be 2-3 per week)
Games - should start by mid-March (Most games will be on Saturday, but not guaranteed)
Playoffs – can start as early as the beginning of May
Championships – will be in mid-May
Games are usually on Saturdays and will usually begin in the middle of March. Playoffs can be played as early as the beginning of May concluding with our Championships in middle May. Most teams will play 8 regular season games. If your team qualifies, they will go to the Playoffs. If they keep winning, they will play in the championship games in the middle of May. Make up games could be played on Weekdays and Sundays.
Games can be played in Castle Rock, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Centennial, Littleton, & Denver.
What is the Cost of the program?
The cost for the Spring Season is $230 plus a $25 membership to US Lacrosse. This year includes a partnership with DOCO lacrosse. DOCO is headed up by Denver Outlaws All-Star Matt Bocklet and MLL All-Star Brian Langtry. All Hawk lacrosse teams will be instructed by the DOCO lacrosse staff for 10 weeks throughout theseason. (Dates and times TBD). The US Lacrosse membership is required of all players and is handled in the online registration process.
What equipment is required?
All boys are required to wear a lacrosse helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cleats, and a mouthpiece. Starter kits are available at Breakaway sports for $200-250. Players will need to have their own lacrosse stick. Lacrosse sticks can range for $30 to $200. Elementary age players do not need spend more than $50 for a lacrosse stick.
Uniforms will be new this year and will be able to be purchased on-line through Breakaway Sports. We will have a link to the Hawks/Breakaway team on-line store on our web-site by mid- November.
Should you have further questions please contact our volunteers listed below:
Boy’s Spring Lacrosse – Dave Kile – email@example.com