FAQ

 

Who coaches for Bison Lacrosse Club?

  • We have a mix of parents, other lacrosse helpers and high school students who volunteer their time.  We strongly encourage all of our coaches to participate in our coach certification program, which follows the recommendations of the Positive Coaching Alliance and US Lacrosse.

  • All Bison Lacrosse Club coaches pass a background check administered by NCSI and agree to our Bison Lacrosse Club Coaches Code of Conduct.

My child has no experience in lacrosse.  Can he/she play for Bison Lacrosse Club?

  • Absolutely! All players in grades 1- 8 are welcome to play for Bison Lacrosse Club. Our coaches do a fantastic job teaching inexperienced players about the skills, rules, and uniquely sportsmanlike culture of lacrosse. Our mission is to grow the game in our community, so we encourage new players at all age levels to join our programs!

My daughter wants to play lacrosse.  Where can she play?

  • Currently, there is not a girls program in our area, so all girls are welcome to play with our boys teams. We have girls registered on nearly every team we offer. They are still required to wear all protective equipment required for the boys game (helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, cleats, and non-clear mouth guard). 

What is the spring lacrosse schedule for Bison Lacrosse Club?

  • Practices generally start in mid-March, typically the Tuesday after Daylight Savings Time. They are usually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but can vary depending on city park availability.   

  • Games are usually held every Saturday from April through mid-May.  There can also be games on one or two Sunday dates in April and/or May.

  • All Bison Lacrosse Club teams will conclude their spring season at the CYLA State Championships held at the end of May.

  • There are also summer camps, a fall season, and tournaments if players are interested

  

Where are Bison Lacrosse Club practices held?

  • Teams will practice twice a week at a park in northern Commerce City (Stampede Park, Ragweed Draw, Thimmig Elementary, or Turnberry Park).

Where are Bison Lacrosse Club games held?

  • All home games will be held at Prairie View High School or a local Commerce City park, if PVHS is unavailable (This is dependent on Covid restrictions).

  • All teams will travel for away games to locations around Colorado such as Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Denver, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor.

  • Teams will be scheduled for 8 regular season games and at least 2 playoff games at the CYLA State Championships.  

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Why are players required to have US Lacrosse membership?

  • Membership in US Lacrosse provides us with substantially lower insurance costs and provides our players with supplemental insurance. US Lacrosse provides our sport with important safety research, rules guidelines, and coaching development programs.

  • Most off-season lacrosse tournaments, camps and clinics by other providers require US Lacrosse membership as well, so you will save money in the future.

  • The CYLA league that we participate in also requires all players to have a US Lacrosse membership.

How are teams formed?

  • Teams are formed on the basis of GRADE, with AN AGE CUTOFF.  This means that players in the same grade will generally be grouped in the same age bracket, provided that they meet the age cutoff date of June 1.

  • All of our teams in 2020 were Blue, or entry level teams. As we continue to grow we will begin to form multiple teams per age group adding White (intermediate) and Red (advanced) teams, and players will be placed based on experience and skill level. 

​Can I request that my child play up an age group with friend or sibling?

  • We cannot guarantee that your child will be able to play with a friend or sibling if they are in a different grade. As a newer club we do sometimes combine age groups to make full teams, but if we have a team that your child fits on grade wise, we will unlikely be able to move them to a different team outside of their appropriate grade group. US Lacrosse rules are grade specific and unnecessarily moving players "up" sometimes puts players who even though skill wise they may be able to play, they are not physically developed for the additional physicality of play allowed in the higher division.  

What equipment do players need?

  • All players must have a boys lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, cleats, a protective cup (for boys), and a colored mouth guard.

  • We offer loaner gear for first-time players on a first come, first served basis. If you are a first-time player and wish to use loaner gear, e-mail us at info@bisonlaxclub.com for availability.

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Do I have to purchase a new uniform every season?

  • No. Once you own a uniform you can keep using it for multiple seasons, as long as it fits. Once your player outgrows it we do have a buyback option where you can return your used uniform in good condition for $30 credit towards a new uniform. If you do return your used uniform we cannot guarantee you will be able to keep the same number, so if number is important than we suggest not returning your uniform.

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