BOYS LACROSSE GENERAL INFORMATION:
Littleton Thunder offers spring lacrosse teams for youth players K/1st – 8th grade. Littleton Thunder and all AYL teams are grouped based upon grade level, K/1st – 8th. High school students are not permitted to play in the AYL.
Teams are formed based on age, grade, and playing experience. Returning players and teams are formed based on coaches and previous experience. Coaches provide input for teams based on previous rosters and team formation. New players will create new teams or be added to an existing team roster based on team numbers.
Registration begins Nov 1st. and closes when the team’s rosters are complete.
LITTLETON THUNDER'S TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS:
6th Grade White 2017 AYL Champions - Coach Brandsma
2nd Grade White 2017 AYL Runner-up - Coach Napolilli
1st Grade Blue 2017 AYL Runner-up - Coach Houseal
1st Grade White 2016 AYL Champions - Coach Napolilli
3rd Grade White 2016 AYL Runner-up - Coach Foa
|Spring 2018 Age Grouping Quick Reference Table
||Max Stick Length
||7th or 8th
||6th or 7th
||5th or 6th
||4th or 5th
||3rd or 4th
||2nd or 3rd
||1st or 2nd
||K or 1st
LEVELS OF PLAY:
It is the goal of the AYL lacrosse board to have like talent levels competing against each other each season. The AYL lacrosse board will make best effort towards dividing each age group into multiple conferences with the goal of playing like “talent” and “experience” levels against each other.
The Four Conferences will be: Red, Silver, White and Blue
The final placement of all teams in each age division will be at the discretion of the AYL Lacrosse board.
Red: The Red Conference is the most competitive level of play in the AYL and will have divisions from 3rd – 8th grade.
Silver: The Silver Conference is the next most competitive level of play and may have divisions from 3rd – 8th grade.
White: The White Conference is the next most competitive level of play and will have divisions from 1st – 8th grade.
Blue: The Blue Conference is intended as an early level of competition and new teams & will have divisions from 1st – 6th grade.
AYL TERRITORY ENFORCED:
The AYL is a community focused league. In the past, all sports but boys lacrosse have adhered to a strict in-territory/out-of-territory roster mix. For 2018, this policy will be extended to lacrosse. The roster mix for the upcoming season is 70% in territory for Blue and White level teams and 50% in territory for the Elite classification. With the adoption of this policy, ALL rosters will go through an audit and sign off process to be conducted by the AYL Lacrosse Board.
To be considered in-territory, a player must:
- Live within the club's boundaries
- Attend a school within the club's boundaries
If you should have questions regarding your player's status, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lacrosse Helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, stick, cleats, game jersey, game shorts, reversible practice jersey, cup, mouth guard. Rib pads are optional. Equipment for goalies (stick, chest protector and throat guard) is provided by the Thunder. Equipment can be purchased at sporting goods stores, Lax World, Monkey Sports, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play-it-Again Sports, or other stores that deal in sports equipment.
PRACTICES & GAMES:
Littleton Thunder Lacrosse teams practice at South Suburban Parks Fields in and around Littleton, CO. Games may be played at any of the AYL lacrosse fields throughout South Metro Denver.Practices will start in early March. Games will begin the end of March and go to the middle of May, ending in a 2 day Playoff Weekend and a 2 day Championship. Some teams may participate in post-season (summer/fall/winter) tournaments/leagues.
Game schedules will be added when schedule is complete Mid March
COST TO PLAY:
Program costs include field rental expenses, program lacrosse equipment including goals and balls, league fees, official’s charges, coaching and educational expenditures, and administrative costs. Refunds will be processed on an individual basis.
Regular Registration (November - January 31, 2018)
Space Avaliable registration (February 10-team capacity)