Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2019 Season
What programs do you offer?
- Learn to Play: Learn to play is designed to teach and introduce lacrosse to boys and girls ages 4-6. Girls who are in 1st grade and up are encouraged to play on an all-girls team and Boys who are kindergarten and up are encouraged to play on an all-boys team.
- Boy’s Teams: Boy’s teams practice together twice a week and play games against other youth organizations on weekends.
- Girl’s Teams: Girl’s teams practice together twice a week and play games against other youth organizations on weekends.
- Academy: Is an advanced training program and players are only eligible for the program if they pass the Wall-Ball Test.
More info about Learn to Play and how do I know which program my kid should enroll in?
- Learn to Play is a great opportunity for kids 4-6 to learn the fundamentals of lacrosse. Boys and Girls who are in 1st grade and up are encouraged to play on a team. We are planning on fielding a boys Kindergarten team for kids who are interested in gearing up in full equipment and playing games. Contact us if you are unsure what program to sign up for.
- All that is required for Learn to Play is a String King Jr. Stick which is available for purchase during the registration process and our online store.
- You can choose from 1 or 2 practices per week.
- Practice starts the first week of April
- If you are new to the program and want to try out Learn to Play, just shoot us an email and schedule a free drop-in and we’ll bring a stick for your kid to use for the day.
- Learn to Play does not play games on weekends.
- Unlike the teams, there are no late fees for registering after February 1st.
- Most of the information below pertains to Boys and Girls Teams.
When does registration open and close for the spring 2019 season?
- Registration opens in early November 2018 and will close February 15th, 2019.
- Players not registered for a team by February 15th will not have a uniform for the start of the season and are subject to a late fee if space is available.
- When everyone is registered, the sooner we’ll be able to send out additional information about the Spring Season.
- You are only considered registered if you have completed the registration process and the registration fee is paid in full or a payment plan has been initiated.
What is the registration fee for the spring 2019 season?
- BOYS: The registration fee is $360 for boys participating on teams and that does not include the $85 uniform fee or $50 tournament fee. The uniform fee is paid during registration and tournament fee is paid during the Spring leading up to the tournament. A $50 late fee is assessed after January 31st.
- Girls: The registration fee for girls is $360 and that includes uniform and tournament fees.
- The registration fee covers league fees, league tournament fees, fields, uniforms, referees, equipment, coaches, and administration.
What league does United play in?
- Our boy’s teams will play in either the CYLA or AYL and the girls play in the CGYLA.
What ages/grades do offer Teams for?
- Boys: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade
- Girls: 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
- Players of all levels of experience are welcome to register.
- We offer a Learn to Play program for boys and girls ages 4-6. 1st graders are encouraged to play on a team and we’ll have a Kindergarten team as well for players interested in suiting up and playing games. Please contact us if you have questions.
- If your child is younger than Kindergarten and you think they are ready to play on a team, please contact me directly.
When does the season start and end?
- Teams will begin practice in March. The fields open on March 16th and teams will practice on weekends the first two weekends of March.
- The Boy’s season generally ends the weekend after Memorial Day
- The Girl’s season will end the weekend before Memorial Day
- Learn to Play starts the first week of April and goes through the last week of May.
How are Spring Teams formed?
- Participants will be placed on a team in accordance with their grade/age.
- Depending on team sizes, coach availability and registration numbers, it is possible we may need to waitlist some registrants. Returning players who have submitted a deposit are given a priority. If we must place your player on a waitlist, we will notify you as soon as possible.
- Players are not guaranteed to be on the same team from year to year.
How are players/teams placed in divisions?
- We will place participants on teams based on their age/grade/ability
What’s the game schedule?
- The league will publish the final game schedule in early March and it will be emailed to parents as soon as it’s available.
- Teams will play games starting in March through May. Games typically take place on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays. Occasionally, make-up games will be made-up on a weekday or on a Sunday. Games are generally scheduled anywhere from 9am-4pm.
Where are United Lacrosse games played?
- United plays home games at Denver City Park.
- Many United teams will travel for away games locally or as far as Boulder and Colorado Springs. We try to request schedules for our younger teams so they do not have to travel as far. Also, we try to limit our teams from traveling more than 45 minutes to a game more than 3x per season.
Where and when do United teams practice?
- Practice will start in March. We will most likely practice on weekends during the first part of March at a TBD turf field until the fields open on March 16th.
- Subject to field availability, we will send out practice days and locations to everyone once our permits are issued. We secure fields through Denver Parks & Rec and DPS. Both organizations do not provide permits until February, so we will notify every one of their designated practice days as soon as we know.
- We believe that most of our practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, either at 46th and Pecos or Sloan’s Lake. Some teams might have to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Teams will generally practice two times per week from 5:00PM-6:30 PM or 5:30PM-7:00PM. Later times usually help accommodate our coaches who are coming straight from work.
When will we know which team our player is on?
- We plan to have all players placed on a team by early February and we’ll notify everyone regarding that information.
What equipment is required?
- All boys players who are playing on a team are responsible to provide their own equipment. String King Lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cleats, cup, and mouthpiece.
- Girls: Stick and Goggles
- Learn to Play: String King Jr. Stick
How do I receive a Uniform?
- All United Boys playing on a team are responsible for paying for their uniform during registration and will receive a new uniform for the Spring Season. We will hold a uniform fitting day sometime in January.
- Uniforms will be distributed to each player during the first week of practice prior to the first scheduled game.
- If you register after Friday, February 15th, your player will not have a uniform for the start of the season (at least the first three games).
What is the US Lacrosse (USL) Membership?
We do not require players to be a US Lacrosse member. It’s a secondary insurance policy that some people like to secure.
Do you offer scholarships?