Windsor Bulldogs Youth Lacrosse Northern Colorado

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The FASTEST sport on two feet, and one of the fastest growing sports in the US!

Lacrosse is a fast-paced, exciting sport that combines the best aspects of many sports. Boy's lacrosse is a contact game played by ten players: a goalie, three defenseman, three midfielders, and three attackman. The object of the game is to shoot the ball into the opponent's goal and to keep the other team from scoring. A goal is scored when the entire ball passes the plane of the goal. The team scoring the most goals wins.

2019 Spring Age-Based Playing Divisions: The CYLA will play the following age-based divisions: U15, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9, U8 and U7 (see table cut-off dates).  Each age division is subdivided into three skill levels: Red (advanced), White (intermediate) and Blue (basic). The cut-off date is determined by May 31st of the previous year.


2019 Spring Age Classifications:

Age Division Born Between Grade Equivalent
U7 6/1/2011 - 5/31/2012 1st
U8 6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011 2nd
U9 6/1/2009 - 5/31/2010 3rd
U10 6/1/2008 - 5/31/2009 4th
U11 6/1/2007 - 5/31/2008 5th
U12 6/1/2006 - 5/31/2007 6th
U13 6/1/2005 - 5/31/2006 7th
U15 6/1/2003* - 5/31/2005 8th
* All current 8th graders are eligible to play U15, regardless of birthdate.
9th graders are NOT eligible to play.



Field Player:

Field Stick (Required)

Helmet (Required)

Mouthguard (Required)

Shoulder Pads (Required)

Arm Pads (Required)

Gloves (Required)

Protective Cup (Required)

Rib Pads (Optional)










Goalie Stick (Required)

Helmet (Required)

Mouthguard (Required)

Throat Guard (Required)

Arm Pads (Required)

Goalie Gloves (Required)

Protective Cup (Required)

Chest Protector (Required)








Common Terms

Body Check

Contact with an opponent from the front or side (but not a blind side check) — between the shoulders and waist — when the opponent has the ball or is within 5 yards (high school) or 3 yards (youth) of a loose ball. Not permitted at U9 and U11 levels.


An area drawn in both ends of the field surrounding the crease area. Also called the goal area or defensive area.


Transitioning the ball from the defensive half to the offensive half.


A circle around the goal with a radius of 9 feet into which only defensive players may enter.


A man advantage resulting from an opponent's time-serving penalty. Also known as "man-up."


This technique is used to put the ball in play at the start of the game, each quarter, half, or after a goal is scored.


Goal line extended


Another name for the area outside/in front of the crease area, the imaginary box, 10 yards by 10 yards in front of the goal


The defending team will try to prevent their opponent from advancing the ball, thereby creating a turnover.


A poke into the ribs, chest, neck or back. A vicious uncontrolled swinging of the stick whether contact is made or not. The gloved hand on the stick may be legally checked.



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