The mission of SoCO Youth Lacrosse is to provide young girls an opportunity to learn and love the game of lacrosse at a young age. We primarily serve the northeastern portion of Colorado Springs, however, we are open to any and all young ladies who wish to participate in a fun, positive, and caring lacrosse atmosphere.
The primary season for youth lacrosse is in the spring, beginning in March and running through the middle portion of May. Practices are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00.
SoCO also participates in Fall Ball in September and October, and also offers yearly Fall Skills Clinics on Saturdays in September and October.
We play in accordance with the Colorado Girls Lacrosse Association (www.cglax.com) Additional play opportunties are available through tournaments in June; and throughout the year depending upon team interest. We also offer occasional youth clinics, camps, and other sessions throughout the year. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. Our email address is:
The levels we offer are:
Elementary School; grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Middle School; grades 6, 7, 8 *teams are subject to combinations of registrations, players generally play up, not down in division play, unless an exception is made.
Age-Based Playing Divisions
The CGLA voted to adopt age-based playing rules but with birthday defined single year playing divisions.
Important points to remember:
The oldest player on the team will define which playing division the team competes. For example, if two players on the team were U15 qualified and the rest of the team U14 qualified, the team must play at the U15 level. If the two players choose to move up to a U15 team the remainder of the players could play at the U14 level.
Any player/team may play up to a higher level playing division. Exception is the U15 gold division with full checking. If the player is younger than U15 a waiver must be signed by the player’s parent and kept on file with the club administrator and CGLA ED.
The silver and gold divisions will remain in the U13, U14 and U15 divisions. Communication is key from the club admin to the scheduler and ED.
For the player...
100% Responsible and Accountable (e.g., notify program coordinator if not able to attend practice)
Check your email (or have your parents do it) and be sure to communicate clearly with your parents and coaches
Become a student of the game, not just a player
Take constructive criticism with stride
Be proud of your achievements no matter how small or large
Give 100% effort
Clear communication with players and coaches
Follow all team policies, rules, and expecatations
Respect yourself, teammates and coaches. Respect our opponents, officials and fans.
Respect coaching decisions regarding team placement for tournaments and talk with the coaches directly to understand their decision. Take control of your development!
For the Parent...
Support your daughter
Support the entire team and program
Support the coaching staff in a positive manner
Encourage your daughter to practice on her “own” time
Encourage your daughter to first communicate with coaches directly about their development in the sport, not through parent-coach communication.