SKILL SPECIFIC TRAINING
Fine tune your skills! Fall clinics will focus specifically on lacrosse fundamentals and shooting. Don’t miss this opportunity to get reps and get better.
Dates: (6) Thursdays – 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Location: MLK Recreation Center
Times: 5:00-6:30 PM
- Returning and new participants
- Kindergarten-8th Grade
- Boys and Girls
A huge THANK YOU to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame! The CSHOF not only honors individuals and athletes meriting distinction in our state, but each year their youth sports and donation committee selects organizations working to help youth sports and education in Colorado. Denver City lax is honored to be both a current year and past recipient of CSHOF’s support!
The financial assistance provided by CSHOF is a positive and meaningful boost to Denver City Lax and numerous other youth organizations working throughout the state. You can read more about CSHOF’s impact in the community here: Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Join City Lax parent and Health Activist, Cher Crichlow, for a short meet-up to discuss authentic health strategies. Human bodies across the globe want the same thing – nutritious food to be absorbed in the blood to supply nutrients to power the whole body. Human bodies are amazing and they always move toward health. They don’t naturally want to be diseased, tired, dull, and sick. They don’t know how to hide the truth.
- What: the REAL Value of Health meet-up
- When: Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19 at 5:30-6:00p. The meet-up will cover the same information on both days.
- Where: Bench on 38th Street, outside at MLK park
Give VALUE to your health. Learn what is possible. One person with a renewed health practice has the potential to affect many others.
Meet Yolanda! She’s a lacrosse Mom through and through. She’s at the lacrosse field every day willing to lend a hand and assist in any way she can. It’s great to have her, and her whole family, apart of City Lax!
How did you hear about City Lax?
I learned about Denver City Lax from Coach Steve.
What do you think is the best thing about City Lax?
The best…I would say the coaches.
Coach Ben has the most welcoming smile and authentic personality. He has a genuine love for the game of lacrosse and each of the player. Ben extends his hand in friendship to each of the player by stating “Hey call me and we can hang out” and really means it.
Coach Rod; knows each of the players names and will confront referees and other coaches when they cross the line.
Coaches Eric and Dillon: Hearing comments from Ezekiel about how each of them play. Ezekiel stated, “Man, did you see how Coach Dillon checked that other player?” “Did you see that goal Coach Eric made?” I told that lady that I was Eric’s nephew. (At an Outlaw game). Seeing Coach Dillon holding a lacrosse stick while Ezekiel hangs from it and Coach Eric partnering up with him for skills workouts. I could go on and on because there are so many things that make me smile when I think about Denver City Lax.
What is your favorite memory of City Lax?
Our favorite memories are bundled in summer tournaments. When Ezekiel scored over his shoulder. I’m biased. Our last season 2015 U9 the team was cohesive and players who never attempted to score were taking shots on goal. Players began to define who they were and the positions they were good playing.
Do you have a special message to donors?
Making an investment or donation to Denver City Lax is more than donating to a sports team. It is investing in the lives of students. Denver City Lax is about creating lasting legacies in these players by paving a way academically first and athletically second. Education is a must; sports are privilege. When we change the lives of children we shape the future of our country.
Is the cost of City Lax being 100% free of charge important to you? If so, why?
It is and isn’t. I know that this sport is expensive; lacrosse sticks, bags, cleats, team fees, tournaments and insurance. With our own income it is important. My desire to support Denver City Lax financially is always in the back of my mind.
Are there any experience that you have had with City Lax that you would like to share?
Meeting Team Uganda and having Joseph participate in the FIL Youth Games. Seeing Joseph play against some of the top teams across the United States was amazing. Team Uganda’s embracement of both Joseph and Ezekiel was heartwarming. Many of the members of that team still ask about Ezekiel and like videos of him that are posted.
Ezekiel meeting his lacrosse hero (not sure that’s the word he would use) Chazz Woodson was incredible. In 2012, after watching video footage of Chazz Woodson Ezekiel scored his first ever goal in the spirit and likeness of him.
What experiences with City Lax have you taken part in that you never would’ve done without playing lacrosse?
I don’t think we would have experienced the FIL Lacrosse World Games 2014. We would not have made friends from other countries. Seeing lacrosse on a global stage warms my heart and seeing Coach Dillon play was absolutely phenomenal.
Have you seen a change in behavior at school or home since your child has been involved with City Lax?
My sons have sought to become better athletes and to pursue their dreams with fervor.
What is your favorite, and least favorite thing about lacrosse?
My favorite things about lacrosse is exposing my children to this sport and the international teams. Cheering on my favorite players Joseph #24, Ezekiel #01, the Incredible Hulk Dillon #91 and the Amazing Spider Man Eric #15. The least favorite is traveling far for a game and having to choose between which son’s game to go to.
What activities does your family like to do together?
We like to hike, swim, and play together. We like to doing many things together. Karaoke is my one of the many family activities we love, next we love attending sporting events.
DaVaughn is a 4th grader at Cole Arts and Science and plays on the U9 team. He has been playing with City Lax for the past two seasons and has been a force between the pipes!
What are your future goals?
My goals have changed, I no longer want to be a football player, I want to be a professional lacrosse player and coach, to give back to community and help a kid out like my coaches have. Teach the game of lacrosse. If I don’t make it I want to be a police officer.
What other sports or activities are you involved in?
Football and Basketball
What is your favorite part about City Lax?
My favorite part of City Lax, is that my team is able to play kids all over the state and meeting new people. All the coaches push us to work hard and to do the best that we can do. I love to hear from other families that are not part of city lax what a great job I did in a game!
What life lessons have you learned from City Lax?
Never give up and keep working hard in whatever I do in life and to be a leader not a follower.
What has lacrosse taught you about yourself?
Lacrosse has taught me that I can do anything that I put my mind to. It has taught me how to be a leader and help others out when then need help. I am a team player because of lacrosse. It has given me experience that I would had never got in life.
Where do you want to go to college and what are you interested in studying?
Yes I want to go to college, I want to go to DU to play lacrosse and study law.
What’s something cool about you that your teammates don’t know?
I am great at math.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am a great dancer.
What is your best memory from City Lax?
My best memory of City Lax is meeting Uganda players and being able to have practice with them and have a camp with them. It was a great experience to meet someone from another country and I still have contact with them.
Who is your favorite City Lax coach and why?
Coach Eric Law. He has been my coach since I joined two years ago. He is my favorite coach because he challenges me to throw the ball with my left hand. He has taught me how to not stop my feet and then throw the ball. He has challenged me to do things that I thought I couldn’t do, like being goalie.
Who’s your favorite role model and why?
All my coaches are my role model because they have taken up there time to teach me and give me support that I need.
How do you feel after making a great play in practice or a game?
I get super happy and I feel great. I love being goalie because it makes me stand out and be proud when I stop all the balls or at least try to! They say I am crazy for wanted to be goalie but I love it and I work hard at it! No balls getting through me.