The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association warms up the lax season when it hosts the 2009 playoffs at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this week. Bringing together Division I and II players from non-NCAA schools, like Boston College and Colorado State, the association offers four days of free tournament games. That means the energy should be big by Saturday for the championship game and the Denver Outlaws season opener at Invesco.

Tue-Sat, May 12-16. Times vary.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, 303-727-3500

$9.50-$15, official website