Individual Players

IGLA offers something for everyone! K-9th graders can participate in leagues, camps, and clinics held all year long.

IGLA provides girls lacrosse instruction in 20 communities and invites players to participate in IGLA with friends and classmates in their home practice location. If your park district or community does not offer IGLA programs, please register at the IGLA location closest to you.

IGLA is always expanding!  Please contact IGLA Director Jennifer Devens if you would like us to reach out to your local park district or community representative.

Spring League

Our spring lacrosse league focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. Players receive equal playing time and play in all positions. Coaches are HS aged and parent volunteers.

Spring League is an 8 week program for 2nd-8th graders.  Pink (all skill levels) teams include 8U (2nd/3rd), 10U (4th, 5th), 12U (6th and some 7th) and 14U (some 7th and 8th.)  Purple (more competitive) levels include 10U (4th/5th and qualified 3rd), 12U (6th and some 7th) and 14U (some 7th and 8th.)

Spring FUNdamentals Clinics

IGLA offers spring clinics for players in K-1st grade, using techniques to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse through simple drills and fun games. Clinics focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching.

The Spring FUNdamentals Clinics are 6 week programs and run once/week for one hour. Please check your Community Page for information on the FUNdamentals Clinic in your location!

Summer Camps

IGLA summer camps are designed to introduce basic lacrosse techniques to beginners and provide more in-depth instruction to those players who have experience.

Summer camps are one week programs (typically Monday – Thursday; Friday is reserved as a rain day) for two hours a day. Camps are for players in K- 9th grades of any experience level.

Fall League

Our fall lacrosse league focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. Players receive equal playing time and play in all positions. Coaches are HS aged and parent volunteers.

This fall, IGLA is adopting the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (ADM) which recommends small-sided play to ensure all girls are involved in the game. Please read below for a brief description of the ADM (click here for more in-depth information on the ADM):

“Smaller players, smaller fields. That’s the name of the game if we want to keep kids engaged, developing their skills and getting more touches on the ball. We’ve developed evidence based guidelines for the best way to compete at each level starting with 3 v 3 and progressing up to full-field. See better skill development, more enjoyment, and increased retention rates by letting the kids play the right way.”

Fall League is a 6 week program for 2nd-9th graders.  Pink levels include 8U (2nd/3rd), 10U (4th/5th), 12U (6th and some 7th), 14U (some 7th, all 8th/9th.) Purple levels include 10U (4th/5th and qualified 3rd), 12U (6th and some 7th), 14U (some 7th, all 8th/9th.) Please note, 7th graders can opt to play U13 or U15.

Fall FUNdamentals Clinics

IGLA offers fall clinics for players in K-1st grade, using techniques to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse through simple drills and fun games. Clinics focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching.

The Spring FUNdamentals Clinics are 6 week programs and run once/week for one hour. Please check your Community Page for information on the FUNdamentals Clinic in your location!

Winter Indoor League, Camps and Clinics

Indoor play is a different–but equally fun–experience than that of traditional outdoor lacrosse. The field is smaller and faster, and the walls are the boundaries. Indoor winter lacrosse is a perfect way to keep your skills intact between fall and spring, to prepare for spring assessments, or to try the sport for the first time. The experienced coaching staff answers player questions, gives skill and strategy instruction, and provides coaching tips during game play.

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Open gym will be held at Warren HS Almond Campus for 3rd-8th grade players of all experience levels. The clinic runs Sundays for 3 weeks from 4-6pm. Fee: $5/session/day.

IGLA’s sister company, Lakeshore Lacrosse, also provides winter indoor programs for players in 3rd-12th grades in the following locations:

  • Highland Park
  • Libertyville
  • Darien
  • Lake Zurich
  • McCook
  • Rosemont