Our spring lacrosse league focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development, in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. Players receive equal playing time/play in all positions. Coaches consist of Varsity HS players and parent volunteers.
WHO CAN PLAY? (AGES)
8U (1ST-2ND GRADES)
10U (3RD-4TH GRADES)
12U (5TH-6TH GRADES)
14U (7TH-9TH* GRADES)
9th graders are allowed to play in the spring if their high school does not have a team.
PURPLE ASSESSMENT DATES AND LOCATIONS
McCook McCook Athletics and Exposition Center 9:00am-9:30am
Libertyville Libertyville Sportsplex 1:00pm-2:00pm
HIGHLAND PARK North Shore Sports Academy 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Northbrook Sports Centre Northshore 7:00pm-8:00pm
Register here for a Purple Skills Assessment.
The league begins Sunday, April 7th (first practice) and runs through through Sunday, June 2nd – our Annual Youth Festival!
- Pink: $200
- Purple: $300
- Pinny: $20*
Fees may vary by location. Non-resident fees may apply.
*Please note, a reversible mesh IGLA pinny is required at all games. If a player has an IGLA pinny of the correct color (pink screen for Pink teams, purple screen for Purple teams), she may wear that pinny for all subsequent seasons.
Weekly practices are 6:00-7:00/7:15pm during the week depending on level:
8U (1st-2nd graders) and 10U (3rd-4th graders): 6:00pm-7:00pm
12U (5th-6th graders) and 14U (7th-9th graders): 6:00pm-7:15pm
Pink teams practice once per week and Purple teams practice twice per week.
Games take place on Sunday afternoons between 12-5pm: 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 6/2 (there are no games on Easter Sunday 4/21 or Memorial Day Sunday, 5/26, but there are games on Mother’s Day, 5/12.)
Game locations depend on division. Games are scheduled as follows whenever possible:
8U between 12pm-2pm (:30 practice, :30 game)
10U between 12pm-3pm (:30 practice, :45 game)
12U between 1pm-4pm (:30 practice, :45 game)
14U between 2pm-5pm (:30 practice, :45 game).
Please note, in the event of inclement weather or field closures, IGLA will make every effort to reschedule games and practices. Refunds will not be made for game or practice cancellations.
The last day of games is Sunday, June 2nd at our Youth Fest. Games will run 8am-6pm. All teams will play games at Hassert Park in Lockport. 8U and 10U teams play in the morning and 12U and 14U teams play in the afternoon.
Purple players have the opportunity to play in Purple Play Day on Saturday, May 4th, Schiller Woods North, Chicago. This is an optional 7v7 tournament with a separate registration.
Chicago Montrose, Chicago Sauganash, Berwyn, Evergreen Park, Elmhurst, and Gurnee register directly through the IGLA Player Information Form. All other locations register through their Park District and fill out the IGLA Player Information Form here (this is for Pink players only; Purple players will receive the Purple Player Information Form registration link via email with notification of Purple assessment placement.)
If you do not see your community listed on our Communities Page, you are welcome to register and play at the most convenient hosting location. You may only register to play at one IGLA location.
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION BELOW
Coaches will be trained by Michelle Sebastian, IGLA Director of Coach Training. Referees are trained by Helder Weil, District Certified Referee. Visit the Coach, Ref and Volunteer page for more information.
Each player in the league must have goggles, a stick, and a molded mouth guard. IGLA offers a 10% off coupon good through the end of the year at Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as a “discount day” at select Dick’s Sporting Goods locations on Saturday, March 25th.
IGLA offers both conference calls and in-person meetings. The conference calls are on Tuesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm. In-person parent meetings are held at all of our Preseason locations (click here to register for a Preseason Clinic near you!) and at the first practice of the year, Sunday April 7th.