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/play in all positions. Coaches consist of Varsity HS players and parent volunteers.

For players in K-1st grades, we offer Spring FUNdamentals clinics. For specific information for your area visit the  Communities Page.

WHO CAN PLAY? (AGES)

Pink League

8U (2ND / 3RD GRADES)
10U (4TH / 5TH GRADES)
12U (6TH / SOME 7TH GRADES)
14U (SOME 7TH / 8TH GRADES)
9th graders are allowed to play in the spring if their high school does not have a team.

Purple League

10U (4TH / 5TH GRADES; WILL INCLUDE QUALIFIED 3RD GRADERS)
12U (6TH / SOME 7TH GRADES)
14U (SOME 7TH / 8TH GRADES*)
*9th graders are allowed to play in the spring if their high school does  not field a team.

To register for a Purple Skills assessment, click here.

Purple League requires a skills assessment. Read more about Pink/Purple and register for an assessment here.

DATES

The league begins Sunday, April 9th (first practice) and runs through through Sunday, June 4th – our Annual Youth Festival!

FEES

  • 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.

PRACTICES

Weekly practices are 6:00-7:00/7:15pm during the week depending on level:

8U (2nd-3rd graders) and 10U (4th-5th graders): 6:00pm-7:00pm
12U (6th-some 7th graders) and 14U (some 7th graders-8th graders): 6:00pm-7:15pm.

Pink teams practice once per week and Purple teams practice twice per week.

GAMES

Games take place on Sunday afternoons between 12-5pm: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, and 6/4 (there is no game on Easter, 4/16 and on Memorial Day Sunday, 5/28, but there are games on Mother’s Day, 5/14.)

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).

TOURNAMENTS

The last day of games is Sunday, June 4th at our Youth Fest. Games will run 8am-6pm. All teams will play games at Hassert Park in Lockport. 10U teams play in the morning and 12U and 14U teams play in the afternoon. 8U teams will be assigned to either the morning or the afternoon.

Purple players have the opportunity to play in Purple Playday on Saturday, May 6th, Schiller Woods North, Chicago. This is an optional 7v7 tournament with a separate registration.

REGISTRATION

Chicago Montrose, Chicago Sauganash, Crystal Lake, Evergreen Park, Elmhurst, Kenilworth, Gurnee, Naperville, and Wheaton 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.

PRESEASON CLINIC

Sunday, March 26th. See Spring Preseason Clinic page for more information, and register here for the clinic in a location near you!

MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION BELOW

Common Questions

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 9th.