Youth Festival

YOUTH FEST June 4th, 2017

Youth Fest is IGLA’s largest tournament hosting over 500 participants.  Youth Fest provides an opportunity for IGLA and Affiliate teams from across Chicagoland to compete in games against non-divisional opponents. Purple teams have the additional opportunity to compete in a championship bracket.

Youth Fest also hosts instructional clinics for parents, field players, and goalies on-site. Vendors, a bouncy house, and a splash park are also on-site for a great day for the entire family!

Youth Fest is a one-of-a-kind tournament marked by:
~ over 40 teams
~ 6 divisions
~ 85 coaches and referees
~ beautiful fields
 
Join us on June 4th!
Contact Jennifer Devens to register your team!

Location

Hassert Park
19623 Renwick Rd.
Crest Hill, IL

Ages

2nd-8th Graders

Game Format

Games are 25 minutes long on a central clock.
Purple teams will play to a champion in each division (10U, 12U, and 14U).

Fee

  • This tournament is included in individual Spring League participation fees.
  • Affiliate teams can enter Youth Fest at the following fees per team:
8U Pink $400.00
10U Pink $650.00
12 – 14U Pink $675.00
10U Purple $650.00
12-14U Purple $675.00
  • If you have a youth team that would love to play on a big stage in a festival atmosphere against great competition, join us! Please contact Jennifer Devens, IGLA Tournament Director, at jennifer@iglax.org to enter your team.

SCHEDULE AND TEAMS

10U teams play in the morning and 12U and 14U teams play in the afternoon.  8U teams play in either the morning or the afternoon.

Please see the Youth Fest game schedule here

YOUTH FESTIVAL CLINICS

These are all FREE clinics that will be taking place throughout the Youth Fest on the Clinic Fields near the Main Tent.

UPDATE: All clinics will take place on Field 3. 

Parent Clinics (15 minutes)

“What do these calls mean?”
10:30am and 2:30pm

Registration Coming Soon!

Player Clinics (20 minutes)

“Getting Better at Ground Balls” 10:00am
“Dodging & Getting Through Traffic” 11:30am
“Playing Better Defense” 2:00pm

Registration Coming Soon!

Goalie Clinic (30 minutes)

8:30am and 12:30pm
All interested players are welcome. Please connect with your IGLA coach prior to the Youth Fest to arrange for equipment loan if needed.

Registration Coming Soon!

COACHES & DIRECTORS

Coach Game

If you’re a coach, make sure you sign up for the Coach game. It’s your chance to shine in front of your players! If you’re a player, you’ll want to stick around for this game and watch your coaches “in action”. Bragging rights are at stake!

The coach game will be played at noon on Field 6. Be there!

Coach & Director Awards

Every spring IGLA recognizes the coaches and directors who go above and beyond for their team and location, presented to the award recipients during Youth Fest.

Please join us on Field 6 immediately after the Coach Game (approximately 12:30pm) to honor your IGLA directors and coaches!

FIELD MAP

CLICK HERE FOR MAP
Field designations by level coming soon!

SPONSORS

Please let us know if your business would like to have a presence at Youth Fest and reach over 500 players and their families! Email Jacqui Lurie, Sponsorship Director, at sponsorships@iglax.org for more information.

ON-SITE

There will be a concession stand with food and drink for sale.

All vendors will be set up in the north end of the facility. IGLA and Lakeshore Lacrosse, the sister company of IGLA, will be selling great gear and apparel. Other vendors include Jamba Juice, Throw Like a Girl, C Me Win Accessories, and more!

There will be a trainer from Illinois Bone and Joint on hand for all players/refs.

Connie Loftis of Loftis Photographic will be taking photos of the games.

Bring Your Waterbottles!

Please bring a reusable water bottle – drinking fountains are on-site to refill them

Questions?

Please contact Ann Piejko at ann@iglax.org