Youth Festival

YOUTH FEST June 2nd, 2019

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. 12/14U teams compete to a champion.

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 2018 hosted
43 teams / across 6 divisions / IGLA teams and partner clubs participating / instruction from 85 coaches and referees / on 10 beautiful fields

Location

TBD

Ages

2nd-8th Graders

Game Format

8U: 15 minute games
10U: 20 minute games
12/14U: 25 minute games

12/14U divisions play to a champion

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.
  • Youth Fest refund policy
    In the event of inclement weather, an act of God and/or unplayable field conditions, IGLA reserves the right to alter schedules, fields, and playing time, and/or cancel any and all games impacted by weather conditions to maintain safe play conditions and/or keep on time.
    The tournament has fixed expenses relating to field rental & facilities, staging and set-up costs, insurance, personnel and other matters regardless of cancellation due to weather.
    Therefore, in the case of cancellation for any reason prior to the first game of the tournament, affiliate team fees will be refunded as follows:
    * 50% of registration fee refund OR a 75% credit of registration fee to a future IGLA tournament per team.
    * Refunds will not be issued due to any weather related adjustments during the tournament.
    Rescheduling tournaments cancelled due to weather is unlikely given the strict refund policies of parks, recreational facilities, and forest preserves where we rent field space.

SCHEDULE AND TEAMS

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

The 2019 Youth Fest schedule will be available approximately one week before the tournament.

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.

Parent Clinics (15 minutes) – field number and time TBD

“What do these calls mean?”

RSVP coming soon!

Player Clinics (20 minutes) – field number and time TBD

“Getting Better at Ground Balls”
“Playing Better Defense”

RSVP coming soon!

Goalie Clinic (30 minutes) – field number and time TBD

All interested players are welcome. Please connect with your IGLA coach prior to the Youth Fest to arrange for equipment loan if needed.

RSVP 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 on Field 4. 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 4 immediately after the Coach Game to honor your IGLA directors and coaches!

FACILITY MAP

EVENT MAP

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 west north end of the facility. Vendors include:

IGLA – apparel
Fine Designs – official tournament apparel
Lakeshore Lacrosse – apparel
Throw Like a Girl – apparel
CoolStick – gear
Mr. Salty’s Kettle Corn

There will be a trainer from Athletico 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 Jennifer Devens at jennifer@iglax.org.