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Evanston Youth Lacrosse is pleased to announce another year of girls lacrosse this Spring!  This program will teach women’s lacrosse fundamentals in a fun and safe environment and has been designed for both beginner and experienced players.  Evanston Youth Lacrosse, in cooperation with the Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association (IGLA) is offering a spring season of lacrosse games and practices to the Evanston community. 
Evanston Youth Lacrosse will now offer full lacrosse programs for  K-8th grade, divided into 5 separate age groups.  Girls must register for their age grade level, no exceptions will be made. Practice times are set, field locations are subject to change at the discretion of the Director prior to the beginning of the season.

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st/2nd grades
  • 3rd/4th grades
  • 5th/6th grades
  • 7th/8th grades

We are always looking to grow the coaching staff for our EYLA Girls Program.  We would love it if you have lacrosse knowledge but it is not necessary.  If you are interested in coaching this spring, please contact Beth Skidmore directly.
 

Here’s to a great season ahead!

Beth Skidmore

Evanston Youth Lacrosse Association, Girls Director



Registration questions: Tina Jamieson  tina@eylax.com

 

Spring 2016 Program Details:

 
  • Program fees shown below DO NOT include the required $25 USLacrosse Youth Membership fee. Obtain/renew at: www.uslacrosse.org
  • Girls equipment includes:  stick, goggles and mouthguard   Older players, 5th thru 8th should wear cleats.
  • Gently used equipment may be found at Play It Again Sports (1908 Dempster) and scholarships are available
  • March 20th is EYLA Day at NU (NU Womens Lacrosse vs. UNC, Noon) 
  • LATE FEES TO START MARCH 20TH


Girls K                                                                                                                        Cost: $120 
April 9 -  May 21
May 21 will be a tournament day in Evanston, times TBD.
Practice/Games:    SATURDAY   10:00 - 11:00am      Tallmadge Park

Kindergarten girls meet once a week on Saturday mornings.  The focus is on introducing the sport of lacrosse in a positive environment. The session will be divided into skill development through fun games as well as competition in scrimmage format. There will also be other fun competitive games.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Girls  1st - 2nd Grade                                                                                        Cost: $160   
April 9 - May 21
May 21st is a tournament day in Evanston, times TBD.   
Practice:      TUESDAY         6:00pm - 7:30pm       Tallmadge Park
Games:       SATURDAY     11:00am - 12:00pm     Tallmadge Park


1st-2nd Grades in the Spring Season meet twice a week, this is EYLA House League for 1st-2nd grade.  Tuesdays is a practice session dedicated to skill development and teaching the fundamentals.  Saturdays are a "game day."  The girls will be divided into teams they will stay with throughout the season and play other teams in a House League format.   

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Girls 2nd/3rd/4th Grades - Pink Level                                                      Cost: $220 
April 12  - June 5 (no games Memorial Day weekend)   
Youth Fest, an all day tournament - Sunday, June 5th
Practice:  TUESDAY       6:00pm - 7:30pm/dark                             Tallmadge Park
Games:    SUNDAY       anytime between 12:00pm-5:00pm    Home (ETHS) and Away

IGLA YouthFest - June 5th, all day tournament included in registration.

Pink 2nd/3rd/4th grade girls meet twice a week. Weekday practice for drills and scrimmaging, and games on Sundays against other area towns. Players focus on catching and throwing, ground balls, defensive positioning and footwork, shooting, and game concepts.  Games are 7 v. 7 on shortened fields with goal blockers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Girls 3rd-4th Grade -  Purple Level                                          Cost: $295

Purple players must have attended an IGLA assessment date to register for this team.  If interested in being assessed there is an assessment date at ETHS on Sunday 2/21.  Register on www.iglax.org website or here: 3rd/4th

April 12 - June 5th

Practice: TUESDAY & THURSDAY    6:00pm - 7:30/dark                      Tallmadge Park

Games: SUNDAY                               anytime between 12pm - 5pm     Home(ETHS) and Away

IGLA YouthFest - June 5th, all day tournament included in registration

3rd - 4th "Purple" is for the more committed player who will practice twice a week with games on Sundays.  Practices will continue to develop the fundamental skills as well as teach more advanced game concepts.  All Tuesday practices will be held with the 2/3/4 Pink team. All players must be assessed to participate at the purple level.  If your player has already been assessed at the purple level by IGLA, they DO NOT need to be assessed again.

Please be sure you have been assessed by IGLA - IGLA PURPLE ASSESSMENT LINK 3rd/4th CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Girls 5th-6th Grade

Girls 5th-6th Pink Level                                                                                          Cost: $220

April 12  thru June 5 
Practice:   TUESDAY        6:00pm-7:30pm/dark             Haven
Games:     SUNDAY          anytime 12:00-5:00pm          Home (ETHS) and Away

5th-6th grade "Pink" meets 1 time during the week with games on Sunday.  Players focus on stick handling, catching and throwing on the move, ground balls, defensive positioning and footwork, shooting, draw controls, transitions, and more advanced game concepts.  This level plays 11 v. 11 with a goalie and each girl will take a turn at goalie for a week unless someone is interested in focusing on this position.  This year the EYLA fee includes our own Evanston uniforms. Only if there is enough interest, minimum of 13 girls,  we will be sending an all Evanston team to the  IGLA Youth Festival is a tournament day held on June 5th.  Dedicated goalies welcome, and registration fees will be waived.  A minimum of 15 girls to field an all Evanston team.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 


Girls 5th-6th Purple Level                                                                                        Cost: $365
April 6-June 5
Practice: MONDAY & WEDNESDAY      6:00-7:30pm/dark     ETHS Pitner South
Games:  SUNDAY     anytime between  12:00-5:00pm            Home (ETHS) and Away
Saturday  April 30th  Purple Playday - all day tournament - included in registration.                                                                                                   Sunday    June 5th    Youth Fest - all day tournament - included in registration.


Purple players must have attended an assessment date and been selected to play at this level.

5th-6th "Purple" is for the more committed player who will practice twice a week with games on Sundays.  Practices will continue to develop the fundamental skills as well as teach more advanced game concepts. This year the EYLA fee includes the IGLA Purple Playday and our own Evanston uniforms.  Purple Playday is a competitive spring tournament for girls with bracket play and 5/6 champions as well as clinics and demos throughout the day.  Dedicated goalie position players welcome, and registration fees will be waived. A minimum of 15 girls to field an all Evanston team.

 Please be sure you have been assessed by IGLA - IGLA PURPLE ASSESSMENT LINK 5th/6th CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Girls 7th-8th Grade

7th-8th Pink Level                                                                                                       
Cost: $220
April 12-June 5th  
Practice:    TUESDAY*         6:00pm-7:30pm     Haven
Games:      SUNDAY           anytime between 12:00-5:00pm  Home (ETHS) and Away

*This practice day is subject to change based on players and coaches availability.  *A minimum of 15 girls to field an all Evanston team.

 

7th-8th grade "pink" meet 1 time during the week with games on Sunday.  Players focus on stick handling, catching and throwing on the move, ground balls, defensive positioning and footwork, shooting, draw controls, transitions, advanced game concepts, modified checking, implementing attack plays, and team defense.  This level plays with modified checking and a goalie.  Each girl will take a turn playing goalie for a week unless someone wishes to focus on this position.  This year the EYLA fee includes our own Evanston uniforms.  Only if there is enough interest, minimum of 13 girls,  we will be sending an all Evanston team to the  IGLA Youth Festival is a tournament day held on June 5th.  Dedicated goalie positon players welcome, and registration fees will be waived.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

7th-8th Purple Level  *                                                                                               Cost: $365
April 6th-June 5th
Practice: MONDAY & WEDNESDAY     6:00-7:30pm     ETHS Pitner South
Games:  SUNDAY     anytime between 12:00-5:00pm    Home (ETHS) and Away

Saturday  April 30th  Purple Playday  all day tournament - included in registration.                                                                                                          Sunday    June 5th    Youth Fest       all day tournament - included in registration.

Purple players must have attended an assessment date and been selected to play at this level. *

A minimum of 15 girls to field an all Evanston team. Only Evanston players will be rostered, after March 15th registration may be open for non-Evanston residents.

7th-8th grade "purple" meets twice a week for practice and games on Sunday afternoons.  Players will continue their skill development at a more advanced level and will learn more advanced game concepts focusing on "team attack" and "team defense."  This level plays full-field 11 v. 11 with a goalie, with modified checking.  This year the EYLA fee includes two out of league games, the IGLA Purple Playday and Evanston uniforms.  IGLA Purple Playday is a competitive spring tournament for girls with bracket play and 7/8 champions as well as clinics and demos throughout the day.  New this year EYLA 7/8 Purple will play two Saturday games in Winnetka in the NSLC league, a terrific opportunity to see other competition, this will be in addition to the Sunday games. Each girl will take a turn playing goalie unless someone chooses to focus on this position.  Dedicated goalie position players welcome, and registration fees will be waived.

 Please be sure you have been assessed by IGLA -  IGLA PURPLE ASSESSMENT LINK 7th/8th CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Please note we are looking for volunteer parents to help coach or serve as team parents! 

If you have questions please email