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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 llinois Girls Lacrosse Association (IGLA) is offering a spring season of lacrosse games and practices to the Evanston community. Some of our teams will also play in other leagues around the Chicagoland area. EYLA is a feeder program to ETHS, and works closely with ETHS.
Evanston Youth Lacrosse will offer full lacrosse programs for K-8th grade, divided into 5 separate age groups.  We have adjusted our grade levels this Spring to follow the recommendations set forth by US Lacrosse. Girls must register for their 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.

EYLA will be fielding teams by grade. US Lacrosse has recommended new guidelines on ages again, if you are interested in learning more please visit: 

http://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/adm/ladm-booklet.pdf

Grade Levels

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

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 or helping out in anyway this spring, please contact Tracy Cassidy directly.
 

Here’s to a great season ahead!

Tracy Cassidy

Evanston Youth Lacrosse Association, Girls Director

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Registration questions: Tina Jamieson  tina@eylax.com

 

Spring 2017 Program Details:

 

  • Program fees shown below DO NOT include the required $30 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

  • April 15th is EYLA Day at Northwestern

  • LATE FEES TO START MARCH 20TH

  • Assessment Date for Players interested in Purple teams, Sunday, March 19th 9a - 9:45am at ETHS Lazier Field


Girls K/1st                                                                                                   Cost:  $120                             
April 8 -  May 20
May 20 will be a tournament day in Evanston, times TBD.
Practice/Games:    SATURDAY   10:00 - 11:00am      Tallmadge Park

Kindergarten and first grade 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.  Our last day will consist of a GameDay!

REGISTER HERE

 


Girls  2nd Grade - 3rd Grade                                                                Cost: $200 
April 9 - May 21
  
Practice:      TUESDAY         6:00pm - 7:30pm       Tallmadge Park
Games:       SUNDAY           Location and Times vary

 

New this Spring, this age group will play games on Sundays in the IGLA, Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association. This group will meet twice a week. Tuesdays is a practice session dedicated to skill development and teaching the fundamentals. The players will ALL practice together in a station format. Sunday is a game day. Games are 4v4 with no goalies. Games take place on Sunday afternoons between 12-2pm. The format is first 30 minutes is practice followed by a 30 minute game. Girls will be divided into teams for the season for Sunday games, and will practice all together on Tuesday evenings. Teams will stay the same throughout the season and will be determined after the first practice. There are no games on Easter Sunday.

REGISTER HERE    



Girls 4th Grade - 5th Grade - Pink Level                                         Cost: $200
April 9  - May 21   
Practice:  TUESDAY       6:00pm - 7:30pm/dark                             Location TBD
Games:    SUNDAY       anytime between 12:00pm-5:00pm    Home (ETHS) and Away

Pink 4th and 5th 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 field with goalie.

REGISTER HERE   

 

Girls 4th and 5th Grade -  Purple Level                                   Cost: $325

Please be sure you have been assessed by IGLA prior to registering for the Purple team

EYLA Purple Assessment Date in Evanston on 3/19 - Register Here

Purple players must have attended an IGLA assessment date to register for this team.  Some 3rd graders that have assessed at this level will be permitted to play on this team.  Register on www.iglax.org website to be evaluated. This fee includes Purple Playday on May 6th, it is a 7v7 tournament. This team will also play a minimum of one game on a Saturday in Winnetka with the NSU league. Tuesday practices will be in conjunction with 4/5 Pink.

April 9 - May 21

Practice: TUESDAY & THURSDAY    6:00pm - 7:30/dark                      Location TBD

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

4th and 5th grade "Purple" is for the more committed player who will practice twice a week with games on Sundays.  Some 3rd graders evaluated at the Purple level will be permitted to participate in this team. Practices will continue to develop the fundamental skills as well as teach more advanced game concepts.  All Tuesday practices will be held with the 4th/5th 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.

 

REGISTER HERE   DO NOT Register if you have not been assessed by IGLA



Girls 6th - 7th Grade

Girls 6th - 7th Grade Pink Level                                                                      Cost: $230

April 9th - May 21st
Practice:   TUESDAY        6:00pm-7:30pm/dark             Location TBD
Games:     SUNDAY          anytime 12:00-5:00pm          Home (ETHS) and Away

5th-6th grade "Pink" meets one 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. Dedicated goalies welcome, and registration fees will be waived.  A minimum of 15 girls to field an all Evanston team, or possibly combined to make a middle school team.

 

REGISTER HERE   


Girls 6th - 7th Grade Purple Level                                                                   Cost: $365

Please be sure you have been assessed by IGLA prior to registering for the Purple team !! 

EYLA Purple Assessment Date in Evanston on 3/19 - Register Here
April 9-May 21
Practice: MONDAY & WEDNESDAY      6:00-7:30pm/dark     Location - TBD
Games:  SUNDAY     anytime between  12:00-5:00pm            Home (ETHS) and Away
Saturday  May 6th  Purple Playday - all day tournament - included in registration.                                                                                                   


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

6th & 7th "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 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. Only Evanston players who have been assessed will be rostered, after March 15th registration may be open for non-Evanston residents.

 

REGISTER HERE   DO NOT Register if you have not been assessed by IGLA

 

Girls 8th Grade
 
8th Pink Level                                                                                                       Cost: $230
April 9 - May 21
Practice:    TUESDAY*         6:00pm-7:30pm     Location - TBD
Games:      SUNDAY           anytime between 12:00-5:00pm  Home (ETHS) and Away

 

8th grade "pink" meet one 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. Dedicated goalie position players welcome, and registration fees will be waived. If not enough to fill a full roster of 15 all Evanston girls, EYLA will combine and make one middle school team for grades 6th - 8th and play in the 8th grade league.

REGISTER HERE   

 

8th Purple Level                                                                                                Cost: $365

Please be sure you have been assessed by IGLA prior to registering for the Purple team!

EYLA Purple Assessment Date in Evanston on 3/19 - Register Here
April 9th - May 21st
Practice: MONDAY & WEDNESDAY     6:00-7:30pm     Location TBD
Games:  SUNDAY     anytime between 12:00-5:00pm    Home (ETHS) and Away

Saturday  May 6th,  Purple Playday  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.

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".  IGLA Purple Playday is a competitive spring tournament for girls with bracket play as well as clinics and demos throughout the day.  This team will also play a minimum of one game on a Saturday in Winnetka with the NSU 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.  Field Positions will also be rotated around. Dedicated goalie position players welcome, and registration fees will be waived. If we do not secure a dedicated goalie, we will rotate players in that position.

 

 REGISTER HERE   DO NOT Register if you have not been assessed by IGLA

 

 

GIRLS PURPLE ASSESSMENT 
 
Date: March 19th
Time: 9:00 - 9:45AM
Location: ETHS Lazier Field
Eligible to attend:   3rd thru 8th grade....Evanston residents only....No fee
 

IF YOU HAVE PLAYED PURPLE IN ANOTHER SEASON OR HAVE ALREADY BEEN ASSESSED

STOP YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP 

 
 


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

If you have questions please email