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Welcome!  There are a few important changes for the 2017 Boys Spring Season:  

First, all of our Boys travel teams (Orange & Blue) will be participating in the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA) league and we will be adjusting our EYLA teams to be consistent with the new IBLA league format that is based on grades, not age.  The new team breakdowns are as follows:

- Grades 7&8 (Majors) 

- Grades 5&6 (Minors) 

- Grades 3&4 (Juniors)

- Grades 1&2 (Minis)

- K (included with the Grades 1&2 Recreational Team)

 

Second, in response to feedback from parents and EYLA staff, we have adjusted our program format so that at each level we will offer both Orange & Blue travel teams (for which tryouts are required) and a separate non-travel team option called the Recreational Team.  The Recreational Team option is intended for newer players. Recreational Team players will practice only once per week separate from the travel teams, which will allow our newer players to focus more on developing skills and learning the sport of lacrosse.   The Recreational Team players will participate in house league games - evenly matched teams including all travel and non-travel team players - but will not participate in IBLA league games or tournaments.

 

We strongly encourage you to attend our Parents’ meeting which will be held on February 16 @ 7pm at the Levy Center.   The Boys Program Director (Rob Fournie) and coaches will describe these important changes, programs offered, and give parents an opportunity to ask questions.

 

Program fees shown below DO NOT include the required $30 US Lacrosse Youth Membership fee 

Obtain/renew at: www.uslacrosse.org    (prior to registering for tryouts or programs)

 

Grades K & 1 & 2 Recreational Team                                                                     Resident Cost: $175            Non-Resident: $205

Kids get their first taste of the game in a "pure fun" environment that is all about properly learning the basics....and, did we mention, having fun! Practices are small group focused, fast, and fun!!  Requires full suite of lacrosse equipment. No tryouts required.                  

Dates: April 8 - May 20

Practices: Saturday 8:00 - 9:00am

Location: Tallmadge Park

Coaches: Pat Brown, Pat Haggerty, Sean Seyferth, Dave White, Dave Streicker

Games: Play days with other nearby community teams (dates TBD)

REGISTER HERE 

 

MINIS     Grades 1 & 2  - Orange & Blue Travel Teams                                    Resident Cost: $450            Non-Resident: $480   

Tryouts (players must try out to qualify for a travel team)  $25 fee

- 2/19 ETHS Fieldhouse 8:00 - 10:00am

- 2/26 ETHS Fieldhouse 8:00 - 10:00am

REGISTER HERE FOR MINI TRYOUTS  CLOSED

Dates: March 13 - June 11

Practices: Friday 5:30-7:00pm/Dark, Saturday 9:00-10:15am (unless a game is scheduled for Saturday)

Location: Haven on Fridays   

                Tallmadge on Saturdays

Games: IBLA league games on Sundays and some Saturdays

Tournament: Travel Teams will participate in one tournament - Border Wars, Saturday 5/13

Coaches: Zach Nauert, Sam Alden, Ben Smith, Kevin Ball, Pat Haggerty, Ryan Clark

Please use Link in email from coaching staff to REGISTER for Mini Blue and Orange teams 

 

 

JUNIORS      Grades 3 & 4 Recreational Team                                                        Resident Cost: $300           Non-Resident: $330

You do not need to attend tryouts for the Recreational Team.   

Dates: April 8 - June 3              

Practices: Saturday 2:00 - 3:30pm

Location: Chute

Coaches: Don Howard, Rob Fournie, Additional EYLA Coaches, ETHS Coaches and ETHS Players

Recreational Team Games: Games with other nearby community teams (dates TBD)

House League Games: Wednesdays at Chute 5:00pm - Dark

REGISTER HERE 

 

JUNIORS   Grades 3 & 4 - Orange & Blue Travel Teams                                   Resident Cost: $600           Non-Resident: $630  

Tryouts (players must try out to qualify for a travel team): $25 fee

- 2/19 ETHS Fieldhouse 8:00 - 10:00am

- 2/23 Quad Dome 4:30 - 6:30pm

- 2/26 ETHS Fieldhouse 8:00 - 10:00am

REGISTER HERE FOR Minors TRYOUTS CLOSED

Dates: March 13 - June 11.  

Practices: Monday and Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dusk 

Location: Chute

Coaches: Sam Alden, Dakota Gaudet, Joe Carr, Don Howard, Rob Fournie

Games: IBLA league games on Saturdays and or Sundays

House League Games: Wednesdays at Chute 5:00pm - Dark

Tournaments: Rip the Cow (April 29-30) & Tower Tourney June 3rd 

Please use Link in email from coaching staff for Minors Blue and Orange teams 

 

MINORS    Grades 5 & 6 Recreational Team                              Resident Cost: $300            Non-Resident: $330

You do not need to attend tryouts for the Recreational Team.     

Dates: April 8 - June 3            

Practices: Saturday 3:30 - 5:00pm

Location: Chute

Coaches: Don Howard, Rob Fournie, Additional EYLA Coaches, ETHS Coaches and ETHS Players

Recreational Team Games: Games with other nearby community teams (dates TBD)

House League Games: Wednesdays at Chute 5:00pm - Dark

REGISTER HERE 

 

MINORS    Grades 5 & 6  -  Orange & Blue Travel Teams                              Resident Cost: $600             Non-Resident: $630

Tryouts (players must try out to qualify for a travel team):  $25 fee

- 2/21 Quad Dome 4:00pm - 5:30pm

- 2/24 Quad Dome 4:30pm - 6:30pm

- 2/28 Quad Dome 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

REGISTER HERE FOR Juniors TRYOUTS CLOSED

Dates: March 13 - June 11

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dark

Location: Chute

Coaches: Zach Nauert, Andy Dickerson, John Powers, David Singer

Games: IBLA league games on Saturdays and or Sundays

House League Games: Wednesdays at Chute 5:00pm - Dark

Tournaments: Rip the Cow (April 29-30) & Tower Tourney June 3rd

Please use Link in email from coaching staff to register for Juniors Blue and Orange teams 

 

MAJORS      Grades 7 & 8  Recreational Team                                                   Resident Cost: $300            Non-Resident: $330

You do not need to attend tryouts for the Recreational Team. 

Dates: April 8 - June 3               

Practices: Saturday 5:00 - 6:30pm

Location: Chute

Coaches: Don Howard, Rob Fournie, Additional EYLA Coaches, ETHS Coaches and ETHS Players

Recreational Team Games: Games with other nearby community teams (dates TBD)

House League Games: Tuesdays or Thursdays at ETHS 6:00pm - Dark

REGISTER HERE 

 

MAJORS     Grades 7 & 8 - Orange & Blue Travel Teams                              Resident Cost: $650            Non-Resident: $680   

Tryouts (players must try out to qualify for a travel team):  $25 fee

- 2/21 Quad Dome 4:00pm - 5:30pm

- 2/24 Quad Dome 4:30pm - 6:30pm

- 3/2 Quad Dome 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 REGISTER HERE FOR Majors TRYOUTS CLOSED

Dates: March 13 - June 11

Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dark,  Saturdays (Time TBD)

Location: ETHS

Coaches: George Boyd, Geron Williams, Jack Speth, Rob Fournie, Tim Reynolds

Games: IBLA league games on Saturdays and or Sundays

House League Games: Tuesdays or Thursdays at ETHS 6:00pm - Dark

Tournaments: Rip the Cow (April 29-30) & Tower Tourney June 3rd

Please use Link in email from coaching staff to register for Juniors Blue and Orange teams