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Welcome to Evanston Youth Lacrosse (EYLA) Spring Season!

Our program teaches women’s lacrosse fundamentals in a fun and safe environment and is designed for both beginner and experienced players. New this year, EYLA has joined the North Shore Lacrosse Conference (NSLC) a league comprised of other like-minded community based teams and we are looking forward to fun and friendly competition both at our home field at ETHS and away. All girls grades 3rd-8th will participate in NSLC this spring, and our Kindergarten-2nd graders will participate in a house league.

EYLA is divided into 5 separate age groups and girls must register for their grade level; no exceptions will be made. Practice times are set, but field locations are subject to change at the discretion of the Director prior to the beginning of the season.

Grade Levels

Kindergarten

1st/2nd grade

3rd/4th grade

5th/6th grade

7th/8th grade

 

NEW THIS YEAR- PLAYER EVALUATIONS!

EVERY player 3rd-8th grade is REQUIRED to attend an evaluation on Sunday, March 11 from 10am-12pm at the Quad. This is NOT a try-out. This is for EYLA to evaluate our players so we know how to best form teams for our new league- EVERY girl who registers will be put on a team.

SCHEDULE at THE QUAD (located at 2454 Oakton St.)

10:00-10:30 3rd/4th
10:45-11:15 5th/6th
11:30-12:00 7th/8th

Have your player arrive 15 minutes before her evaluation time. More details to follow

Please register your player (3rd thru 8th) prior to evaluation day

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY MARCH 10th. WE CANNOT ACCEPT PLAYER REGISTRATION PAST THIS DATE FOR GRADES 3rd-8th!

 

Please note: we need at LEAST one parent from each team to commit as a volunteer coach and team “manager” for the season. Any lax experience would be preferred, but anyone is welcome! You will not be responsible for creating the coaching plan; just act as an assistant. This ensures each team has proper communication with other parents and helps assist our amazing coaches do their job. If you are interested in coaching or helping out in anyway this spring, please contact Tracy at .  And, if you have any questions/comments/concerns, call or email me anytime!

 

Here’s to a great season ahead!

Tracy Cassidy

EYLA, Girls Director

773-793-9521


 

Spring 2018 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, 3rd-8th grade should wear cleats.

Gently used equipment may be found at Play It Again Sports (1908 Dempster) and scholarships are available.

April 8th is EYLA day at Northwestern- details to follow.

Prairie State Games Tournament for 3rd-8th graders is on May 26, 2018- details to follow.

Registration will NOT be complete without FULL payment.
Should you need to make other arrangements, you MUST contact EYLA (specifically tina@eylax.com) 
 
 
 

Girls-Kindergarten                                                                                               

Cost: $150                             

April 7- May 19

Practice/Games:

SATURDAY  

10:00 - 11:00 am      

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.

REGISTER HERE 

 

Girls- 1st/2nd Grade                                                                                               

Cost: $150

April 7-May 19

Practice/Games:

SATURDAY

10-11am

Tallmadge Park

New this spring, 1st and 2nd grade girls will practice and play together in a House League format. 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.

REGISTER HERE    

 

Girls - 3rd/4th Grade                                

Cost: $400 (includes $15 evaluation fee)

April 3 - May 26   

Practices:

TUESDAY/THURSDAY       

6:00pm - 7:30pm/dark                             

Location: Tallmadge Park

Games: Weekends TBD  (ETHS- Home and Away)

New this spring 3rd and 4th graders practice together twice a week, with one game on weekends in the NSLC Conference League. 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. The end of season tournament is the Prairie State Games in Vernon Hills on May 26.

REGISTER HERE   

 

Girls- 5th/6th Grade                             

Cost: $400 (includes $15 evaluation fee)

April 2- May 26

Practices: MONDAY/WEDNESDAY   

6:00pm - 7:30/dark                     

Location: Pitner Field- ETHS

Games: Weekends TBD  (ETHS- Home and Away)

New this spring, 5th and 6th  graders practice together twice a week, with one game on weekends in the NSLC Conference League. Practices will continue to develop the fundamental skills as well as teach more advanced game concepts.  Games are 11v11 with a  goalie. The end of season tournament is the Prairie State Games in Vernon Hills on May 26.

REGISTER HERE

 

Girls- 7th/8th Grade

Cost: $400 (includes $15 evaluation fee)

April 2- May 26

Practices: MONDAY/WEDNESDAY   

6:00pm - 7:30/dark                     

Location: Pitner Field- ETHS

Games: Weekends TBD  (ETHS- Home and Away)

7th and 8th grade meets twice a week for practice with one game on weekends in the NSLC conference league. 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".  Each girl will take a turn playing goalie unless someone chooses to focus on this position.  Field Positions will also be rotated around. This level plays 11v11 with a goalie.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. he end of season tournament is the Prairie State Games in Vernon Hills on May 26.


REGISTER HERE   

 

Registration questions? Contact Tina Jamieson at tina@eylax.com