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Evanston Boy’s Spring Season Details

EYLA is excited to offer another season of fun, educational and competitive lacrosse programs for youth boys ranging in age from Kindergarten to 8th grade.  Our program administrators are busy finalizing details about the upcoming season but we have opened up the following information page explaining our Spring 2015 season plans.  
If you have any questions about our Evanston Boys Youth Lacrosse programs please email

Lacrosse equipment: Boys Lacrosse requires generic athletic items: mouthguard, athletic supporter with cup, football or soccer style field cleats (not metal), as well as unique Lacrosse equipment: helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves. Hockey shoulder and arm pads may be used, hockey gloves are safe enough, but may not be flexible enough. Hockey helmets will only be permitted for U-9 and younger.

Equipment MUST be obtained prior to the first practice, there will be NO equipment available at the fields, your son/daughter will not be able to participate without all required equipment

For Equipment Rental and Purchase Information CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT HELMET NOTICE:  If you son has a Cascade R or Warrior Regulator helmet:

THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE  WITHOUT PROPER ADJUSTMENTS   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

SPRING 2015 BOYS LACROSSE:

  • Program fees shown below DO NOT include the required $25 USLacrosse Youth Membership fees.
  • Our programs are Age-Based per latest USLacrosse Youth Rules
  • NO Evanston Youth Lacrosse activities are scheduled for Easter weekend
  • Any details listed below as "TBD" will be updated on this page at a future date and/or additional communications from EYLA
  • Times and Dates are subject to change

US Lacrosse Age Guidelines:

U15  Born on or after 9/1/1999     (~Grade 8)         Birthdates btw: 9/01/1999 and 8/31/2001  NOT in High School

U13  Born on or after 9/1/2001     (~Grades 6-7)    Birthdates btw: 9/01/2001 and 8/31/2003

U11  Born on or after 9/1/2003     (~Grades 4-5)    Birthdates btw: 9/01/2003 and 8/31/2005   

U9    Born on or after 9/1/2005     (~Grades 2-3)    Birthdates btw: 9/01/2005 and 8/31/2007

U7    Born on or after 9/1/2007     (~Grades K-1)    Birthdates btw: 9/01/2007 and 3/31/2010  MUST be 5yrs old by 4/1/2015 

 

  
BOYS U7                                                                    COST:  $175

April 16 thru June 7                                                           

Practice:     THURSDAY:  6:00-7:00pm                  Chute School
                   SATURDAY or SUNDAY                     Time & Location TBD    

U7 Boys meet twice per week for drills and scrimmaging. Here kids get their first taste of the game in a "pure fun" environment that is all about properly learning the basics. This year there will be games with neighboring towns and we will post a schedule as soon as details are confirmed.   U7 requires full suite of lacrosse equipment listed above.

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BOYS U9                                                                               COST:   Res: $310           NonRes: $340

March 23 thru June 8                                                            
Practice:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY   6:00 - 7:30 p.m/dusk    Haven Middle School
Games:   SUNDAY                               Time & Location TBD.    

Warm up your sticks with our PreSeason Bonus: March 15th & 22nd Skills and Drills 10am-12pm on ETHS Lazier Field Turf

U9 Boys meet 3 times per week. Beginning and experienced players learn the basics of the game and develop fundamental skills through drills, team building activities, scrimmages and games. The group will be divided into even-strength teams and will play games in the North Shore Lacrosse Conference Conference games will be on Sunday schedule TBD  Practices may be scheduled on Sundays in the absence of games.  

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BOYS U11  all players                                                        COST:   Res: $310           NonRes: $340

March 24 thru June 8

PRACTICE: TUESDAY & THURSDAY       6:00 - 7:30 p.m./dusk    Chute School

GAMES:   SATURDAY House League   Time & Location TBD

Warm up your sticks with our PreSeason Bonus: March 15th & 22nd Skills and Drills 12pm-2pm on ETHS Lazier Field Turf

U11 Boys meet 3 times per week. Beginning and experienced players learn the basics of the game and develop fundamental skills through drills, team building activities, scrimmages and games. The U11 coaching staff is focused on providing a player development program in a challenging an fun environment which will provide instruction with age appropriate skills and  game scenarios. The goal of the U11 program is to provide beginner and experienced players with the foundation to become well rounded lacrosse players.

This Year we will also be introducing a U11 House League.  U11 Boys will practice twice per week  and will be divided into even-strength House League teams which will play each other weekly in Saturday afternoon games.

Some players (in addition to the House League) will be divided into Blue and Orange teams and will play games in the North Shore Lacrosse Conference Conference games will be on SUNDAY (schedule TBD).  Practices may be scheduled on Sundays in the absence of games.  

U11 Blue team 

March 24 thru June 8  

PRACTICE:  TUESDAY & THURSDAY        6:00 - 7:30 p.m./Dusk    Chute School 

SATURDAY  House League  Time & Location TBD

SUNDAY      NSLC Games    Time and Location TBD                               

U11 Orange team       

March 24 thru June 8

PRACTICE:    TUESDAY & THURSDAY        6:00 - 7:30pm/Dusk    Chute Middle School 

SATURDAY:  House League   Time & Location TBD

SUNDAY:       NSLC Games    Time & Location TBD

Travel Tournament(s):
U11 Orange- Prairie State Games (Glenview, IL)  May 23-24
U11 Orange- Rock River Cup (Rockford, IL):  June 13/14

  • U11 Orange:  Base Program Fee:  Resident $310 / Non-Resident $340
  • U11 Orange Travel Team Supplemental Fee:  $325

 

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BOYS U13  all players                                                COST:   Res: $310           NonRes: $340

March 23 thru June 8                                                           

PRACTICE:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY      6:00 - 8:00pm/dusk     Chute Middle School
GAMES/PRACTICE;        SATURDAY          Time TBD                    ETHS

Warm up your sticks with our PreSeason Bonus: March 15th & 22nd Skills and Drills 2pm-4pm on ETHS Lazier Field Turf

Beginning and experienced 6th and 7th graders learn the basics of the game through drills, team building activities, scrimmages and games. While basic skills will continue to be stressed, more advanced U13 players will build on fundamentals to learn more of the intricacies of the game.

"House League Plus Travel Team" format:  All U13 Boys will practice together twice per week and will be divided into even-strength House League teams which will play each other weekly in Saturday afternoon games.  As explained below, the U13 group has an Orange and Blue Travel teams that play games on Sundays in the North Shore Lacrosse Conference.   Orange and Blue team rosters will be based on skill, attitude, knowledge of the game, and attendance.  All players are eligible to tryout for Travel teams, please register.  The U13 Boys Program goal is: "fairly distributed game time that is appropriately challenging for all". 

U13 Blue team

PRACTICE:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY      6:00 - 8:00pm/dusk     Chute Middle School

SATURDAY   House League       Time TBD                    ETHS

SUNDAY      NSLC  GAMES       Time and Location       TBD      

Travel Tournament:
U13 Blue team  Prairie State Games (Glenview, IL) on Memorial Day weekend

  •   U13 Blue:  Base Program Fee:   Resident $310 / Non-Resident $340
  •   U13 Blue Tournament Team Supplemental Fee:   $185  

U13 Orange Team            

PRACTICE:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY      6:00 - 8:00pm/dusk     Chute Middle School

SATURDAY   House League       Time TBD                    ETHS

SUNDAY       NSLC  GAMES       Time and Location       TBD             

Travel Tournament(s):
U13 Orange team- Prairie State Games (Glenview, IL) on Memorial Day weekend. 
U13 Orange team- Rock River Cup (Rockford, IL):  June 13/14

  • U13 Orange:  Base Program Fee:  Resident $310 / Non-Resident $340
  • U13 Orange Travel Team Supplemental Fee:   $325

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

BOYS U15 all players                                               COST:   Res: $310           NonRes: $340

March 23 thru June 8   

PRACTICE:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY      6:00 - 8:00pm/dusk     ETHS WEST FIELD  

SUNDAY       NSLC  GAMES       Time and Location       TBD             

Warm up your sticks with our PreSeason Bonus: March 15th & 22nd Skills and Drills 4pm-6pm on ETHS Lazier Field Turf
 

Beginning and experienced 8th graders will learn about the game and develop skills through drills, team building activities, scrimmages and games.  Basic skills will be emphasized, but this level will build on fundamentals to learn more of the intricacies of the game in preparation for High School lacrosse. All players are eligible to tryout for Travel teams. 

U15 Jr. Wildkit Blue Team: 

The U15 Blue team is a "no cut" team.  All players registered for the Spring season will be rostered on the U15 Blue Travel team. The Evanston Blue Travel team will play games on Sundays in the "A" division of North Shore Lacrosse Conference.                                              

PRACTICE:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY      6:00 - 8:00pm/dusk     ETHS WEST FIELD  

SUNDAY       NSLC  GAMES       Time and Location       TBD             

U15 Jr. Wildkit Orange Travel Team:  

The U15 group will have a Jr. Wildkit Orange Travel team that will play games on Sundays in the North Shore Lacrosse Conference.   Orange Travel team rosters will be based on skill, attitude, knowledge of the game, and attendance.  

 PRACTICE:  MONDAY & WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY      6:00 - 8:00pm/dusk     ETHS WEST FIELD  

PRACTICE:  SATURDAY             2:00 - 4;00pm   OR     4:00 - 6:00pm             ETHS WEST FIELD

SUNDAY       NSLC  GAMES       Time and Location       TBD             

Travel Tournament(s):
U15 Orange team- Prairie State Games (Glenview, IL) on Memorial Day weekend. 
U15 Orange team- Rock River Cup (Rockford, IL):  June 13/14

  • U15 Orange:  Base Program Fee:  Resident- $310 / Non-Resident-$340
  • U15 Orange Travel Team Supplemental Fee:   $325

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER