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Welcome to Evanston Youth Lacrosse (EYLA) Spring Season!

This Spring Season EYLA will offer both Orange & Blue teams (for which tryouts are required) and a separate Recreational program option for grades K-4. 

 

Our Boys Orange & Blue teams, similar to last year, will be participating in the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA) league and our EYLA programs will be consistent with the IBLA league format that is based on grades, not age.

- 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)

 

Recreational players will practice only once per week, separate from the Orange & Blue teams, which will allow those players to focus more on developing skills and learning the sport of lacrosse. The Recreational players will not participate in IBLA league games or tournaments.   Tryouts are not required to participate in the Recreational program.

 

This spring, EYLA’s Boys program will offer both Orange & Blue teams for Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (tryouts are required for all levels except Grades 1/2) and a separate Recreational program option for Grades K-4.   For more details about EYLA’s Boys lacrosse programs and online registration, please check out EYLA's website (www.eylax.com) or click on this link: EYLAX/BoysSpring2019

 

SPECIAL FOR THIS SPRING!!    EYLA is excited to announce the following bonus training opportunities for our Orange & Blue players this spring.   These training opportunities are available at no additional cost for registered EYLA Orange & Blue team players only, so sign up now! 

 

  • Pre-Season Training Sessions with Casey Powell – Get ready for Orange & Blue tryouts!!!  Training sessions held at Evanston’s Quad Dome on January 31 & February 7 [now February 14] with lacrosse superstar Casey Powell (www.caseypowell.com/bio) and TeamONE coaches!!!    Mark your calendars… and remember you must be registered to participate.
  • Early Season Indoor Practices – Each Orange & Blue team will have at least one indoor practice at Quad Dome per week in March/early April!!
     
  • Early Season Sunday Training Sessions with True Lacrosse coaches for EYLA Orange & Blue team players on the Evanston Township HS Stadium Field!
    • Times / Age Groups
      10am - 11am 1/2 and 3/4
      11am - 1230pm  5/6
      1230pm - 2pm    7/8
       
      Dates
      3/10
      3/17
      3/24
      3/31
       
  • Supplemental goalie and faceoff training 
 
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EYLA BOYS SPRING PROGRAM INFORMATION

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 programs)

Registration will NOT be complete without FULL payment.

Should you need to make other arrangements, you MUST contact EYLA (specifically tina@eylax.com)
 

 

Orange & Blue Teams Tryout Schedule (Required for grades 3-8 only)

Sunday, 2/24 at ETHS Fieldhouse   [CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE AT ETHS]

Grades 1/2 - No tryouts

Grades 3/4 - 8:00am-9:30am

Grades 5/6 - 8:30am-10:00am

Grades 7/8 - 8:30am-10:00am

 

Tuesday, 2/26 at Quad Dome

Grades 1/2 - No tryouts

Grades 3/4 - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Grades 5/6 - 8:00pm-9:00pm

Grades 7/8 - 9:00pm-10:00pm

 

Sunday, 3/3 at ETHS Gymnasiums  [MAKE UP TRYOUT SESSION]

Grades 1/2 - No tryouts

Grades 3/4 - 6:00pm-7:00pm, Gymnasium G160

Grades 5/6 - 6:45pm-8:00pm, Gymnasium G165

Grades 7/8 - 6:45pm-8:00pm, Gymnasium G170

 

Grades K, 1 & 2 Recreational Program   Cost: $125

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

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. 

Dates: April 13th - June 1st  (no practice 5/25)

Practices: Saturday 8:30 am - 9:45am

Location: Tallmadge Park

REGISTER HERE   

 

MINIS Grades 1 & 2 - Orange Team    Cost: $550 ($500 if using Game Jersey/Shorts from 2018 Spring Season)

You do not need to attend tryouts for the Grades 1 & 2 Orange Team

Dates: March 11 - June 2 

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6pm (March practice times may be adjusted due to daylight)

  *Some early season practices may be scheduled in the Quad Dome at alternative times and/or dates

Location: Haven

Games: IBLA league games on Sundays

Tournaments: May Classic (May 19) and IBLA Playoffs (June 1 & 2)

REGISTER HERE  

 

 

JUNIORS Grades 3 & 4 Recreational Program   Cost: $125

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

Dates: April 13 - June 1

Practices: Saturday 8:30-9:45

Location: Tallmadge

 

REGISTER HERE 

 

 

JUNIORS Grades 3 & 4 - Orange & Blue Teams   Cost: $675 ($625 if using Game Jersey/Shorts from 2018 Spring Season)

Tryouts (players must be registered and try out to qualify for the Orange & Blue teams) - see tryout dates/times above

Dates: March 11 - June 9

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dark (March practice times may be adjusted due to daylight)

  *Some early season practices may be scheduled in the Quad Dome at alternative times and/or dates.

Location: Haven

Games: IBLA league games on Sundays

Tournaments: Rip the Cow (May 4-5) & IBLA Playoffs (June 8 & 9)

REGISTER HERE  

 

 

 

MINORS Grades 5 & 6 - Orange & Blue Teams   Cost: $675  ($625 if using Game Jersey/ Shorts from 2018 Spring Season)

Tryouts (players must be registered and try out to qualify for the Orange & Blue teams) - see tryout dates/times above

Dates: March 11 - June 9

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dark (March practice times may be adjusted due to daylight)

  *Some early season practices may be scheduled in the Quad Dome at alternative times and/or dates.

Location: Chute

Games: IBLA league games on Sundays

Tournaments: Rip the Cow (May 4-5) & IBLA Playoffs (June 8 & 9)

REGISTER HERE  

 

 

MAJORS Grades 7 & 8 - Orange & Blue Teams   Cost: $700 ($650 if Using Game Jersey/Shorts from 2018 Spring Season)

Tryouts (players must be registered and try out to qualify for a travel team) - see tryout dates/times above

Dates: March 11 - June 9

Practices: Tuesdays, Thursday,and Friday 6:00pm - 7:30pm/Dark (March practice times may be adjusted due to daylight)

  *Some early season practices may be scheduled in the Quad Dome at alternative times and/or dates.

Location: ETHS West Field

Games: IBLA league games on Sundays

Tournaments: Rip the Cow (May 4-5th) & IBLA Playoffs (June  8 & 9)

REGISTER HERE 

 

 

Registration questions? Contact Tina Jamieson: tina@eylax.com
 
Program questions? Contact Rob Fournie: rfournie@eylax.com