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Lacrosse - Boy’s Spring League

Grade: 3 - 8
Buffalo Grove, along with the communities of Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows are joining forces with Palatine to bring you the Palatine Penguins Boys Youth Lacrosse (PYBL). The Penguins are a travel team for U9-U15 (Grades 3-8). All levels of players are invited to learn the game of lacrosse and compete with towns throughout the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA). The program provides structured training and development from the beginner to the experienced. Practices are 2 to 3 days a week depending on the team and level. There is a combine in early spring to determine the player’s skill set and set the teams. Registration deadline is February 28. Practices and home games will be at Falcon Park, located at 2195 North Hicks Road in Palatine. Locations for away games will vary. Registration ends February 28.

IGLA Lacrosse - Girl’s Spring League

Grade: 2 - 8
Be part of a youth lacrosse league exclusively for girls from Chicago, and the north, northwest, west and south suburbs. The emphasis of this program is to develop the girl within the sport of lacrosse. The goals of the program are to understand the rules of lacrosse, active teamwork, sportsmanship, and foster personal development in a respectful environment, led by positive coaching. IGLA has adopted the U.S. Lacrosse Players First Athlete Development Model, which means smaller fields and a smaller number of players. Kids are more engaged, get more touches on the ball, and further develop their skills. An IGLA pinny is required, and may be purchased during registration at Games will be played on Sundays, and game locations will rotate within the team division. All participants must have their own stick, goggles and mouth guard for all practices and games. Practices are on Wednesdays; they are 1 hour for the 8U and 10U levels, and 75 minutes for the 12U and 14U levels. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons between 12 - 5 pm. For more information, please visit Deerpath Park is located at 700 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. (TW)

Please note: This program does not run year-round.  Please check the seasonal program guide for availablitiy and scheduling.