Spring Program 2022:

The Park Ridge Lacrosse program provides an opportunity for players who want to participate in lacrosse against local teams in the Chicagoland area through the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA).  The league is for all levels (from beginners to experienced) with experience coached to teach basic fundamentals to advance skills and drill.  Practices and games will be local (half the games at home while the other half at towns nearby)

Teams are broken down based on player age and will range from ages 6 to 14 (1st grade to 8th grade).  Grades are based on the Park Ridge cuttoff of Septermber 1 of each year. The skill level of the team will determine what level of competition we will play in for the age group.

The league does require a USA lacrosse membership for insurance purposes.  The cost is $30/Player.  If your child has a membership for another program, it can be used here.  This will be verified during registration. 

Practice Schedule:

The Spring Program practice will run from March 28th to June 1st, 2022. Games will take place mostly on Sundays.

June 4-5 will be a tournament-style playoff game.  Guaranteed 2 games.  Location TBD and different locations for each age group.

The practice schedule is as follows:

  • 8U:Minis (1st and 2nd Grade)- Practice will be 2 days per week:  1 padded - Tuesdays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM at Brooks Park, 1 speed - Saturdays 3 PM - 4 PM at Maine South High School
  • 10U:Juniors (3rd and 4th Grade)- Practice will be 3 days per week.  2 padded - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM at Brooks Park1 speed - Saturdays 4 PM - 5 PM at Maine South High School
  • 12U:Minors (5rd and 6th Grade)- Practice will be 3 days per week.  3 padded - Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM at Brooks Park
  • 14U:Majors (7th and 8th Grade)- Practice will be 4 days per week. 4 padded - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM at Brooks Park

Game Schedule:

According to the IBLA, we will play at least 8 season games with half played at home (Home games are TBA and will be at ND, Maine South HS, Taft HS, and/or Brooks) and 2 playoff games at future destination.  From talking to the IBLA, most teams schedule games on Sundays.  Our games are TBD, but most likely on Sundays

Coaches:

We will have dedicated coaches for each team to ensure consistency.  Click here for current coaches

Player Participation:

All registrants will be placed on a team – Park Ridge Lacrosse supports a No Player Cut policy.  All levels are welcome and highly encouraged.

Each Park Ridge Lacrosse team adheres to the minimum playing rules set by USA Lacrosse

Game Play:

  • 8U:Minis (1st and 2nd Grade)- 7 v 7 (2 Half Game 20 Minute Running Clock)
  • 10U:Juniors (3rd and 4th Grade)- 7 v 7 (4 Quarter Game 12 Minute Running Clock)
  • 12U:Minors (5rd and 6th Grade) - 10 v 10 full field (4 Quarter Game 10 Minute Stop Clock)
  • 14U:Majors (7th and 8th Grade)- 10 v 10 full field (4 Quarter Game 10 Minute Stop Clock)

Required Equipment

FIELD PLAYER EQUIPMENT

  • All field players shall have a lacrosse helmet that meets NOCSAE ND041 at the time of manufacture and has a permanent, replica of the NOCSAE lacrosse seal appearing legibly on the exterior of the helmet shell
  • An Intra-oral mouth protector (mouth piece),
  •  Protective gloves designed for boy’s lacrosse (4) Shoulder pads designed for boy’s lacrosse
  •  Athletic cleats or athletic shoes
  •  Arm pads designed for lacrosse
  •  A jersey and shorts of the same color(s) as their teammates
  •  Athletic protective cup.
  • ‚ÄčNote: Rib pads are recommended but not required pieces of equipment for all levels.

GOALIE QUIPMENT

  • All goalies shall have a lacrosse helmet that meets NOCSAE ND041 at the time of manufacture and has a permanent,
  • replica of the NOCSAE lacrosse seal appearing legibly on the exterior of the helmet shell,
  • A throat protector designed for lacrosse
  • An Intra-oral mouth protector (mouth piece)
  • Protective gloves designed for boy’s lacrosse
  • Goalie chest protector designed for lacrosse
  • Athletic cleats or athletic shoes
  • Athletic protective cup
  • A jersey and shorts of the same color as their teammates.

SPECIFIC CROSSE RULES

  • NO WOODEN SHAFTS are allowed in any IBLA sanctioned game. We encourage all non-IBLA activities during the season to adhere to this rule.
  • Long Poles are allowed at JUNIOR, MINOR and MAJOR levels.
    i) JUNIOR LEVEL GUIDELINE
    (1) Long Poles should not exceed 42 inches
    ii) MINOR AND MAJOR LEVEL GUIDELINE
    (1) No restrictions on Long Pole Length

Pricing (includes game pinny, game short, games, coaches, balls, nets, field time):

  • 8U:Minis (1st and 2nd Grade)- $330/Player
  • 10U:Juniors (3rd and 4th Grade)- $440/Player
  • 12U:Minors (5rd and 6th Grade)- $550/Player
  • 14U:Majors (7th and 8th Grade)- $650/Player