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Farewell to Coach Degen!

We regret to inform the LFLA family that Coach Bob Degen will be moving back to Garden City, Long Island.   Bob was an original LFLA Board member and coach.  His U15 team won the first ever championship for an LFLA team.

Bob was also Illinois High School Boy's Lacrosse Coach of the year in 2009 as the Varsity coach of Lake Forest High School.

Bob - we will miss you!  Good luck in NY!

Fall Ball Games Start Sunday, September 14th

Click here for the 2014 Fall Ball Schedule

Thompson Brothers Coming to Lake Forest!

NCAA Player of the Year  Miles Thompson will conduct lacrosse camps in Lake Forest this fall.

On the heels of sharing the coveted Tewaaraton Award after their record-setting statistical seasons for the University of Albany, Miles Thompson and brothers Jerome and Jeremy will come to Lake Forest on September 20th to pass along their expertise and help young players improve their understanding and skill level on the lacrosse field.

Miles Thompson (a senior) set a D1 single-season record with a staggering 82 goals in 2014, adding 37 assists for 119 points, the second best single-season total in Division 1 history behind Lyle’s total from the same campaign.

Miles Thompson was a USILA first team All-American and the MVP of the America East Tournament.

Lyle Thompson (a junior) set the new Division 1 single-season scoring record with 128 points, tallying 51 goals and a national-best 77 assists.  He was a model of consistency, producing at least 4 points in all 18 Albany games this season.

Together, the Thompson brothers led Albany to 15.94 goals per game, the highest-scoring offense in Division 1.  They led Albany all the way to the national quarterfinals in the NCAA Tournament, ultimately losing a 14-13 squeaker to Notre Dame.  Both brothers scored 3 goals in the loss to Notre Dame, and cousin Ty Thompson (another excellent player) added a pair of goals as well.

The Thompson brothers are members of the Onondaga Nation in New York.  They are the first Native Americans to win the Tewaaraton Award as national player(s) of the year, sharing the honor in 2014.

The sport of lacrosse was invented by Native Americans, and the mission statement for the Tewaaraton Award includes honoring the Native American history of the sport, as well as recognizing the top player(s) in the game.  “Tewaaraton” is what the Mohawk Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy called the sport we now call lacrosse.

Please note:  This clinic will not conflict with the Lake Forest Fall Ball program.

Youth Fall Ball 2014


Program details are as follows:

  • Dates: September 4 through October 25th, 2014
  • Schedule: The program will consist of one practice at Townline Community Park, one skills session at the Lax Centre of the North Shore in Northbrook, and one game at Techny Fields in Northbrook PER WEEK.
    • Skills Sessions at the Lax Centre: Tuesdays
      • U7/U9: 5 - 6 PM
      • U11: 6 - 7 PM
      • U13: 7 - 8 PM
      • U15 8 - 9 PM
    • Practices at Townline: Thursdays
      • All Levels: 6 - 7 PM
    • Games at Techny Fields: Sundays starting September 14th

Click here for the schedule

Dates and times are subject to change.

Spring Elite 2015 Tryouts


Tryouts for Spring Elite 2015 LFLA will be on October 26th at Townline Community Park in Lake Forest. With advanced permission, an alternate tryout will be on October 28th also at Townline Community Park.

LFLA will field the following teams for Spring Elite 2015 Lacrosse:

  • LFLA 2024 1ST, 2ND, 3RD GRADE U9
  • LFLA 2023 4TH GRADE U11
  • LFLA 2022 5TH GRADE U11
  • LFLA 2021 6TH GRADE U13
  • LFLA 2020 7TH GRADE U13
  • LFLA 2019 8TH GRADE U15

LFLA Boutique Now Open at The Lax Shop

Our friends and sponsors, The Lax Shop, have recently opened the LFLA Bouitique at their new store in Bannockburn.  The store is located in Bannockburn Green at the corner of Waukegan and Half Day Roads.

The LFLA Boutique will have LFLA gloves, sweatshrts, shooter shirts, spirit wear for parents, etc.  

The Lax Shop carries a full line of lacrosse equipment and clothing.  They are the only authorized retailer of official LFLA helmets, gloves and spirit wear.  If you are planning on purchasing a new helmet for your son, please see the knowledeable staff at The Lax Shop.  All LFLA players must wear the official LFLA helmet for the winter and spring travel season!

Remind 101


Please follow the instructions below to register for text and/or email alerts. This easy to use program will allow us to make you aware of last minutes changes or cancellations as soon as we receive them.

  • U9: Text @lfla to (224) 521-0052 Or to receive messages via email, send an email to lfla@mail.remind101.com (the subject line and the body of the email can be left blank).
  • U11: Text @lflau to (224) 521-0052 Or to receive messages via email, send an email to lflau@mail.remind101.com (the subject line and the body of the email can be left blank).
  • U13: Text @lflau1 to (224) 521-0052 Or to receive messages via email, send an email to lflau1@mail.remind101.com (the subject line and the body of the email can be left blank).
  • U15: Text @lflau15 to (224) 521-0052 Or to receive messages via email, send an email to lflau15@mail.remind101.com (the subject line and the body of the email can be left blank).

Last Chance to Register for the Thompson Brothers Clinic!

Check out this video about the Thompson Brothers.  It talks about the history of lacrosse and their Native American heritage.

Lake Forest High School Fall Ball 2014


Lake Forest High School Fall Ball will practice and compete in September and October. The program details are as follows:

  • Dates: September 4th through October 25th, 2014
  • Registration: Enrollment is available NOW click here.
  • Schedule: The program will consist of one practice at Townline Community Park,and one game at Techny Fields in Northbrook PER WEEK.  In addition, we will enter 1 tournament (TBD)
    • Practices at Townline: Thursdays
      • All Levels: 6 - 7:30 PM
    • Games at Techny Fields: Sundays starting September 14th. Click here for the schedule.

2014 IBLA Champions

Good Sportsmanship

After the IBLA U13 Championship game, we received this email from a parent from the other team:

"My son plays for the Lincoln-Way Wolves U13 Black, who your U13 team beat in the championship game.  I just wanted to take a moment to say how nice it was to see one of your defensemen give a little hug and encouragement to our goalie when he accidentally scored for your team.  It is really nice to see such good sportsmanship.  Please pass this on to your U13 coaches and players.  See you next year!"

We are proud of the way our players conduct themselves on and off the field.  This is what the LFLA stands for.  By the way - the player was George Schoettle.   Good job - George!  You represent the LFLA well!

McAll-Star Kids Sports Photography specializes in youth and high school lacrosse photography. Entire team game coverage and individual assignments are available, as well as team/individual portrait sessions.

LFLA Apparel Store Open for Business!

The Lake Forest Lacrosse Association Apparel store is now open for business. Apparel and accessories for men, women and kids is avalailable.  All profits go to the LFLA to cover annual operating expenses.  Please check out the store for a great selection of Spiritwear including:

  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Golf Shirts
  • Hats

Click on the Apparel tab in the upper right corner.

LFLA Resale Marketplace

Many of you have asked for a way to resell the equipment that your sons have outgrown or purchase used equipment instead of new.  We have created the LFLA Resale Marketplace to meet your needs.