2022-23 three season INFo
TRAIN FALL, WINTER AND SPRING FOR 3rd to 8th Graders
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AND TEAM CHEMISTRY
PREPARE TO COMPETE FOR STATE TITLES AT LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL
PLAY TWO FALL AND THREE SPRING TOURNEYS PLUS IBLA SEASON
SIGN UP NOW FOR A 15% DISCOUNT TO FALL AND SPRING COMBINED
SUPER SCOUT FAQs
Why three seasons?
The LFLA Board and coaches believe the best way to prepare the boys for spring season and ultimately win state championships at Lake Forest High School is to 1) play together as a team as much as possible and 2) keep a stick in the player’s hands year round.
Do I have to commit to three seasons?
No. This is for players that want to continually improve their lacrosse IQ, play high level competition and not lose skills over the off season.
Will my son lose spring playing time if he does not participate?
No. Spring is our main season and all decisions pertaining to spring squads will be determined indoors during the March pre-season training sessions.
We would like to do this but my son plays other sports?
We encourage all players to play as many sports as they desire. It makes better athletes and better lacrosse players. We have set fall practice days/times to synch with the tackle football and 7v7 football schedules. This is harder to accomplish with hockey and soccer programs, but we hope boys can do both even if it’s only once per week.
We would like to do this but my son plays for another lacrosse club out of spring season (True, Team One, Second City, etc.)?
We encourage participating in those programs during the summer. It is perfectly fine to play on both teams during fall and winter as well. We will try to schedule around the other practices but it may not always synch perfectly. We have chosen tournaments that should not conflict with True state teams in the fall.
Do fall tournaments require out of state travel and take up our whole weekend?
We believe there is great competition at local tournaments that are no farther than 45 minutes from Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. There is no air travel or hotels required. We are planning on playing Top Cheddar in Racine and the Cow Tipper in Waukegan. They are both one day only tournaments and players should be able to play their football games.
Why a 15% discount to play three seasons?
We want to encourage all families to participate throughout the year. We can deliver more value and provide better programming for those players willing to commit to playing with their teammates as much as possible. The program is designed so that fall is approximately half price and winter is free.
Do we have to pay for Super Scout all at once?
No. We can split the tuition costs in three payments. The first is $350 payable on registration; the balance will be split equally on January 1st and March 1st.
We can’t play fall, but we want to play winter and spring?
Winter sessions are only for the Super Scout program and/or players that register for Spring. In other words, sign up early for spring if you are not registered for Super Scout and want to practice over the Winter.
Where would we play in the Winter? Why play outside?
We will practice indoors at at a local turf facility in during the week. We will focus on skills and drills for player development. We believe being outdoors (when weather is above 30 degrees) is the best way to develop team chemistry and have full field scrimmages.
What are Academy Days?
These are special training days for goalies, face off specialists & wingers, and on special occasions from notable pro/college lacrosse players. These days are included in Super Scout. Some of these may have a nominal fee or donation to register. These are encouraged, but not mandatory and are open to all registered players.
When does Spring season officially start?
March 4th. We stay indoors during the month of March and train at the HP Dome. Spring team selection will be decided during these sessions.
When do we go back to outside at Townline Park?
April 3rd. The first week after spring break we get back at it at our home fields.
Where are the home games going to be played?
All travel teams play at Townline Park. We are trying to secure dates at Lake Forest Academy turf fields for priority use of the 12U and 14U teams. We want the older teams playing on the best surface that is not affected by the usual spring rainy season.
My son has never played before. Can we sign up for fall only to gauge his interest?
Yes. However, you will have to register again for spring if he chooses to continue.
What are the options for 8U players?
We want all second graders playing 8U regardless of experience. In the fall, 8U players will start training as a team. There are no tournaments available but we may have scrimmages with another local program. There is no winter training. In the spring, we will promote first graders with three seasons of L2L4J experience to the 8U teams. We will compete in IBLA games and at least one tourney.
Is there a goalie discount?
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