Ages - Under 8yr to Under 15yr
The Arlington Heights Park District, in conjunction with the Palatine Park District, coordinates the Palatine Penguins Boys Youth Lacrosse (PPBYL) travel league for boys in grades 3-8 throughout the area. Teams participate in the Northwest Chicago Youth Lacrosse Federation League (NWCYLF).
The goal of PPBYL is to provide an opportunity for all children to experience the sport of lacrosse, and the league encourages the participation of beginner and experienced players at all age levels. Teams are formed based on player age and ability. The PPBYL strives to help players develop lacrosse skills and teach teamwork and sporting behavior. Players are played equally, without regard to skill.
U9 teams practice 1 night per week. U11-U15 teams practice 2 nights per week. Practices are at Falcon Park, 2195 N. Hicks Road, Palatine.
Each player must have his own stick, goggles, and a mouth guard for all practices and games.
Click Palatine Penguins Lacrosse for more information.
Boys High School Lacrosse
Free Winter Drop-in Game Days:
January 4th through March 29
Tentative times and days:
Location: Poe School
Boys High School Spring League
The Arlington Heights Park District, in conjunction with the Arlington Falcons Lacrosse, coordinates High School aged travel lacrosse teams for players from Arlington Heights and the surrounding suburbs. This league has teams for both beginners and experienced lacrosse players, and the program is designed to emphasize skill development, teamwork, and sporting behavior.
There will be an evaluation in early spring to determine player skill levels and to help set the team rosters. Teams are formed based on player age and ability.
Teams will have 2-3 weeknight practices in Arlington Heights. The location, days, and times of practices are determined based on the availability of fields and of the coaches.
Click Arlington Falcons Lacrosse for more information.
Girls Youth Lacrosse
The Arlington Heights Park District, in conjunction with Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association (IGLA), coordinates travel lacrosse teams in the Arlington Heights area. Be part of a youth lacrosse league exclusively for girls in the Chicagoland area!
The program is designed to teach lacrosse rules and skills, encourage teamwork and sporting behavior, and foster personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. All players receive equal playing time.
Each player must have her own stick, goggles, and a mouth guard for all practices and games.
Click Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association for more information.