US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.
Many Lake Zurich Lacrosse players use these brand and model of helmets. Please refer to the US Lacrosse website for updates and any guidance on remediation.
The LZ LAX program highly recommends that you REGISTER your helmets with the manufacturer so that you are aware of any updates or remediation instructions directly from the manufacturer. Information has also been frequently updated on the Lacrosse Magazine's website (whose headlines are on the right side of the LZ LAX home page).
I'm Ryan Giroux and I'm 14 years old. For my service project I'm collecting used Lacrosse equipment for OWL (Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools). The OWL organization is a Not-for-Profit dedicated to starting transformative lacrosse programs for inner-city schools and low-income communities. OWL is always on the lookout for new and GENTLY used gear.
Here are some of the items I am collecting for them:
1. Individual Sticks (Boys and Girls) - they send them home with student athletes to practice on their own (team gear sets stay at the school sites).
2. Lacrosse Balls (Boys and Girls) - They lose them a lot, and always need more. They also like to send these home with kids to practice on their own.
3. Protective Gear (Boys and Girls) - GENTLY used girls face masks, boys helmets, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves are always being collected to offset the programming costs.
4. Lacrosse Goals
5. Youth Cleats
6. Practice Shorts (Boys & Girls)
If you have any equipment you can donate please contact me at
@yahoo.com or deliver to 8 Copperfield Drive, Hawthorn Woods. We can also be reached at 847-550-1145. I'll make sure all the donated items get delivered to OWLS. I will be collecting items until March 7, 2015.
2015 Youth Boys Spring Registration - Team Evaluations
SIGN UP NOW AS TEAM EVALUATION DATES ARE FORMING
Welcome to Youth Boys 2015 Spring Lacrosse in Lake Zurich! Participation is age based (following US Lacrosse age divisions) and is open to all youth boys not in high school. This program will focus on individual skill development, team concepts, game situation drills, and learning the rules of the game for players of all skill levels (beginners to experienced).
Practices will be held at various locations in the Lake Zurich area and home games will generally be played at Lake Zurich High School or Knox Park. Player evaluations and team selection begins with indoor sessions in early March. As soon as weather permits, we will begin practicing outdoors with two practices per week until league games start.
Games are played on Sunday afternoons starting in April. The U9 team will play approximately 3 home games and 3 away games in addition to a season-ending league wide tournament. The U11-U15 team will play approximately 4 home games and 4 away games in addition to a season-ending league wide tournament. Equipment rentals will be available for the season. In your registration, please note if rental equipment is required. A team member will contact you with the location and cost of the rental equipment.
Early Registration Player Fee* Prior to Feb 11, 2015
Player Fee* Feb 12 – March 8, 2015
Player Fee* After March 8-March 15, 2015
U15 (no high school)
*Requires US Lacrosse Membership (additional $25 renewal or signup during the registration process) and additional $75 Volunteer Fee. Once volunteer hours have been completed, a refunded check will be provided.
Come out and see 7 time National Champions Northwestern Women's Lacrosse take on Colorado University at Lakeside Field on the NU campus in Evanston.
***Open to all ages! Bond with fellow LAXers and SEE lacrosse from a different view.
2015 Youth Girls - Spring Registration Starts Now!
2015 Youth Girls - Spring Registration (Session: April 12 – June 7th)
Act NOW by clicking on the Registration Button and receive the lowest registration price!
Welcome to Youth Girls 2015 Spring Lacrosse in Lake Zurich! Participation is grade based and is open to all youth girls not in high school. This program will focus on individual skill development, team concepts, game situation drills, and learning the rules of the game for players of all skill levels (beginners to experienced).
Practices and Home games will be held at Hawthorn Woods Community Park in the Lake Zurich area. Purple Player evaluations will be done by IGLA. Visit iglax.org for Purple Player Evaluations Locations. We will begin practicing April 12th with two practices per week until league games start.
Games are played on Sunday afternoons starting in April. The Pink teams will play approximately 7 games in addition to a season-ending league wide tournament. The Purple team will play approximately 7 games with an optional Tournament (May 5th)) in addition to a season-ending league wide tournament.
Fees for 2015 by Team
Prior to Feb 15, 2015
Feb 16 – April 11, 2015
After April 12
* Requires US Lacrosse Membership (additional $25 renewal or signup during the registration process)
** Requires IGLA Purple Player Evaluation (See iglax.org to schedule assessment)
(2014 Purple Players need to hold position on team visit iglax.org)
All players, other than incoming Freshmen or new players, should have their practice pinnies that were assigned last year. If you have lost yours, it is your responsibility to contact Melon Ink to order a new one and cover the cost.
Boys that played Frosh in the 2014 spring season can contact Andrew at Melon Ink for their pinnie number.
Boys that played JV or Varsity will use the number from their uniform from the 2014 season.
All Girls will be issued new pinnies in the 2015 season.
The Lake Zurich Lacrosse Club will once again be presenting your son with an opportunity to learn the fastest growing sport in America at our Boys Winter Skills Clinic.
This 10 week winter skills clinic is designed for brand new players through the most-experienced players for age groups U9-U15. It is a great time to learn the game, pick-up some new skills, or get ready for the spring season with coaching from our very own Lake Zurich High School Head coaches and High School players.
REGISTER NOW, SPACE IS LIMITED!!
Where: KITS Sport Complex, 325 Surryse Rd, Lake Zurich, IL
U9 & U11: 2-3pm, please arrive ½ hr. early for check in purposes
U13 & U15: 3-4pm, please arrive ½ hr. early for check in purposes
NEED ONE Chair/Lead for Expo --- task positions are/will be filled. We just need a lead to communicate with the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) and coordinate the tasks.
We will have a 'credit process' in place by March with details- We will role out the WEEKLY TASKS to everyone at PLEDGE CARD signing night MARCH 12...please make arrangements to have ONE parent attending.
LZLC is a CLUB sport (still) at LZHS and we are SELF FUNDED.
We are requiring that every family step up and donate a few hours of their time to keep our fees at a reasonable level. New for 2015- This year we are instituting a new policy regarding volunteering. Every family will front a Volunteer Fee of $150 which will be returned (by refund check) IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS when uniforms are collected at the season end Awards Banquet. You will be responsible for making sure that your family's volunteer hours get reported to the Volunteer Coordinator BY MAY 31st.
If you have more than one athlete playing lacrosse this year, please go through the registration process and at the payment screen exit out and immediately send an email to Bess Beyer (
) or Scott Pappas (
) letting them know the names and grades of your players. They will make the appropriate adjustment and send your new balance
All girls need to register NOW in order to attend tryouts after 3/2/2015. PLEASE use RED REGISTER button at top of page...
***Any questions- email Coach Pender
or text Casey M.
We have had a small scheduling snafu (again - sorry!!!) on Sundays and would like to MOVE the current time for SKILLS to 2:00-4:00pm still at KITS.
REPEAT--- there will NOT be Skills + Drills at 4:30pm - 6:00 on SUNDAYS for FEB.
To make this time more productive/enticing we have arranged for a DII or DIII coach (players too) to come RUN these clinics. Your player WILL benefit from this type of environment!! Most clinics of this type cost $35- $75 and are CROWDED so the one v. one is limited.
To encourage each of them to come back, we are asking for $5-10 per girl per week (a stipend to buy their gas + lunch). You can bring cash or check made to LZLC and give to LZLC Coach that is present (Coach Pender, Coach Jim or Coach Anderson).
Schedule for rest of February
Clinic will run 2:30-3:30pm
Girls need to be set up / warmed up and ready to capitalize on these coaches expertise. One on one coach / player contact can be completed OFF the field after 3:30pm. IF parents want to be part of these conversations (suggested) then plan accordingly.
Concordia University Chicago
We have included the coaches email for 2 reasons- those looking to be recruited NEED to send a thank you email to them immediately after the clinic + players/parents now have the coach's contact info. The strict NCAA rules coaches prevent coaches from making (initiating) the contact with a player before a specific date depending on player's grad date.
IF this CHANGE throws a wrench in your Sunday commitments, please email me (below) and we can prorate your fee for the last 4 weeks + apply the credit to Spring fees.
A great game and a lot of FUN! See you all next August (1st week) in 2015~
Players from as far back as 2006 (Jeff Peterson) to 2017 (Nathan Bass & Ryan Beaupre) participated in our annual Alumni/Varsity Game. Thanks Coach Burke for making this happen (and both you and Coach Holden for playing like the boss that you know you are). And lastly, thanks to James Coleman for representing the reeeeealllly old crowd (the parents)!
Thanks Coaches Faris, Sutton and Vozas for coming out to hold the fort down.
As discussed in the team meeting during the Town Hall, LZHS Lacrosse will begin an off-season weight training and conditioning program. The program will start in November and run through the end of February. The off-season is a time that lacrosse athletes should be preparing their bodies for the rigors of the upcoming season. By providing athletes with sports appropriate strength and conditioning programs in the off-season, players and the program overall will become more competitive and effective, while reducing the risk for injury.
- Sessions begin this Tuesday, Nov. 5th and meet every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (except for Thanksgiving week, Winter Break & Finals Week) 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM? in the LZHS Weight Room.
- Minimum of 2 days per week or 26 sessions over 13 weeks is suggested.
- Players participating in Fall or Winter sports should communicate that information to Coach Burke or Coach Sutton.
- Due to space limitations and time constraints Freshman are encouraged to participate in the program either as part of the morning sessions or on their own (Program can be found at http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=84027&org=lzlacrosse.com). If participating on their own, Freshman players should attend one session in November for baseline testing, and one in January and February for progress testing.