The Lincoln Way Lacrosse Club was formed in the spring of 2007. The Lincoln Way Lacrosse Club is comprised of two programs - a youth program for players in grades 2nd through 8th and a High School team for Lincoln Way High School District 210 - Lincoln Way Central, Lincoln Way East, Lincoln Way North, and Lincoln Way West.
The goal of our team is to provide a safe and productive environment that enables young athletes to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. We facilitate the development of strength and character in every player.
We strive to teach all players to Honor and Respect the game.
Participation in our Youth program is open to all 2nd through 8th grade students that live inside and outside Lincoln Way District 210. To participate in the High School program you must attend a District 210 school.
We are sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our team is a positive influence in the lives of our players. We also strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for children and opportunities for the community to unite.
LWLC participates in indoor and outdoor lacrosse programs for every type of player from beginner to expert.
These programs emphasize the fundamentals of lacrosse, which include catching, passing, scooping, dodging, and defense. Participants will do drills designed to teach and develop these skills as well as team concepts to be used in intra-squad scrimmages.
Emphasis in practices and scrimmages will be on skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
If you have an interest in finding out more about lacrosse or our club, please contact us at
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Free Youth Players Clinics
Lincoln Way Lacrosse Club is continuously trying to ensure that our players receive the appropriate training and skills to better their play. With this said we are pleased to announce that we have created a Youth Training Program with our long standing partner True Lacrosse, at no additional charge to our members.
Beginning this month Jake Dean and/or Mike Gabel, Founders and Co-owners of True Lacrosse, Andrew Healy, General Manager, Kevin Finn, Mason Poage and Colin Davis as well as other coaches will be conducting offensive, defensive, goalie and face off clinics for our Youth Players. These clinics will be held monthly to work with our players and teams at no charge. There also may be times where coaches of True Lacrosse may appear at the practices.
We are pleased to announce that our first clinic is scheduled for March 16th at the Bo Jackson Dome 17130 South Prime Boulevard in Lockport.
Again there is no charge for this and we would like to see all of our registered players be there.
The U9/U11 clinic will be held from 7-8PM
The U13/U15 clinic will be held from 8-9PM
Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure that you are dressed and ready for your clinic time.
Please mark your calendar and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
Evaluations for U13 and U15 will take place at Hallmark Sports Center in Frankfort, IL. The sessions will be held on Thurdays, March 6 and 13 from 7:30-8:40 for U13 and from 8:00 - 9:30 for U15. Please reference the e-mails sent out to U13 and/or U15 players for the details.
Evaluations for U11 will take place at PSP Fitness, 10649 W. 163rd Place, Orland Park. The sessions will be held on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday March 9 from 1 - 3 pm. There is limited parking and limited space inside for watching. Please try to arrange car pools and do not plan on staying inside to watch.
The 2014 Lincoln-Way Lacrosse Club season is almost here. Please see below for all of the details for 2014!
2014 Age Brackets:
U9 Birthday between 9/1/04 - 8/31/06 (if younger, arrangements for registration will be required)
U11 Birthday between 9/1/02 - 8/31/04
U13 Birthday between 9/1/00 - 8/31/02
U15 Birthday between 9/1/98 - 8/31/00
Practices - UPDATED 3/5/2014
Separate evaluation sessions have been scheduled for U11, U13, and U15. We will have two U11, three U13, and two U15 teams. Please refer to the emails sent from the coaches for the details.
Practice will begin for U9, U11, U13, and U15 on March 20 and 27 indoor at the Bo Dome. This time will be used to finalize team selections and begin practicing in the new team structures. Teams will be built based on skill levels and positions. Player placement will be made by coaches and decisions are final. If coaches determine that a player should be placed on a higher team, that is the sole decision of the coaching staff.
INDOOR PRACTICE TIMES ON MARCH 20 AND 27 ARE AS FOLLOW. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early so the players are fully geared up and ready to take the field at their practice start times.
Outdoor practice for all levels will begin on April 1 (field permitting) through June 5. The primary practice days will be Tuesday and Thursday. However, based on the schedules of our coaches, practices may also be held on Monday or Wednesday. Scrimmage games may also be scheduled on Monday or Wednesday. Outdoor practice for 2014 will once again be at Francis Field in New Lenox.
League/Tournaments - UPDATED AS OF 2/25/14
ALL TEAMS WILL HAVE HOME GAMES ON SUNDAY, APRIL 13 TO KICK OFF THE SEASON. THE GAMES WILL BE HELD AT LW NORTH, LW CENTRAL, AND LW WEST. DETAILS TO BE PROVIDED.
Lincoln-Way will once again be part of the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA) and will play other teams in that league. Games will primarily be held on Saturday or Sunday but may occasionally be scheduled during the week (especially in cases of rain outs). IBLA teams include Bartlett, Wheaton, Homer Glen, Western Springs, and others so travel to these locations should be expected. Lincoln-Way will host most of our home games at Lincoln-Way North, Central, or West high schools. Some home games may be played at Francis Field. Participation in IBLA includes playoff rounds and championship games that will be held the weekend of June 7-8.
U11, U13, and U15 players will participate in two tournaments (all players are expected to play with their teams).
The first tournament is Rip the Duck which will be held on May 3-4 in South Bend, Indiana. It is highly recommended that players spend the weekend in South Bend (arriving Friday, May 2) as games can start as early as 8 am EASTERN TIME on Saturday. Lincoln-Way Lacrosse Club has a block of rooms at Quality Inn, 215 Dixie Highway, South Bend, 574-277-3211. When calling the hotel please phone during the day if possible and ask for Josie or Jessica as they are aware of the room block. Please make sure you call this number and speak directly to someone at the front desk at the property. Our block must be reserved against by personnel at the property (not through a corporate Quality Inn 800 number). THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 30 ROOMS LEFT - Once our room block is gone you will need to find alternate accommodations.
The second tournament is The Tower Tournament on May 31. This is a single day tournament held in Western Springs and does not require an overnight stay.
If you have any questions regarding the Lincoln-Way Lacrosse Youth Program, please send an email to Lynda Drzyzga at