2021 BOYS SPRING YOUTH LACROSSE
Blackhawks Lacrosse (formerly Crystal Lake Youth Lacrosse AKA the Crystal Lake Hawks) is proud to announce its 3rd season of spring lacrosse under its new name, logo, and lacrosse philosophy!
Our boys teams will participate in the IYLL (Illinois Youth Lacrosse League) this year. More information about this league will be forthcoming!
Registration will be open from November 1 to February 1.
Boys AGE Requirements and Divisions
For our full spring season players must be between grades 1-8. Click the appropriate age level below to reach the appropriate registration page.
The IYLL follows US Lacrosse Age Guidelines, which can be found here.
Age Level breakdown as follows:
14U - Grad Years 2025, 2026 (8th, 7th Grades)
12U - Grad Years 2027, 2028 (6th, 5th Grades)
10U - Grad Years 2029, 2030 (4th, 3rd Grades)
8U - Grad Years 2031, 2032 (2nd, 1st Grades)
To comply with league rules, the Blackhawks will have Black and Red divisions at grade levels where we have multiple teams participating.
For Players (girls & boys) in Kindergarten-2nd grade, we are planning to have a Developmental team which will be instructional and Practice Only. This is designed to provide basic and fundamental lacrosse skills for young players to give them a jump start in the sport. If you are interested in the Developmental Program, please click HERE to complete the registration or visit the Blackhawks Lacrosse website at www.Blackhawkslax.net.
Lacrosse 101 Program
For Players (girls & boys) in 3rd-8th grade, we are planning to have a Lacrosse 101 team which will be instructional and Practice Only. This is designed to provide basic and fundamental lacrosse skills for young players to give them a jump start in the sport. If you are interested in the Lacrosse 101 Program, please click HERE to complete the registration or visit the Blackhawks Lacrosse website at www.Blackhawkslax.net.
Pre-Season Indoor Practice
We will have 4 Indoor Evaluation Practices before the season officially begins. These will take place at Lifezone 360 in West Dundee, and each age group will be allocated a time slot. The indoor sessions are scheduled for late February & March so there is less interference for players participating in winter sports.
The dates for these sessions are:
2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
Boys 1st-4th Grades: 6:20-7:40pm
Boys 5th-8th Grades: 7:40-9pm
There is no need to register for these practices, and there will be no extra fee, but coaches will use this to evaluate player abilities.
The address for Lifezone 360 is
999 W Main St
West Dundee, IL 60118
(Right off Rt. 72 and across the street from Spring Hill Mall)
Season Practice Schedule
Outdoor practices will begin in mid to late March (weather permitting). Our home field location will be at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake and an alternate location TBD in LITH/Algonquin.
There will be 2 scheduled practices for each team during the week. The days of the week will be determined by the coaches and the Blackhawks board to maximize field space and time for each team. Additional practices may be scheduled at the discretion of the Head Coach.
Season Game Schedule
Regular season league games will be played on Saturdays and/or Sundays. All games will be played in Schaumburg, and multiple games will be scheduled on the same day to allow for a round robin tournament-style experience. There will be 4 game weekends spread over the season, avoiding major tournament weekends and Memorial Day weekend.
More information about season dates will forthcoming.
Fees for 2020 Spring Season
All age levels: $250. A $25 late fee will be charged for each registration paid after 2/15/2021.
US Lacrosse Membership is required for all players. This membership is $30/year.
We do offer a discount for families with 3+ kids playing lacrosse.
If you are in financial need, scholarships are given at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Requests must be submitted before close of registration to be considered.
Included in these fees are:
- Indoor Pre-season Practices
- Outdoor regular season practices ~ 20 sessions
- Regular Season Games ~ 4 game weekends, 2-3 games per weekend
- Athletic Trainer at all games
- Uniform consisting of a jersey and shorts
Please use the following link to reach our registration page on or after Nov 1, 2019. The registration deadline is 2/1/21.
For any questions or concerns, please email