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Bulldog Lacrosse News for Upcoming 2023 Season


2023 Lacrosse Registration is now open

Make sure you take advantage of our early bird discount and other savings.

 

2023 Lacrosse Spring Registration is now OPEN! Our spring season will start with indoor practice on January 14th at our indoor facility in Lake Zurich. We plan to go outdoors as soon as the weather permits.

 

This year's registration fee will be $400 for each player. We will still offer the early bird discount, of $25, if you register prior to 1/23/23. In addition to the early bird discount, we are introducing a new way to save even more money on registration. Since we are reusing the uniform design from last year, if your child’s uniform (jersey and shorts) still fits, you can save an extra $75 on registration.

 

To help grow the game in Wauconda we are offering a substantial $200 discount for K,1st, 2nd graders brand new to Lacrosse. Please make sure you pass this along to anyone who might be interested.

 

When you register, you will be given the option to pay in full or split the registration fees into two equal payments. The first payment will be due upon registration and the remaining balance will be automatically charged to your credit card on 2/24/2023. If a family needs financial assistance, please reach out to lacrosse@bulldogyouthsports.org with your request prior to 1/23/2023.

 

For those of you that are considering registering for the season but find that you don’t have all of the necessary equipment, please reach out to us. Through generous donations of past players, we may have what you need. **Please remember that the new chest protector requirement went into effect January, 1 2022(last year).

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at lacrosse@bulldogyouthsports.org


2023 Indoor Practice information

Our first Indoor Lacrosse practice is Saturday January 14th. Details are below.

 

Location: MVP Field House 143, E. Main St, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Date: Saturdays starting January 14th 2023 (No practice Feb 18)

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11. 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

Times:

U14 (7th & 8th grade) 10am - 11am 

U12 (5th & 6th grade) 11am - 12pm

U8 (K,1st, 2nd grade) & U10 (3rd, 4th Grade) 12pm - 1pm

 

*Needed for practice: Lacrosse Helmet, Shoulder and Elbow pads, Gloves, and Lacrosse Stick. No cleats (Gym or turf shoes only)

New for 2023 IBLA League Requirement

The IBLA is aligning with USA Lacrosse for the 2023 season. We are excited about the support USA Lacrosse will be providing our league this year.

 

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Insurance for all participants
  • Background checks league wide for coaches
  • Educational resources for players, coaches & program directors (USA Lacrosse App)
  • Access to grant money to support programs in need
  • First sticks program (Trylax)
  • PE Introduction program
  • Discounts to national events
  • Monthly publication
  • Connection to governing body of Lacrosse which will continue to help grow the game

 

Next Steps:

If you are already a member, you are all set!

 

Programs will receive a link for all participants to become a member. Cost: $30.

League will ask for membership dues during player registration and waiver check. 

 


Registration and League News

 

We will be playing in the IBLA League again, with a regular 8 game season.   Here are some key dates to keep in mind:

Key 2023 Dates:

Early December - registration will open

January 14th - first indoor practice starts

January 23rd  - Early registration discount ends

Jan 14 - Mar 18 - Saturday morning practices

April 2nd - First day IBLA games can start

April 3rd - Roster Lock Date: No Players added/moved hereafter

June 3rd & 4th - Playoffs 2 games guaranteed

Lacrosse Board News

Happy November from the Lacrosse Board. We hope everyone enjoyed their Summer and Fall sports.  With Winter approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to share recent Lacrosse news and what's coming up next season.

Mike Silverman and Brad Watkins have flipped positions. Mike is now the new Lacrosse Board President and will be accompanied by Brad our new VP.  In addition, we have KC Godair (Merchandise Coordinator), Tom Mroz (Treasurer), and newly appointed Amber Soutar (Secretary & Communications).

A few words from our newly appointed President:

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the families who support Bulldog Youth Sports, especially our Lacrosse families.   Without all of you, youth sports in Wauconda wouldn’t be possible. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Brad and Rachelle, who led the effort of making this sport successful in Wauconda. The first day I met Brad was at a practice session in Volo, where we quickly became friends. Little did I know he was recruiting me to coach with him. It truly has been an amazing experience learning so much from him over the years.  It is so great to have Brad as part of our organization, not only as a Board member, but also a team coach and mentor to new coaches.

 

I know it seems early to start talking about Lacrosse, but we have so much good news to share with you.


New Winter Practice Facility

We have secured a new Winter indoor location in Lake Zurich!!  The location is called MVP sports, located at 143 E Main St, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. They have a state-of-the-art facility for us to run skills and drills so we can prep for the Spring season.  In addition to the great fields, this location is much closer to restaurants and shopping for anyone who would like to run errands while your kids are at practice. They also have an indoor electronic golf range and beautiful sitting area. We received feedback that Saturday night was not ideal because it took away from other activities.  As a result, we have secured times on Saturday mornings to allow you to have your Saturday evenings back with family and friends.

 

Indoor Practices will be on Saturdays from January 15th thru March 19th.



Safety Equipment News

Some of you may already be aware of this, but USA Lacrosse recently released new standards for safety equipment regarding chest and shoulder protection. This new standard is to ensure player safety and may require you to purchase some new equipment.  We are currently looking into a way to secure a discount option to help with the cost.  Below is an excerpt from USA lacrosse to help make sure everyone understands the new standard.  If you have any questions, please reach out to anyone on the board.

 

USA Lacrosse recently released new standards for youth lacrosse equipment. These new standards will be observed by the IBLA. Player safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we will therefore require all participating organizations to ensure their players have equipment that meets these standards as they are outlined below.

The following is from USA Lacrosse:

  • Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys’ field players must be designed for lacrosse and meet NOCSAE standard ND200. Products are now available.
  • Effective January 1, 2021, boys' and girls' goalie chest protectors must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200.
  • All chest protectors and shoulder pads must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play.


Your 2019 U10 Wauconda Bulldog Spring season and LAX Geneva Champions

Questions???

Contacts us at: lacrosse@bulldogyouthsports.org



See what people are saying about why they like BYS Lacrosse

"After practice, every kid comes off the field looking like a winner. It shows on their face. The coaches are very positive and encouraging with the kids."

"The sense of community within the Bulldogs Youth Sports family."

"Homegrown competitive team; kids & families"

"Local program; dedicated board members to keep it going & help feed a high school program. Love the peoples feedback from last year was utilized...having less coaches on the sidelines was definitely an improvement!"

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About our Lacrosse Program

2019 Season

  • 2 full High School Club teams JV and Varsity 
  • We had 119 kids this season.
  • We have 4 youth teams (U8, U10, U12, U14 A)
  • We participated in 5 non reg season tournaments
  • The U10 team won their spring season championship and LAX Geneva Championship

2018 Season

  • Fielded our 1st High School Club team which ended up a respectable 8-4!  
  • We had 120 kids this season.  6 were girls!
  • We have 5 teams (U8, U10, U12, U14 A, U14B)
  • We participated in 4 non reg season tournaments   

2017 Season

  • We had 110 kids this season.  6 were girls!
  • We have 5 teams (U9, U11, U13-1, U13-2, U15)
  • We had 4 new coaches with 2 Jr Coaches
  • We participated in 5 non reg season tournaments - our U13 team won the Lacrosse America Prairie State Games Championship!  
  • Our 12 kid U9 team made it to the Crossroads Cup Championship!  

2016 Season

  • We had 100 kids this season.  4 were girls!
  • We have 5 teams (U9, U11, U13A, U13B, U15).
  • We had 5 new coaches with 1 Jr Coach.
  • We added a practice locations
  • We participated in 2 post season tournaments
  • We had our 1st Fall Lacrosse team

2015 Season

  • Brad Watkins, Nick Suda, Rachelle Watkins, Maureen Stephan and Shannon Doschadis decide it's time to bring Lacrosse to the Wauconda area under Bulldog Youth Sports
  • We planned for 2 teams and we had 4 teams (U9, U11A, U11B, U13).
  • We had 73 players (1 girl)
  • We had 14 Coaches 
  • We had 1 practice location
  • We joined the NWCYL Federation.
  • We participated in 1 post season tournament

US Lacrosse

Founded in 1998, US Lacrosse is the national governing body of lacrosse.

Through responsive and effective leadership, we provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.

We envision a future that offers people everywhere the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy, and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.

  • Make the Sport Safer – We have invested more than $500,000 in safety research projects, studying everything from head injuries to hydration.
  • Train and Certify Coaches – More than 20,000 people have participated in our Coaching Education Program, helping them to teach the sport correctly and safely.
  • Train and Certify Officials – Nearly 6,900 officials took our online courses in 2012 alone, helping them to keep games safe and fair.
  • Create Opportunities to Play – Through initiatives like our First Stick Program, we have provided 1,028 grants since 2000, totaling more than 27,000 pieces of equipment that have given hundreds of thousands of kids the opportunity to play.
  • Elevate the Sport's Visibility – Our 27-time world champion U.S. National Teams set the standard for excellence in international lacrosse.
  • Pioneer National Standards – Our Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebooks, which focus on age-appropriate player development, team play, sportsmanship and safety, have been distributed to more than 320,000 players, parents, coaches and officials.
  • Educate the Lacrosse Community – Our US Lacrosse Convention has grown to bring more than 7,000 coaches, officials, administrators and fans together each January.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We want to thank McNelly Services for their Donation to Bulldog Youth Sports Lacrosse program. Please think of them for any Commercial Property Maintenace Service needs.

If you are interested in a sponsorship spot, please contact us.


Bulldog Youth Sports Appreciation weekend

Bulldog Youth Lacrosse

20% OFF - APPRECIATION WEEKEND

February 17-20, 2023 (FRIDAY – MONDAY)

STORE LOCATION: 311 – Deer Park

 

Save the date! Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above and should be shown at the register during checkout.

CLICK HERE FOR COUPON


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Special Lacrosse equipment pricing

NEW! - Check out Play It Again Sports in Crystal Lake for special Lacrosse equipment pricing and rentals.  Just tell them you are with BYS in Wauconda.  

Lacrosse equipment package available new or used for less than $120!  

Packages include: helmet, stick, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, mouth guard and ball

http://www.playitagainsportscrystallake.com

6124 Northwest Highway 
Crystal Lake, IL 60014