On Jan 22nd from 730AM-5PM we will hold our player evaluations for team selections at Players Indoor (1740 Quincy Ave, Naperville) for the upcoming 2017 season.
730am-9am - K/1/2 grade
730am-9am - 3/4 grade
9am-1030am - 5th grade
1030am-1pm - 6th grade
1pm-3pm - 7th grade
3pm-5pm - 8th grade
Why Fox Valley Lacrosse Club
We are the premiere boys spring youth lacrosse program in the Illinois. Fox Valley Lacrosse Club is a non-profit 501c(3) organization with the primary focus on developing high-level lacrosse players, servicing Naperville and surrounding communities. We offer K-8 spring travel and non-travel boys lacrosse teams. Additionally, we have available year-round skills training opportunities through our camps and clinics, and an indoor winter league. Our programs span from having fun and learning the sport at the younger ages to seeking out the highest level national competition for our older experienced teams.
Our goal is to teach the sport and prepare our players to compete at the next level, high school, and college. We have the finest track record in Illinois for developing lacrosse players that move on to play in college at Division I, II & III. We provide them with the tools needed to become their best, to challenge themselves and to ultimately succeed on and off the lacrosse field. We extend to our athletes the importance of teamwork, camaraderie, leadership, dedication, education, honesty, sportsmanship and competition.
The history and reputation of Fox Valley Lacrosse Club is grounded in our coaching, we have the finest most experienced spring coaching staff in the midwest. Our coaches include: Naperville area high school varsity coaches, former and current college coaches and former players from Divisions I, II & III.
We also have over 40 qualified and dedicated volunteer assistant coaches.
Target of 20-24 Players per Team
Convenient Practice Locations
Extreme value compared to other spring clubs.
One Price Includes:
Coaching and Professional Strength and Conditioning
Practice & Game Fields (indoor & outdoor)
League Games & Tournaments (typically each team will play 30-40 games per season)
Certified Trainers at all Outdoor Practices
Over 50hrs of practices to help develop our players
2017 Season Overview
Preseason Practice Schedule:
Preseason practices runs late January through March
Jan/Feb indoor practices at Players in Naperville start Sunday, Jan 29th and go thru Mar 5th
March - Sun outdoor practices on the turf field Mar 12th & Mar 19th. Every team will practice for 2hrs
Regular Season Overview
Regular season runs April through early June
Team practices will be on Monday and Friday at Calvary Church (9S200 IL-59, Naperville, IL 60564) Monday, April 3rd 545pm-745pm
Every Wednesday starting April 5th there will be a 40min conditioning clinic directed by a professional Strength & Conditioning Coach.
K/1st/2nd (8U) will practice only on Mondays starting April 3rd 545-7pm.
Games will start April 9th and will finish with playoffs June 10-11th
Black & Green teams will travel to more out of state tournaments than the Gold and Silver teams.
Games and Tournaments:
Approximately (30-40) games including tournaments – (varies by team level)
(4-7) Invitational tournaments– (varies by team)
8 IBLA, Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association Spring League games (plus playoffs)
K/1st/2nd (8U) will play on modified fields and play in the IBLA and play 10-12 games including 2-3 round robins.
Projected Spring 2017 Teams:
8th Black (A Team)
7/8 Green (B Team)
7th Black (A Team)
6th Black (A Team)
6th Green (B Team)
5/6 Gold (C Team)
5 Black (A Team)
4 Black (A Team)
3 Black (A Team)
3/4 Gold (C Team)
K/1/2 Black (A Team)
K/1/2 Gold (C Team)
As Fox Valley Lacrosse Club heads into our 9th season we are embarking on a fundraising campaign to help raise the Club’s cash reserve levels. By doing so we hope to maintain the required infrastructure to match the anticipated growth and continued success of FVLC and lacrosse in the Midwest.
FVLC offers the best youth lacrosse experience in Illinois and the Midwest, without exception. Make no mistake, we are a not a Park District Program. We are serious about lacrosse and our athletes learn the game and develop their skills from coaches with high school and college experience at every level (Some of our coaches are former FVLC players now playing in college or professional lacrosse).
At FVLC, we work with the best athletes to bring together and train the finest youth lacrosse teams in the Midwest. And, no other youth teams in the area provide the opportunity to play the Baltimore Crabs, the Long Island Express and the Denver Elite in head-to-head competition (the top lacrosse programs in the country).
Last year we raised more than $9,500 thanks to the individuals, families and businesses who made generous donations to help offset increases in a variety of Club expenses. This year, we have a fundraising goal of $35,000. We know that sounds ambitious, but we also know that we can count on the families who support Fox Valley Lacrosse.
Over the years many of you have given your time to volunteer as coaches, team parents, tournament administrators, etc. Obviously we could not do it without your help. That’s why we’re asking that you consider making a cash donation to FVLC for 2016 (FVLC is a 501c3 not-for-profit club so all donations are tax deductible).
The funds you provide will be used to:
· Pay for the cost of fields.
· Provide year-round Indoor/Outdoor facilities.
· Purchase new equipment and supplies.
· Continue to have the support of athletic trainers on the fields at the games.
· Protect our athletes with comprehensive insurance coverage.
· And, most important, allow us to pay our coaching staff a stipend for the hours they spend mentoring our young athletes.
Thank you for your loyal support in the past. I urge you to help the Club, once again, so that we may continue to offer the best youth lacrosse club program in the area.
Fox Valley Lacrosse Club
Thanks to the following families for their generous donations
Platinum Level $999 - Up
Gold Level $500 - $999
Silver Level $100 - $499
Bronze Level $25 - $99
Great story on Fox Valley Lacrosse and the development of youth lacrosse as well as Illinois making lacrosse an official IHSA sport in 2018