Lincoln-Way Lacrosse Club was formed in the spring of 2007 and currently provides lacrosse opportunities for girls and boys in grades K thru 12. Our co-operative high school program consists of players from Lincoln-Way High School District 210, which includes Lincoln- Way East, Central, and 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 K 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 advanced.
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.
The spring season is fast approaching and we are at a point to where we all need to promote our spring registration in an effort to grow the game of lacrosse in our community. Our best marketing has been word of mouth because our members and players are very passionate about the sport and are always excited to share their experiences.
This season is very special because it is the inaugural IHSA lacrosse season, as well as the inaugural year for LWHS District 210 to host boys and girls high school lacrosse. The boys and girls high school lacrosse teams will play as cooperative teams, which assemble players from all three schools to play as one district team. I've been asked many times by many people about when will each school host their own lacrosse teams, and the answer I can give is that we need to triple our participation at the youth level. If we can prove there are enough players coming into high school to support 2 or 3 teams at each school, then we have a strong case to present to the school district. Tripling our youth membership will not happen over night, but if we all try to recruit one player each this spring, then we could possibly double our youth particpation.
High school players, it is not too late to start playing lacrosse! We need returning players to promote lacrosse and urge new players to register this season in an effort to grow the game in the district. The IL HS report card states there are 7,048 students in LWHS district 210, and right now we only have 67 boys and 39 girls registered to play this spring, which is a great start, but we should be able to do much better than that.
Lacrosse is a great team sport and there are many roles on that team that need to be filled. We are not solely looking for elite athletes, but we are looking for student athletes that want to committ to a team, and take advatage of the life lessons learned through this great opportunity! We want new players!
Below are some videos and info that has been shared in the past, so please pass along to any new recruits. The kids won't know most of these players, so please help them understand how these guys made a huge impact on their sport during their era.
“… Lacrosse was the key in the development of the greatest scorer in hockey history.”
~ Quote from Walter Gretzky on his son Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky is a huge supporter of the sport of lacrosse. He is quoted as saying ...“If a sport has a high point of the year, it must be the first week of spring. When I was growing up, I used to love this time of year. It was when I put my hockey equipment away and I was absolutely ecstatic to see the end of the hockey season. One of the worst things to happen to the game, in my opinion, has been year-round hockey and, in particular, summer hockey. All it does for kids, as far as I can tell, is keep them out sports they should be doing in the warmer weather. I could hardly wait to get my lacrosse stick out and start throwing the ball against the walls and working on our moves as we played the lacrosse equivalent to road hockey. All the good hockey players seemed to play lacrosse in those days and everyone of them learned something from the game to carry over to the other - things athletes can only learn by mixing up the games they play when they are young.”
Not only did the “Great One” play lacrosse in hockey’s off-season, but there also is a long list of NHL players who have polished their hand-eye coordination and physical endurance by playing lacrosse in the summer. Here are some NHL players who also participated in lacrosse:
Lincoln-Way Girls Lacrosse joins new IGLL League - Girls Parent Meeting 12/18
As a sister program to the boys league, the new IGLL league is now available for the 2018 season. Lincoln-Way, along with several other programs, have committed to the league for 10u, 12u, and 14u divisions.
The Illinois Girls Lacrosse League (IGLL) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing youth lacrosse teams with a premier league in the state of Illinois. The IGLL offers teams the opportunity to play with other local teams, grouping them by skill level and region. Our organization adds legitimacy to youth lacrosse, by helping young players prepare for their future lacrosse careers.
By joining the league, Lincoln-Way Girls Lacrosse will be provided with:
Officials for every game
Minimum of 8 league games vs other teams in the league
End of season playoff schedule
End of season All-Star game
Free Positive Coaching Alliance seminar for volunteer coaches
HS girls' lacrosse players as of 12/2/17 (37 players)
*You are not registered for HS lacrosse if your name does not appear below! Games are being scheduled for 3 teams and we need to add players to the roster, so please reach out to your friends that may want to play this spring and spread the word of this great opportunity to play a HS sport!
We have partnered with Squadlocker to make the order process even better. All orders are processed immediately and shipped directly to you. Orders generally ship out within 6-12 days after the order is placed.
Squadlocker also offers customization of most items in the store, so you can add your player's information.
ALL ORDERS PLACED BY 12/12 WILL ARRIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.
To further support the adoption of lacrosse by District 210, we are offering Central, East and West spirit wear in the Winter Store. Select items in Red, Blue and Orange are available with a school specific LW Lacrosse logo. Make sure you get these items under the tree to further promote our sport and players in the schools.
New Wave has had the incredible fortune to host some of the most accomplished Lacrosse Champions in the world. MLL Champions, NCAA Champions, Coaching Champions, Champions of Character...
Seize the opportunity to surround yourselves with champions this 2017/2018:
HARRISON | SCHREIBER | GURENLIAN | AUST | DURKIN | RODGERS
f we are the company we keep, we must surround ourselves with the people who make us Better. Greater. Stronger. If we are to become Champions, then we must surround ourselves with them whenever possible.
We teamed up with AE in Nov/Dec! Get in the games now!
2017 November & December Games
We have teamed up with Athletic Edge for the November & December games! Athletic Edge will be coordinating and running the games, teams, time slots, etc. Athletic Edge will also offer drop in rates! Just ask them at the front desk.
Description: Athletic Edge Speed Lacrosse League
We are offering a new style lacrosse league that features 3v3 or 5v5 games, no goalies, 3'x3' goals, and no pads! These games will use a soft-ball and will have three 12 minute games per player a night. Teams will be designed as pick up games and teams will vary nightly. These games can be co-ed and age levels can be widened, so once you are registered feel free to stay and play as many games available.
7-week league on Monday nights features 3 sessions.
- Boys and Girls 6th-8th (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
- Boys High School (7:00 pm-8:30 pm)
- Girls HS (8:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Location: Athletic Edge 19450 S LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL 60448
Dates: (Mondays) November 6, 13, 20, 27, and December 4, 11, 18.
Times: Between 5:30- 9pm *Session time slots below may change or be extended pending participation.
- Boys and Girls 6th-8th (5:30 pm-7:00 pm)
- Boys High School (7:00 pm-8:30 pm)
- Girls HS (8:00 pm-9:00 pm)
*Stick required and you must have your own mouth guard.
*We have a limited amount of sticks and equipment available for new players to use.
UPDATE- High School Spring Lacrosse Registration Set to Close!
Registration closes on December 31st!
*Uniforms are being ordered the first week of January and we are only ordering uniforms for paid to date registrants.
All HS families,
It's that time to take the first step toward the inagural IHSA sanctioned spring lacrosse season by registering now! We urge all of our returning players to register asap in order to manage roster sizes.
There are two parts to the registration:
Part #1- Complete the 8 to 18 registration at the school you attend
Part #2- After completeing the 8 to 18 registration, go to "Lacrosse Registration" located under resources on the 8 to 18 home page. Follow the link and provide initial payment.
Completing the 8 to 18 registration does not roster you on a team! You must complete the registration using the LWLC registration link and provide initial payment.
Please follow the instructions below to register:
High School Lacrosse Registration
To register online use the following instructions:
Click on “Create An Account” and enter your own email and create your own password. (Please be sure to remember this password as you will use this for the years to come for all of your children.) Do not create additional accounts.
Click on “Begin Registration”
Choose the sport your child will be trying for/participating in.
Add a New Participant (or choose your child once created)
All information on this page is for the student, i.e. cell phone, email
You may be asked for t-shirt size,
Height and Weight will be used for rosters
“Primary Parent/Guardian Information”
Fill out the Parent information on the next page.
You can add a secondary email to receive notifications sent by coach/athletic/activity department. They will NOT have access to the account- only receive notifications.
If you need a form to take to the doctor you may print it here.
Remember your athlete must have a current physical in order to begin tryouts/practice.
At this time by clicking on the boxes, you are agreeing and consenting to all information provided.
You may click on the form to read or print. Please note that when there is a parent/guardian and student check box- they must both be checked to move forward.
Please DO NOT turn in any forms filled out.
At this time you can see what you have registered for.
Click on “Finish” to complete your registrations
*****After you have completed the 8to18 registration, you will need to register on the Lacrosse website. Please click on “Lacrosse Registration” under Resources on the 8to18 website home page. This will give you the link to the Lacrosse website. See below**************