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Western Springs, Illinois
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1409
Ph: 708-246-1800
Fx: 708-246-0284
2016 Spring Boys Travel League

Western Springs Lacrosse is stepping into some new shoes. Take a look at what we have to offer for our Spring Travel 2016 season. Great coaches, great season and great fun.

We have listened to parent requests and are stepping up the game. We have teamed up with True Lacrosse and we are offering a competitive program that includes a tune-up for tryouts and an additional practice and game league weekly from January thru February. Parent coaches are still needed for some teams as head or assistant coaches and team managers. Training for parent coaches will be through True Lacrosse. 

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First off, we have made a couple of changes with registration. No lines to stand in to register. Our new online registration will free up your time. Registration starts Dec 4, 2015.  

Fee of $120 due at registration in order to hold your son's spot for prep, training, tryouts and game league. The $120 fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of the training, tryouts and game league from Jan 10 thru Feb 28. League fee balance will be determined after tryouts on Jan 24 and will be due by Jan 27. The balance will be determined based on how many kids and teams we have. Late fee of $50 on Jan 28. No refunds after Jan 27.

Registration options:

  1. Register online starting Dec 4th at 8:30am, go to 
  2. Registration form  Return form to: Western Springs Recreation Center, 1500 Walker Street, Western Springs, 60558  
  3. Fax to 708-246-1309 
  4. Scan and email to

Spring Travel League includes all of the following :

  • Training (Tune-Up) - Sundays 6 - 7pm Jan 10 - Feb 28
  • Game league - Sundays from 7 - 8pm Jan 10 thru Feb 28
  • Official tryouts on Jan 22 from 6 - 7:30 at Max McCook & Jan 24 from 1 - 4pm at Max McCook.
  • Friday practices from Jan 29 thru March 13.
  • Starting week of April 3 practices start outdoors twice a week. Days, times & locations tbd.
  • Weekly games in the IBLA league run April thru June 13
  • All Star Game
  • Playoffs
  • Prices include indoor/outdoor field costs, coaching, league fees, referee fees, supplies, uniforms, tournament fees

Alex Buetikofer
Freshman Head Coach 2016, Hinsdale Central High School
10th year coaching various levels, 5 years as assistant varsity coach
Physical Education Instructor, Berwyn South School District 100
2-year coach, True Lacrosse

Matt Lambert
JV Head Coach, Hinsdale Central High School 

Guest Coach
Chris Wall
Head Coach Lacrosse/Asst Freshman Football Coach at Montini Catholic High School.
Former assistant lacrosse coach at Lyons Township, Evanston and Fenwick High Schools.
Previously the Director of Operations for the Chicago Machine.
Played Lacrosse at Vermont Academy and Gettysburg College.

See our uniforms and vote for your favorite

Indoor Practices
Fridays, Jan 29 thru March 13 from 6 – 7:30pm at Max McCook

Outdoor Practices
Begin week of April 3 (days & times TBD based on coaches & field availability) thru week of June 6. Typically 2 practices per week.

Teams will be put in the IBLA league. This league is comprised of many different lacrosse clubs from the north, south and western suburbs. Games start in April mostly on the weekends, but some weekday games may be scheduled.

1. Rip the Duck Apr 9 and 10 (all teams may not participate)
(travel, hotel and meals not included)
2. Additional tournament subject to coaches and their team TBD (all teams may not participate)
3. Tower Tournament June 4 (all teams participate)

Additional Information
Team Dynamics
Players must be experienced in 2nd thru 8th grade. Designed for the more competitive lacrosse player. Commitment to lacrosse program a must! The team is a group effort and the team counts on everyone's commitment. Player must have at least 1 – 3 years experience for U11 – U15 and at least 6mo for U9..

Time commitment is critical to succeeding in any endeavor and we understand that there are many interests competing for your time. We are expecting our teams to be very competitive and Western Springs Lacrosse needs to be a priority if we are to be successful. Please understand that if you are chosen for the A team, we expect 100% commitment to the team practices and game schedule.

Parent meetings will be held, once the teams are organized to go over more specific details about the season, tournaments, etc. The coaches for each team will determine the date and time of the meetings.

Prices include indoor/outdoor field costs, coaching, league fees, referee fees, supplies, uniform and tournaments.
Price does not include:
• Travel, accommodations, and meal expenses for tournaments.
• Player equipment. See List of Required Equipment
Fee balance will be due after tryouts and no later than Jan 28.

Volunteer Commitment
This is a parent/volunteer run program that depends heavily upon your involvement. All families are expected to participate as volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities that are available and sign-up is available on registration days.
Code: 220245 N Volunteer Buyout: $50 R/NR
List of Volunteer Positions

Please note that all dates, fees and details are subject to change. Questions may be directed to Matt Lambert, Lacrosse Coordinator.