Our Mission is (1) to provide the youth of Elmhurst with an inclusive and fun environment for kids of all skill levels to learn and participate in the game of lacrosse; and (2) to prepare them with the basic skills and understanding of the game to compete
 
 
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Season Update
05/20/2018
Elmhurst Lacrosse Families - As we approach the end of our 2018...
GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp
05/18/2018
GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp, Lake Forest College in Illinois. The...
York Jr. Dukes Summer Camps & Tournaments
05/17/2018
York’s Boys’ Lacrosse Coaching staff and former players...
Another Successful York Varsity Dukes Clinic
05/09/2018
Thanks to all the ELAX players that came out for the 3rd Annual York...
 
Season Update

Elmhurst Lacrosse Families -

As we approach the end of our 2018 season, we wanted to take a second to reflect on our entering the IBLA, what we have learned so far this year and how we are beginning to plan for our future seasons. For those of you who are newer to ELAX, IBLA stands for (Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association). You may have noticed some of our games were a part of the IBLA and some were scheduled on our own. Generally speaking, the IBLA games are typically the more competitive teams we have faced.

 

At the end of our 2017 season, we surveyed all of our lacrosse families about their experience during the season. There were two OVERWHELMING themes: not enough games and the level of competition was not strong enough (e.g., Elmhurst against Elmhurst were the most competitive games). As a board (and parents of players ourselves), we whole-heartedly agreed and sought out a solution to both of those takeaways.

 

We believed, and still do, that joining IBLA addressed both of those issues.  Every single ELAX team is playing 12-16 games and the competition has been challenging.  When joining the IBLA, we were required to place teams in multiple divisions, as opposed to all in one division.  Since ELAX has always strived to form equal skilled teams, we were faced with a difficult decision on how to divide our teams.  As a board, we chose to divide our teams by grade level to represent in different divisions while also allowing the boys to play with their friends in the same grade. While not a perfect plan, we felt that it gave us the best chance to compete as a league and stay true to our ELAX mission.  

 

Similar to last year, we have heard your feedback and recognize we will need to make additional changes moving forward (e.g., move to skill-based teams, adjust our leveling with the IBLA, review coaching, etc.). We do not believe we should shy away from the challenge at playing at a higher level - these are the boys that our boys will be playing against during their high school years. We will once again prepare an end of season survey for all families and we would love to hear from you. Your input is valuable and we are listening.  

 

If you are passionate about lacrosse and the success of our program, please consider joining the ELAX board for the 2019 season. We will have several openings available such as Treasurer, Kings of Spring Tournament Chair, Charitable Events, etc. Please reply to elmhurstlax@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved and shaping our program. No lacrosse experience is required.

 

We are looking forward to Kings of Spring and the rest of the ELAX season!

ELAX Board


by posted 05/20/2018
GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp

GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp, Lake Forest College in Illinois. The camp is open to boys ages 8-17 and campers will be divided by age and ability. We have worked with thousands of players from Illinois, and would look forward to the opportunity to work with any of the players in your program. GameBreaker Lacrosse operates summer camps at over 120 locations nationwide and over the past 17 years more than 80,000 players have attended these camps to improve and have fun.

This year’s camp date is July 16-19th with overnight and extended day options.

My staff will include college coaches, high school coaches and NCAA players. All of these coaches are dedicated to the individual development of each camper and serve as great role models to the campers. We are a teaching camp that also provides competitive scrimmaging opportunities – all in a fun and positive atmosphere. Our entire staff takes pride in the improvement of each camper that we work with during the camp.

The camp link on our website is:

http://laxcamps.com/…/lake-forest-college-boys-lacrosse-ca…/

TEAM DISCOUNTS

We also offer team discounts and would be happy to set one up for your team. Many teams come to GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps together as a way to facilitate better team play and camaraderie.

To set your team up with a group discount, please email us at support@laxcamps.com and be sure to put in the subject line: Group Coupon Code Request.

 
 

by posted 05/18/2018
York Jr. Dukes Summer Camps & Tournaments

York’s Boys’ Lacrosse Coaching staff and former players will be offering an intensive, high quality camp for boys 6-12th grade. 

Dates: June 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11

Times: Grade 6-8: 6-7:30pm, Grades 9-12: 7:30-9pm

Location: Stadium Turf or Front Field

Cost: $175

REGISTER HERE

 

We will also be bringing a U12 and U14 team to a couple local tournaments this summer listed below. If interested, please sign up at the link. Cost is $100 per tournament. 

York Jr. Dukes U14 Summer 2018 (students going into 8th and 9th grade)

Windy City Shootout (Aurora, IL): June 23, 24 SIGN UP

 

York Jr. Dukes U14 Summer Shootout - DEFENDING CHAMPS! (Schaumburg, IL): July 14, 15 SIGN UP

 

York Jr. Dukes U12 Summer 2018 (students going into 6th and 7th grade)

Windy City Shootout (Aurora, IL) : June 23, 24 SIGN UP

 

by posted 05/17/2018
Another Successful York Varsity Dukes Clinic

Thanks to all the ELAX players that came out for the 3rd Annual York Varsity Dukes Clinic and a HUGE thank you to Coach Canfield and all the Dukes players that came out!!

http://york.elmhurst205.org/Lacrosse_Boys


by posted 05/09/2018
ELAX in Action
For the Love of the Game

ELAX