Fall League

Our fall lacrosse league focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. Players receive equal playing time and play in all positions. Coaches are HS players and parent volunteers.

IGLA follows the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (ADM) which recommends small-sided play to ensure all girls are involved in the game. Please read below for a brief description of the ADM (click here for more in-depth information on the ADM):

“Smaller players, smaller fields. That’s the name of the game if we want to keep kids engaged, developing their skills and getting more touches on the ball. We’ve developed evidence based guidelines for the best way to compete at each level starting with 3 v 3 and progressing up to full-field. See better skill development, more enjoyment, and increased retention rates by letting the kids play the right way. It is our sincere hope that players across the country will have an opportunity to learn lacrosse in a way that is physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially appropriate. We believe that this increases both the learning and fun for young athletes, which will help them reach their long term potential.” – US Lacrosse


Pink League

8U (1st – 2nd graders)
10U (3rd – 4th graders)
12U (5th – 6th graders )
14U  (7th – 9th graders)

Purple League

10U (3rd – 4th graders)
12U (5th – 6th graders )
14U  (7th – 9th graders)
Participation in Purple League requires either spring or summer 2019 Purple League play or assessment at the Purple Level; OR a current assessment for fall 2019 Purple League. To register for a fall 2019 Purple Skills Assessment, click here.

The following information is for 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U Leagues. For Little Laxers, please click here.


The 2019 fall league runs from Sunday, September 8th (first practice) through Sunday, October 2oth.  Fall Fest takes place on the second to last Sunday of the season, October 13th. Register for fall Pink League here!


*Please note, a reversible mesh IGLA pinny is required at all games. If a player has an IGLA pinny of the correct color (pink screen print for Pink teams, purple screen print for Purple teams), she may wear that pinny for all subsequent seasons.


The first practice is Sunday, September 8th. All other practices are on weekdays as follows:

8U (1st – 2nd graders) and 10U (3rd – 4th graders): :60 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
12U (5th – 6th graders) and 14U (7th – 9th graders):  :75 from 5:30pm-6:45pm

Please see your location’s Community Page for practice day of the week.


Games take place on Sunday afternoons between 12-5pm as follows:

8U: :60 (:30 practice, :30 game)
10U, 12U, 14U: :75 (:30 practice, :45 game)

Teams may be scheduled for double-headers.

Please note, in the event of inclement weather or field closures, IGLA will attempt to reschedule games and practices.  Refunds will not be made for game or practice cancellations.


The second to last day of games is the Fall Fest on Sunday, October 13th and games will run 8am-6pm. All teams play at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village.


Register for Pink League here.  All registrations received after August 31st will be assessed a $25 late fee. 

Please note, Berwyn, Chicago Montrose, Chicago Sauganash, Evergreen Park, Elmhurst, and Gurnee register and pay the league fee directly through the IGLA. All other locations register with IGLA and register and pay the league fee through their rec center or park district.

If you do not see your community listed on our Communities Page, you are welcome to register and play at the most convenient hosting location. You may only register to play at one IGLA location.


The semi-annual Preseason Clinic is designed for new players to come out and try the sport and for current players to get their sticks out and “bust the rust”! The fall 2019 Preseason Clinic is Sunday, August 25th. See Fall Preseason Clinic page for more information. Register here!


Common Questions

IGLA coaches are HS players, parent volunteers, and college-aged and adult guest coaches. Coach development is led by Michelle Sebastian (DI Vanderbilt) and Devin McCue (DIII Allegheny).

8U and 10U games are officiated by junior referees and 12U and 14U games are officiated by adult referees. Referee development is led by Lynn Merrill, USL-Certified Referee.

Visit the Coach, Ref and Volunteer page for more information.

Each player in the league must have goggles, a stick, and a molded mouth guard. IGLA offers a 10% off coupon good through the end of the year at Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as a 20% off “discount day”, typically held on the last Saturday in August at select Dick’s Sporting Goods locations.

IGLA offers both conference calls and in-person meetings.  Please check back for the dates and times (there will be two to choose from) of the fall preseason conference call.  The in-person meetings are detailed on the Community Pages.