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2018/19 Clinics and Events

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FREE Play LAX Day on January 27th!

Calling all future lacrosse players! This is your chance to try lacrosse! This FREE event for all Peoria students grades K-8 is hosted by Dunlap Lacrosse, and made possible by a Dick's Sports Matter grant. Coaches will introduce players to the basic stick skills such as grip, throwing, catching, ground ball and much more. Your coaches for this event will be the Dunlap boys and girls Spring Youth League coaches, Dunlap High School Girls head coach Rich Fuller and the girls team members, Dunlap High School boys team players, as well as other volunteer college players. Everyone is excited to show you how much fun this sport can be! 

  • Special PARENT learn-to-play session will be hosted by the US Lacrosse Midwest Regional Manager Bryce Woodson
The tentative schedule for this lacrosse event is:
  1.  6:15  Check-in 
  2.  6:30  Basic rules and equipment explanation by coaches 
  3.  6:35  Boys and girls youth lacrosse teams skills demo 
  4.  6:55  Roundup for skill stations and Parent Session (5 min)
  5.  7:00  Skill stations (5x10 plus 10 minute of change time)
  6.  7:55   Ball retrieval & cleanup / goodbye (5 min)

After this event, if you are interested in learning more lacrosse, please register for the  Winter Warm-up Clinics on February 3 and 10, also at the Louisville Sports Complex.

January 27th 6:30-8:00 PM

Please register by January 26th.

  • Players will be divided by size/age
  • All play will be NON-contact (We will use tennis balls and you will not need protective gear)
  • Sticks will be available to use for this event (or bring your own)! Please remember that girls and boys sticks are different).

Lacrosse Winter Warm-up Clinics Clinics Feb 3 & 10!

Join the Dunlap Lacrosse coaches and HS players for these skill-building clinics to learn the basics of lacrosse and prepare for the spring season. Players will be placed in their appropriate skill group and be challenged to go beyond what they have learned in the past. Beginners will be given an overview of the game, and taught the skills and techniques of field positions. Players with experience will work on position-specific drills and skill instruction. 

Any boy or girl in grade 1-8 is invited to participate.  

Clinics Sundays February 3 & 10 at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex

Boys and Girls K-4th / 6:30-7:30PM / $25

Boys and Girls 5th-8th / 7:15-8:30PM  / $30

Register

Registration open November 27-February 1

Protective equipment is required for these clinics. Gear is included with your registration (please select gear needed during registration). 

Coaching Seminar with True Lacrosse

True Lacrosse expert clinicians from Chicago will be coming to Peoria to give a 4-hour coaching clinic to anyone interested in coaching, or improving their game IQ.  They will go over developmental coaching including proper mechanics and fundamentals of the game, as well as strategic coaching, including implementing an offense, defense etc.  

Any coach or parent of a girls or boy youth player is invited to participate.  

Saturday February 9 at the Midwest Orthopaedic Center

2:00-6:00 PM / FREE

Register at Eventbrite

Please contact Cathy D'Souza at dunlaplax@gmail.com to receive a registration password for this private event.

Catherine D'Souza

Lacrosse FUNdamentals Fall Clinics

Try Lacrosse this fall, and come back in the spring 2019 to join the Dunlap team!

Any boy or girl in grade 1-8 is invited to participate from 3-4:30 PM Sundays September 16-30 at the Mossville Soccer Complex. All beginner registrants will receive a lacrosse stick to keep. (If you already have a stick, please see the description under "Refresher Clinic”). Protective equipment is not required for these clinics since we will be using tennis balls. Players will be divided by age/size and learn the FUNdamentals in small groups. 

Due to the change in the REC website, registrations will be taken through EVENTBRITE. Please go to http://dunlaplax_2018fall.eventbrite.com for registration.

Register Here

This event is now closed.

BOYS FALL TRAVEL TEAM WITH WESLEYAN TITANS

This fall, Titans Elite Lacrosse will be offering travel teams for U12, U14 and High School. 

"Our goal at Titans Elite is to provide the best coaching in Central Illinois, while providing the opportunity to showcase our players to be seen by as many college coaches as possible.  The tournaments this year for the teams are the premier recruiting tournaments in the Midwest."

U12 & U14 Fall Tournaments

LA Shootout - Saturday Oct 13, 2018 - Vernon Hills, IL

Rockford 10v10 Fall Classic - Sunday Oct 28, 2018 - Rockford, IL

$500 (without jersey)

*$50 additional for jersey and shorts.

If you played for Titans Elite in past, you may use the jersey/shorts you already have and will not need to pay the additional $50

**Payment is due by September 15, 2018.

Washington Lacrosse Boys 12/14U Combined Fall Tournament Team

Washington Youth Lacrosse is offering a fall lacrosse program for those boys interested in continuing their practices during the off season. The registration fee includes jersey rental, 9 practices, and two one-day tournaments. Equipment rental is available if needed and please contact the park district office if interested. Rental does NOT include stick which must be provided by participant.
Practice:  Outdoor practices will be held Sundays from 5:30-6:30 at Oak Ridge park on the following dates:
September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 7th 
Indoor practices will be held at EC sluggers on Sunday afternoon/evenings on November 4th, 11th, 18th, December 2nd.

October 13th

LA Shootout in Vernon Hills, Illinois. 

December 8th

The Flurry in Glenview, Illinois.


Code Day Date Fee-R/NR Min/Max
4-2100-18 Tue Sep 9 - Dec 8 $185 18/20 

One Heritage Lacrosse (Bloomington)Boys 10U-14U Fall Tournament Teams

Contact the new One Heritage coaches in Bloomington if you are interested in playing in their program. They are working quickly to reserve space in one upcoming tournament in Wisconsin for the Fall season. Player fees will be determined by interest (a shared cost approach) ... with uniforms and registration fees we are estimating $160-$200 per player per tournament. At this time, we are seeking INTEREST ONLY. If you are interested, submit the form to their tournament team and they will get to work on the specifics. (potential practice dates and times TBD). Questions? Email them  here. See their website.

True Lacrosse Fall League

True Lacrosse Box Lacrosse League: for those willing to travel, Box Lacrosse is available to 10u-HS players on Sundays from Aug 12-Sept 9 excluding Labor Day weekend in Woodridge for $150. Box Lacrosse is an indoor, smaller and faster version of lacrosse known for improving field lacrosse skills. https://il.truelacrosse.com/page/show/4185280-west-south-box-league or contact  eorndorf@truelacrosse.com

2018 Girls Winter Warm-up Clinics at Louisville Slugger Dome

Wesleyan Assistant coach Alex Olsen and new Dunlap Girls High School coach Melissa Plourde for a series of skill-building clinics meant to introduce you the basics of girls lacrosse and improve all aspects of your game. The non-competitive girls team will have a shortened clinic, and the competitive youth and HS programs will play together. Girls will be placed in their appropriate skill group and be challenged to go beyond what they have learned in the past. Beginners will be given an overview of the game, taught skills and techniques of every girls lacrosse position, and how to play effectively as a team. Girls with some experience will include position specific drills and skill instruction for Goalies, Draws, Shooting and Footwork.

Grades 1-4 / 10U ($30)

12U-18U ($60)
Jan 21 and 28 clinics only: $20 10U/$45 14U-18U
Youth helmets required/ HS goggles or helmets required. We will have a limited number of loaner goggles and helmets available. If you are planning on playing in the spring season, please purchase your own gear.
All players must have a mouth guard.

Friday Jan 12th

5:30-6:15 PM - Grades 1-4 / 10U 
6:15-7:30 PM - 
Grades 5-12 / 12U-18U

 Sundays Jan 21st and 28th

6:15-7:00 PM - Grades 1-4 / 10U 
7:00-8:15 PM - Grades 5-12 / 12U-18U


2018 Boys Winter Warm-up Clinics at Louisville Slugger Dome

Join guest coach Ed Cimoch from Bloomington for a series of skill-building meant to improve all aspects of your game. Over the past 15 years, Ed Cimoch has been coaching lacrosse at the youth, high school, and college levels. With experience across the country and globally in Italy, he has developed a strategy focused on overall lacrosse skill and athletic development.

Focus on critical game skills in a series of three clinics. Players will be placed in their appropriate skill group and be challenged to go beyond what they have learned in the past. 

$50 for all 3 clinics Early Bird registration until Dec 31 or $55 after Jan 1

Friday January 12th

5:30-6:30 PM - Players born ‘07 - ’09
6:30-7:30 PM - Players born ‘03 - ’06

Sundays January 21st & January 28th

6:15-7:15 PM - Players born ‘07 - ’09 
7:15-8:15 PM - Players born ‘03 - ’06


Come work with individual coaches on specific aspects of your game at the Louisville Slugger Dome on Sunday nights!

30 minute small group clinics (3-10 players) - Choose one or sign up for all! 

December 3, 10 OR 17 groups of 10 max ($10 pp each lesson) for offense, shooting, defense and goalie positions. December 10 and 17 will add ISU Face-off coach Max Kraus and Dunlap HS Face-off players.

Group lessons with Ed Cimoch (Bloomington), David Olson (Wesleyan), Jeremy Frosch (Dunlap) and Max Krauss (ISU Dec 10 & 17 only) will focus on position specific training, and maximize reps while making sure every player can rest just enough to make each rep as important as their first! Clinics start with a 10 min speed/explosiveness work and finish with 20 minute position drills with different coaches including offense, defense and goalie, and face-offs (Dec 10 & 17 only). This is an opportunity to work with high school and college coaches and focus on positions you want to improve or try out.

BOYS 14U/HS : 6:15-6:45PM or 6:45-7:15PM 
BOYS 10/12U (3rd-6th) with previous experience: 7:15-7:45PM or 7:45-8:15PM
Full equipment is required and available as a loan each night (pick-up/leave upon entry/exit of the field).


Winter Pick-up Lacrosse at Louisville Slugger Dome