We at Dunlap Lacrosse look forward to fostering sportsmanship, competition, skill development and fun among our athletes. Our guiding principles follow the US Lacrosse acronym "ROOTS" which was built on the Native American traditions and beliefs. According to this acronym, at no point should winning or losing ruin the traditions of the game.
Who are we? An affiliate of Dunlap Rec Sports, the Dunlap Youth lacrosse programs was developed to teach the sport of lacrosse to boys and girls grades 1-8.
What do we offer? Our program offers a fun team environment where players can discover and develop lacrosse skills. Teams in the Dunlap Youth Lacrosse Program participate in the Central Illinois Lacrosse (CILAX) league association and will travel throughout central Illinois for games.
Why are we here? Originally the Dunlap Youth Lacrosse Program was designed to feed the high school program, which it still does. As the program has developed, we have sought opportunities to further develop our players and coaches to compete across Illinois. Currently we are focused on fostering a fun environment where all participants can discover, learn, and advance via the sport of lacrosse.
What happens in the future? All participants with our program will get older and go on to high school but not all will be lacrosse players. For that reason, our program focuses on developing the individual. If they choose to continue with the sport, we will have also provided a fun and safe environment to enhance their skills.