Welcome to the Lake Villa Timberwolves 2018 Spring Lacrosse Info Page
Lacrosse is a fast paced, action packed contact sport that combines the field sense of soccer, the teamwork of basketball, and the thrill of hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse, regardless of size. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not necessarily brawn.
Lacrosse (often abbreviated as “LAX” for shorthand) is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation with new and growing programs at all our area high schools. Now in our 9th season, the Timberwolves are proud to be one of the largest, premiere community lacrosse programs in the Midwest.
Timberwolves Spring Lacrosse provides excellent conditioning to keep your youth athlete in shape during the offseason for football and cheer. So, if you are a new to lacrosse we welcome you to sign-up. For our returning players, we can’t wait to see you in the spring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I contact with questions about lacrosse or the Timberwolves?
If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach out to a Timberwolves Lacrosse board member: Chris RuBert (
), Honorio Diaz (
), Sean Taylor (
). The full list of Timberwolves board member is available here.
What are the registration fees for Spring Lacrosse?
Spring Lacrosse registration is $230 with a multi-player discount of $10 per player. If you sign-up prior to January 15, 2018, you will receive an early bird discount of $25.
Do I need to pay the full registration up front or can I sign-up for a payment plan?
Our early bird registrants can pay in full or on a payment schedule over up to 4 months. Here is the payment schedule:
Month 1 (due after 10/15): $50
Month 2 (due after 11/17): $50
Month 3 (due after 12/15): $50
Month 4 (due by 1/15): Remaining Balance
The amount owed on your initial payment depends on when you register. For example, if you register on October 20, your initial deposit will be $50 and subsequent payments will follow the schedule. However, if you register November 20, your initial deposit will be $100 (Month 1 + Month 2) and you will continue the schedule with the two remaining payments.
All payments must be completed in full by January 15, 2018 in order to qualify for the early bird discount.
How long is spring lacrosse registration open?
Registration is open from October 15, 2017 to March 1, 2018.
What do my registration fees cover?
The Timberwolves are one of the only programs in the Midwest to INCLUDE equipment usage as part of the registration cost. We provide the helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, practice pinnie and uniforms – you must have your own stick (who wouldn’t want their own stick anyway?). Additional expenses include league fees, uniforms, facilities maintenance, and more. For additional information on registration fees, fundraising, and expenses, refer to Timberwolves Lacrosse - A Look at Fundraising and Expenses.
When is equipment handout?
Equipment handout will be scheduled separately by coaches at each age level. Your coach will contact you with more information on the timing for your age group. All levels will be equipped by the first week of practice in April. To receive equipment, we require a signed equipment form and a deposit check made out to “LVTYFCL” for $225 dated for June 30. This check will be stapled to your equipment form and returned when equipment is returned at the end of the season. We do NOT deposit checks if equipment is returned.
Do I need any other equipment?
Additional equipment you will need includes a lacrosse stick, mouth guard, cleats, and protective cup. Some beginners like to invest in a cradlebaby to keep from loose balls breaking valuable family heirlooms while practicing their cradling technique at home.
Can I use football cleats?
Yes, football cleats are nearly identical to lacrosse cleats and often cheaper in the spring when football is not in season.
Where can I get a lacrosse stick?
Lacrosse sticks are available at Dick’s Sporting Goods or online. Look for a beginner’s stick or a stick for “attack” or “midfield”. We also have a limited quantity of sticks available for $35 including a lacrosse ball. Parents are welcome to purchase a stick, as well, if they want it for backyard practices.
What is the Spring Lacrosse practice and game schedule like?
The Spring Lacrosse season starts the first week of April and ends with play-offs on June 9 & 10. Games are generally scheduled on Sundays, with younger levels playing earlier in the day and older levels playing later in the day. Practices are 2-3 nights a week.
Where do we practice?
We practice at Loffredo Field on Route 83 just north of Grand Avenue.
What are the age groupings for Spring Lacrosse?
Teams are based on the age groupings defined by the IBLA - 8U, 10U, 12, and 14U. More information on the age groupings can be found here.
Who can I contact if I would like to help or volunteer?
We welcome anyone willing to give of their time and talent for our children and community. Simply contact Chris Rubert at
or any board member.
Is there anything my player can do to improve their stick skills outside of practice?
Even cradling around the house is good practice. You can get a cradlebaby to keep from loose balls breaking valuable family heirlooms. Wall ball drills if you have access to a rebounder or a wall.
Where can I go to learn more about the sport of lacrosse?
Lacrosse is one of the nation's fastest growing sports and there are great resources available online. One of the best resources for players and parents is YouTube, where you can find instructional videos and watch full lacrosse games and highlights. We have an index of resources available on our website here. We also recommend US Lacrosse as a good place to start.
What is the refund policy?
All refunds must requested in writing and submitted to the VP of Lacrosse Operations (
) with a copy to the Treasurer (
). Prior to March 1, 2018, full refunds are available. From March 1 to March 31, 2018 a $100 refund is available. No refunds are available after March 31, 2018.
The Timberwolves Lacrosse program strives to serve our community by providing a competitive, fun, and safe environment where our Lake Villa youths develop as athletes, learn teamwork and the love of the game. We welcome your questions and feedback.