Lakeshore Regional Travel is a competitive club lacrosse league for experienced grade school, middle school and high school players in the Chicagoland area. We have teams based in Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Northbrook, Evanston, Downers Grove, Hinsdale and the Southside.
Lakeshore Regional Travel provides the opportunity to continue playing in the off season (summer and fall) at a competitive and serious level. Players will advance their individual stick skills, develop team work, master game concepts, and have fun while working with the best coaches around. All of our coaches played collegiate-level lacrosse, many are certified officials, and many are the head coaches of successful high school varsity teams. We also have guest coaches visit throughout the season, specializing in midfield, attack, defense, nutritional, and goalie concepts.
Starting in 2013 Lakeshore will move to a high school graduation year based program. Graduation years will be grouped in the following way:
- Elite-2015, 2016 and 2017
- Riser-2018, 2019 and 2020
- Stickler-2021 and 2022
Each division is highly competitive, and players should have competitive playing experience and basic skills mastered to try-out for Regional Travel. The Elite (2015, 2016 and 2017) league are Varsity level and potential Varsity players, who are highly skilled, athletic, have great attitudes, and show intelligent play. The Riser (2018, 2019 and 2020) league players have no high school experience but are exceptionally skilled for their age. They have basic skills mastered, are athletic, show great potential, and have great attitudes. The Stickler (2021 and 2022) league players have some competitive playing experience. They have basic skills, are athletic, show great potential and have a great attitudes.
Frequently Asked Questions
"Do I need to attend just one try-out, and do I need to be at the location that I want to play at?"
Players are only required to attend one try-out, they may pick among any of the available try-outs. Players may try-out at ANY location for ANY team. Each player should indicate which team(s) they would like to play for on their online registration form.
"Can I play for both National Travel and Regional Travel at the same time?"
Yes, the practices for National Travel and Regional Travel will not conflict. There may be a game/tournament date that conflicts, otherwise, the schedules have been arranged not to conflict.
"What is the summer season like?"
The season begins in early June and ends in late July. The summer season is six weeks weeks long with practices two days per week in the early evenings. Games will be on some weeknights and some weekends. Practices take place locally at a team's "home" location, and games will be either "home" or "away" at other Regional Travel locations. The Summer season concludes with a Championship weekend. All teams will participate in at least 1 game during the Championship weekend.
"What is the fall season like?"
The season begins in early September and ends in late October. The fall season is eight weeks with practices two days per week in the early evenings. Games will be on the weekends. Practices take place locally at a team's "home" location, and games will be either "home" or "away" at other Regional Travel locations. The Fall season concludes with a Championship weekend. All teams will participate in at least 1 game during the Championship weekend.