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Fall League

About the Lions Jrs. Fall League

The Lions Jrs. Fall League is a fun, cost effective way for players to learn or enhance volleyball skills.

Teams are coached by parent volunteers and the practices are run by experienced Lions staff.

The Lions Jrs. Fall League has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 2008, with over 1,500 players and about 170 teams participating.

***2018 Notes: For Wednesdays at the HCH 9-5-18  to  10-10-18  730p-830p and then 10-17-18  and 10-24-18  7-8pm. For Wednesday, October 17 at Timothy Christian use the NEW Middle School Gym. For Monday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 24 at Timothy Christian use the Elementary gym. For Ackerman Saturday AM games there will be NO GAMES 9-29-18 .

2018 Costs

Players - $180 (price increases on August 1st)
Players whose parents will participate as Head Coach - $145

Players whose parents will participate as Co-Coach-$160

The Details:

  • All players receive a new volleyball the first week of practice, and t-shirts the first day of competition.
  • The Lions Jrs. Fall League is for players in grades 1 thru 8. 7th & 8th graders have two leagues: an Invite League for club players and advanced athletes (tryouts required), and an Open League (no-cut).
  • The league will run for 8 total weeks. 
  • Practices begin the week of September 3rd. 
  • ***Combo team disclaimer: If you sign up for a practice location site that does not allow for a complete team to come from your practice location, we will combine your site with another practice site to make a complete team.
  • Coaches Day: Sunday, September 2nd. 
  •  New coach training & Ball Pickup Day: Sunday, September 2nd.  Training sessions will run for approx  60 minutes, with a returning coaches session lasting 30 minutes. Coaches will pick up their teams vball following the sessions.  A make-up session will be scheduled during the first week of practice. All coaching sessions will be held at the Max in McCook.
  • Players will meet their coaches at their first practice.
     
  • Games begin after the 2nd week of practice, the weekend of September 15th and 16th.
     
  • Weekend matches will take place at the MAX-McCook or Lyons Township High School, near LaGrange, Illinois. Occasionally, alternative league play may take place at the 1st Alliance Volleyball Training Facility in Woodridge.
     
  • Saturday morning games for our West teams (those that practice at St Alexanders, St. Johns, and Ackerman) will be played at at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen EllynSaint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lombard or the Volleyball Training Facility in Woodridge. Those teams at Woodridge or Timothy Christian may be asked to join the Ackerman Saturday teams if interested.
     
  • Matches are played between the hours of 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Saturdays or Sundays for the MAX/LT location and between the hours of 8AM-12:30PM on Saturdays for the West teams.
     
  • The year-end tournament will be held Friday, October 26th-Sunday October 28th at the MAX. The INVITE year-end tournament will be held the weekend of October 21st and 22nd at the MAX and Woodridge. 

2018 Invite Tryout Dates: 

Thurs 7/5 5:30p-6:15p       Max-McCook $5

Wed. 7/18  8:00-8:45pm    Max--Mccook $5

Thurs 8/9 7:30-8:15pm     Woodridge $5

Mon 8/13  6:15-7pm          Max-McCook $5

 Mon 8/27  6:15-7pm          Max-McCook $10

 


LEAGUE OPTIONS

1. 1/2nd Grade League (Saturday or Sunday games)

2. 3/4th Grade (BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL) CATCH League (Saturday or Sunday games)

3. 3/4th Grade (ADVANCED LEVEL) NO CATCH League (Saturday or Sunday games)

4. 5th Grade League (Saturday or Sunday games)

5. 6th Grade League (Saturday or Sunday games)

6. 7th Grade Junior High League (Saturday games)

7. 8th Grade Junior High League (Saturday games)

8. 7th Grade Invite (TRYOUT) League (Sunday games).  Players will be placed on teams by the STAFF based on location registrations.

9. 8th Grade Invite (TRYOUT) League (Sunday games).   Players will be placed on teams by the STAFF based on location registrations.

10. Boys teams will play on Saturdays UNLESS you have a full boys team that would like Sunday games.


Locations

Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
Max McCook Athletic & Expo
4750 S. Vernon Ave
McCook, Illinois 60525
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Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
Ackerman Sports
800 St Charles Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
St John Lutheran Church
215 S. Lincoln Avenue
Lombard, Illinois  60148
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Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
Lyons Township High School South Campus
4900 S. Willow Springs Rd
Western Springs, Illinois 60558
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