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Fall League

2019 Lions Fall League Registration

The 2019 registration site has been shut down. There are a few remaining available spots. Please email Melissa Cox to ask for available spots in the 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.

***2019 Notes: For Thursday, Sept 5th the Ackerman practice will be moved to St Johns (Lombard). There are NO GAMES for Ackerman on 9/28. You will either play a double header on 9/21 or 10/5. For Thursday, Oct. 17th and Oct 24th Hinsdale Community House will be moved to Lyons Township HS for practice. For Monday 9/9 at Hinsdale South, you will be in the main gym from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Timothy Christian practices will take place in the HIGH SCHOOL gym on the following dates: Mondays: 9/9 & 9/16 and Wednesdays: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/24, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16. 10/23. For Hinsdale Middle School Practices please enter only through the Washington Street entrance Door number 902B. Oak Lawn Pavillion is CLOSED on Labor Day. This practice site will not begin until Monday, September 9th. For St Als players, on Tuesday 10/1 the 3/4th graders from 6-7pm will be in the St John's East Gym (small gym) in Lombard.


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 2nd. 
  • ***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 1st. 
  •  New coach training & Ball Pickup Day: Sunday, September 1st.  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 for Monday night, September 2nd. 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 14th and 15th.
  • 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 9AM-1PM on Saturdays for the West teams.
  • The year-end tournament will be held Friday, October 25th-Sunday October 27th at the MAX. The INVITE year-end tournament will be held the weekend of October 19th and 20th at the MAX and Woodridge. 

2019 Invite Tryout Dates: 

Tues. 7/9  5:30p-6:15p (Max-McCook) $5

Wed. 7/17  8:00-8:45pm (Max--Mccook) $5

Wed. 8/7 6:30-7:15pm (Woodridge) $5

Mon. 8/12  6:15-7pm (Max-McCook) $5

Mon. 8/19  6:15-7pm (Max-McCook) $10

Mon. 8/26  6:15-7pm (Max-McCook) $10


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.


Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
Max McCook Athletic & Expo
4750 S. Vernon Ave
McCook, Illinois 60525

Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
Ackerman Sports
800 St Charles Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
St John Lutheran Church
215 S. Lincoln Avenue
Lombard, Illinois  60148

Lions Jrs. Fall League Location:
Lyons Township High School South Campus
4900 S. Willow Springs Rd
Western Springs, Illinois 60558