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Winter League

Lions Jrs. winter League

Click HERE for the 12U End of Year Tournament (posted 4/25)

Click HERE for the 11s YEAR-END Tournament with Final Finishes (updated 4-23)

Click Below for the FINAL Finishes of the 10s Year-End 

Gold with Final Finishes (posted 4/30)

Silver with Final Finishes (posted 4/30)

Bronze with Final Finishes (posted 4/30)

About the Lions Jrs. Winter League

The Lions Jrs. Winter League is a no-cut, in-house volleyball league for boys and girls up through 3-7th grade.

Teams are coached by 1st Alliance VBC- affiliated club players and experienced parent coaches, with practices run by Lions Jrs. staff.

The Lions Jrs. Winter League has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 2008, with hundreds of players and dozens of teams competing annually.



2018 6/7th Grade In-House Sign up Info  

Click HERE for the 2018 Welcome Letter! (posted 12/29)

March Practice/Game Times Posted HERE (posted 3/2)

Lions Jrs will offer in-house teams for 6th and 7th graders to sign up for. Register on your own or with friends!  There will be approximately 10 players per team.  We anticipate that these teams will ALL fill up, so sign-up early!! All players will receive playing time in every match, on all teams.

Season: Jan 7th– April 29th   

Practices & Games: Sunday evenings for approx. 2-2.25 hrs.  

Location: 1st Alliance/Lions Jrs Training Facility 1000 Davey Rd #600, Woodridge, IL

Format: Clinic style practices followed by one scheduled match per week (matches will start after a few weeks of practice).

Additional Match Play: Two additional tournaments will be scheduled within the season.

Cost: $450 (non-refundable after 12/5/17) Includes all fees, coaching expenses, gym rentals, tournament fees, tshirt & spandex.

Questions? Email Julia Watkins:

Click HERE for the 2018 Flyer (posted 10/12/17)

2018 11s Winter League Details:

Click HERE for the Welcome Letter (posted 1/4/18)

First practice for 11s In-House is: Sunday, Jan. 7th from 4-5:15pm at the MAX

(most 5th graders) 

There will be approximately eight in-house teams available to sign up for. (approximately 10 players per team) These teams ALL filled up last year, so sign-up early!!  All players will receive playing time in every match, on all teams.

Season Length: Jan 7th– April 22nd   

Practices: The following practice options are available for In-house teams starting in January. All teams practice on Sundays in January.

Beginning in February one practice day per week, and one game per week through April.

Sunday practice for (ALL teams) will be at @ either Lyons Township H.S. (South Campus) or at the MAX for 1.5 hrs in Jan. usually mid afternoon.

*Possible WEEKDAY Practice Location options to choose from:

Tuesdays @Lyons Township North Campus 7:00-8:30pm

Tuesdays @Timothy Christian Middle School 7-8:30pm

Tuesdays @Max 4:30-6pm

Wednesdays @1st Alliance in Woodridge 4:30-6pm

Thursdays@Lyons Township North Campus 7:00-8:30pm

Match Play: One in-house match Sundays (usually mid afternoon) starting in Feb. at either the MAX or Lyons Township H.S. (South Campus), along with a season ending tourney at the MAX. Modified scoring will be used for several league games to encourage multiple contacts!

Cost: $495 In-House (non-refundable after 12/5/17) Includes all fees, coaching expenses, gym rentals, tournament fees, tshirt, & spandex.

 Click HERE for the Flyer (updated 11/28/17)

2018 10s (Catch/No Catch) Winter League Details:

Click HERE for the Welcome Letter (posted 1/4/18)

First practice for 10s In-House is: Sunday, Jan. 7th from 5:25-6:30pm at the MAX

(most 3rd-4th graders)

WhenOnline registration is open NOW!                        

Cost: $495 (non-refundable after 12/5/17) Includes all fees, t-shirt & spandex.

Lions Jrs. is planning to carry eight-ten 10& under teams with approximately 7 players per team.  Each player will receive playing time in every match on all teams. Teams will play 4vs4 on a smaller court, with a lighter ball and shorter net. 

Choose from beginner league, most 3rd graders (CATCH) OR

4th grade (NO Catch) League (for those that have played several seasons of catch but are not ready to play 6 vs 6 on the bigger ct.

If your daughter can serve overhand from the endline she might want to consider the 5th grade league.

Practice: Begins on Sun. 1/7 and will average twice a week for one hour in January and once per week Feb through the end of April. All teams will practice on Sunday afternoons in January at the Max or LTSC. Space is LIMITED and most sessions filled up last year.

Weekday practices to choose from:

Mon. 4:30-5:30 (NO CATCH leagues)     @the MAX in McCook

Mon. 7-8:15pm (BOTH Leagues) @ Timothy Christian Elmhurst

Tues. 6-7pm (CATCH league)       @LT North Campus (FULL)

Wed. 4:45-5:45 (Both Leagues)    @1st Alliance Facility in Woodridge

Thurs. 6-7pm (4th No Catch)         @LT North Campus

Thurs. 6:45-7:45 (Both leagues)    @GlenCrest in Glen Ellyn

Fri. 6-7pm (Both Leagues)            @Lyons Township South Campus

Coaches: A combination of experienced Parent coaches and high school and college volleyball players will coach each team

Game Play: One in-house match Sunday afternoons at the Max or LTSC starting in February.

Modified scoring will be used for several weeks during the league games to encourage multiple contacts!

Player expectations and goals:  To improve volleyball skills, be part of a team while having FUN and prepare for upper level club and school volleyball.

Click HERE for the 10U Flyer (UPDATED 10/20/17)

Now Announcing 2018 Winter League for 1-2nd Graders!

Click HERE for the Welcome Letter! (posted 2/12/18)

Program Details:

  • Registration Opens 10/30
  • 6 Week Season
  • Weekday practices begin 2/20
  • Practices options are Tuesdays or Thursdays at the MAX or Wednesdays in Woodridge
  • Practice or games will be on Sunday mid-late afternoons (2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, during the week of 4/1, Season Ending Tournament 4/8)
  • Roster size is approximately 6-8 players. They play 4 on the court.
  • Parent Coaches with a Lead Lions Coach will make up the staff. (if interested in coaching contact
  • Lions Juniors has a NO Refund policy on all programs unless a doctor's note is submitted saying the individual is unable to participate due to an injury. 

Click HERE for the 1/2nd Grade Flyer (posted 10/12/17)

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Lions Jrs. Winter League Location:
Max McCook Athletic & Expo

4750 S. Vernon Ave, McCook, Illinois 60525


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


Congrats to our 1/2nd Grade Winter Champions!