By Steve Wizniuk
On the shores of Lake Michigan sits an often-overlooked lacrosse community in the shadow of its Midwestern neighbors. Lacrosse in the city of Chicago has been thriving in small pockets for decades, but it is finally ready for its renaissance. Powell Lacrosse would like to pay tribute to the Chicago lacrosse community as we continue on our mission to explore the field.
The Windy City is the best kept secret in lacrosse. It is home to some of the best programs, coaches, and players in the country, but is somehow still overlooked by those out east. That is changing at a rapid pace.
One Chicago team that has been successful for years has been the Northwestern women’s lacrosse team. The Wildcats have won 7 National Championships and are the only Division 1 lacrosse team in Illinois. Northwestern has dominated college lacrosse for the past few decades as they have made the NCAA playoffs every year since 2004. Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller came to Chicago in 2001 and transformed the team from a Midwestern afterthought to a lacrosse dynasty.
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Location: Hinsdale Central High School
Come join the Red Devils for their summer lacrosse camps! Whatever your skill-level or age, we have a session for you! Action packed sessions focused on the fundamentals of the game and a look into how we train our athletes.
High School Camp - Grades rising 9-12 - Cost: $100
Each Monday from June 17 - July 22
This camp is for players entering their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior years. The camp’s focus will be designed to prepare players for their upcoming season. Players will develop their lacrosse skills through high-level drills and compete against each other in games.
Learn to Play Clinic - Grades rising 5-8 - Cost: $120
Dates: July 10th - 14th, 2019
The learn to play clinic is for any one interested in starting lacrosse. They will learn the fundamentals of lacrosse: passing, catching, shooting, as well as basic offensive and defensive strategy and technique.
Location: Dickinson Field/Tower Field
Camp Director: Head Coach David Demasi
Questions? Contact Coach Demasi @ firstname.lastname@example.org
HCHS Boys LAX Alumni....we want you to reconnect with the Boys Lacrosse Program. Big things are happening and we want you to be a part of it. 2016 saw the club become a varsity sport and Hinsdale Central will host IHSA state championships in 2018, 2019,2020.
Our program, 30+ years strong, has grown to over 80 athletes. Register below to stay connected to Red Devil Lacrosse! Follow us on the website, on twitter @hchsboyslax and on facebook. Registration link below...its time to #DevilUP
Lacrosse equipment manufacturer StringKing is now a sponsor of HCHS Boys Lacrosse. StringKing, an industry leader in mesh, stringing supplies, lacrosse heads and shafts, has created a team store for HCHS Boys Lacrosse and donated lacrosse heads for our 2017 fundraiser at Fuller House. SringKing's new Mark 2A, 2V and 2D heads are setting the lacrosse world on fire. An email invitation has been sent to all families to join the StringKing HCHS Team site and receive a 10% discount on all merchandise.