Spring & Summer Soccer
LSA is pleased once again to be running soccer camps in conjunction with Lightning SC, Midwest Soccer, and the Chicago Rush.  Below are the offerings:

Spring Soccer:
Spring Soccer is a six-week program offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the week of April 24th, during the following time:
U4 - U6 (3-6 years old): 4:30 - 5:30 pm
U7 - U14 (7 - 14 years old): 5:30 - 6:30 pm
 - Sessions will be held at North Park
- You can choose to register for one or two days, whatever works for your schedule
- Six week program from April 25, 2017 - June 1, 2017 
- Cost: $165 for two days/week, $105 for one day/week
- Weather Cancellations/Rain outs: Make up sessions will be scheduled for the Friday of the same week or week of June 5th.

Register on the LSA website.

Summer Skills Camps:
The camp focuses on developing players in a high intensity setting, working on skills training, maximum touches, using the #10Ktouches philosophy.  The coaches use each session to prepare players for the fall season.

You have the ability to sign up for 4, 8, 12, or 16 sessions.

Date: June 12th - August 9th
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Cost:  16 Sessions     $220
            12 Sessions     $180
              8 Sessions     $120
              4 Sessions    $60
Location: North Park, 1025 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Other Information: NO CAMP DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 4th.

Register on the LSA website.

Midwest Soccer Coaching Weeklong Camp:
The day camp allows players to have a great soccer experience throughout the day, including a comprehensive curriculum focusing on all import aspects of the game. The day will consist of Theme of the Day, small sided scrimmages, tactical game sessions and World Cup Games!!!

Dates: July 24th -July 28th
Days: Monday – Friday
Times/Price: Half Day 9am-12:00pm ($195)
Times/Price: Full Day 9am-3pm ($295)

Location: North Park, 1025 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Register on the LSA website.   Register by 3/31 and receive a 15% discount (full day only)

Chicago Rush Residential Camp
Chicago Rush is offering their first Residential Camp for competitive players at Trinity International University from June 25-June 29. This camp is geared to those players who have the desire and willingness to immerse themselves in a soccer environment for 5 days, 4 nights where they will train and compete with and against other like-minded competitive players throughout the state.  

Camp Offerings:
Overnight Residential
$595 ($100 off if sign-up before March 1)
Ages: U11 (2006) - U18 (1998)

Extended Day Camp - Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
$495 ($100 off if sign up before March 1)
Time:  8 am - 8 pm
Ages: U11 (2006) - U18 (1998)

Day Camp - Includes Lunch
$395 ($50 off if sign up before March 1)
Time:  9 am - 4 pm
Ages: U8 (2009) - U18 (1998)


Registration and more information can be found at the Chicago Rush website.  Click HERE for that info.
Message from Rec B-Ball Director...
LSA is an all-volunteer organization that relies on parents to run our youth sports programs. Every season, we seek out dedicated volunteers to act as commissioners and coaches to ensure that the children in our community have a fun and rewarding basketball season. In addition, we have a parent volunteer who is the director of the entire recreational basketball program. For the past four years, that has been me. I have enjoyed every minute of doing this job and I am so proud and honored to have had an opportunity to give back to my community. However, my children are aging out of the program and it is time for me to pursue other volunteer opportunities. Therefore, at the end of this basketball season, I will be stepping down as the recreational basketball director.

I am asking that another parent or two volunteer to take over as director or as co-directors. This is an ideal time to step up because I could assist you with learning the ropes this season so you would be ready to take the reins from me next year. As the director, your responsibility would be to set strategy for the program and work with LSA’s Administrator to organize and operate the recreational basketball season. Additionally, you would be asked to attend regular LSA Board meetings to help set the strategy and vision for the overall organization. I recognize this sounds daunting, but I have numerous resources in place that will help you learn the job this year, making it much easier to start in full time next season. Also, the bulk of the work is done between September and December. Once the season gets into full swing, it is just a matter of sending e-mails from time to time. The job is a two-year commitment, beginning with the 2017-2018 season.

Please consider taking an active role in LSA recreational basketball. Simply put, the future of the program depends on parent volunteers.

Please contact me at karen.ken@comcast.net if you are interested or have any questions about the position.

Thank you for your consideration,

Karen Borgerding,
Director, Lincolnshire Sports Association Recreational Basketball
Open Board Positions

The Lincolnshire Sports Association is seeking new members to join its board of directors.    The role of the Board is to set the strategy and vision for the organization as well as carry out a variety of sports related programs for the children in our community.  

Specifically, the board is seeking new members to fill the following roles:

Director of Rec Basketball
Director of Kickball
Treasurer


If you are interested in learning more, please contact Scott Harper at scott @lincolnshiresports.org

Concussions in Youth Sports
Did you know?......

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away.

LSA Commitment:

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, LSA is adopting the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative, developed by the CDC, to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.  


More information can be found here:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/youth.html

Concussion in Youth Sports Fact Sheet

Concussion Information Sheet

Concussion Procedure and Protocol  – US Youth Soccer

Notification Form  – Soccer Only


Basketball Schedules
Below are the House Basketball Schedules.  They will appear as they become available per commissioner approval.

1st Grade Coed
2nd Grade Coed - Updated 12/19
3rd Grade Coed
4th Grade Boys
4th/5th Grade Girls
5th/6th Grade Boys
7th/8th Grade Boys

House Baseball Registration Open
House Baseball and Softball registration is now open. Register your sons and daughters for the 2017 season of house baseball, softball, T-Ball, and Blastball. LSA is once again partnering with DYBA (Deerfield Youth Baseball Association) for our baseball and softball programs. T-Ball and Blastball will continue to stay in house. 

Register for Blastball, T-Ball, and Pinto (1st & 2nd Grade) at www.lincolnshiresports.org.   Register for Baseball grades 3 and up and girls softball at www.dyba.com

More information about each program can be found on the Baseball Overview Page.

Register by 2/26 to receive the early bird discount.


Baseball Clinics

By signing up for house league baseball, your son is eligible to participate in the DYBA Winter Baseball Clinics. Deerfield High School Head Varsity Coach Kevin Marsh and his staff will lead the Clinics. 

The schedule for the clinics are below. The clinics cost $15 a session and are limited to 20 kids. The clinics are only offered to kids who have signed up for house baseball and you need to register for the clinics via the DYBA registration process.

Clinic Schedule

2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19

2:30-3:30, 3:30-4:30, 4:30-5:30 all dates

Pinto is 1st/2nd grade, Mustang is 3rd/4th, Bronco is 5th/6th, Pony is 7th/8th

2/19: Hitting Clinics

2:30: Pinto

3:30: Pinto

4:30: Mustang/Bronco/Pony

 

2/26: Fielding Clinics

2:30: Pinto

3:30: Pinto

4:30: Mustang/Bronco/Pony

 

3/5: Pitching Clinics

2:30: Mustang

3:30: Bronco

4:30 Pony House and Travel 9u and 10u

 

3/12: Various Clinics

2:30: Hitting Clinic Pinto

3:30: Hitting Clinic (Mustang, Bronco, Pony)

4:30: Catching Clinic Pony House and all levels of travel

 

3/19: Fielding Clinics

2:30: Pinto

3:30: Pinto

4:30: Mustang
JR Patriots Field Hockey
Registration is open for the JP Field Hockey program for girls in grades 3  through 8.   Each session will focus on fundamental skill introduction and development, as well as game play.   Coaches for this program are current Stevenson High School varsity players.  There is no experience needed to play, this is an introduction to the sport!  Click on the links below to learn more.  Still have questions?  Please send your questions to julie@lincolnshiresports.org

Every Sunday, 12-2 pm, April 23-May 28 (rain date June 4) .
8U Travel Baseball Tryouts

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

2017 8U Travel Baseball Tryouts will be Sunday March 19th 3:00-4:30 at Slammers

Tryouts are open to all District 103 residents and neighboring communities.  Age group cutoff date is May 1, 2017.  No tryout fees for Lightning baseball.  Check out www.lincolnshiresports.org for more details and coaching applications.  If your son has been on a travel team in the past, please do not wear that uniform.  Your son will need to be there 20 minutes early for check in.

Don Wyma will be the head coach.

Parent Meeting
There is a  parent meeting at Slammer on Saturday,  March 4 at 9:00 am for all parents that intend to have their child try out.

If you have any questions please contact Adam Jacobson at adam@lincolnshiresports.org.

8U Travel Baseball Clinics
LSA is pleased to announce that Slammers will be offering a pre-tryout clinics for 1st and 2nd graders.

Features:
• February 28th - March 16th
• Tuesday and Thursday nights for 6 total sessions
• Clinic times are 5:00 - 6:15pm each day
• Limited to first 24 participants.

Registration must be done through Slammers.  Please visit the below link to register:
http://www.slammersillinois.com/LSA-PreTryoutClinic-p/2017-lsaclinic.htm
Facebook Page
LSA has a new Facebook page.   This is a great resource for registration reminders, news items, posting of pictures (if you so desire) and much more.

Please like our page at  https://www.facebook.com/lincolnshiresports/

Rainout Line
The system is called Rainout Line and it will allow participants to view details regarding the current status of programs, events and facilities in a variety of ways.

1.  View the scrolling update in the bottom right hand corner of our homepage below.


2.  Receive weather cancellation or facility closure information by text or email:   Go to www.rainoutline.com;
    • Type LSA or Lincolnshire Sports Association in the “Find a Rainout Line” search field;
    • Select Lincolnshire Sports Association (denoted with our logo);
    • Click on the “Email & Text Alerts” link located on the left side of the page to subscribe;
    • Manage your text and/or email subscriptions by selecting the activity and facility categories, and establishing the length of time you want to receive notifications.

3.  Call LSA’s Rainout Line number at (847) 410-1999.

4.  Download the free smart-phone app for iPhone and Android.

We expect that these enhancements to our weather and facilities communication system will provide more accurate and up-to-date information to participants in an easy to use manner. 

This new Rainout Line system will be the only official communication from LSA.  


PLAY HARD HOOPS CLINICS

Once again this year, we will be offering a series of six clinics run by David Adelman and Play Hard Hoops for players in grades 5-8.  These clinics are open to anyone in grades 5-8, not just those enrolled in LSA house basketball.  The clinic is now open to 4th Graders

 

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES FOR THE CLINICS:  These clinics will be held on TUESDAYS, January 17, 24, and 31 and February 7, 14 and 28.  The clinics will be at 7:30 at Daniel Wright.

 

Players should register on the LSA website.  Cost will be $90.  Depending on how many sign up, we may not be able to give refunds, so please make sure your child is available on these dates before registering.

 

If your child cannot attend all sessions, there will also be a drop in rate of $20 to be paid in cash to David or his staff at the beginning of each session.

 

Our Culture

LSA Strives to be a Positive Sports Culture where....

  • Players love their sport, look forward to practices and games
  • Players know their importance to the team
  • Coaches are supportive, and do not embarrass players
  • Being involved (players, coaches, parents, fans, officials) is a privilege
  • Coaches realize that their teaching carries far beyond the field



Weather Update
LSA Rainout Line:  847-410-1999


REFUND POLICY

LINCOLNSHIRE SPORTS ASSOCIATION

COMPREHENSIVE REFUND POLICY

 

  • A REFUND REQUEST FOR ANY REASON WILL BE REFUNDED AT 85% OF THE REGISTRATION FEE IF REQUESTED MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC).

 

  • A REFUND REQUEST FOR ANY REASON WILL BE REFUNDED AT 50% OF THE REGISTRATION FEE IF REQUESTED LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC).

 

  • REFUNDS AFTER THE SEASON STARTS (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC) WILL ONLY BE GRANTED IF THEY ARE DUE TO AN INJURY - WHICH WILL BE REFUNDED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS AT AN AGREED UPON PRO-RATED AMOUNT.  LINCOLNSHIRE SPORTS ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST A DOCTORS NOTIFICATION.

 

  • REFUNDS REQUESTED FOR ANY REASON AFTER THE SEASON STARTS (OTHER THAN FOR AN INJURY) WILL NOT BE GRANTED.  (SEASON CAN BE DEFINED AS THE START OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES, GAMES, CLINICS, ETC).

REFUND REQUESTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

GINA STEC

LSA ADMINISTRATOR

GINA@LINCOLNSHIRESPORTS.ORG

847-721-8558