The lacrosse registration fee is $300 per athlete, the USA Lacrosse membership fee is $35 per athlete, and the fundraising fee is $150 per family. Registrants receive raffle tickets which can be sold to recoup $200. In addition, team managers may collect funds to cover the cost of team activities and gifts.
The registration and fundraising fees cover property and supplemental injury insurance, Bloomingdale Park District and Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA) participation, and selected tournament, indoor practice, and equipment costs. The USA Lacrosse membership covers athlete insurance and includes a subscription to USA Lacrosse Magazine.
† Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders are issued a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves.
‡ Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders are issued a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves.
Your team manager will schedule an equipment distribution. If your athlete is unable to attend the scheduled distribution, coordinate with your team manager to schedule a supplemental distribution.
If your athlete is issued improper or defective equipment, coordinate with your team manager to reissue proper equipment.
Levels of play are based on grade: kindergarteners, 1st, and 2nd graders play at the mini level; 3rd and 4th graders play at the junior level; 5th and 6th graders play at the minor level; and 7th and 8th graders play at the major level. Note that levels of play may incorporate multiple teams: red (advanced players), white (experienced players), and blue (novice players).
Athletes are placed on teams through a draft conducted by the Vice President of Lacrosse and head coaches.
Yes. Athletes may play at a higher level of play with the approval of the Board of Directors. Athletes may not play at a lower level of play.
Yes. The Vice President of Lacrosse and head coaches will attempt to ensure that siblings at the same level of play are placed on the same team.
Yes. However, the Vice President of Lacrosse and head coaches cannot guarantee that requests to play for a specific coach or with a friend will be granted.
Yes. Coaches will ensure that all athletes receive equal playing time on blue teams, and reasonable playing time on red and white teams.
Fall practices convene on Saturdays in November, winter practices on Saturdays from January to March, and spring practices on weekdays from March to June. See the calendar for dates and times. Your team manager will communicate schedule updates via SportsEngine.
Home games convene at Circle Park (163 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108) and away games convene at other IBLA member fields on weekends from April to June. See the calendar for dates and times. Your team manager will communicate schedule updates via SportsEngine.
Parents and guardians of registered athletes are de facto members of the BAC Booster Club. Your team manager will communicate volunteer opportunities, including concessions, merchandising, game announcement, scoreboard operations, photography, videography, penalty box management, and field maintenance.
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