Misson: The Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Athletics Team strives to offer the communities' youth a positive athletic experience with the emphasis on sportmanship and fair play; in order to help them grow both as individuals and athletes. We offer a wide variety of athletic programs to provide young people with a safe and enjoyable athletic experience, stressing skill development and teamwork. The Lake Forest Recreation Department offers baseball, lacrosse, football, basketball and many other sports for boys and girls. Hurry get your registrations in now!
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Parent volunteer head and assistant coaches are ALWAYS needed for every league/program. Parents may request to coach with one other parent volunteer to make sure personal schedules coordinate with one another.
If ‘lack of experience’ is preventing you from getting involved, we can help. Prior to any league season, our Professional Staff will coordinate a coaches training session for all coaches, returning and new alike. All coaches must take and pass an online Positive Coaching Alliance ‘Double-Goal’ Coaching course prior to coaching. This training must be completed once a year. Our staff will also develop packets for each coach, including league rules, mock practice plans and any other pertinent information to that specific league/program.
Once the PCA course and coach’s training session are completed, all coaches will qualify for our Coaches Reward Program. We feel like all of our coaches deserve a little more in return for their time and efforts than just a hand shake and thank you.
All staff related disciplinary policies, rules and regulations apply to any parent volunteer coaches during the time of the program/league they are coaching in.
Please contact your Program Supervisor for more details about coaching and any other way you want to get involved with your child’s Athletic experiences with us!
Opportunities exist within the Youth Athletics Programs to be a team sponsor. You can sponsor your son’s or daughter’s team, and your designated sponsorship name will be placed on the back of your team shirts. Sponsorship in grades 4th or lower, your business will receive a team plaque. All funds received help offset the cost of program clothing and equipment. If you are interested in sponsoring a team(s), or if you would like to learn more about sponsorships, please phone Anthony Anaszewicz, Program Manager, at 847-810-3945. Fill out the form today and become a sponsor of our youth programs. Thanks for your support!