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Youth House Leagues


Our House League PHILOSOPHY...

The purpose of the Lake Forest Recreation Department’s Youth Athletic House League programs are to provide young people with a safe and enjoyable athletic experience with the emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play. All participants will be instructed in the fundamental skill of the sport including positioning, rules and basic strategy. Every player is given an equal opportunity to participate in games and practices as well as the chance to play various positions. No participant shall, based on race, sex, national origin, or disability, be denied equal access to programs, services or activities. All players will be assured of playing at least 50 % of each game with regular practice attendance (except tackle football).

Practice = Play

Participants and spectators are expected to always exhibit appropriate behavior. Guidelines have been established to ensure safe and enjoyable programs. Additional rules may be developed for particular programs as deemed necessary by staff. “We honor the game here”

House League Team Formation

The Recreation Department Staff will assign teams based on the participant’s skill level through player assessments to ensure fair and equal teams. For administrative, balanced teams and program continuity reasons, we are not accepting any special requests or considerations for team assignments in age divisions higher than 2nd grade.


Youth House Leagues 

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(Note: Our links are down for light maintenance, they will be up and running soon!)



Flag Football



Do You Want to Sponsor a Youth Athletic Team?

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 this form today and become a sponsor of our youth programs.

Thanks for your support!

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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