The goal of the Lake Forest Recreation Department’s Junior Scouts programs are to develop players both in and out of a Travel oriented Athletic setting in an effort to represent themselves and the community in a first class manner. To help the players accomplish this goal, our Junior Scouts programs consists of the following five facets: fundamentals, hard work, loyalty, discipline, and enjoyment. Junior Scouts is looking to maximize opportunities, development, team spirit and playing time for all our young players.
The Lake Forest Junior Scouts Tackle Football program is a competitive program for 5th-8th graders during the 2016-2017 school year. The teams compete in the Central Suburban Youth Football League. The mission of the program is to provide the opportunity for the participants to learn the fundamentals of the game and participate in an organized, competitive program with participants of similar age and sizes. All players will play on teams based on grade and then weight classes. These weight classes are enforced by the CSYFL. Playing time will be based on attendance, attitude and skill level, especially at the older age groups. We cannot guarantee playing time. All players are supplied a helmet, shoulder pads and game jersey. Players/families are required to purchase any remaining equipment. A parent manual, describing more details, will be made available by July. For more information, please contact Ken Pierini, Program Supervisor at (847) 810-3945.
Junior Scouts Boys Lacrosse
Teams in 2nd – 8th grade of The Junior Scouts Boy’s Lacrosse program will once again be participating in the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association League (IBLA). Teams will be fielded at the 2nd/3rd grade (U9), 4th/5th grade (U11), 6th /7th grade (U13), and 8th grade(U15) levels and will practice twice a week and play games on the weekend. Players must attend an evaluation day, if there are enough players to field two teams at the same age group. The evaluation day will be announced in March, if it is needed. Spring Training - To help get our Junior Scouts players ready for the season, there will be preseason training days on 3 Sundays in March (3/5, 3/12 & 3/19). They will be held in the Lake Forest Recreation Department Gymnasium or the LFHS East Campus Field House and will run for one hour. The exact schedule will be distributed in March but no workout will begin before 1:00 PM. In order to take advantage of those training days you need to register before March 1st. Contact Ken Pierini with questions.