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The Lake Forest Recreation Department’s Junior Scouts Baseball program will develop players both on and off the field, through a Travel Baseball experience, in an effort to represent themselves and the community in a first class manner. To help the players accomplish this goal, our program consists of the following five facets: fundamentals, hard work, loyalty, discipline, and enjoyment. The ultimate goal of Junior Scouts Baseball is to prepare our young Baseball players for Baseball at the High School level.The paid, Professional Junior Scouts Baseball Coaching staff will be managed by the Full Time Athletics Staff at The Lake Forest Recreation Department who will continuously train, mentor and support them throughout the season. Your coaches will develop lesson plans for their team, which will ensure safety, fun and progression in skill development throughout the course of the season.
The Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with The Lake Forest Swim Club to offer two great programs for youth 5 years old and up. Sign up now and start your child on the path to a lifetime of skills whether used for learning to swim or for competition. For more information, contact LFSC Coach Laurel Liberty at (847) 735-5372.Mini-Ducks provides advanced swim lessons for water safe children ready to explore the transition from swim lessons to swim team. Classes build foundation skills for freestyle and backstroke with the goal of moving toward the Mighty Ducks. Placement within the class will be done on the first day of class by LFSC coaches. All swimmers must be able to independently use the restrooms and locker rooms. All club communication regarding emergency class changes will be done through email and phone. Please make sure LFSC has your contact information on the first day of class. Required skills: Independent floating on front and back, independent use of kickboard for 10 metersEquipment needed: youth competitive swim goggles.
The Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with The Lake Forest Swim Club to offer two great programs for youth 5 years old and up. Sign up now and start your child on the path to a lifetime of skills whether used for learning to swim or for competition. For more information, contact LFSC Coach Laurel Liberty at (847) 735-5372.Program provides advanced instruction for competitive strokes, starts, and turns. It also introduces children to swimming as a lifelong fitness activity. Final placement in the Mighty Ducks is done on the first day of class by LFSC coaches. Swimmers participate in Age Group Challenge Mini-Meets focused on reinforcement of practice skills as well as teaching them how swim meets work. Mighty Ducks swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters non-stop of freestyle and backstroke, follow group instruction, and independently use the restrooms and locker rooms. All club communication regarding emergency class changes will be done through email and phone. Please make sure LFSC has your contact information on the first day of class. Required Skills: Freestyle 25 meters with rotary breathing, Backstroke 25 metersEquipment needed: competitive swim fins and goggles.
Baseball House League, for ages Kindergarten through 8th Grade, is a community based baseball program for the beginner through the most experienced player. The Bronco and Pony House League programs will engage in a semi-competitive travel-like league called the North Shore Youth House Baseball League. All other age groups will play games in-house, against other teams in their age group. House League is where it all starts and is the foundation for the player who wishes to someday compete at the highest level. This is a great program to enjoy the game while playing in your community with friends. All House League divisions will be centered on learning/developing the fundamentals of the game, success, safety and above all, FUN.Players will be instructed in the BASIC fundamentals of the game by qualified volunteer coaches. This is a co-ed league where the children will bat off a tee for the 1st half of the season, with the goal in mind of hitting live pitching from their coach’s hallway through the season. Game play will allow all kids to bat, allow all kids to play every position, with the philosophy of basic skill development in mind. We want all the kids to learn the basics of the game at every position at this level.
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 is enough players to field two teams at the same age group. The evaluation day will be announced in March, if it’s 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, Program Supervisor at (847) 810-3943 with questions.
Ready to start Lacrosse? Join IGLA this Spring for a weekly 1 hour clinic for the younger lacrosse player. These clinics are exclusively for girls in Kindergarten through 1st grade that want to learn the Fundamentals of lacrosse. The goals of this program are to introduce and develop basic skills for our youngest players, using fun games and coaching techniques. After you register for this program, please go to www.iglax.org to fill out a player information form.Note - Sticks will be made available and soft balls will be utilized for this program to promote skill development and ensure safety. Mouth guards and goggles are not required.
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