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TRUE CHICAGO LAKERS

True Lacrosse is excited to begin our fourth year-round season in Chicago! The True Chicago Boys Teams are for players in the city of Chicago who want the same elite, high-level training True Lacrosse has offered for the last 11 years throughout Illinois. 

2020-2021 Club Season

The True Chicago program has established itself as a high-level developmental program! We look forward to continuing to offer outstanding lacrosse training this Fall and beyond.

While we appreciate that teams develop chemistry throughout the year while playing together, True Chicago does not mandate that you play with our program year-round. We encourage our players to be multi-sport athletes and we understand that family schedules can be challenging depending on the season.  We try to be flexible, while still offering rigorous training. If you are looking for great training in the city at any point during the year, contact Director Peter Murphy to discuss options.

This year, True will move their Fall season up and train outdoors during September/October. First Training will begin the week of 9/13.

Our traditional Winter season will start later this year, moving to March/April (now called "Spring Season") so that our players will be training right up until the start of the delayed Illinois HS/Youth lacrosse season, which begins on May 3rd and runs through Jun 26th. Our later start date will also limit the number of days playing indoors this year.

The Summer season will begin July 1st, 2021, and run through August 15th, 2021.

More details below and coming in the week(s) ahead. Please contact Director Peter Murphy with any questions.

Come join True Chicago as we continue to build something special in the city!

True Chicago 2020-2021 Format, Schedule & Pricing

Training Options:

  • Full-year $2000 
  • Fall $550 (Sept 13-Oct 30)
  • Spring $550 (Mar 1-May 1) *will not conflict with JYD/HS season)
  • Summer $1100 (Jul 1-Aug 14)

​FY​ registration saves you 10% ($2200 for all 3 seasons on a la carte basis vs $2000 ​registering for ​the full-year)

Fall structure (Sept 13-Oct 30)
2 ​skills training session​s​/week
1 game film breakdown session/week
1​ tournament​
Tentative Tourney: Big 6 Tournament (Oct 10-11 in Westfield, IN)​

Spring structure (Mar 1 - May 2)
2 skills training sessions​/week​
1​ game film breakdown/week
1 tournament
Tentative ​Tourney: Rip the Duck​ (May 1-2 in South Bend, IN)

Summer structure (Jul 1 - Aug 14):
2 skills training sessions/week
1 positional training/week
1 game film breakdown session/week
3 tournaments
Tentative Tourney Schedule: Summer Shootout (Jul 10-11), Rip the Wave (Jul 17-18), Luck O' The Draw (July 31-Aug 1)

*All schedules subject to change*

Are You Interested in Being Evaluated for the True Chicago Program?

If you're a new player to the program this Fall, and you missed the Scrimmage/Assessment on 8/8, please contact Director Peter Murphy.

Returning Travel Team Players? Register for the 2020-2021 Club Season Here

As a returning True player, we already know what you bring to the table. 

True Chicago Boys Registration 2020-2021

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 club season. Payment plan options are available.

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Fall Kicks Off the 2020-2021 Club Season

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Youth Practice Schedule

U8/U10 Boys Training Schedule:
Monday 4:00-5:00 pm @ Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)
Saturday 10am-12pm @ Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)

U12/U14 Boys Training Schedule:
Monday 5:15-6:15 pm @ Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)
Saturday 12:15-2:15 pm @ Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)

Locations: Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)

*Please see individual team pages for specifics. Reference the chart below for the appropriate team based on your child's grade/graduation year*

*All schedules subject to change*

HS Training Schedule

High School Training Schedule:
Tuesday 4:00-5:30 pm @ Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)
Saturday 2:30-4:00 pm @ Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)

Location: Clark Playlot Field (3400 N Rockwell)

*Please see individual team pages for specifics. Reference the chart below for the appropriate team based on your child's grade/graduation year*

*Subject to change*

Graduation Years 2020-2021 Club Season

Level School Grade(s)
8U 1st Graders - 2032  &  2nd Graders - 2031
10U 3rd Graders - 2020  &  4th Graders - 2029
12U 5th Graders - 2028  &  6th Graders - 2027
14U 7th Graders - 2026 &  8th Graders - 2025
High School 9th Graders - 2024,  10th Graders - 2023,  11th Graders - 2022  &  12th Graders - 2021

NEW! Chicago Girls Summer Travel Teams

True Chicago's Girls program took off this year! If you are tired of traveling outside the city to receive quality lacrosse education, come train with True!

For more information, visit the Chicago Girls Page.

*Also directed by Peter Murphy.*

True Chicago Directors

Peter Murphy

  • True Lacrosse National & State Premier Team Coach
  • 3-year Starter at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • UNC Honors: All-American, All-ACC, 2-time ACC Champion, Team Captain As Senior, Most Outstanding Freshman at UNC, 3rd All-time in Takeaways at UNC
  • HS Honors: 2-time HS All-American, 2-time Nassau County Defenseman of the Year, 2-time Captain, 2-time Medal Winner for Team Long Island at the Empire State Games, GCHS Athlete of the Year, All-State Football, GCHS Sports Hall of Fame
  • Defensive Coordinator for Undefeated N.Y. State Champion Garden City Trojans (2000)
  • Certified by U.S. Lacrosse & Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
  • Head Coach Varsity Lacrosse at The Latin School of Chicago
  • Founder & Director of LiL' Ballers Lacrosse
  • Founding Partner of Robin Hood Lacrosse Camp (NH)
Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Director, Chicago Lakers

Phone: 312-339-3269

Coach Rob Fournie

Coach Fournie has a wealth of knowledge and possesses an endless bag of drills. He has been involved with True for the past 7 years and has been coaching Evanston High School and Evanston Youth for the past 15. Rob played goalie at Loyola University Chicago. 

Coach Zach Labrum

Coach Zach played high school lacrosse at Libertyville High School before attending Brigham Young University, where he played all four years. In his time at BYU, the team won two conference championships and made two MCLA Final Four appearances. As a senior, Zach was named captain, 2nd team all-conference, all-tournament team, and honorable mention All-American. Zach and his wife live in Chicago and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first baby boy this winter. Coach Zach loves having the opportunity to work with young players and share his passion for the game.

Coach Dave Barr

Coach Barr joins the True Chicago staff this year as a youth coach. He is currently the head coach for Lane Tech and has been with the program for 5 years now. A 3x State Champion and 2x All-State recipient in his native Arizona, Coach Barr went on to be a 3-year starter and team captain at Whittier College (CA).

Returning Travel Team Players Can Register Here


True Chicago Boys Registration 2020-2021

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 club season. Payment plan options are available.