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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. 

Scrimmage/Assessment Day (2020-2021 Club Season)

the True Chicago program has really started to establish itself as a high-level developmental program! We look forward to continuing to offer outstanding lacrosse training this year and beyond.

Please join us for assessments for the 2020-2021 club season on Saturday (8/8) at True Chicago's Scrimmage/Assessment Day at The CIBC Fire Pitch. We'll evaluate all players during warm-ups and throughout the games while having a little fun to close out the Summer.

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 Fall, True will train outdoors during September/October. Our traditional Winter season will start later this year, moving to March/April so that our players will be training right up until the start of their delayed Spring Season, which begins on May 3. The 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 7th, 2021.

More details to follow 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!

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

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

Returning Travel Team Players? Register for Summer Here

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

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Scrimmages/Assessments for Fall & 2020-2021 Club Season

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Youth Practice Days for Summer

Summer (6/15-8/7):
June 15-Aug 7

U8/U10 Training Schedule:
Monday (5:15-6:45pm)
Wednesday (5:15-6:45pm)
Thursday Youth Position Training: 12:30-1:30pm Goalies, 1:45-2:45pm Defense, 3:00pm-4:00pm Offense (Mids/Attack)

U12/U14 Training Schedule:
Monday (3:30-5:00pm)
Tuesday (5:15-6:45pm)
Thursday Youth Position Training: 12:30-1:30pm Goalies, 1:45-2:45pm Defense, 3:00pm-4:00pm Offense (Mids/Attack)

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*

HS Practice Days for Summer

Summer (6/15-8/7):
June 15-Aug 7

High School Green Team Training Schedule:
Monday (1:45-3:15pm)
Wednesday (1:45-3:15pm)
Thursday HS Position Training: 10am-11am Attack, 11:15-12:15 Mids, 12:30-1:30pm Goalies, 1:45-2:45pm Defense

High School Black Team Training Schedule:
Tuesday (3:30-5:00pm)
Wednesday (3:30-5:00pm)
Thursday HS Position Training: 10am-11am Attack, 11:15-12:15 Mids, 12:30-1:30pm Goalies, 1:45-2:45pm Defense

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*

Graduation Years 19/20

Level School Grade(s)
8U 1st Graders - 2031  &  2nd Graders - 2030
10U 3rd Graders - 2029  &  4th Graders - 2028
12U 5th Graders - 2027  &  6th Graders - 2026
14U 7th Graders - 2025 &  8th Graders - 2024
High School 9th Graders - 2023,  10th Graders - 2022,  11th Graders - 2021  &  12th Graders - 2020

NEW! Chicago Girls Summer Travel Teams

True Lacrosse recently launched a Girls Program in Chicago! 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