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TRUE CHICAGO LAKERS

True Lacrosse is excited to begin our third 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 10 years throughout Illinois. 

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

If you missed 2/22 Summer evaluations, but are interested in joining True this Summer, 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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WEAR THE BLACK & GREEN!


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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*

Costs:

Summer U8 Player $650 (includes at least 2 tourneys plus an extra hour of training)
Summer U10-U14 Player $1100 (includes 3 tourneys plus an extra hour of training)

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*

Costs:

Summer HS Player $1100 (includes 3 tourneys and extra hour of training)

Tournaments for 2019-2020

Summer Tournaments:
Summer Shootout (Westfield, IN -- July 11-12)
Rip the Wave (South Bend, IN -- July 18-19)
Third Tourney TBD

All schedules subject to change.

Hotel Block Information

Rip the Wave Hotel Blocks - EXPIRES Friday,  July 3rd:

Aloft South Bend2
111 N Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 288-8000

Booking Link: CLICK HERE

Summer Shootout - Still TBD

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