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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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Youth Practice Days for Summer

Summer (6/1-7/30):
June 1-July 30
U8/U10 Monday (5:30-7pm), Wednesday (5:30-7pm), Thursday (hourly by position - 10am Defense , 11am Mids, 12pm Attack, 1pm Goalies)

U12/U14 Monday (4:30-6:00pm), Tuesday (5:30-7:00pm) , Thursday (hourly by position - 10am Defense , 11am Mids, 12pm Attack, 1pm Goalies)

Locations: CIBC Fire Pitch & Clark Playlot Field

*Please note the first two weeks of practice will be held at Clark Playlot Field. Fire Pitch schedule is open to us after June 15th. All position training is at Clark Playlot throughout the Summer.

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

Costs:

Summer U8 Player $800 (includes at least 2 tourneys plus extra hour of training)
Summer U10-U14 Player $1100 (includes 3 tourneys plus extra hour of training)

HS Practice Days for Summer

Summer (6/1-7/30):
June 1-July 30
Tuesday (4:30-6:00pm), Wednesday (4:30-6:00pm), Thursday (hourly by position - 10am Defense , 11am Mids, 12pm Attack, 1pm Goalies) 

Locations: CIBC Fire Pitch & Clark Playlot Field

*Please note the first two weeks of practice will be held at Clark Playlot Field. Fire Pitch schedule is open to us after June 15th. All position training is at Clark Playlot throughout the Summer.

*Please see individual teams 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:
Windy City Lax Bash (Aurora, IL -- June 20-21)
Summer Shootout (Naperville, IL -- July 11-12)
Rip the Wave (South Bend, IN -- July 18-19)

*As schedules and interest allow, we might tack-on an additional tournament.*

Subject to change.

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

Jack Malone

  • 3-year starter at Wheeling Jesuit
  • 2 Seasons Eclipsing ~50 points at Wheeling Jesuit
  • Lead State of Michigan in Points  as Senior in HS
  • Coaching Lacrosse for 10 years (NXT, Titanium, St. Ignatius)
Jack Malone

Jack Malone

Director, Chicago Lakers

Phone: 248-943-7115

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