LiL’ Ballers Lacrosse (LBL) was founded by Peter Murphy with a very basic mission in mind: to introduce lacrosse to more of Chicago’s youth and to show them the correct way to play the game. LBL will help players of varying skills levels develop a love for lacrosse, while instilling the fundamentals needed to be a successful player. LBL's core offerings are 3-on-3 lacrosse leagues and camps that will be open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14.
At the heart of the LBL model is the belief that youth sports should be about 1) fun; 2) health; 3) socialization; 4) development; and 5) competition. League and camps are open to both experienced players and those that are new to the sport. The 3-on-3 structure incorporated by LBL is a great vehicle to teach lacrosse because it focuses on stick skills, reps, and key 2-player and 3-player concepts/games that are prevalent within lacrosse offenses at all levels. Importantly, our 3-on-3 league aims to put some of the fun back in youth sports, without compromising the level of instruction. Each season, players in the LBL program will receive high-level coaching at practice and then have the opportunity to showcase their moves during games. Less Pressure. Less Stress. More Action. More Fun. Great Lacrosse Education! Come Join the action at LiL' Ballers Lacrosse!
"Fall Ballers" 3-on-3 League
Who: Players of All Skill Levels (Boys & Girls Ages 7-14)
What: 3-on-3 Youth Lacrosse League
When: Sundays (9/9, 9/16, 9/23)
When: U8/U10 boys and all girls from 2:00pm-3:30pm; U12/U14 boys from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Where: Diversey Field (141 W Diversey Pkwy)
Cost: $175 (includes LBL jersey); $150 if you already have a jersey. LBL will prorate the rate if you have conflicts on a given week.
Why 3-on-3? Players will develop their stick skills by getting more touches playing in groups of three on a shortened field. Our LiL' Ballers' fundamentals will improve over the season, as will their Lacrosse IQ. Our players will leave with a firm understanding of the triangle concepts, motion, and balance that are prevalent throughout lacrosse offenses nationwide and at the heart of LBL's 3-on-3 league. More reps, knowledge, scoring, and fun. 3-on-3 Lax, LBL style.
LBL's inaugural Summer Lacrosse Camp in August was an enormous success! Thanks to all the players who joined LBL for a fun week of lacrosse at The Chicago Fire Pitch! We will back next year with another opportunity to immerse your child in lacrosse and expose them to high-level coaching without having to leave the city. Contact Coach Murphy with any inquiries.
LBL will host their first Free Lacrosse Clinic of the Fall on Thursday, September 6th from 4:30pm-5:30 pm @ Diversey Harbor Field (141 W Diversey Pkwy; Just east of driving range, west of LSD). The clinic is open to boys and girls across all skill levels, spanning ages 5 to 12. No equipment required. Please email Coach Murphy if you have interest in attending and/or need a stick.
COMING September 19th! In this video segment, Coach Murphy demonstrates numerous checks that helped him achieve the #3 all-time ranking in takeaways at North Carolina. He also discusses ideal times/places to be aggressive, how best to set-up your checks, and which combinations work best.