The Lake County Stallions Board is monitoring the on-going developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and wellness of all Stallions players, coaches, and volunteers, is our top priority.
All Stallions teams, except Flag Football, are part of a larger governing program. Tackle Football is part of The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL); Cheerleading is part of the Illinois Recreational Cheer Association (IRCA); Boy’s and Girl’s Lacrosse is part of the Illinois Boys Lacrosse Association (IBLA) and Illinois Lacrosse League (ILL) respectively.
We are in communication with these leagues and will adhere to any new guidelines set in place for their sports programs as it relates to the safety and health of our players.
July 8, 2020
Things will look differently during practice and games this year such as smaller group sessions during practice, social distancing on the sidelines, limited numbers of people on the sideline at a time (players and coaches), increased sanitization during practices and games, limited persons allowed in bathroom, and likely more restrictions and guidance that will be released in the coming days and weeks. Adhering to these restrictions and creating a safe environment for our players and families will require help from everyone. Please be sure to sign up to help. Volunteer opportunities will be posted to this website and across all Stallions social channels.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q. Who decides what restrictions/guidelines (i.e. masks, gloves, limited contact)?
A. Each Stallion sport, apart from Flag Football, is part of a larger league. The respective league for each sport gives our Organization its guidelines and modifications of practices and competitions. Flag Football is an In-House program in the Summer and part of a loose association of local Flag Football programs in the Spring. Our organizations must follow State-mandated guidelines.
Q. If the Tackle Football season is modified either in length or in the manner of play (i.e. additional protective equipment, shortened season) will there be a cost difference?
A. The Lake County Stallions is a not-for-profit organization and therefore the costs that are charged to participate in a sport are directly related to the costs of participation in the league. Unless the leagues for Football and Cheer lower the costs to the Stallions as a whole, we would be forced to charge the exact same price.
Q. If the IHSA either cancels Fall Football or postpones it to the Spring, does that mean that the TCYFL will also cancel or postpone to the Spring?
A. As it pertains to canceling, the short answer is yes. As it pertains to moving to Spring, the answer is that it would be extremely unlikely, but a possibility. We have been in communication with the TCYFL and they have provided as much detailed information as possible. The TCYFL is certainly awaiting the decision from the IHSA.
Q. If Cheer, Tackle Football, or Flag Football season is canceled will we receive a refund?
A. We will issue full refunds if a program is canceled.
Q. If seasons do proceed in some form, what can I do to help?
A. We have all been part of youth organizations long enough to understand that without volunteer support, the Stallions could not operate. If seasons proceed under whatever increased restrictions and guidelines, so will the need for volunteers increase. We would need volunteers more than ever to ensure that all guidelines and mandates were being maintained.
We appreciate your understanding as schedules and seasons slide to adjust. We will continue to share information throughout the days and weeks ahead.
Sincerely, Lake County Stallions Board
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The Lake County Stallions is dedicated to teaching the sports of Cheerleading, Football, and Lacrosse to youths K-8, in the Village of Mundelein, Fremont Township area, Wauconda, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, and surrounding towns, regardless of experience.
Our program concentrates on teaching kids preparation, focus, discipline, technique, respect, self-confidence and building friendships. With a staff of experienced, volunteer coaches, our athletes will display the highest degree of sportsmanship, competitive spirit, and even have fun during the season and practices.
The Lake County Stallions (LCS) is committed to providing players a fun, positive, and secure environment in which to learn and enjoy the game. We do not tolerate bullying at any practice, game or other LCS sanctioned event. We will promote a TELLING atmosphere. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is taking place is expected to report the incident. Players and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported.