Thinking about playing lacrosse this Spring? Join us on Saturday, December 17 from 5-6 PM at the Orland Park Sportsplex for a Free Open Net. Coaches will be onsite to give kids the basics and opportunities to try it out.
The Southside Storm offers a great incentive for families to earn money for the organization and help offset their players' costs. For every sponsorship, a player will earn up to 20% back towards the cost of the season. Please visit our Sponsorship page for more details!
Registration for the Spring 2023 Season is Live through February 15, 2023.
The cost for the season is $375 for U10-U14 and $225 for U8 players.
Early Bird Registration runs through November 30, 2022. A $50 deduction will automatically be applied at check out.
Any multi-player family will automatically get a $25 discount off total registration costs.
As parents and players consider purchasing new lacrosse equipment, one important thing to keep in mind is a new rule as it relates to commotio cordis protection.
Beginning in 2021, the use of goalie chest protectors that meet the new NOCSAE performance standard will be mandatory in the US Lacrosse boys’ and girls’ youth rules, the NFHS boys’ and girls’ high school rules, and the NCAA men’s and women’s rules.
Beginning in 2022, US Lacrosse boys’ field players, NFHS boys’ field players, and NCAA men’s field players must also wear commotio cordis protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 standard.
A complete list of products meeting the standard is available on the SEI website.
Commotio cordis is a type of sudden cardiac arrest caused by a blunt, but often relatively mild, blow to the area of the chest directly over the heart occurring during a precise moment of the heart's cycle.
“Mandating the use of chest protection that meets the performance standard will make lacrosse safer,” said Dr. Mark Link, a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist and worldwide authority on commotio cordis who is a longtime member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee.
We are looking to add coaches to every level this year. The Southside Storm provides training and US Lacrosse Memberships. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!!! Training does start in late fall/early winter!
The Southside Storm Youth Lacrosse Organization is a 100% Nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) focused on making lacrosse available in the Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Palos, Oak Forest, and Lockport areas. We are coaches, parents and children who love Lacrosse, brought together for the love of the game and a desire to provide a professionally trained, non-profit alternative for Lacrosse in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago. The Southside Storm Youth Lacrosse will focus on teaching fundamental techniques and strategies of the game and sharing the love of the fastest growing sport in America.