LFHS hockey is in its 43rd season and incorporates players in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities who attend Lake Forest High School.
LFHS Scout Hockey incorporates Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors from Lake Forest High School. Birth Years for the 2023-24 season are 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004. All players attending LFHS in the 2023-24 academic school year are eligible to play Scouts Hockey.
LFHS Hockey starts with Training Camp (Tryouts) in late August and will run into March depending on league playoffs and the AHAI State tournament.
The LFHS club primarily skates out of the rink at Lake Forest College (LFC). Home games and practices are regularly held at LFC. Occasionally there may be a practice at Lake Forest Academy, Top Shelf Ice Arena in Gurnee Mills Mall, and at the Winter Club of Lake Forest.
JV and Varsity will average 2 practices per week and 1 game per week. This will vary from week to week and some weeks may have 4-5 ice touches and some weeks may have 2-3 ice touches.
Each team will also participate in 2 off-ice sessions every week.
Practices may also be in the mornings before school at Lake Forest College.
Practices will be at Lake Forest College or Lake Forest Academy.
Varsity and JV Gold will play in the Scholastic Hockey League. JV Blue will participate in the Illinois High School Hockey League in the North Central Division. Both JV and Varsity will also play in 2-3 tournaments throughout the season. Between regular season league games, exhibition games, and tournaments each team will average 35-40 games.
If you're new to the program there is a one time equipment fee of $650.00 that includes a team bag, a set of game jerseys and game socks, pant shell, team gloves, helmet stickers and a warm-up track suit. Players are responsible for purchasing a royal blue helmet.
There is a tryout fee of $350.00 that is made at the time of registration.
The Fall Season dues for the 2023-24 season are remaining the same at $5195.00 and can be made in-full or in three installment payments that will be automatically withdrawn using the credit card on file that was used to pay your tryout fee.
If your player is new to the program, the $650.00 new equipment fee will also be charged after tryouts once you have accepted your offer to play for Scouts Hockey. Payment will automatically be deducted using the credit card provided during registration.
Dual rostered player cost: First season dual rostered player = $2,000.00, Second season dual rostered player = $3,500.00, Third and Fourth season dual rostered player = Full season cost.
This season there will also be off-ice training twice per week throughout the entirety of the season which is included in your overall season fees.
If your player is placed on a team and elects not to play, you will be charged a $1000 fee. Payment will automatically be deducted using the credit card provided during registration.
Registration for the Fall Season is now open! Our Training Camp (Tryout) schedule is below and all training camp sessions will be held at Lake Forest College and at Advantage Fitness in Highwood.
To register you will need to pay the tryout fee of $350.00. After teams are selected, you will be charged the fall season dues (which will remain flat from last year). You will be able to opt to pay in full or to be charged automatically in three payments.
Additionally, if your player is selected for one of our teams and opts not to play, you will be charged a fee of $1,000.00. In this instance your card will automatically be charged.
Training camp (Tryouts) will be Friday August 25th, Saturday August 26th, and Sunday August 27st. Training camp will consist of 4 on-ice sessions and 3 off-ice sessions. Players will be divided by class year for sessions on Friday and Saturday. Groups for Sunday will be posted to the website Saturday night (8/26).
The season will officially start Monday 8/28.
Full-time and dual rostered players must complete the registration to be eligible for tryouts.