Friends of Bloomington-Normal Lacrosse

Promoting High school varsity lacrosse in our community

Our Focus anD Vision

FOBNL believes that athletics complement and enrich the academic experience and are integral to every student’s education and personal growth. To that end, we strive to build interscholastic lacrosse programs within our community to foster a love of sport and a life-long commitment to health and fitness.  We view coaches as teachers and the fields as extensions of the classroom. We encourage our student athletes to participate and to strive for excellence.

Our focus and vision is to field a cooperative varsity lacrosse team for both boys and girls for the spring season of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Important Updates

FOBNL Community Town Hall 11/10/2019
November 10, 2019

Check out this FOBNL post that addresses the Q & A's we received which were shared during the Town Hall Meeting 11/10/2019.

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Donate NOW!
October 19, 2019

We are seeking donations to launch the B/N co-op lacrosse teams and need your support to get the teams on the field this spring.

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District87 and Unit5 School boards to hear lacrosse co-op proposals on 9/25
September 23, 2019

Both District87 and Unit5 to hear lacrosse proposals on same night. U5 to vote, D87 to hear commentary with a vote at a later date.

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Unit5 Board to hear co-op lacrosse recommendation on 9/11
September 9, 2019

NCHS Athletic Director Nic Kearfott to recommend adding co-op boys and girls lacrosse for 2019/2020 season. Vote will be held on 9/25

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The Good, The Bad, and The Disappointed
December 11, 2018

Not the news we were hoping to hear, but there is a path forward for the future.

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Making Our Voices Heard
November 21, 2018

Time is getting short, but we are still working hard to make a 2019 campaign a reality. Check in on the progress and our online petition!

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Informational Meeting on 10/29
October 26, 2018

An informational town-hall is planned to answer questions and discuss FOBNL's activities to date. Please join us on the 29th!

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FAQs: Answers to common questions about our effort
August 13, 2018

This list includes the most frequently asked questions regarding the formation of a cooperative lacrosse team in our community.

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Funding: Putting it Together
September 29, 2018

School budgets are already strained. If we want to see our athletes compete in IHSA sanctioned lacrosse this year, we will need to rally.

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High School Lacrosse in our Community
September 23, 2018

If our long-term goal is for every high school to have varsity lacrosse...we have to start somewhere.

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Friends of Bloomington/Normal Lacrosse is a not-for-profit, parent-led action group focused on creating opportunities for high school athletes to play varsity lacrosse.