Chicago Portagers

About Our Team

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Founded in 2021, we are excited to be building a new home for box lacrosse and growing the game entirely in Chicago. Our semi-professional box team will compete against midwest teams. This is a place for collegiate and post-collegiate athletes to add to their game. We also operate a field team and an adult developmental program, for those 18 and older with little or no experience and want to join the sport. 

Two decades of tremendous growth in lacrosse participation has developed a massive influx of high level talent throughout the Americas. First appearing in indigenous communities, codified lacrosse has traditionally been played outdoors in the United States, while Canada long ago adapted the game into box lacrosse for competition on melted or covered hockey rinks. Box lacrosse has a smaller goal, fewer breaks in gameplay, is more physical and requires quicker decision making, therefore rapidly developing skills that translate to improved field play as well.  

Our leadership team has years of experience in sports management and building organizations from the ground up. We want to grow the game of lacrosse and have fun doing it. Named after the hardy venturers paddling and portaging from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River through the old Chicago marshlands, we present to you the Chicago Portagers.

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