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Sports Programs

This page contains info on programs held DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR available to elementary students:

  • Junior Warriors Football (runs Aug-Oct): April 1 registration deadline for lower fee
  • Junior Warriors Basketball (boys & girls, varies Sept-Feb) programs and forms


For information on STEM camp, sports camps, Junior Warriors Windmill Softball, and Mustangs baseball, visit our Summer Programs page.

  • Junior Warriors Windmill Softball summer league: March 22 registration deadline
  • Mustang baseball 
  • Sports camps are open for registration until camps fill, but camp souvenirs such as balls and t-shirts cannot be guaranteed if registration is after May 4. Registration is online all camps and programs.
  • For STEM camp in July, see more info here


Junior Warrior Boys Basketball Club

Register here by October 16, 2020


The Junior Warrior Boys Basketball Club offers students the opportunity to participate on a club team with other players from within the LLHS Federation who have a similar interest and ability in basketball. The program will support a team at each grade level 5-8. 

Practices begin in November after tryouts. The season concludes in late March. Each grade level team carries a squad of up to twelve players. Teams practice at Lakeside or local Federation gyms and participate in tournaments at a variety of different locations throughout the state. The Junior Warrior program is not intended to replace participation with your Federation grade school team. It is intended to offer kids who have the passion, drive, and ability the opportunity to play basketball at a higher level within a Christian environment.

Registration fees are $140 for the first child and $110 for any additional players from the same family. These fees help defray the cost of uniforms, gym fees, and tournament entry fees.

Tryouts for the 2020-21 Junior Warrior Boys Basketball Club teams will be:

Monday, October 26, 6-8 pm
Monday, November 2, 6-8 pm

Players are encouraged to attend both tryouts. All players should fill out a registration form and send it to Coach Jahns at LLHS. All players within the LLHS Federation are encouraged to try out, but we ask players and parents to consider the following expectations before committing to our program:

  • 8th-grade players will need to register for their freshman year at LLHS by December.
  • 5-7th-grade players should be considering and have a desire to attend LLHS.
  • Teams will begin practices in November; players are expected to attend practices unless excused by the coach (grade school practices, games, and school functions will be excused).
  • Games consist of selected weekend tournaments or league participation.
  • Academic responsibility and staying up to date on homework should be a top priority.
  • Families need to consider how participation will impact family time.

All players/families will be contacted by e-mail concerning the selection of each team shortly after the last tryout. Once teams are selected, we will hold a parent meeting to collect the $140 player fee and organize for the season.

Our main purpose and goal is the development of our younger players. Our coaching staff will create a positive learning experience and provide quality instruction at each practice. Players will be challenged to develop their individual skills as players while working together for the common good of their team. Along the way, players will develop great friendships with future classmates and have a great time playing basketball.

Once again, our staff encourages all of you to consider trying out and joining our program. If the player fee hinders a player from trying out for the team, or if you have any further questions or concerns, contact Coach Jahns.

Serving Him, 

Todd Jahns
Lakeside Boys Basketball Coach


Lady Junior Warrior Basketball Club 2020-2021

(Updated as of: 09-14-2020)

Register here by August 30, 2020

GRADES 5-8 – The Junior Lady Warriors basketball club is open to all girls attending grades 5-8 at one of our Lakeside federation Lutheran elementary schools; note: 8th graders should have a desire to enroll at Lakeside for high school; club involvement is not intended to replace participation on Lutheran elementary school teams.
GOALS – Our goals are 1) through quality instruction to build each girl's skills and give her confidence to contribute to her team both offensively and defensively, 2) to provide competitive opportunities that challenge each girl, 3) to encourage each girl to continue playing at the high school level, and 4) to build Christian friendships.
TRYOUTS – Two Sunday tryout sessions have been scheduled at Lakeside: September 13 and September 27, both from 6-8 pm; girls should plan to attend both tryouts; typically, teams will be comprised of 10 to 12 players; an email with team decisions will be sent out within a week of the second tryout.
PRACTICES – The following practices have already been scheduled (note: we have intentionally switched to Sunday evenings in an effort to avoid numerous conflicts with either facilities or other church/school activities): October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 15, November 22, and December 6; these practices are also scheduled from 6-8 pm (or shorter) at Lakeside; please realize those individual coaches may occasionally adjust their practice dates/times.
COACHESWe are blessed to have committed, caring, and capable coaches. Parents, knowledgeable in basketball, who are interested in assisting are asked to contact Coach Andy Asmus or Mr. Ben Rank.  
COMPETITION – All teams will compete in the Eastern Suburban Youth Basketball League (ESYBL) on Saturdays from the end of October through mid to late December (skipping Thanksgiving weekend); these games are played at various communities within an hour of driving time from Lakeside; usually there are 2 games each Saturday.
*IF a team desires to play in tournaments following the ESYBL season it is up to the coaches, players, and parents to agree to and pay for additional tournaments if decided to do so.
REGISTER – We are making two important changes to the registration process: 1) register with this link to a Google registration/medical release form, and 2) please register by August 30, which is 2 weeks in advance of the first tryout.
COMMITMENT – Academic responsibility should be a top priority for the girls; plus, each girl should consider how participation may impact her family; attendance at club practices/competitions is expected unless excused by the coach; school/church activities should always take priority.
COSTNo payment needs to be made until after tryouts; cost will be $100 for each 5th through 8th-grade player; monies will cover league entry fees, team expenses, a reversible game jersey, and a personalized warm-up t-shirt; typically, club fees should be paid by the end of October.
Feel free to contact Lakeside Lutheran Girls Head Coach Andy Asmus aasmus@llhs.org for additional information/clarification. Mr. Ben Rank will be serving as the director of Jr. Warrior brank@eastsidelutheran.org
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23)

 Junior Warriors Youth Football

Unfortunately, the decision has been made by the league to cancel this year's youth football season.


Online registration here

This program gives our area grade school athletes a possible three or four years of tackle football experience prior to high school. It exists to teach players the basic skills of tackle football, teamwork and good sportsmanship, under the guidance of Christian coaches.

All boys, who will be entering 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2019, and are members of our area Lutheran congregations, are eligible to play. This program gives these athletes the opportunity to experience football with fellow Christians.
Divisions and Conference play
Assuming numbers are sufficient, we field separate 6th, 7th- and 8th-grade teams. We are members of the Dane and Jefferson County Youth Football League and compete against teams from Jefferson, Lake Mills, Cambridge, Marshall, Columbus, Whitewater and McFarland.

Practices begin Monday August 10, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. and run every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday leading up to the first game on Saturday, August 22. Thereafter, practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5–7 p.m. Games are usually on Saturdays. The season includes 7 games, with the last game scheduled for October 17, 2020. A definitive game and practice schedule is set by the time we mail out forms to registered players in spring. 

Participants are required to have an up-to-date physical (within the last two years). Each player is equipped with quality equipment from Riddell. Prospective coaches receive instruction from Lakeside football staff. Sleds, dummies and other appropriate equipment are provided by Lakeside. The Lakeside Lutheran High School athletic trainer is present at all games.

Registration fees
Registration is $115.00 per player for those registered online by April 1, 2020. The fee includes a free t-shirt for the players. A $140 late registration fee per player may be submitted after this cutoff date.
Please register as early as possible, or e-mail Paul Bauer at pbauer@llhs.org to let us know of your plans to register or your decision status. We are always anxious to see 20-plus boys signed up for each of the three levels in order to plan. In recent years we have had to open the 6th grade program up to 5th graders in order to field a team. We prefer not to, but if it’s again necessary, we would like to know as far in advance as possible. 

Please also keep in mind there are opportunities for parent involvement on game days, such as being a part of the chain gang. We ask that you consider helping out so that home games can run as smoothly as possible.

After you register, we mail out four forms, including a physical form. They all need to be complete and submitted before equipment is issued.

Register by April 1 before fee increases!